By Jeremy McDonald
JEFFERSON, Ore.– At one point in Friday night’s 27-25 loss to Jefferson, Gervais found themselves down 21-7 following a safety to start the second half.
But, instead of rolling over and calling it a day in the Monsoon the swirled around them, the Cougars rallied.
The defense translated stops into three River Moss touchdowns as a 14 point deficit evaporated into a 25-21 lead with 7:23 left in the ball game.
Not bad following the safety at the 5:30 mark of the third quarter. Three scores in a matter of 11 minutes.
“We didn’t give up,” said Peter McKinely. “At half time we looked at each other, we realized we could get the job done. We fixed our mistakes and played solid defense. River and our offensive line also got the job done and put in the end zone a few times.”
Moss had four touchdowns of the game.
And though the 27-25 final result wasn’t what the Boys from Gervais (2-5, 1-3 PacWest Conference) were looking for, man it was something to be proud of.
“I’m extremely proud,” said McKinley. “That no quite attitude that we preached and worked at all sumer long for came to affect we never gave up and I love it! Man it would of been nice to win, but win or lose this is the team im happy to call my brothers and also the team I’ll be happy to say I played with for my senior year
“(I) wouldn’t pick another one in the world.”
The Cougars will host Senior Night October 21 versus Colton.
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