By Charles Ballard
HAMSHIRE — The Coldspring Trojans traveled almost to Louisiana to bring home a 42-12 loss against Hamshire-Fannett on Friday.
The opening kick was the highlight of the game as Luke Monroe received the ball and ran 95 yards up the home-field sideline for the first score of the game. However the point after failed because of a fumble, so COCISD held its only lead.
Not long after, the Longhorns marched downfield for a TD and managed to center punch the ball through the uprights. The Longhorns then recovered a fumbled punt attempt in the Trojans end zone for 14-6 advantage.
Coldspring managed to score one more time in the second quarter.
Hamshire went on to score 14 more points in second half while leaving the Trojans scoreless.
Next up will be Corrigan-Camden, at home, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Luke Monroe went 3-for-3 for 25 yards in passing, the bulk of which ended up in Easton Dean’s hands, who had 20 yards receiving.
Dean also had 34 yards in 18 carries; and Tiger Parker added 133 yards in 14 carries.
ORANGEFIELD — The Pirates move to 1-2 after Friday’s 48-28 loss Orangefield.
Head Coach Miles Robison said Orangefield is a very good football team, but mistakes on Shepherd’s part didn’t help.
“We had some penalties early on that put us in a hole offensively,” he said. “You can’t make mistakes and beat quality football teams like them. I thought our kids played physical all night. We made a run late in the game but had a few calls that didn’t go our way.”
Robison said the team needs to eliminate turnovers and improve on special teams.
Next up is Homecoming vs. Hempstead on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Offensive leaders include H.D. Green with 21 carries for 109 yards and 1 TD; Preston Stephens with 13 carries for 90 yards and 2 TDs; Gage Murphy with 5 carries for 42 yards; and Tanner Lacey with 2 carries for 20 yards and 1 TD.