THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman Stopped By Abbostford in Level 3
Issue Date: November 14, 2019
The Coleman Cougars were the last man standing in area football action. The sixth seed managed to make their way into the level three playoff game where they took on Abbotsford, who came away with the win 44-24.
"After any game you want to leave with at least a little bit of a good feeling," said Coleman Head Coach Jeff Bronson. "We just didn't execute over the first half and they came back to haunt us."
Abbotsford employed a hefty start that left the Cougars reeling in the early goings. Starting the action was Abbotsford's Dalton Feddick who busted loose on a big 55 yard rush that ended in the games first pay dirt visit.
Feddick turned to the end zone a short while later off a 41 yard rush to give the Abbotsford boys a 14-0 lead.
Payton Nelson posted the Cougars first points of the night in the second quarter when he reeled in a 50 yard reception from quarterback Cayden Bintz. But a failed two point conversion left them with only six off the score.
Abbotsford added one more score before the half, getting in off a Mason Wellman 10 yard rush.
At the half the Abbotsford boys led the edge 20-6.
"We knew they were a good team that was going to score often," said Bronson. "When you get to this level you have to finish plays, theres just no room for not. We left way to many openings. We just werent ourselves tonight."
Coleman showed a spark over the third quarter with two scores to the Abbotsford boys' one.
Zack Cops posted the first of the two Coleman third quarter scores off a huge 70 yard kickoff returned TD.
Tyler Blanchard got the other score, getting into the end zone from two yards back.
Abbotsford added one third quarter TD off a Ty Falteisek 10 yard rush.
Tyler Blanchard did all he could in the fourth quarter, increasing his teams tally with a 40 yard rushing score while Abbotsford wrapped the games final quarter up with two TDs and a safety.
Cade Faber scored Abbotsford's first final fame score with a five yard rush. He returned to the end zone a short while later off a 12 yard rush while interception in the end zone resulted in a Coleman safety.
On the day the Cougars were able to amass 253 yards while the Abbotsford boys blasted their way to 531 total yards of offense.
On the ground the Cougars were led by Blanchard with 100 yards on eight carries while Abbotsford's Feddick went wild for 344 yards on 29 carries.
Through the air Bintz led the way for the Cougars with 58 yards in two of his nine passes. Abbotsford's Feddick passed for 11 in a one of three showing.
"I feel really proud of our Seniors," said Bronson. "They stuck with us and worked hard. They went through changes over thier four yards and this was a good year. One loss doesn't define a year. The guys should be proud of themselves."