Cannon County shut out for fifth time in 2013, loses 47-0

Cannon County shut out for fifth time in 2013, loses 47-0


Cannon County shut out for fifth time in 2013, loses 47-0



Livingston Academy had a short field for most of its possessions in the first half, and the Wildcats capitalized.

Livingston Academy scored on all but one of its first-half possessions to take a 30-0 halftime lead, then went on to defeat Cannon County 47-0 Friday night.

“We have to do our job and execute” Cannon County coach T.J. Daniel said before walking away and not commenting any further.

The Wildcats’ first possession was its longest drive of the game.

They took possession at the Lions’ 41-yard line after a Cannon County punt and went 59 yards in three plays. The second play in the drive was a 46-yard run by James Owens, getting the visitors down to the 2.

Jordan Savage took it in from there.

Long kickoff returns or turnovers set the Wildcats (2-5, 2-1) up in good field position for the rest of their drives in the first half, all of which were on the Cannon County side of the field.

After the first touchdown, Livingston Academy successfully executed an onsides kick, recovering it at the Cannon County 48.

Logan Clark, who played quarterback for the first time due to an injury to starter Kaleb Qualls, completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to give Livingston Academy a 14-0 advantage.

The Lions stopped Livingston on its next possession, getting an interception on the 3-yard line to stop a drive.

But on the next play, Cannon County running back B.J. Daniel was surrounded by Wildcats in the end zone and was tackled for a safety.

After the kickoff from the 20, Livingston Academy had excellent field position once again at the Cannon County 40.

Savage scored his second touchdown of the game – a 1-yard run – to make it 23-0.

Livingston added another touchdown after recovering a Cannon County fumble. Logan Watson scored on an 11-yard run to finish off a short drive and give the Wildcats a 30-0 halftime lead.

Cannon County, which has struggled on offense all season, only managed 44 rushing yards in the game and 30 passing yards.

The Lions have been shut out in five of seven games this season.


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