College Station advances 5A D1 state title game following 28-21 win over Mansfield Summit
HEWITT, Texas (KBTX) - The College Station Cougars (15-0) will play for the Class 5A Division 1 UIL State Football Championship next week following a 28-21win over Mansfield Summit (11-4) at Midway High School’s Panther Stadium Friday night.
The Cougars started the game with two near-flawless drives, taking a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Marquise Collins ran in the first score of the game from one yard out. Jett Huff then threw a touchdown pass to Traylen Suel. The Jaguars responded with a touchdown run from Keon Hobbs to make it 14-7 at halftime. The Jaguars scored again on a quarterback keeper from David Hopkins to tie things up 14-14 in the third quarter.
Collins added two more rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the last one on a 48-yard carry. Collins now has 16 rushing TD’s in the past 4 playoff games. Despite a late rally from the Jaguars, the Cougars’ defense was able to hold on for the 28-21 win.
”It feels great!” College Station Head Coach Steve Huff exclaimed. “Again, I’m so proud of the kids. That’s a heck of a football team we just beat right there with that kind of speed all over the field. But the kids never stopped. We talked about it all week, you have to chop both sides of the tree on this one. They just kept swinging tonight and got it done, so I couldn’t have been prouder of our group of kids,” Huff added.
No. 2 College Station will face No. 9 Katy Paetow in Friday’s Class 5A Division I State Championship game at AT&T Stadium at 7 pm. The Panthers had a much easier time in their state semifinal game beating Flour Bluff 73-14.
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