2012-08-30 / Sports

Cowboys Kick Off 2013 Season


D’Amonte Loreman (55) runs the ball during action in Saturday’s game against Huntingdon. D’Amonte Loreman (55) runs the ball during action in Saturday’s game against Huntingdon. Fulton County Cowboys kicked off the 2013 football season over the weekend, claiming two victories.

Varsity

The varsity Cowboys dropped their season opener to the Huntingdon Steelers. Following the opening kickoff, the Cowboy defense took advantage of sloppy ball-handling by the Steelers to gain possession deep in Huntingdon territory. Tyare Durant appeared to score the Cowboys’ first touchdown of the season, but a penalty cancelled the score. The Cowboys drive stalled before a turnover on downs.

The teams swapped possessions before the Steelers began to show signs of offensive life. A steady running attack advanced the ball deep into Cowboys territory before Jacob Farris recovered a fumble to return the ball to the Cowboys. Unable to mount a drive, the Cowboys were forced to punt. Huntingdon returned the kick to the Cowboy 30 and continued their steady running attack. Huntingdon punched in the first score of the season with 50 seconds remaining in the first half. An unsuccessful point after attempt set the score at 6-0.

The Cowboys immediately fired back, as Brycen Hohman returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. The conversion failed, locking the halftime score at 6-6.

Huntingdon’s offense continued to wear down the Cowboys in the second half, punching in another touchdown on their first possession for a 12-6 lead. Following a Cowboy turnover on downs, the Steelers put the game out of reach with a long halfback pass for a touchdown. The 18-6 lead would hold for the final score.

Junior varsity

The junior varsity Cowboys claimed their first season opening victory since the tackle division was split into varsity and junior varsity divisions two seasons ago. The Cowboys beat Huntingdon 24-13. Fulton County’s offense was paced by Taysean Foster (3 TD) and Holden Lupey (1 TD). Landon Bishop powered the defense with multiple tackles for losses in the Steelers’ backfield.

Flag

The Cowboys flag squad started 2013 on a winning note, claiming an 18-6 victory over Mount Union Gold. Skyler Speigle, Slade Speigle and Ian McCloskey scored touchdowns for the Cowboys, while the Cowboy defense battled the Sunday rain to hold Mount Union to just one score.

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