Mustangs start slow, finish strong

Published 1:03 am Saturday, September 27, 2014

Isabella overcame a slugging first half to take a 35-17 win at Central-Coosa on Friday.

The Mustangs (4-0, 2-0) drove 65 yards on their first possession and scored on a 5-yard run by Tyler Smith, and C.J. LeCroy added the point-after, but that was the last points they would put on the scoreboard in the first half.

With the IHS offense sputtering, Coosa (0-5) scored on a 20-yard pass in the second quarter, but the 2-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, leaving Isabella in the lead, 7-6.

However, host Coosa added a 23-yard field goal on the last play of the first half to take a 9-7 edge into the locker room at halftime.

Isabella started the second half much like the first, driving 56 yards for Smith to run it in from 2 yards out. LeCroy was good again on the extra point, as he was on all of his kicks on the night.

Central-Coosa struck right back, scoring on a 33-yard pass. This time, the 2-point conversion attempt was good, and the Cougars led, 17-14.

IHS took the lead for good on a 1-yard Jacob Carroll run.

Smith had two more touchdown runs late to seal the game.