Turnovers lead to 48-40 loss for Block in opener

Published 1:17 am Saturday, September 6, 2014

MONROE, La. — Block head coach Benny Vault addressed a pep rally crowd before his Bears played Ouachita Christian School Friday night, saying, “if we beat OCS, we’ll go 15-0, and if we lose, we’ll go 14-1.”

After a 48-40 loss to OCS Friday night, Vault is high on his 14-1 chances.

“We got a moral victory,” Vault said. “I like my team a lot. If it weren’t for cramping issues and turnovers, we would have won.”

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The Bears fumbled six times and lost four of them. OCS scored on two fumble returns in the first half before recovering two onside kicks. The Eagles took a 42-26 lead into the half, but Vault’s Bears kept fighting.

“I hate losing, but we never quit,” Vault said. “We can’t make turnovers like that against a good football team.”

Raymond Plummer dominated on the ground for the Bears, rushing for over 200 yards and scoring four rushing touchdowns. Vault said his team won the battle in the trenches, but failed to execute all but one extra point attempt.

Vault said turnovers and onside kicks aside, Block would have emerged victorious.

“All I can say is I’m proud of my boys,” Vault said. “Anybody who has us on their schedule Friday night is in trouble.”