The mighty Cougars defeated the Carter Riverside Eagles 20 to 14 in a hard fought victory here at home yesterday. Carter Riverside scored first taking a 6 to 0 lead which did not last long because Skylar Powell took the following kick off return to the house. After a failed two point conversion the score remained tied.
Carter Riverside took the lead again - 14 to 6. Once again the Cougars answered putting together a nice drive cutting the lead to 14 to 12 when Deshaun Davis connected with Skylar Powell for a 20 yard touchdown pass. The Cougar defense stepped up with some outstanding play causing a safety bringing the score to a 14 to 14 tie going into halftime.
Throughout the second half the Cougar defense continued to get key stops with outstanding play by Gavyn Harris, D'Mareay Hornsby, Eric Griffin, CamRen Brown, Daniel Yescas, and Luciano Martinez. With under 4 minutes left in the game Deshaun Davis connected with Camden Hawkins for a 35 yard touchdown pass giving the Cougars a 20 to 14 lead. The Carter Riverside Eagles moved the ball to our 40 yard line but once again the Cougar defense tighten up and gave the ball back to our offense with a minute left in the game.
This was a great team win for these young men bringing our record to 2 - 3 overall.
You missed a great game Friday night! And, Man, what a game it was! We jumped out to an early 22-6 lead, but Castleberry eventually tied it up and took the lead. With 1:39 left in the fourth, we turned the ball over on downs and things did not look good. On the castleberry first down play, senior LB Deion Williams stripped the ball away from the castleberry running back and gave us new life. Two great runs by sophomore QB Keyon Butler, a huge catch and run on a quick hitch to Senior WR Trey Brewster set us up at the about the 20 yard line. Senior WR Ashon Cooper then caught a quick out, split two defenders and weaved his way into the endzone with 17 seconds left in the game and a one point lead. The Castleberry kickoff returner had a nice return and was tackled by Senior Jude Collins. The defensive line got a huge rush on the last play of the game and the game ended with a sack of the QB. Final score WHHS - 35 CHS - 34.
I could not be more proud of the kids and coaches. They fought through some adversity and won a tough district game to go 2-0 in districts.
Junior LB Caleb Clark had a huge game on defense finishing with 17 tackles. The defense stepped up when they needed to and got some key stops.
Our offensive line continues to get better each week. Center RJ Moilan, Guards Jacorie Williams and Angel Ortiz, tackles Kishaun Brookins and Noah Sanchez, and TE Michael Young did a great job of leading us to over 250 yards rushing. Nick Johnson and Janaii Thompson came into the game in our "jumbo" set and gave us a big group of guys to run behind.
Junior Running back Jason Green was a workhorse! He had 30 carries for 152 yards and 4 TD's
Your Junior Varsity Western Hills Cougars won their first game last night vs the Castleberry Lions, 36-18.
The Cougars started scoring early with a long run by Deshun Jones. Later on, in the same quarter Skyler Powell caught a pass in the back of the endzone to bring the score 14-0. Towards the end of the Second Quarter Deshun Jones scored again cementing a solid lead for the Cougars as they worked their way to a 20-6 lead going into the second half.
The third quarter tested the Cougars as Castle berry held onto the ball for 9 minutes and brought the score close 20-18. The fourth quarter marked the turning point as the Cougars put their foot in the ground and finished strong.
They were led with two interceptions by Demariah Arnsby and Camden Hawkins, and a fumble recovery by Eric Griffin. The Cougars finished strong with scores by Demarian Hornesby and D’anton Davis.
The varsity football team won its first game of the season and is now 1-0 in district play. We had outstanding play by several players. All three aspects of the team did an excellent job. I have linked the star telegram story and photos so that you can take a look.