Following the Colts and Cougars Thanksgiving Game rivalry since 2002!
Created by randaz81 on Dec 13, 2010
Last updated: 12/13/10 at 06:55 PM
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All you need to know about this game was that the Colts were trailing 23-20 with 1:30 seconds left in the game. Charles Clark returned the kickoff following a Cougars touchdown and returned it to the Cougars 14 yardline, where running Charles Wydner ran for a 14 yard touchdown two plays later to win the game.
Jon Goldsboro ran for 96 yards on 16 carries and Michael Smith ran for 125 yards on 13 carries and the Cougars handed the Colts their first Thanksgiving Day loss in 2 years. The Cougars ran for all three touchdowns on their way to a 21-0 victory.
With a new winning streak intact in the rivalry, Cumberland continued their dominance over the Cougars with a 52-0 drubbing of Schalick on the eve of Thanksgiving. Andrew Pierce, who later would go on to start at the University of Delaware, had another dominating performance, running for 130 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Led by running back Andrew Pierce, who rushed for 118 yards on 20 carries and 2 touchdowns, the Colts finally ended their three game losing streak to the Cougars, winning 21-3. Aaron Jacobs hit Brandon Corella for a touchdown with 1:30 seconds left in the game to seal the victory. The Colts would look to continue their success the following year...
With a new head coach and an influx of new players, the Colts had every reason to believe that this would be the year to break their two game losing streak to the Cougars. After a hard fought game, 0-0, that couldn't be decided in regulation, the Colts finally succumbed to the Cougars, losing 6-0 on a 50 yard touchdown run with 1:00 remaining in overtime. The Colts lost, but it was the beginning of a transformation that would see them make the playoffs the next year. Maybe revenge was in store for Schalick as well...
Following a drubbing by the Cougars last year, the Cougars continued their offensive onslaught by murdering the Colts 35-19. The Colts, led by sophomore tight end Drew Pizzo and running back Larry Williams, put up a fight, but the Schalick ground game was too much for the Colts, grinding out over 150 yards and 4 touchdowns.
After ruining a perfect season for the Cougars last year, (Schalick was 15-0 before the Colts upset them in the Thanksgiving Day game) the Colts came into the game feeling pretty confident that they could repeat the victory. Fat chance. Now a senior and a highly touted football and basketball player, running back Paul Gause ran through, around, and over the Colts defense, racking up 220 total yards and 3 touchdowns in an embarrasing 60-21 beatdown.
The Cougars were feeling good about taking the first game of the new annual rivalry. But on this day, the Colts were not to be denied. Led by Darnell Williams, the Colts went on a 70-yard drive with 2:00 minutes left in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 20. On the Cougars next possession, linebacker John Burks intercepted a pass and returned it to the Cougars 20-yard line. Kicker Cody Casper then nailed the 32-yard field goal for the game winner, 23-20.
The first game between the two schools. Cumberland had been playing Bridgeton High School for a number of years before being moved from the Atlantic Division to the Royal Division in 2002. Led by freshman Paul Gause, Schalick rolled to an easy victory, 53-12. Gause ran for 135 yards and 2 touchdowns to take the first trophy in the rivalry.