Hubbertville welcomed the Waterloo Cougars to Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium on Friday night to open its regular season play. The Lions won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kick. Gage Key fielded the kick at the 18-yard line, advancing the ball to the 40-yard line. Utilizing the running game with Gage Alexander, Blake Anthony and G. Key, the Lions quickly moved the ball across midfield to the Cougars 21-yard line, before the opening possession stalled. Facing fourth down and 11, Gabriele Arcidiacono's field goal attempt was unsuccessful, turning the ball over on downs to Waterloo at its own 20-yard line. The Cougars first possession came to a halt at its own 40-yard line with Carter Hollingsworth breaking up a pass intended for Gavin Scott just beyond midfield. Facing fourth down and nine, Braden Kilburn punted the ball away, setting the Lion offense up at its own 25-yard line.
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