"I ran over my own teammate and knocked his mouthpiece out," Haley laughed. "The cornerback came up and tried to hit me but I was able to bounce back. My quarterback told me to come back the other way. I turned it around and reversed. I got a crack-back block and was able to score."
Luckily for the Cougars (7-1), the score wouldn't make a difference as they jumped out to a 31-0 halftime lead behind a 40-yard pass from Pratt to freshman Silas Nazario, Haley's 20-yard run, a Tyrell Davis 48-yard touchdown pass from Pratt and Logan Harrison's 41-yard field goal right before the half.
"We tell the kids to play to their standards," said Cougars coach Jon Carpenter. "You play all these games the same. To us, it doesn't matter who you play. You just want to execute. Quarterback had a good night and they got loose running.
"I tell them all the time that the only team that can beat us sits in our locker room. It's good to see some of these young guys step up and be leaders. A lot of times, young guys think you have to be a senior to be leader and that's not the case."
In addition to the sophomore Pratt and junior Haley, freshman Nazario left his mark on the field with his second touchdown of the game on a 5-yard run.
After a Haley 42-yard touchdown run, his second of the night, and Tyrhee Pratt's 10-yard touchdown run, Nitro (1-7) managed to score in the game's final minute on a 5-yard run by Austin Banks.
Nick Brown led the Wildcats with 118 rushing yards on 27 carries, as he filled in for leading rusher Brayden Underwood, who has missed the last three games due to a groin injury.