At the end of a long, tough season, the Cardigan Varsity Football Team squared off against AvonOld Farms for their final game. The Cougars started the game with a 7-minute scoring drive, giving them the lead. The Cougar defense had a great showing and kept the Avon offense in check for the whole first half. Late in the first half, the Cougars put together a couple of good drives but were unsuccessful in scoring. The game remained 6-0 at halftime.
Avon started the second half with an impressive run up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown. Trailing 6-8 the Cougars needed to put together a scoring drive and did just that behind an incredible offensive line effort. With the lead 12-8 late in the 4th quarter, the Cougar’s defense was able to force a fumble and retain possession. With momentum in their favor, the Cougars put together another long scoring drive. With only 30 seconds remaining, an Avon comeback was unlikely, but both teams continued to battle and the Cougar defense forced one more turnover on the final play of the game.
Thank you to the seniors and to the fans, who supported the team all season.