Both coaches said Gray Station’s play up front was the deciding factor.
“Our offensive and defensive linemen won the game,” Gray Station coach Travis Lawson said. “We just beat them up front.”
Clifton Ridge coach Charles David agreed.
“We made way too many mistakes, and they shut our running game down,” he said.
Reginald Lewis led the ’Hounds with 178 yards on 13 carries and scored all three touchdowns on long runs.
The Cougars also had three turnovers – a fumble, an interception and a blocked punt, all in the first half – that proved to be more than they could overcome.
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