SAN ANTONIO Port Lavaca Calhoun was stunned by the first play of the game, as the Cougars Craig Williams returned the starting kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, in the first 12 seconds of the 5A Division II Region III playoff round. Then the Cougars went for a two-point conversion, just to ice the cake and led 8-0.
Hoping for a home field advantage because they were playing in the Alamodome, Calhoun was not to see any points until halfway through the third quarter. Crosby scored two touchdowns in each of the first and second quarters, and led at halftime 29-0.
It was the sign of a hard fought game, that Crosby had 5 penalties for a 60 yard loss, and Calhoun had 7 fumbles to set their offense back.
Cougar scoring came on the kickoff run back of 92 yards with 12 seconds off the clock in the first quarter; then another TD with 1 minute left in the first quarter on a 4 yard run by Tristan Cotton.
In the second quarter, Crosby scored 7 minutes into the period with an exciting 55 yard run by Carlos Grace, and then an 11 yard TD run by Craig Williams with 3 minutes until halftime.
Crosby had a balanced attack, with passing 6 for 11 attempts and 107 yards. However, they had 2 interceptions, and that is how Calhoun scored their first points, in the third quarter. Joe Caldera intercepted a pass for a TD and the first Calhoun points, making it 29-7.
Crosby scored again in the third quarter on a 5 yard run by Emmanuel Netherly.
The final score of the game was by Calhoun, with 6 minutes left QB Gavin Trevino threw an excellent 48 yard pass to Trey Ross for their second touchdown. The final score was Crosby 36, Port Lavaca Calhoun 14.
Next game for Crosby Cougars vs Brenham Cubs, Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Conroes Woodforest Stadium.