blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Caps Fall to Cougars in Conference Opener

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caps Fall to Cougars in Conference Opener

Broughton came into Friday night's contest with a lot of rest and preparation under their belts. They'd benefitted from a bye week the previous week. The coaches and players were pleased by the progress they'd made in practice over the past two weeks. However, they ran into a well-oiled machine on Friday night in Cap-8 powerhouse, Wake Forest. Wake Forest came into the contest boasting a 4-0 record as Broughton came in at 2-2. The Cougars would prove to be too much for the Caps to handle from the opening gate. Broughton's offense struggled to generate drives outside their own territory throughout the first half. Because of their inability to move the ball, the Caps found themselves down 21-0 at halftime.

The second half proved to be more of the same, as penalties and missed assignments kept Broughton out of the end zone. They struggled to get in a rhythm offensively as they had multiple offensive players playing out of position. The front seven of Wake Forest dominated the game and lead the Cougars to a 35-0 victory. The Capitals finished the game with just 65 yards of total offense.

A bright spot for the Caps on Friday night was the defensive play at times. The defense was consistently put into poor position with their backs against the wall, and they responded valiantly at times. The defense benefitted from an interception by Cresyan Scurlock, a fumble recovery by Tynaias Peace, and sacks by William Riggins, Metak Wiggins, and Ben Ralls. The defense was led by Riggins, who totaled a team-high 9 tackles.

Broughton will look to bounce back from this loss with a home game next Friday at 7 against their rival, Leesville Road. Leesville is coming off of a 21-0 loss to Heritage, so both teams will be looking to getting back on track. It should be a competitive game, so everyone come out to support the Caps!

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