The Brazos Cougars faced a tough defeat against the Van Vleck Leopards, with a final score of 35-21. The game saw hundreds in attendance, enjoying the fair weather and dry field conditions, setting the stage for an exciting match.
The Leopards started the game with a bang, scoring their first passing touchdown with approximately 8 minutes left on the clock. A successful point after touchdown (PAT) followed, putting the score at Brazos 0, Van Vleck 7. The Leopards continued their momentum, scoring again with a pick-6 and another successful PAT with around 2 minutes to go, ending the first quarter at Brazos 0, Van Vleck 14.
The Cougars fought back in the second quarter, scoring their first passing touchdown with about 11 minutes remaining. A successful PAT followed, narrowing the score to Brazos 7, Van Vleck 14. However, the Leopards responded swiftly with a rushing touchdown and a successful PAT with around 5 minutes to go, extending their lead to Brazos 7, Van Vleck 21. The Cougars managed another passing touchdown and PAT with approximately 3 minutes left, making it Brazos 14, Van Vleck 21. The Leopards retaliated with another rushing touchdown and PAT with about a minute remaining, concluding the first half at Brazos 14, Van Vleck 28.
The third quarter saw the Leopards maintaining their lead, scoring a rushing touchdown and a successful PAT with around 8 minutes to go, pushing the score to Brazos 14, Van Vleck 35. The Cougars struggled to find their footing, unable to score in this quarter.
In the final quarter, the Cougars managed to score a rushing touchdown and a successful PAT under the last minute, finalizing the score at Brazos 21, Van Vleck 35.
Brazos Cougars Statistics:
Despite the loss, the Brazos Cougars hold a commendable overall record of 4-1, with a winning percentage of 0.80. They are currently positioned 4th in the district with a district record of 0-1. The Cougars have showcased their dominance at home, maintaining a flawless home record of 2-0. Their performance in away games stands at 2-1, and they have not played at a neutral location yet.