ARLINGTON, Texas (KBTX) - History. The 2017 College Station Cougars have made it.
Behind a big-time performance from running back DaDa Anderson, the College Station Cougars took down the top-ranked Aledo Bearcats 20-19 in the Class 5A Division II State Championship Game, Saturday, at AT&T Stadium.
College Station, which came inches short of qualifying for state last season, brings home the Brazos Valley's first football state championship since A&M Consolidated won the 4A title in 1991.
DaDa Anderson rushed for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Cougars. Senior quarterback Marquez Perez threw for 143 yards completing 18 of 25 passes. Perez also rushed for 78 yards.
College Station finishes the season with a record of 14-2 after starting off the 2017 season at 1-2.
The Cougars program has had success early. They played their first season of football in 2012, but were not eligible for the post season until 2014. That year they went to the Bi-District round of of playoffs. In 2015, the Cougars advanced to the regional round. Now, five years later they are state champs.