2011-09-29 / Sports

Cowboys Shine Under Southern Lights


Junior varsity Cowboy QB Logan Deshong, with ball, fights for yards in Saturday’s game with Southern Huntingdon. Junior varsity Cowboy QB Logan Deshong, with ball, fights for yards in Saturday’s game with Southern Huntingdon. In a rare treat for pee wee football players, Southern Huntingon’s Lions hosted the Fulton County Cowboys under the lights Saturday at Southern Huntingdon High School. The Cowboys outshined their hosts, claiming a 33-7 victory.

Aaron Schepis paced the Cowboy offense in the first half with two long touchdown runs. The Cowboys had four other apparent touchdowns negated by penalties in the half, but reached the halftime break with a 13- 0 lead. The Lions struggled to make positive yards against the Cowboy defense in the half. Lane Kendall contributed to the first half defensive shutout with an interception.

The Lions appeared poised to rally in the second half, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown to close the score to 13-7. The Cowboys quickly squashed any momentum, as Dylan Gordon answered with another long Cowboy touchdown run. Meanwhile, the defense continued to stonewall the Lions and got in on the scoring. Chase Novack posted the next six for the Cowboys, snaring an interception and returning it for a touchdown. With a comfortable 27-7 fourth quarter lead, the Cowboys continued to march the ball successfully down the field. Several big runs by Matt Huston on the final possession put the Cowboys on the Lions’ doorstep, where quarterback Novack ran a keeper for the final score.

The win runs the Cowboys’ record to 3-2 on the season, while the Lions drop to 2-3.

In junior varsity action, also at Southern Huntingdon High School, the Lions claimed a 14-0 victory.

The varsity Cowboys return to action next Saturday at Huntingdon, facing off against the Woodcock Valley Colts with a scheduled kickoff time of 11 a.m. The junior varsity game follows.

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