Turnovers end Cougars' title hopes, season

November 17, 2016

The road to Lucas oil Stadium came to an end for the New Prairie football team in the sectional championship game against Hobart on Nov. 3.


Five turnovers were too much to overcome for the Cougars as Hobart won its first sectional title in 19 years with a 35-14 win at Amzie Miller Field.


Hobart jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and took advantage of a New Prairie turnover for a touchdown late in the first half to push the lead to 14-0.


A Nick Wilson to Garrett Ruiz touchdown pass in the final minute of the half cut the margin to 14-7.


It was 21-14 in the fourth quarter before Hobart's Nick Ray scored on a 53-yard touchdown on fourth down and a Mickey Wolfe to Brandon James touchdown pass sealed the win.


New Prairie ends its season 9-3.

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