The Cairo Syrupmakers offense has shown flashes of sparkling play, as evidenced by controlling the line of scrimmage against Bainbridge on Friday night for 16 first downs and 37 second-half plays. It’s also struggled through two weeks, however, scoring just one touchdown and managing just nine points in games against Thomasville and Bainbridge.
“I felt like we controlled the whole game (against Bainbridge),” Cairo coach Tom Fallaw said following the Syrupmakers’ 6-0 win. “We ran what we wanted to run, we just kept making mistakes.
“I guess that’s football but we’ve got to get better at not making mistakes and doing a better job of controlling the pace. I don’t know if we have a home run hitter this year. We’re having to earn everything.”
Cairo had its opportunities to add to its lead against Bainbridge. Its first six drives reach Bainbridge territory, including a second-quarter possession that stalled at the Bainbridge 2-yard line. Cairo had a nice 14-play drive to start the third quarter but an incompletion ended the Syrupmakers’ possession at the Bearcats’ 35.
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