Cougars host Top 10 Gaffney Friday

September 10, 2013 

— Riding the momentum of last week’s stunning come-from-behind win over Boiling Springs, the Cougars shift their focus to Friday’s 7:30 p.m. home game against defending Big 16 state champ Gaffney.

“Gaffney is big, strong and athletic,” head coach Bobby Carroll said of the No. 8-ranked Indians. “Like us, they lost players on defense.”

After the Cougars prevailed last year on Gaffney’s home turf at The Reservation, Gaffney went on a tear, culminating with the state title win in Columbia.

“We’ll have our work cut out for us,” said Carroll. “Our kids will be ready to go Friday.”

The Gaffney defense bent, but did not break, in last week’s 27-14 conquest of Union County. A big crowd is expected for Friday’s game, and Cougar fans are being encouraged to arrive early for the showdown with tradition-rich Gaffney.

The Cougars play at home the next four weeks.

Gene Graham

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