Pats, Cougars come up short against district rivals

BAYTOWN/DAYTON — Last weekend was the weekend of rivalry with the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots playing their first ever game against Barbers Hill and Crosby renewing what has been a heated rivalry with Dayton.

Although the teams had no past history Patriots and Eagles fans were quick to start the new rivalry. On the visitor’s side, the Eagle-faithful wore shirts that read “Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Red,” in reference to the Memorial school colors. On the back was the school motto “We Can, We Will, We’re Barbers Hill.”

The Patriots countered with their own short shirts which read “Beat Barbers Hill” on the front and on the back, “You Can’t, You Won’t.”

On the field, the Eagles racked up over 500 yards of offense in their 52-7 win over the Patriots.

Standing out for Goose Creek was De Martie Allen who rushed for a school record 237 yards. He also scored his team’s lone touchdown on a 66-yard run in the first quarter.


The Crosby Cougars have had a long history with Dayton. Previously part of the same district, the UIL scheduled Dayton with the far-east Texas schools along the state border. In those two years Crosby and Dayton met in the first round of the playoffs with Dayton coming out on top both games.

Now matching up in District 17-4A, they resumed their rivalry. The Broncos got the best of the match-up this year 49-14.

Chance Casey, who led the Cougars with 79 yards accounted for both Cougar touchdowns. The touchdowns came on a one-yard run in the third quarter and a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.


The Sterling Rangers have turned their season around this year, starting the season 4-1.

However, fans will remember 2008 as the year the Rangers broke an eight-year losing streak to the Ganders with a 21-20 victory.

The margin of victory was Lee’s inability to convert a PAT in the second quarter.

Lee was also hampered by 111 yards in penalties and a 1 of out 9 completion rate by Quarterback Tim Jirrels.