Bulldogs score 21 unanswered points to outscore Clarksville
From Staff Reports

Oct. 9, 2004 - COOPER - The Cooper Bulldogs scored 21 straight points in the final two periods to overcome a 10-point deficit en route to a 27-16 win over the Clarksville Tigers on Friday.

Both teams came into the game with 2-0 records in District 16-2A.

The Bulldogs emerged with a 3-0 district mark (5-1 overall) as quarterback Randee Nichols connected twice with wide receiver Daniel Nichols for two touchdowns, and Keiston Morris returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute remaining.

Clarksville took a overcame a 6-3 halftime deficit by scoring twice in the third period on a pair of TD passes from quarterback Jonathan Morgan, who finished 23-of-34 for 280 yards, but was picked off three times.

Then the Bulldogs, who scored in the second period on a 5-yard pass from Lewis to Nichols, started their comeback. Lewis tossed a 41-yard scoring pass to Dewaylon Williams and then came back with a 17-yard TD pass to Nichols in the fourth quarter.

Lewis ended the game 14-of-22 for 199 yards and one interception. His favorite target was Nichols, who caught nine passes for 93 yards.

Defensively, Colt Pederson had a team-high 14 tackles and an interception, Aaron Eaton added 14 tackles, Morris had 11 stops to go along with his interception, and Ryan Jones contributed nine tackles and a fumble recovery.

Cooper 27, Clarksville 16

Clarksville 3 0 13 0 -16

Cooper 0 6 7 14 -27

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

Clarksville - DeMontre Rutledge 32 yard field

Second Quarter

Cooper - Daniel Nichols 5 pass from Randee Lewis (kick failed)

Third Quarter

Clarksville - Hunter Humphrey 23 pass from Jonathan Morgan (Rutledge kick)

Clarksville - Shelby Doolittle 11 pass from Morgan (kick failed)

Cooper - Dewaylon Williams 41 yard pass from Lewis (Daughtery kick)

Fourth Quarter

Cooper - Nichols 17 pass from Lewis (Daughtery kick)

Cooper - Keisten Morris 35 yard interception return (Daughtery kick), 0:26


First Downs 13 14

Rushing 19-51 27-141

Passing 23-35-280-3 14-22-199-1

Punts 4-25.3 5-35.2

Fumbles 4-1 2-1

Penalties 7-65 10-85

Individual Statistics

RUSHING - Clarksville: Gajuan Barksdale 6-27. Cooper: Marquis Gunn 10-94, Dewaylon Williams 14-50.

PASSING - Jonathan Morgan 23-34-280-3. Cooper: Randee Lewis 14-22-199-1

RECEIVING - Demonte Rutledge 5-146. Cooper: Daniel Nichols 9-93. Dewaylon Williams 1-42, Kyle Thompson 1-22.

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