2010-09-09 / Sports

Cowboys Lasso Second Victory

Cowboy quarterback Chase Novak (with ball) is forced out of bounds near the goal line by a Viking defender.  Cowboy quarterback Chase Novak (with ball) is forced out of bounds near the goal line by a Viking defender. Fulton County’s varsity Cowboys team captured its second victory of the young season, holding off Mount Union, the defending Huntingdon County Youth Football Champions.

While the Cowboys controlled play throughout, defense was the story of the day in the 7-0 final. The Cowboy defense flexed their muscles on the first drive of the game, as Dylan Everetts pressured the Viking quarterback into a difficult throw that was intercepted by Aaron Schepis deep in Cowboy territory. Everetts made himself at home as an uninvited guest in the Viking backfield Saturday, pressuring nearly every pass attempt and making numerous tackles for loss.

The Cowboys punched in the only score of the day in the second quarter. Following a long run by Aaron Schepis to put the Cowboys on the Vikings’ doorstep, Owen Hawkins followed the blocks of Everetts and Koltin Deshong for the touchdown plunge. Hawkins converted the point after behind blocking of Zachary Scott and Garret Danfelt.

The Cowboy offense continued to threaten in the second half, but the unit could not finish with points, so the Vikings stayed within striking distance. Facing fourth and long with under two minutes in the game, the Vikings faked a punt and ran around the right end to convert the first down, temporarily grabbing the momentum. Capitalizing on their advantage, the Vikings took to the air, and marched the ball down the field threatening to tie the score. The Cowboy defense again made the big play, as Owen Hawkins hurried the Viking quarterback into a long heave that was intercepted by Quintin Miller to ice the victory.

The Cowboys (2-0) return to action next Saturday at 11 a.m. against the North Huntingdon Steelers (1-1).

Junior Cowboys notch first win

Fulton County’s JV Cowboys picked up their first win of the season over the Mount Union Vikings. A solid week of practice helped to eliminate the penalties that marred week 1, and the Cowboys rode a solid team effort to victory.

Doogie Garlock broke a long touchdown run of approximately 50 yards early in the second half to notch the only score for the Cowboys. Garlock, Bryce Kylor and Josh Booth led the Cowboy running attack.

The Cowboy defense followed the lead of their varsity counterparts, shutting out the Vikings offense the rest of the way. Weston Brunner turned in a stellar defensive game on the Cowboy defensive line, recording a sack and recovering a fumble.

The JV Cowboys are in action again next Saturday, September 11, against the North Huntingdon Steelers immediately following the varsity game. Approximate start time for JV will be 12:30.

Flag football

Cowboys White Squad Improves to 2-0:

The FC Cowboys White flag team ran their record to 2-0 in thrilling fashion this Sunday. White defeated Mount Union Purple by an 18- 13 final. Landon Seiders scored all three touchdowns for the Cowboys, including one in the first half and two in the second half. The final score came with less than a minute in the game. All players from the White team contributed to this exciting victory.

Both flag teams return to action next Sunday, September 12, at Saltillo, with White facing SH Gray at 3:00 p.m. and Silver facing SH Blue at 4:30 p.m.

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