By Charles Ballard
CROCKETT — The Coldspring Trojans are now 2-0 in district after the win over the Crockett Bulldogs with a score of 42-30.
The Dogs managed to take the opening kickoff and score with-in the first few seconds of the game, but the Trojans regrouped and managed to shore up the defensive line.
As the first quarter wound down and the second quarter started, the Trojans posted their first score and was able to get a two-point conversion and took the lead in the game with a score of 8-7. The lead never was relinquished throughout the night.
The score got close several times, but the Trojans managed to keep their focus on their game plan, which was working well. Coldspring received the half time kickoff and posted very good yardage during the second half of the game.
Overall there were 350 offensive yards on 52 plays — 339 yards on the ground. Tyga Parker had 185 yards on 22 carries, while K.J. Harden had 114 yards on 17 carries. Jamarion “Cookie” McGowen had 31 yards on 5 carries.
There were 11 passing yards from Luke Monroe with a 100 percent catch rate.
This week the Trojans will be facing a very good team the Woodville Eagles. The Eagles only district loss was to the Lumberjacks of Diboll with a score of 14-21. Woodville has an overall record of 4-2 with losses to Franklin and Diboll and wins over Newton, Liberty, Orangefield and Shepherd.
The Pirates lost to Woodville 42-14.
Head Coach Miles Robison said it was a close game in the first half — 22-14 — but turnovers began to plague the team.
“Woodville was a very good football team and we made too many mistakes to beat a team as talented as them,” Robison said. “Defensively we made some big stops but couldn’t capitalize on a good field position on several possessions.”
In the 4th quarter Woodville pulled away with some big plays to cement the win, while the Pirates went scoreless.
H.D. Green had 87 yards rushing and 2 TDs, and Preston Stephens had 75 yards rushing. Defensively Gage Murphy, Roman Gonzales, and Alberto Tovar had good nights.
The Pirates face Palestine Westwood at home Friday.
“Their record doesn’t reflect how talented they are,” Robison said. “We need to execute and play a good game Friday in order to beat them.”