The Resurrection Christian football team had its heart broken in Holyoke on Saturday when a late kick return for a touchdown and two-point conversion kept the Cougars from a tie at the top of the conference.
Now RCS (2-3) must avoid a mental letdown from the defeat to get itself back on track in a rare midseason, non-conference game against Calhan (0-5).
Key to the game
The first battle for the Cougars will be to shake off the tough defeat and be sure that when they take the field they are focused on the game and not what happened a week ago. Second, RCS needs to not assume it will get back in the win column because of Calhan’s poor record.
On paper the Cougars should be able to win. Calhan has given up 168 points and scored only 57. But if RCS doesn’t come out with intensity, anything can happen. The Bulldogs are averaging just more than 10 points per game and are giving up 34.
Calhan: Justin Scott (69 passing yards, 146 rushing yards, 46 tackles), Stephen Archuleta (202 rushing yards), Taylor Thoman (two interceptions).
RCS: Luke Mondt (1,173 passing yards, 11 total TDs), Dan McCreery (477 rushing yards, 6 TDs), Jake Lohr (406 receiving yards, 4 TDs), Luke Cross (51 tackles, 2 fumbles recovered).
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