Cobras winless but have shot at playoffs

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Cane Bay Cobras are still seeking their first football victory of the season after a 27-3 loss on the road at West Florence last Thursday.

The good news is there is still plenty to play for. With a sweep of Wando and West Ashley in the last two weeks of the regular season, Cane Bay (0-9, 0-2 region) could make the Class AAAA playoffs.

It’s possible for the Cobras to finish third in Region 7-AAAA, which comes with a guaranteed spot to the postseason.

Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said he didn’t see any quit in his team despite the struggles.

“We’ve had good practices,” Zehr said. “The kids are still working hard. I expect them to come out fired up and ready to go.”

Wando (3-6, 1-2 region) is coming off a 49-21 loss to Goose Creek. The Warriors led the game 21-20 late in the first half before Goose Creek scored 29 unanswered points in less than eight minutes, spanning the second and third quarters.

The Cobras play Wando in Mount Pleasant on Friday and host West Ashley to conclude the regular season.

Against West Florence, running back Romante Frasier rushed for 96 yards and quarterback Devin Kilgore was 12 of 24 for 75 yards and an interception.

Devin Dingle had three catches for 26 yards.

The Cobras finished with just 183 yards of total offense but were in the game most of the way. They trailed 13-3 in the third quarter and had the ball inside the West Florence 5. But the Knights kept Cane Bay out of the end zone and salted the game away with a pair of touchdowns. The Cobras’ lone points came in the second quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Juan Merallious.

“We played pretty well but we just couldn’t score enough,” Zehr said.

On the season, Frasier has 293 yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries. Kilgore is 108 of 211 for 1,075 yards and seven touchdowns. Dingle is the top receiver with 32 catches for 446 yards and five scores while Frasier has 30 grabs for 256 yards. Gerald Baker has 16 receptions for 159 yards and a score.

Defensively, linebacker Matt Rudy, defensive back Tracy Gailliard and linebacker Paul Peart are the top three tacklers.

Gailliard is sidelined with a knee injury, though. Running back R.J. Griffin, right tackle Joseph Sass and kicker Phillip Jackson have also been affected by injuries of late.

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