By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Academy Head Coach Sonny Wright came away from last Friday’s 50-18 loss to North Sunflower with a good feeling about his Cougars.
“I really saw a lot of positive signs, despite the score,” Wright said.
The Cougars were getting beaten handily at the half, 36-6, when Wright made some adjustments he believes will pay dividends going forward.
“We changed some things up in the second half and pretty much shut them down,” Wright said. “We want to carry that forward and find success in our last four games.”
Success for the Cougars last Friday came in the passing game. QB?Hunter Harmon completed 12-26 passes for 245 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.
All three touchdowns went to Cory Bag-gett. Two were for more than 50 yards. The last was a 7-yard pass.
Danny Norman also had five catches for 98 yards. Norman accounted for 130 yards on kick returns. He also led the defense with 14 tackles and an onside kick recovery.
“Danny really had a super game for us,” Wright said.
Wright also praised the play of his offensive line.
The Cougars travel to Veritas, 4-2, this week who are coming off two straight losses.
“They have a real good quarterback who runs and throws very well,” Wright said.
Wright said the Cougars’ last four opponents all prefer the pass to the run, which should play into CA’s hands.
“We’ve had trouble stopping the run,” Wright said. “I think we match up well with these teams.”
“Our goal is to finish 5-5,” Wright said. “If we play like we’re capable of we can win every game.”