By Scott Johnson
WATERLOO - The Phillips Bears earned their first win of the season on Friday, Sept. 10, on the road against the Waterloo Cougars 12-0.
Both teams entered the night without wins on the season.
“It's a big region win that helps our goal of getting to the playoffs,” said Phillips head football coach Adam Lawler. “We had better team pursuit on defense. Everybody just needs to play team football, and do their job.”
After a fruitless first quarter for both teams, Phillips quarterback Nevin Elkins threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hulsey in the second frame to light up the scoreboard. The point-after attempt was no good, giving the Bears a 6-0 advantage over the Cougars, where the score remained through the conclusion of the half.
The third quarter also saw now points scored, but the Bears found an opportunity in the fourth quarter when Elkins called his own number and rushed for an 18-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt failed, putting the score at 12-0, where it remained when time expired.
The Bears now have a 1-3 record and are 1-1 in Class 1A, Region 8 play.
The Bears face R.A. Hubbard at home this Friday, Sept. 17, for Week 4 in Bear Creek at James E. Glass Stadium, at 7 p.m.
The Bears lost to the R.A. Hubbard Chiefs 42-0 during the 2020 football season.
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