Southern Coffey County was unable to find themselves much offense in the loss to Burlingame Friday Evening 50-0. The Bearcat defense held the Titans to less than ten yards.
Burlingame finds themselves without Senior Cole Thomas, who went down with an injury in practice the week before. Thomas will be out for the year after suffering an injuring to his ACL. Thomas was an All-League selection on defense and special teams in 2018.
“He was going to be a big part of our approach this year. His speed was a game-changer. Unfortunately, these injuries make the game tough. I feel terrible for him,” said head coach Jeff Slater on Thomas.
The Bearcats turned to Quarterback Kade Kline to lead the offense in 2019. Kline looked the part in game number one completing 4/5 passes for 111 yards and four scores. Kline would also add one rushing score on the evening.
Colby Middleton was the top rusher for Burlingame, rushing for 58 yards and a score in the victory.
Burlingame only led the Titans 14-0 after one quarter before taking a 44-0 lead into the halftime break. An early score in the third would end the contest.
“We played pretty well tonight. Obviously, plenty to clean up and improve upon being week 1. I was happy with how we played defensively, forcing two turnovers. I enjoyed seeing our depth at running back, as we were able to not only rotate five guys back there, but we were able to get good production out of all five,” said Slater.
Burlingame will take on Colony-Crest next week, while SCC will travel to Hartford.