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Hardy, LCHS defense shut down McComb

McCOMB-The Lawrence County Cougars defeated the McComb Tigers14-0 in Region 6-4A football action Friday night, at C.C. MooreStadium.

After a scoreless first half, Lawrence County put the game inthe hands of junior fullback Kendrick Hardy, and Hardy came throughwith the gutsiest performance of his career. Hardy accounted for216 of Lawrence County’s 273 yards. With the game on the line inthe late-going, the Cougars handed Hardy the ball on 14 of theirfinal 18 plays.

“Special players come up big in big games,” said fourth-yearCougar coach Mike Davis, “and this was a big game for us tonight.Not only did he take over the game on offense, Kendrick also playedevery defensive snap tonight. It was quite an effort by him, and byour team.”

While Hardy and the LCHS offense were hammering out yards, theCougar defense came up big when it had to. McComb had the football7 times in the game. The Tigers reached Lawrence County territoryon all 7 possessions, but McComb could not manage a singlepoint.

Three times the Lawrence County defense stopped the Tigers ondowns. Twice, LCHS intercepted McComb passes in the end zone. Onedrive ended with a Cougar fumble recovery, and the Tigers puntedonce.

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