Crosby Cougar Football Game Summaries
Cougars are Bi-District Champions!
The Crosby Cougars beat the Ozen Panthers on Saturday, November 17th in overtime with a score of 22 to 15 to win the title of Bi-District Champions - Way to Go BIG RED !
Cougars Dominate The Porter Spartans 48-14!
The Crosby Cougars finished out the regular season with a dominating performance over the Porter Spartans. Offensively, the Cougars had over 500 yards and 48 points. Leading the offense, was Austin Walter with 4 TDs and over 240 yards of offense. Austin had a TD reception of 55 yards, and 3 TD runs of 85, 55, and 9 yards. Aston Walter had a great game at QB, completing 13 of 20 passes for 217 yards and 3 TDs, he also ran for 22 yards. Justin Walter and Raelon Singleton had huge TD catches, Justin took a screen 46 yards for a TD, and Raelon grabbed a 44 yard bomb for a TD. The Offensive Line of Blake Wright, Rene Rodriquez, Rafael Jaramillo, Josh Blackburn, and Joe Fuselier opened up the holes for the Cougar Running game and provided the protection needed for the big night throwing the ball. Defensively, the Cougars were just as dominating. Val Hernandez spear headed a Defense that had 10 Tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The defense also swarmed the QB all night, which led to several pass break ups and an interception by Logan Porter. The defense also scored a TD on a punt return, Justin Walter took a punt 45 yards to the house, set up by key blocks from Grant Narcisse and Cullen Gleason. Shaquan Matthews was once again very disruptive on the kick-off team. Come out next Saturday and support the Cougars as they take on Beaumont Ozen at Galena Park Stadium at 1pm. Go Coogs!
Cougars Win Senior Night 40-3 over the Humble Wildcats
Last Friday Night was Senior Night for the Crosby Cougars and the Seniors capped off their career at the Jungle in dominating fashion. The offense put up 40 points and the defense held the athletic Wildcats to a field goal. Offensive Standouts for the Cougars were Aston Walter, Austin Walter, Josh Blackburn, and Joe Fuselier. Aston had 2 TDs on 7 carries for 90 yards, while also throwing for another 100 yards. Austin Walter had 17 carries for 185 yards and 3 TDs, he also had 2 catches for 25 yards. The Cougars finished the night with 270 yards and 5 TDs on the ground and over 100 yards in the air. Opening up the running lanes and giving the QBs time to throw, were Joe Fuselier and Josh Blackburn, they both had great games on the offensive line. Defensively, the Cougars dominated the Wildcats. Holding the offense to under 250 yards and only giving up 3 points. Leading the Defense was Darrian “Peanut” Manuel who had 2 solo tackles, 1 Pass break up, and a key interception. Peanut was all over the field in his last game at the Jungle. Also playing well defensively were Cullen Gleason, Lyle Buckner, Val Hernandez, and Hendrix Weishampel. The Special Teams for the Cougars was led by Vernon Allen and Shaquan Matthews on the Kick off team. Vernon had several tackles and Shaquan forced a fumble, which was recovered by Tristan Egans. Juan Ochoa hit a big FG and was perfect on extra points. Grant Narcisse was on the receiving end of a jump pass from Lyle Buckner, which resulted in 2 points. Also, Ryan Fogarty got in on the action with a 2 point conversion run. The COOGS wrap up the regular season on the road, as they play the Porter Spartans in New Caney. Make sure you come support these young men as they represent Crosby with class. The post season is here and show your support by purchasing a Playoff T-Shirt from the Athletic Booster Club. The exacts of the 1st round game are still to be determined, but it looks like a showdown with Beaumont Ozen.
Cougars Pounce Kingwood Park
Photo by Jason Fochtman
There is nothing like a comeback win and surviving adversity, and that is exactly what the Cougars did Thursday night. The Cougars were down 21-3 in the 3rd quarter, but survived and pulled out the 1 point victory 22-12 over the Kingwood Panther (5-3). The defense led by Val Hernandez stepped up huge and shut the Panthers out in the final 20 minutes of the game. The offense found their mojo and score 3 second half touchdowns. Crosby received the opening kickoff and drove the ball down the field with ease. Juan Ochoa hit a 27 yard field goal to put the Coogs up 3-0. The Panthers answered with a touchdown and went up 7-3. The Cougars then were moving the ball well, however costly penalties kept points off the board. The defense was playing well and flying to the football. Kingwood Park scored another touchdown and went into half up 14-3. The Panthers received the opening kickoff and took the ball down the field. On the 3rd play of the series they scored a questionable touchdown, but went up 21-3. The Cougar offense finally woke up, thanks to great blocking by the offensive line and scored the next time they had the ball, making the score 21-10. Again, the defense was called upon and answered. The Cougars got the ball back, and led by the Walter twins, drove in for another score, 21-16.Then a Shaquan Matthews led defense held the Panthers to no score. Once again, the offense answered quickly and finally took the lead, 22-21. The defense was called upon again and after a long drive by the Panthers, the defense prevailed. The offense then got the ball back and chewed a lot of time off the clock before punting and pinning the Panthers inside their own 15 yd line. It was then on the defense to close out the game and this they did. On the last play of the game, Kingwood Park threw up a Hail Mary and Logan Porter came down with the interception! Cougars WIN, Cougars WIN!!! It was a total team effort and we are extremely proud of the Cougars. They fought hard and never gave up. They overcame huge setbacks and overcame a 18 point disadvantage! ! If you missed this exciting game, make sure you are in town Friday night as the Cougars play their last home game of the year! Friday November 2nd @ 7PM vs Humble High School.
Read the article from the Lake Houston News by Stephen Whitfield for more news:
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