NP football vs. Desoto Central

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2011

End zone still eludes Cougars

By Myra Bean

Four games into the season, Desoto Central celebrated homecoming with a 35-0 win over North Panola Friday night.

It was another excruciating loss for the young Cougar team as their third straight game ended with no points scored by the Cougar team.

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However, there were some bright spots of the night. The Cougars did get to the end zone, but a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Martavius Butler to wide receiver Jatavious Farmer was negated on an illegal procedure penalty.

The Cougars saw their offense pick up as they gained 166 total offensive yards including 125 passing yards. Butler completed 10 of 25 passes for 124 yards and threw one interception.
Leading receiver was Willie Hibbler with four receptions for 51 yards. Farmer caught two receptions for 23 yards. Other receivers were Quadarius Cole, one for 19 yards; Dameon Phillips, one for 13 yards and Jaquay Daniels, one for 11 yards.

The Cougars had 41 rushing yards. Chris Conner had four carries for 27 yards. Other rushers include Cedric Clay, three carries for nine yards; Cole, three carries for seven yards; and Tony Hibbler, one carry for eight yards.

All of Desoto Central’s points came in the first half. They scored 15 in the first quarter and 20 in the second quarter.

On defense, Tony Hibbler led with 12 tackles, two for lost yardage. No. 30 and 33 had five tackles each.

Willie Hibbler snagged his first interception of the year with eight minutes left in the first quarter.

The Cougars will be on the road in their third straight game at South Pontotoc Friday night. This is the first meeting between the two teams who both suffer from 0-3 seasons. Game time is 7:30 p.m.