The Grambling lab Kittens now fall to 1-5 as they lost to the Cedar Creek Cougars 53 -28.
The Kittens struggled early on the gridiron struggle. They gave up 20 points before scoring a touchdown late in the second quarter behind running back Ladarius Lakey three- yard run. Lakey finished with 109 yards and two touchdowns.
Going into the second half, the score was 20-8 and the Cougars’ offensive onslaught began as they piled up many points.
In the third quarter, Cedar Creek scored 13 unanswered points to make the score 33-8. The Kittens then responded with a score of their own after quarterback Jalen Ferguson completed a pass to Austin Andrews and tighten the score 33-14. Ferguson passed for a total 59 yards and one touchdown.
Cedar Creek closed the game scoring 20 points to the Kittens’ 14.
The Kittens suffered from missed tackles on defense and missed blocking assignments on offense.
“We’re inconsistent on defense and we don’t tackle well,” said head coach Jerald Kennedy.
“One of our downfalls is not having a successful off-season weight program, your off-season work shows up in the fall football,” said head coach Jerald Kennedy.
Cedar Creek running back DJ Jenkins had a total of 92 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Kennedy said, “he can tell he pays his dues in the off-season by carrying the ball and working hard.”