Friday night brought a clash of good, ole fashioned defense when A&M Consolidated made the cross town trip to rival College Station High School.
After a 7-7 deadlock at halftime, the Consolidated Tigers came out of the locker room seemingly on a mission. Forcing two turnovers in the first two possessions of the third quarter, the Tigers mounted a drive and took a 14-7 lead to begin the fourth quarter.
Riding the shoulders of running back Robert Franklin, the Tigers seemed to have found the upper hand in the district matchup; however, just when they thought they were safe, it all fell apart. With 7:40 left in the contest, Tiger quarterback Cade Williams fumbled a snap as he was leading a Tiger drive that would have put them up on the Cougars 21-7, and the momentum changed for good.
College Station quarterback Marquez Perez lit up the scoreboard with a 53 yard touchdown pass to Eric Peterson and never looked back. The Cougar defense went on to force two Cade Williams fumbles on the ensuing drives which led to 9 points for the Cougar offense. With 2:14 left in the contest, Williams threw an interception to linebacker Anthony Flores which allowed Perez and the Cougar offense to run out the clock to solidify the 23-14 win.
College Station moves to 7-0 while A&M Consolidated falls to 3-3.