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First half turnovers doom Cougars football in third straight loss

 

October 16, 2016

Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot quarterback Trae Gomez rallied the Cougars to two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Brighton prevailed, 21-14.

Through six games this season, Niwot Head Coach Dylan Hollingsworth has been plagued by a mystery.

“This team plays so differently from half to half,” an exasperated Hollingsworth said. “It’s like night and day.”

In last Friday night’s conference opener against the Brighton Bulldogs, the Cougars were once again victims of this dichotomy. After four first half turnovers gave Brighton a 14-point lead at the half, Niwot scored on its first two possessions of the third quarter, and seemed to be mounting a comeback against a Brighton team that had yet to win a game. But in the end,...



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