College Park extend win streak with 35-21 win over Conroe
THE WOODLANDS, Texas - The Woodlands College Park High School squared off with rival Conroe Tigers Friday night at Buddy Moorhead Stadium September 14th. College Park Football continues to excel through expectations and improve their record to 3-0, beating Conroe Tigers 35- 28.
With expectations being held high for Lonnie Madison’s Cavaliers, the offense took off, as it had been all season. With a quick pass from Jake Hunnicutt, tight end Payton Sobosle caught the first touchdown of the night, making it 7-0 Cavaliers.
With the air game working for the Cavaliers, quarterback Jake Hunnicutt decided to continue his success from the past drive and give the ball to running back Quajon Charles and reciever Tyler Givens. QuaJon Charles showed his offensive abilities as he drove the offense in scoring position with Tyler Givens catching a pass near the goal line QuaJon Charles drove it in, for the College Park score. Senior Cavalier kicker Cameron Mohr earned the conversion point, putting College Park Cavaliers at 14-0 by the end of the first half.
The second half for both teams began with tense defensive stops, as Conroe failed to hit its field goal. Losing the opportunity to put points up on the board The Cavaliers went three and out.
Quarterback Jay Smith for the Tigers took it upon himself to make it a competitive game at Buddy Moorhead, with 9 minutes to go Harris launched a pass to Ameer Patten for a Conroe touchdown, pushing the Cavalier lead to only 14-7. College Park started to lose momentum that they had gained, the Conroe Tigers started to slip through their cracks. College Park running back Quajon Charles injured his arm during a tackle early in the series. Losing the key essential piece of the team's offense, allowed Conroe Tigers to score their first touchdown of the night. Conroe's running game of DeOndra Lewis and Jacoby Wilson opened up the game for wide receiver Michael Gutierrez to catch a laser thrown by Jay Smith, putting the Conroe Tigers at 7-14.
Jake Hunnicutt came out determined in the 3rd quarter to change the tempo. As he aired it out to receiver Dmajai Bailey, taking it all the way to the Conroes 33-yard line. With the gunslinger mentality, Hunnicutt launched another rocket to star tight end Peyton Sobosle. Catching another red zone reception, Sobosle landed in the end zone for another Cavalier touchdown pushing the total to 21-7.
Conroe came back with a fury, trying to keep the score in reaching distance. Conroes running back Jacoby Wilson took a handoff 30-yards from Harris to the back of College Parks end zone, making the score 21-14 Cavaliers, with the quarter coming to an end.
As the fourth quarter commenced, the rivalry grew among the players. Conroe improved on both sides of the ball, and their plays started to wear on the offensive and defensive attack of the Cavaliers. Injured Quajon Charles then showed us why he is an essential part of the team on the backfield. After having suffered a severe injury in the arm during a tackle from the Tigers defensive line. QuaJon Charles and Aaron Randle took the offense and chained it to their arms as College Park, ran to another scoring position. With 8 minutes left in the fourth, Jake Hunnicutt scrambled forward for a 1-yard touchdown run for College Park, raising the score to 28-14 Cavaliers.
College Park's defense was led by linebacker Dylan Hazen who had two sacks with 5 minutes left in the game. Hazel and his Cavalier defense did all they could, but Jay Smith led his Tigers to another 10-yard pass that concluded in a Tigers touchdown, putting the game score 28-20 Cavaliers with under 5 minutes left. With the time winding down and the Cavaliers being from reaching distance to being 3-0, QuaJon Charles put in on him to seal the deal. Taking an 82-yard run to the back of the end zone is what QuaJon Charles did. Closing the tight competition, Charles pushed the Woodlands College Park to a 35-21 lead with 3 minutes to go.
With the game being out of reach and under 3 minutes the Cavaliers did their best at just stopping the Conroe Tigers from scoring fast. Dylan Hazen flew past the defense for his third sack, to keep the Tigers 35-21 with under a minute left. Jay Smith made his last madden impression and threw another dime to receiver Josh Denman, as he extended for a 50-yard touchdown. 35-28 was the final score in Buddy Moorhead Stadium as the College Park and Lonnie Madison find a way to continue their winning ways and staying undefeated at 3-0.