Cougars close out non-district play 4-0


Jaime Rowe

The Cougar Football team runs out of the tunnel to open up the second half against Oak Ridge.

Ashton Lux, Sports Writer

The Cougar football team start district undefeated after beating Oak Ridge, 38-13 last Thursday.

Despite a slow start to the first quarter the Cougar defense kept Oak Ridge scoreless with huge stops in the red zone. Soon after, the Cougar offense matched the energy as quarterback Cale Hellums threw two touchdowns, one to wide receiver Derrick Taylor and the other to wide receiver Hayden Oren. 

The Cougar defense also had a blocked field goal attempt as well as an interception.

To start the second half the War Eagles opened up with a score of their own as quarterback Ethan Rodriguez threw his first touchdown of the night. The Cougar offense responded by driving down the field and capped off their drive with a field goal from kicker, Carlos Alvarado.

Soon after the War Eagles responded with another score of their own as running back Frankie Arthur punched one in, putting them within 11 points of the Cougars. This was the last score of the night as the Cougar defense shut the War Eagles down. 

For the last two scores of the night the running back core of Evan Alaniz and Christian Womack each got a rushing touchdown of their own, closing out the game 38-13.

The Cougar football team begins district play this Friday with kickoff at 7 at the Tomball ISD Stadium against cross town rivals Tomball Memorial for the Patriotic game.

Tickets are on sale now but will likely sell out fast. Remember to order for the visitor side for Tomball – Memorial is the home team.