College Park gets run over by Tomball
THE WOODLANDS, Texas-- It’s Friday night in The Woodlands and Woodforest Bank Stadium was packed with cheering fans from all over the community. The first game of the season due to the delay caused by Hurricane Harvey saw the Tomball Cougars take down the College Park Cavaliers by a final score of 49-14.
Early penalties put both teams in a hole in the first half. College Park’s offensive line was caught with a couple of false start penalties throughout the game. The timing of new head coach Lonnie Madison’s offense is still a work in progress for the Cavaliers.
Daniel Vann opened up the scoring in the second quarter with a 13-yard run up the middle for the Cavaliers. The senior running back gave College Park the spark they needed on the ground with multiple first down carries in the first half. The rotation between Vann and fellow senior running back Travis Washburn was the highlight for College Park's offense.
The Cavaliers decided to start their new look offense with junior quarterback Jake Hunnicutt. On an up and down night, Hunnicutt ended with over 150 yards and a 22-yard touchdown pass to junior tight end Peyton Sobosle. Two late interceptions brought Hunnicutt's total to 4 for the night.
While College Park couldn’t seem to get out of their first half woes, the Cougars took the lead in the second half with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Tybo Taylor to Austin Buteaux. The Cougars never looked back, adding to their lead with a 66-yard Tybo Taylor touchdown run and an 85-yarder on back to back possessions in the third quarter. Two late touchdown runs by sophomore running back Ja’Kobi Holland and another by Robert McGrue put the game out of reach.
The Cavaliers saw an incredible amount of hype and attention this summer due to the hiring of Lonnie Madison, it was Tomball Senior Tybo Taylor who stole the spotlight on Friday night. Taylor, who started the game at wide receiver, made the switch the quarterback in the second quarter. Ending his night with 4 total touchdowns to go along with a little under 300 yards rushing, Taylor put the stadium in awe.
The Cougars came out of Friday’s game with a 49-14 victory over the Cavaliers. College Park’s next contest will be against Deer Park High School on September 15th.