|The Bison coaching staff talks to their players during a recent game. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)|
CARLISLE — The Carlisle Bison could not keep up with the McCrory Jaguars in a 46-34 loss on Senior Night last Thursday at Fred C. Hardke Field.
With the loss, the Bison (4-6) will be the fifth seed from the 2A-6 conference and travel to Gurdon to play the Go-Devils in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs this Friday.
McCrory took an 8-0 lead on the first play of the game. The Jaguars scored on a 65-yard run. The Bison tied it at 8-8 on a 6-yard run by Clinton Hampton with 10:17 left in the first half. Jacob Cagle added the two-point conversion.
Carlisle took a 14-8 lead on a 1-yard run by quarterback Chase Brazeal. McCrory reclaimed the lead at 16-14 with 2:29 left. The Jaguars scored again late in the half to lead 22-14 at halftime.
Carlisle cut the deficit to 22-20 early in the third quarter. Hampton scored on a 12-yard run. That is as close it would get the remainder of the game.
McCrory scored 24 consecutive points to lead 46-20 with 6:03 left in the game. The Bison scored two late touchdowns. Devon Kendrick scored on a 12-yard run with 5:50 left. Hampton added the two-point conversion. Brazeal scored on a 20-yard run with 10 seconds left.
Hampton led Carlisle with 206 yards rushing on 29 carries. He caught 1 pass for 7 yards.
Cagle had 92 yards rushing on 20 carries.