Turn out the lights the party’s over.” Those are the lyrics to a song “Dandy Don” Meredith used to sing near the end of a Monday Night Football game when it appeared as though the outcome of the contest was inevitable. The lyrics of that tune seem appropriate to the Central Cougars’ 2010 dismal and disappointing football season following a  42-6 pounding at the hands of the White Hall Bulldogs (5-3, 4-1 5A-Southeast).

 

“Turn out the lights the party’s over.” Those are the lyrics to a song “Dandy Don” Meredith used to sing near the end of a Monday Night Football game when it appeared as though the outcome of the contest was inevitable. The lyrics of that tune seem appropriate to the Central Cougars’ 2010 dismal and disappointing football season following a  42-6 pounding at the hands of the White Hall Bulldogs (5-3, 4-1 5A-Southeast).
The loss effectively ended any playoff off for the Cougars (1-7, 1-4). Central had to win all three of their remaining games to stay in the running as a fourth seed from the 5-A Southeast Conference.
With two weeks remaining in the 2010 gridiron campaign, all the Cougars have to play for now is pride. Their two remaining games are Sylvan Hills at home and Crossett on the road.
White Hall’s A.J. Richardson scored on an 82-yard run and a 50-yard run in the first quarter to give the Bulldogs an early 14-0 edge. Central got back in the game in the second quarter on a 7-play, 49-yard drive engineered by quarterback Markeith Jacobs. The drive culminated in a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jacobs to Cadedric Davis with 10:20 to play in the half.
The Cougars played the Bulldogs tough, holding the score to 14-6, until late in the third quarter when Richardson broke loose for his third touchdown of the night, a 17-yard run with 29 seconds remaining.
White Hall scored on its next three possessions to put the game out of reach. Quarterback Joseph Stewart hooked up with Percy Arnold for a 44-yard scoring strike with 11:39 to play. The Bulldogs’ Nathan Lee picked off an errant Central pass setting up a 43-yard touchdown pass off a reverse play to Arnold
Jaurice Patton scored on a 4-yard run to end the scoring.