North River Chargers snuff out Flint Hill Flames
Sat. September 08, 2012 at 12:22 a.m. | By Zackary Al-Khateeb
Northport | The North River Christian Chargers delivered a 66-20 thrashing to the Flint Hill Christian Flames. With Friday night’s win, the Chargers improve to 2-2.
Senior Jeremiah Cousette led the way for the Chargers, scoring a third of the Chargers’ points the game. Cousette had two receiving touchdowns of 38 and 67 yards from freshman Joseph Seale, and threw for another, a 28-yard connection to Kelvin Mills. Cousette was also on kickoff and punt duty for North River.
“I’m happy for the night,” Cousette said. “But I can’t be satisfied with this. We just got to move on. A win is a win. Their team’s young, we’re young. We just played hard tonight.”
North River head coach Kevin Boswell said he was pleased with the way Cousette played.
“He’s just an all-around workhorse,” Boswell said. “You put him somewhere, tell him what to do, he’ll do it.”
Cousette wasn’t the only player getting it done for the Chargers, however. Junior Dacari Horne started the scoring for North River in the first quarter off an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown. After a quick, 5-yard touchdown run from Flint Hill’s Justin Venable, the Chargers never looked back, scoring 44 unanswered points in the remainder of the half, effectively ending the game.
Freshman Michael Robertson was another heavy contributor to the Chargers’ success in the first half. He scored North River’s three next touchdowns, two runs of 5 and 26 yards, and added a 14-yard pass to Horne. Robertson finished off the scoring with a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give the Chargers a 66-20 lead in the fourth quarter.
Boswell attributed his team’s victory to finally executing on both sides of the ball, something he said it had struggled with in previous weeks.
“Finally, all the guys got it clicking,” Boswell said. “They executed every play we called almost perfectly. All these boys played a good game. Played a great game.”
North River (2-2) will host the New Life Christian Eagles at home next Friday.