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Clarksville Academy beaten by champions Donelson Christian, will look to bounce back next week

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Clarksville Academy football hosted defending Division II-A champions Donelson Christian Academy on Friday.

Going into the game, the Cougars knew they had their hands full against a talented Wildcats team. Clarksville Academy was overwhelmed early in the game and ultimately lost the game 6-47.

The Cougars’ inability to stop the run on defense and limit errors on offense led to their demise. But even after losing by a wide margin, there were plenty of positive takeaways.

Clarksville Academy was able to expand the field with big plays. It all started with Cougars quarterback DJ Merriweather going to work in the backfield.

Merriweather was electric when given the time and made some incredible runs and throws during the game. He found his two main targets in Jacques Wyatt and Cooper Wallace. Both wide receivers made phenomenal plays on the field. Combined, they had 5 catches that spanned at least 20 yards or more during the contest.

Clarksville Academy has closed lanes from throwing outside of numbers. They made plenty of plays on the ball which added to a host of pass deflections and an interception at the line of scrimmage as well.

Coaches corner

“This process is part of building a program.” said Clarksville Academy head coach Scott Murray. “One thing our guys don’t understand is that when you play against good football teams, bad things are going to happen. As soon as an opposing team gets an advantage over us, or goes up a score or two on us, we didn’t show adversity to fight back.

“It’s something that goes back to the culture of the program before I came here. Changing a culture can be one of the most difficult things for a football program to solve. However, we are gradually getting there. We will keep working and our program will learn how to win big ball games.

“Every kid makes mistakes, but what I want to see is the kids that I have that keep fighting, getting on the court when needed and making plays,” Murray said. “There were a number of players who did that tonight, and those kids are positive. We just have to make sure other players feed off of that and learn to play at the same level no matter what. .

Murray said learning from their mistakes will be a focus over the coming week.

Clarksville Academy will travel to Grace Christian Academy as they try to bounce back from a tough loss. The match is scheduled for Friday, October 7 and kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.