Spanish Springs has done something it hasn’t accomplished since the start of 2010 – win four straight.
The Cougars (5-2, 3-0) stretched their winning streak to four games on Friday night with a convincing 33-0 home win over Hug (0-6, 0-3). It was their first shut out win since blanking Hug, 34-0, in week nine last year.
Senior quarterback Korbin Marcum entered throwing for at least 300 yards in his two previous games. He finished with 226 in the win over the Hawks, completing 16-of-23 passes with three touchdowns. He didn’t turn the ball over once.
Austin Cadenhead caught two of the touchdowns on five receptions for 109 yards. Kyle Smith (four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown) grabbed Marcum’s other touchdown toss.
As a team, Spanish Springs finished with just 77 yards on the ground – mostly from Isaac Ruiz. The senior ran for 64 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries.
With the victory, and losses by North Valleys and Hug, the Cougars clinched their second straight playoff berth with two regular season games remaining.
The schedule gets drastically more difficult for the Cougars as they attempt to grow the winning streak. They host Reno (7-1, 2-1) next Friday before closing the regular season out at Reed (7-1, 3-0).