The ninth ranked Crosby Cougars started the 2013 season the same way they played last season with a display of high octane offense posting a 56-35 win over visiting Nederland. Crosby racked up 526 yards of offense including 288 yards rushing by senior running back Austin Walter.
The Cougars opened the scoring with a 22 yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Aston Walter with 9:38 to play in the first quarter.
Nederland wasted little time drawing even as Indian wide receiver Sage Seay hauled in a 27 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Preston White. It was the first of three TD passes by White who completed 12 of 25 for 184 yards.
A four yard run by Austin Walter and a three yard scoring strike to Cullen Lee as the first quarter came to a close gave the Cougars a 20-7 advantage.
After a Colton Kimler scoring reception from White pulled the Indians to within six at 20-14 with 6:43 to play in the half Crosby came roaring back. First Aston Walter on a one yard keeper extended the lead to 27-14 and then it was brother Austin racing 84 yards to paydirt with :35 seconds to play in the half. Daniel Kaspyrzak scored on the two point conversion and Crosby led 35-14 entering the locker room.
Kimler hauled in his second touchdown reception of the night, this time from 42 yards as Nederland scored on its first drive of the second half.
Less then two minutes later Crosby answered with a score of their own as Utah signee Raelon singleton grabbed a 36 yard TD strike from Aston Walter and the Cougars led 42-21.
Nederland Indians running back Kendrick Hopkins who rushed for 150 yards picked up two quick scores and Indians were once again within one score at 42-35 with 2:04 to play in the third.
Aston and Austin teamed up for a 64 yard scoring strike as the Rice signees built Crosby’s lead back to fourteen points with a quarter of football yet to be played.
Crosby’s defense came up big in the final twelve minutes of play shutting down the Indians offensively and tacking on a defensive score with a 75 yard interception return by senior Daidrick Kibble.
The two teams combined for 929 yards of offense, 46 first downs, 587 rushing yards and six scoring strikes.
Crosby (1-0) travels to Berton Yates Stadium next Friday August 6th to face the Willis Wildkats at 7:30p.m.
Nederland (0-1) remains on the road traveling to Baytown to face the Goose Creek Memorial (1-0). Kick-off is slated for 7:00p.m. at Stallworth Stadium.