JV Football falls short against Caldwell


Teresa Sullivan-Tepe

DeMarcus Hicks runs the ball down the field in the Cougars loss to Caldwell.

Teresa Sullivan-Tepe, Advisor

Last Thursday night, the Cougar junior varsity football team played against the Caldwell Hornets. Although they fought hard and made good gains, Caldwell was able to pull away with the victory.

“I thought our kids were extremely physical from start to finish,” Head Coach Brandon Hicks said. “That is something that is hard to coach and I felt they did well with that.”

The Cougars trailed early in the game, coming up with only one touchdown with no conversions to Caldwell’s three.

The Cougars were frought with troubles in their first game of the season, but nothing that the coaches are worried can’t be cleaned up. The junior varsity squad will face Wortham  on Thursday in Wortham where Coach Hicks and the staff hope to work on the small details.

“You got to correct them now in order for them not to become bigger problems,” Coach Hicks said.

The JV Cougars will play in Wortham beginning at 6pm Thursday.

Demarcus Hicks looks for a player downfield during the season opener against Caldwell.
Rawling Barton and Coach Zeinert talk about a play during the season opener last Thursday. (Teresa Sullivan-Tepe)
The offensive line matches up against Caldwell’s defense in the season opener last Thursday night. (Teresa Sullivan-Tepe)
Yahir Mendoza runs the ball through Caldwell defenders in the first game of the season. (Teresa Sullivan-Tepe)
Kato Mattair returns the ball after an interception for the Cougars. (Teresa Sullivan-Tepe)