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Missed opportunities plague Cathedral in loss

STRINGER — A combination of a strong Stringer High School rushing attack and missed opportunities by Cathedral High School added up to the first loss of the season for the Green Wave Friday night.

Stringer’s Anthony Moore, Tevin Moore and Lorenzo Crosby combined for 281 yards rushing and five touchdowns to beat Cathedral 35-14.

Cathedral had chances in the second half to keep the score close but missed opportunities to put the ball in the end zone.

“We didn’t get any breaks and couldn’t get anything going our way,” head coach Ron Rushing said. “We had a couple of opportunities to make a play, and we didn’t do it.”

Rushing said the Green Wave had the ball inside the Stringer 10-yard line twice but came away with no points. Rushing said he also made a mistake that allowed Stringer to score late in the first half.

“We got the ball deep in our zone, and I should have run the clock out. We punted, and they drove down and scored before half,” he said. “That was on me. I didn’t do a very good job of clock management.”

After Crosby scored his first of three touchdowns, Cathedral came back to tie the game at 7 with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Garrity to Kyle Bradley.

Crosby then scored with 21 seconds left in the second quarter to take a 13-7 lead into the half.

Crosby scored again to start the third quarter, and Tevin Moore’s two-point run gave Stringer a 21-7 lead. Cathedral answered with a touchdown run by Chisum Mardis and an extra point by Dale Matheney to make the score 21-14.

Stringer finished the game with two touchdown runs by Tevin Moore.

Garrity finished 10 of 25 passing for 131 yards and a touchdown. Khalil Brice was the Green Wave’s leading rusher with 62 yards in the first half. Brice left the game with an injury in the opening half and did not return. Wide receiver Ishmael Blackmon was also knocked out of the game early and did not return.

“That’s two playmakers that went down,” Rushing said. “But that’s no excuse. We had opportunities to make plays after that, and didn’t. But (those guys) are a huge part of us.”

Cathedral (2-1) will look to rebound next week when it hosts Salem.

“We just have to come back and get to work Monday afternoon,” Rushing said.

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