Mustangs top Central Coosa in first home gameBy Emily Beckett Published 11:11pm Friday, August 30, 2013
The Isabella Mustangs defeated the Central Coosa Cougars, 35-6, in the first game of the regular season Aug. 30.
Isabella junior Tyler Smith scored the first touchdown of the night on a 3-yard run with 7:17 left in the first quarter. Senior Chanley Ratliff’s kick for the extra point was good, making the score 7-0.
The Cougars responded with a Lavoris McElrath touchdown with 3:20 left to play.
Isabella senior De’Rodgus Campbell got the next touchdown on a 35-yard run with 2:09 left in the first. Ratliff’s kick was good, bringing the score to 14-6.
Campbell started the second quarter with a touchdown on a 2-yard run with 9:31 on the clock.
Isabella junior Jacob Caudle also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run with 0:27 left to play.
Smith completed a 2-point conversion, making the score 28-6 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Mustangs earned another touchdown on a 2-yard run by Campbell with 1:37 left.
With the extra point, Isabella closed the third quarter, 35-6.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
“I think we played very aggressively,” Isabella coach Scott Booth said. “Our guys have got a lot of confidence right now.”
Booth commended Campbell and junior Austin Parker for playing despite being sick before the game.
“They gave it everything they had and really helped us out,” Booth said. “That’s the kind of players we have.”