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Huffman falls one win short of state 4A title

Celebrating victory in LaPorte.

SAN ANTONIO – The Huffman Falcon’s Boy’s Basketball Team stunned many by capturing the 4A Region III Championship on March 5 at La Porte High School, defeating Silsbee Tigers 62-56, then falling to dozen times state champion Argyle 49-30 at the Alamodome.

The local team finished the year 31-2, and although seen as an “Outta’ Nowhere Phenomena,” Coach Scott Barrett says, “We have been on the doorstep for a while. We just finally broke through this year.”

Barrett seems a personal impeller. “I think we love our kids enough and set huge standards that all they want to to do is win.” He seems to believe that at base is an environment that determines how athletes develop.

Brady goes for 7th Lombardi, Mahomes second in what could be a very real ‘Super’ Bowl!

By Mike Keeney

I guess that Tom Brady guy still has something left in the tank.

After spending 20 years in New England and leading the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick to six Super Bowl titles, Brady moved south to sunny Tampa, FL and proved he’s not washed up at 43 years of age.

In Kansas City, Chief fans have once again put their faith in 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes, who led their beloved team to the Lombardi Trophy last year and is making a return trip this year to go after a second straight title.

Cougars winning season closes one short of state title

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, TX. — At AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium, on Friday, January 15, 202, Crosby’s head coach Jerry Prieto took his Cougars farther than they’ve been in 61 years. It was 1960 the last time they played for a state championship.

The Cougs, with a 12-4 record for the season, don’t have to hang their heads; the scrappy team upset several teams to get there and should be proud to be the 5A Div 2 Region State Runner-up Champions. They’ve been billed as the underdogs but won four consecutive games over undefeated teams, only to lose to one of the state’s perennial powerhouse teams, the Aledo Bearcats. The Aledo team won their third consecutive championship and set a record for having won a total of ten state titles.

Cougar 62-61 win propels Crosby to State

Liberty Hill fails to score their third consecutive extra two points when they fumble just before the goal line against a stalwart Crosby defense.

BRYAN – In an undisputed best game of the Texas high school play-offs, the Cougars scratched the Liberty Hill Panthers 62 to 61 last Friday.

This Friday, the Cougars travel to Arlington to take on Aledo, defending their third straight State title. That sounds daunting but Crosby has conquered four undefeated teams in a row now. These include an overtime stinging of the Huntsville Hornets 32-29; Fort Bend Marshall 37-38 who were two-time reigning state finalist. The last time Crosby was this far along in the hunt for the State was 1960. This team intends to get there; their motto is “All Gas And No Brakes.”

Crosby Cougars romp to semi-finals

Running Back #1 Reggie Branch sprints toward the goal line, with blocking help from #55 Tyler Thomas. (Ruben Sauceda Photos)

When Crosby Cougars surprised the undefeated Huntsville Hornets 32 to 29 in overtime by a field goal, it was against a team that had not experienced more than a single touchdown against them per game.

Then they took on the Marshall Buffalos at Turner Field, who boasted consecutive State finals and a 42 to 21 drubbing of the Cougars in a 2016 play-off. But the game last Friday ended 37 to 28 in favor of the Cougars, with four of the Cougar touchdowns scored in the fourth quarter.

So the implication is simple: the Crosby Cougars are an improved team. This next game is not only a showdown between teams that have improved during the season and distinguished themselves, but a challenge to their coaching leadership as well.

Jerry Prieto said, “Extremely proud of our kids. They continue to be the underdogs against undefeated teams but it hasn’t phased them. They have a special bond and fight together as a family. No matter what the score was yesterday we always felt like we could win the game.”

Cougars maul Tigers, advance to Regional

Branch and Dunn pool to fool the Tigers, both passing and both dashing to make a daring team statement.

NACOGDOCHES – All the action was at Stephen F. Austin University last Friday as the Crosby Cougars blasted past the Texarkana Texas High School 62 to 42.

The Cougars go on to face the fierce, Top Ranked Huntsville Hornets the day after Christmas in the 5A DII UIL State Regional Playoff. The Hornets seem perennial contenders for the State Title. Now fresh from their 49 to 19 victory over the Barbers Hill Eagles all eyes are on Woodforest Stadium in Shenandoah at 2:00 p.m.

Crosby wins US90 rivalry

Crosby used the backfield effectively to harry the Dayton defense and the Cougar defense was relentless against pass and rush.

DAYTON – The 2020 High School US 90 Cougars against Broncos rivalry goes to Crosby for a 24 to 0 victory last Friday.

It all began with a 17 yard pass a long dash and a four yard touchdown in the first quarter to put Crosby ahead. In the second quarter, Crosby scored fourteen points with plenty of running capped with short passes. The impact of Coach Jerry Prieto was clearly visible on the sidelines as Crosby clinched their first district game.

Overall, Crosby goes to 2-2 and prepares to take on rival Barbers Hill this Friday inside the Jungle or Cougar Stadium.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS BURN, HS FOOTBALL RETURNS

BY LEWIS SPEARMAN

NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY – The approach of fall like weather did herald the return of Friday night lights to local football fields, although many locals feared COVID 19 would forestall this season.

Two Cosby coaches were found to have positive test results early in the season, many feared the season would disappear but Crosby ISD has begun their season with a scrimmage at Tomball last weekend.

The Crosby Cougars play at the George Ranch in Richmond, Texas Thursday, Sept 24 at Traylor Stadium at 7:00p.m.

Thurday, Oct 2, Manvel travels to Crosby to play at 7:30p.m.

Friday, Oct 9 the Cougars travel to Montgomery playing at 7:30.

The Oct. 16 game depends on how the season is developing and remains Open.

The US 90 rivalry is on Oct 23. As again the Cougars travel to Dayton for the Cougars to match the Broncos at 7:30.

Astros at Crawfish Shack

Popular Astros baseball players Josh Reddick, and George Springer, got their Memorial Day crawfish dinners from Crosby’s number one rated Crawfish Shack. Owners Dan and Jen Meaux welcomed them as they delivered several coolers of crawfish and “the fixins.” Crosby’s Crawfish Shack reputation for great food has become well known around Houston. Reddick was quoted “Thanks to the Crawfish Shack for catering our Memorial Day get-together. Everything was cooked to perfection and it was delicious.” (Photo courtesy of Josh Reddick)

Mike Parrot inducted into Softball Hall of Fame

Mike Parrott with Commemorative Bat, Award Plaque, and Souvenir Ring.

North Shore’s favorite son, and retired Judge, was honored in January at the Texas USSSA Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremonies held at the Dallas Marriott South Hotel.

Mike Parrott was recognized as being in the Top 100 Greatest Softball players nationally by the USSSA softball association. His career in adult amateur softball competition spans from 1975 to 1983, and then two returns from retirement in 1987 and 1990.

Parrott’s awards are many, including in 1980 leading the nation in home runs, with 323. In his career he garnered 61 awards for his home run prowess and in tournament play.

Cougars, Falcons advance on State

The Crosby Cougars and the Hargrave Falcons convincingly advanced in the Bi-District playoffs last week as they routed their opponents by over 28 points.

Crosby defeated Willowridge by 70 to 42 with the homefield advantage last Friday. It was a record high score for the Cougars.

Huffman bested Furr Brahmans 49-6 last Thursday with he home field advantage before the half time. The blow out before the half allowed the coaches to keep the second half time clock turning like after the two minute warning. The Falcons have won eleven games straight.