The already shorthanded AGWSR Cougars were even more so in Hudson on Thursday. Four regulars, Noah Clikeman, Ryley Bohner, Jayden Bowles and returning State qualifier Kaden Abbas were out with illness.
That left too many holes and too much inexperience to overcome a pair of North Iowa Cedar League foes in Hudson and Jesup. The host Pirates used five forfeits in dumping the Cougars 58-21. AGWSR gave three freebies, but got two back in a 45-36 loss to the J-Hawks.