New­ton’s of­fense, penal­ties hurt in loss

The Covington News - - Sports - BRYAN FAZIO bfazio@cov­

For a team with only seven points in four games, ev­ery yard counts, and for New­ton football, it can’t squan­der any field po­si­tion away.

That was ex­actly the case Thurs­day night as New­ton, which once again strug­gled of­fen­sively, gave away 120 yards on 13 turnovers in its 10-0 loss to Langston Hughes at Sharp Sta­dium.

The first drive for the Rams was in­dica­tive of the way things would go as quar­ter­back Ke­mani Pit­man was sacked for an 11 yard loss, fol­lowed by a 16-yard run by James Harde­man. How­ever, af­ter that run, the Pan­thers picked up on New­ton’s offensive strength and shut down the se­nior run­ning back, who ran for over 100 yards against Val­dosta six days ear­lier.

Then on de­fense, the Rams had a 5-yard penalty.

Ke­mani Pit­man scram­bles as Langston Hughes gives chase in New­ton’s 10-0 loss at Sharp Sta­dium Thurs­day night. One of Thurs­day night’s many penalty flags lies in the back­ground. New­ton had 13 penal­ties for 120 yards.

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