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Coach Abrams' Cavalier Report:
For the first time in Covenant football history, a Cavalier squad took to the field on a bright beautiful Saturday afternoon to play for a league championship. The setting in Springtown’s Porcupine Stadium was outstanding, and the hospitality of the hosting Springtown ISD was wonderful.
The Cavaliers received the opening kickoff and quickly moved the ball downfield. Luke Mema hit Matthew McLean with a quick hitting 19-yard reception followed by a hard nine-yard run by Luke McDonald. Then, a harbinger of what was to come. The Cavaliers self-destructed on the next four plays and turned the ball over on downs. The Lions took quick advantage as they raced 56 yards for a touchdown on their very first offensive play and took a 7-0 lead.
The white-clad Cavaliers were not dismayed by the quick strike, as Mema hit Haydon Cook streaking deep over the middle of the field for a 52-yard gain to the Lions 6-yard line. McLean then took a handoff from Mema and swept around the right end of the defense to knot the score at seven.
On the ensuing onside kick, it looked as though the momentum was going to switch to the Cavaliers as they recovered the loose ball on the Lakeland 31, only to have that break be wiped out for being offside on the kick. After receiving the reprieve, it took the Lions only four plays to reach the end zone. The extra point attempt failed, leaving the Lions up 13-7. The Cavaliers once again responded, following an incomplete pass. Mema tossed a short shovel pass to McLean who sprinted 44 yards to pay dirt. Following the PAT the Cavs were up 14-13 with 2:37 remaining before the end of the first quarter.
Unfortunately, the Cavs D was not able to deter the lion as they retook the lead 19-14 in just two plays. Not to be outdone the Cavaliers struck even quicker when Mema hit Cook on a 10-yard curl route. Cook coolly lateraled to a streaking McLean down the left sideline and Covenant was back on top 20-19 and there was still 1:20 remaining in the first period.
The Cavaliers were able to finally make a defensive stop on Lakeland’s next possession. After a five-yard penalty and two errant snaps the Cavs faced a formidable third down and 21. McLean picked up 15 yards on a shovel pass from Mema, then McDonald picked up the first down on fourth and six with a hard 12-yard carry on a sweep right. It looked as though the Cavaliers were on the verge of gaining some traction and driving to extend their lead. On the next play, Mema’s pass over the middle -- for what appeared to be a huge gain -- glanced off Cook’s fingertips and fell to the ground incomplete. Then Mema was unable to make the exchange with McLean on a jet sweep and was unable to regain control. Lakeland recovered the loose ball and ended the Cavalier drive.
The Cavalier defense once again held and got the ball back on downs, only to see the offense once again stop itself. Taking over possession on their own 11-yard line, the Cavaliers again lost five yards on a penalty before ever running a play. Then on a poorly executed play the Cavaliers lost another 4 yards and were facing a second and 24 from their own 1-yardline. Hard inside runs from McLean and McDonald got the Cavs off the goal line up to the 13, but on fourth, and 15 still remaining, Mema was unable to connect with McLean and once again the Lions controlled the ball.
It appeared as though Cavalier defense was going to rise to the occasion as they stop Lakeland on their first three plays. On fourth down Lakeland fumbled the exchange from one of their up-backs as they attempted a jet sweep. But instead of a turnover Lakeland’s talented quarterback picked up the ball and threw to the end zone. The ball bounced off his intended receivers hands right into another Lakeland receiver to retake the lead 26-20, and the Lions would never trail again in the contest.
With only 36 seconds left before the intermission the Cavaliers set up a midfield. Mema hit McDonald for 16 yards on a seam route. Then McLean darted to the 11-yardline. With the final seconds running down before half, a low snap slowed the development of the Cavaliers effort to retake the lead as McDonald was stopped on the five.
Lakeland took the second half kickoff and drove down the field to extend their lead to 33-20. The Cavs next offensive drive started out promising. A nice run by McLean had them in a third down and five. But a mis-handled snap resulted in a ten-yard loss and they were unable to convert the fourth and 15. This turned out to be a crucial turning point in the game, as it took Lakeland one play to increase their advantage to 40-20.
The Cavaliers were still not going to go quietly into the night, as Mema once again hooked up with McLean on a short pass. He turned up and zipped 54 yards for a score to close the margin to 40-26. With just a shade over ten minutes remaining the Cavaliers were in desperate need of a stop or a turnover. Only to see the lions strike once again as they found their center uncovered, and he rumbled into the end zone and re-established their three score advantage 47-26. Haydon Cook fielded the following kickoff and started up the middle then broke to his right and raced into the end zone for a 57-yard touchdown return. Following the successful two-point kick the Cavaliers were gamely holding on 47-34.
With the clock and the scoreboard working against them the Cavs defense took the field and appeared ready to stuff the Lions following a quarterback sack by McLean. Lakeland faced a fourth down and 18 on their own 38. Lakelands quarterback launched a deep pass toward a receiver who was tightly covered by the Cavaliers' Josh Hadden. The Lakeland receiver was able to garner in the ball then slip the tackle and reach the end zone, to put Lakeland up 54-34 heading into the final quarter of play.
The Cavaliers were able to prevent any more scoring over the final eight minutes of the contest. But they were only able to generate one final score themselves, to make the game’s final tally 54-40. It was a great season by 16 remarkable young men. Though we fell one step short of our goal, it was a fantastic journey. ... See MoreSee Less
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