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Friday night against the defending 4A State Champion, Riverfield Academy, turned out to be the Brentley Berry and Carter Cockrell Show! The two combined for 264 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns (Berry was 109 yds with 4 TD’s and Cockrell was 155 yds with 3 TD’s).
In the first quarter, Berry had touchdown runs of 27 and 30 yards. This was soon followed up by a 14 yard run by Carter Cockrell. However, Riverfield struck with a 57 yard touchdown pass from Drew Holley to Cooper Eldridge to end the first quarter. Simpson led 21-7.
In the second quarter, the dominating Cougar offensive line went back to work. Berry had a 14 yard touchdown run followed by a 60 yard touchdown run by Cockrell. Then with 1:02 left in the half, Berry threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Carter Cockrell. The Cougars led at halftime by a score of 42-7.
In the third quarter, freshman quarterback,Barrett McKenney scored on a 1 yard touchdown run. Riverfield added two late touchdowns by a 43 yard touchdown run by Brett Wharton and a 13 yard reception by Cooper Eldridge.
The final score was 48-21 Simpson Academy. The Cougars were led defensively by Tyler Stanford with 7.5 tackles and Braden Duncan with 6.5 tackles and an interception.
The Cougars play their final regular season game on the road this Friday night at East Rankin Academy at 7:00.
Thank you to Jennifer Ashley and Kecia Eubanks for the use of their pictures
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