Clark maintained its number eight place in the EN 6A football rankings this week.
On a night when the weather could not have been more different than last week’s game, the outcome, a Cougar victory, was the same. The Cougars came out aggressively against the Longhorns from Laredo United, stripping the opening kick off from the Longhorn return specialist. The ensuing drive culminated with a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Trenton Ford, and Tristan Cavazos followed it with the PAT. After the ensuing kick off, the defense came up with a huge fourth down stop and the offense went to work again – running over the Longhorns as they marched down the field. William Young literally snatched Ford’s pass from the hands of the defender, and was in the end zone before the Longhorn even realized he wasn’t holding the ball! The 29-yard touchdown reception was Young’s third in two games. The Cougars would find the end zone yet again early in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Julian Dusuau, giving the Cougars 20 points before Laredo was able to put a point on the scoreboard. The Longhorns took a turn showing off their passing prowess, as they scored two unanswered touchdowns before half time. Clark headed to the locker room at the half with a 20-14 lead.
Your Cougars received the second half opening kick off and marched it down field on a good mix of running and pass plays, with Ford building on Clark’s lead on another 1-yard touchdown run. The 2-point conversion attempt fell short. The defense continued to stymie the Longhorn’s offense, and with just under 3 minutes to go in the third quarter, Kyle Dudney grabbed a tipped Laredo pass and took it 24 yards to the end zone for Clark’s final score of the evening. Cavazos followed with the extra point, giving the Cougars a 33-14 lead going into the fourth quarter.
As the wind grew stronger, both teams struggled to move the ball in the fourth quarter, trading punts, until Laredo found the end zone for the night’s final time. Their 2-point conversion attempt failed, resulting in a final score of 33-20.
Clark had all aspects of their game working for this game. The offense was able to move the ball on strong blocking; the defense came up huge against the passing offense of Laredo, forcing three turnovers; and even the special teams played a key role with solid kick offs, PATs in a swirling wind, a tipped punt by Will Buchman, and a successful on-side kick by Colby Lorenz. It was good to see the Cougars clicking on all cylinders this early in the season.
The Cougars will host non-district foe, MacArthur, next Saturday night at Farris stadium.
This weekend at the NEISD Blossom invitational meet, the Clark cross country
team competed in one of the toughest races of the season. The crazy inclines,
heat and humidity were taxing on all runners no matter what school they ran for.
Instead of being intimidated however, Clark runners used the inclines to their
advantage, powering up the hills and letting loose on the descents, rapidly
passing those around them. All in all, Clark ran an excellent, controlled race,
dropping minutes from their pre-season 5k times.
It was a balmy 114 degrees, well, at least it seemed like it in the stands – but that didn’t affect your Clark Cougars, as they met non-district foe Roosevelt in Comalander Stadium Friday night. Tristan Cavazos started the scoring for the Cougars when he nailed a 42-yard field goal in the first quarter, his first of the year. Trenton Ford threw a 56-yard bomb to William Young later in the first half, and Cavazos added the extra point, giving Clark a 10-0 advantage at the half. The defense played exceptionally well – forcing the Rough Riders to turn the ball over on downs or punt every possession of the first half.
The Rough Riders were able to grind out a scoring drive in the third quarter, but the Cougars answered in the fourth with another long pass from Ford to Young – this one a 53-yarder. Roosevelt scored again with less than a minute left in the game to come within 3, but their on-side kick attempt failed, sealing the 17-14 victory for the “good guys”.
Your Clark Cougars will take their 1-1 record to Gus Stadium next Friday against the pass-happy offense of Laredo United.
A full day of tennis at NTC today, with the Coogs handily defeating District opponents Warren and Marshall. Both victories were decisive: a birthday present for junior Karsten Lowe!
Cougar tennis easily handled Brandeis in its first district team tennis match up. Clark’s biggest obstacles were the weather and the power, or rather sudden lack thereof. The games started late due to the unexpected rainy weather, and then were interrupted toward the end of play when the lights at NTC abruptly went off. The Cougars kept their cool and played on for a late night win.
Big article on Clark class of 2012 Josh Kern and his journey from QB to tight end at the University of Arizona in the Express News today! Kern will play UTSA at the Alamodome Thursday.
After a close first half, the Coogs lost to crosstown rival Churchill Chargers 35-14. Clark had two first half TDs, the first from junior QB Chris Rollins the second from senior QB Trenton Ford. Both extra points were kicked by senior Tristan Cavazos. Clark debuted a strong passing game, passing for a total of 139 yards to Dusuau, Dudney, Young, Enderlin, Bloom, and Miller.
Clark senior and cross country team member Kevin Choy was recognized during the televised halftime show at the Gucci Bowl tonight as one of two KABB/WOAI Scholar/Athletes of the week. Ranked first in his class, Choy is a Senior Class officer and avid Latin competitor.
Clark Cougars tamed the Marshall Rams in three! 26-24, 25-23, 25-21. Very close sets and exciting volleys! Jasmin Sneed led with 13 kills.