2012-09-27 / Sports

Cowboys Football Report

Neighboring Southern Huntingdon once again hosted the Fulton County teams for a day of games at the Southern Huntingdon High School stadium on September 22. All three Cowboy teams enjoyed the opportunity to play on the big field, capped off with a varsity contest under the stadium lights.

Varsity

Following a pregame ceremony recognizing “senior” players and cheerleaders, the Cowboys and Lions squared off in a rematch of the Lions’ early season victory. The Lions established a strong running attack on their first possession, marching the field behind six run plays for a touchdown. While the Cowboys were unable to advance the ball in their second possession, Bryce Kylor sparked the team with an interception. The Cowboys were able to take advantage of excellent field position, cashing in their first touchdown of the day behind a Brice Feagley scoring run to close the score to 7-6. That score held until halftime.

Southern returned to its powerful ground game in the second half, marching the field on 10 run plays for the touchdown. With the extra point successful, the Cowboys found themselves down 14-6. Tyaire Durant immediately brought the Cowboys back, returning the kickoff for a touchdown. Trailing 14- 12, the Cowboys were unable to contain the Lions’ running attack, as Southern again found the end zone for a 21- 12 lead. The Cowboys could not find another answer, and the score would hold as the final. The loss drops the varsity Cowboys to 2-3 on the season. They square off with Woodcock Valley’s Colts next Saturday at Huntingdon.

Junior varsity

September 15: Juniata Valley’s junior varsity Eagles won a defensive struggle over the Cowboys in week 4. The Eagles scored on their second possession to claim the lead. The Cowboys lost the ensuing kickoff to a fumble at their own 10-yard line, and the Eagles converted the turnover into another score. The Cowboy defense held the Eagles in check over the final three periods. Tayshawn Foster, Landon Bishop, Brandon Shippy, Holden Lupey, and Zander Sipes led the defensive charge. The loss drops the JV Cowboys to 1-3 on the season.

September 22: Southern Huntingdon’s JV Lions claimed a 21-6 victory over visiting Fulton County. The Cowboys turned in a strong defensive first half, holding the Lions to just one score. The Cowboys appeared to tie the score on Tayshawn Foster’s 50-yard TD gallop early in the second half, but a holding call cancelled the score. The Lions stole the momentum from there, tacking on two scores for a 21-0 lead. Brandon Shippy broke up the shutout by returning an interception for a touchdown, breaking two desperation tackles on his way to the end zone with just three seconds remaining in the game. The loss drops the JV Cowboys to 1-4 on the season.

Flag

Southern Huntingdon White claimed the victory over the visiting Cowboys on Saturday. Skyler Speigle and Ian McCloskey scored touchdowns for the Cowboys, who were also aided by Jesse Sheeder’s fumble recovery.

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