Cowboys Falter In Lions’ Den
The game started with an impressive Cowboys’ drive, fueled by a long kickoff return by Aaron Schepis. The Cowboys took advantage of the good field position and went on the attack. QB Chase Novack ran a keeper for 20 yards, while Schepis followed with a 15-yard run of his own. The drive stalled at the Lions’ 18, as did the Cowboy offense for the remainder of the day. Miscues and mistakes handcuffed the Cowboy attack the remainder of the day. Unable to move the football and unable to stop the Lions’ running attack, the game was quickly out of reach.
The loss drops the Cowboys to 3-2 on the season and back into the pack after a 3-0 start. The team is now tied for second with the Lions with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Looking to establish some positive momentum entering the playoffs, the Cowboys face North Huntingdon’s Steelers next Saturday, with varsity kickoff scheduled for 11 a.m.
The JV Cowboys were unable to find the endzone this weekend, dropping a 13-0 decision to the Lions.
The Cowboy offense seemed to be on the right track in the first half, generating a great scoring opportunity late in the second quarter. Following a pass completion from Grayson Hall to Doogie Garlock, the Cowboys found themselves with first-and-goal at about the three-yard line. A false start penalty pushed them back near the ten, and forced a last-second heave to the endzone that was intercepted by the Lions’ safety as time expired in the half. The offense did not generate another first down on the day.
The Cowboy defense shut out the Lions in the first half, but yielded two rushing touchdowns in the second. The defense did force two turnovers in the second half, one recovered by Doogie Garlock and the other by Kole Kendall.
The Flag Football schedule has reached midseason. Neither Cowboy team played this weekend, but both return to action next Sunday. The White Cowboys are in competition for a playoff spot. Midseason standings are: