CROSBY, Texas- The Crosby Cougars host the New Caney Eagles in a battle for District 19-5A supremacy on Friday nigth. Crosby is undefeated in district play while New Caney only has one loss. An Eagles win on Friday would give them a share of the title while a Cougars win would cap off an undefeated season.
After their only loss two weeks ago against Barbers Hill, the Eagles looked like their usual selves again in a blowout win against Porter on Friday. Air Force quarterback commit Jordan Cooper is a shifty signal-caller who operates a run-first offense, but is a solid thrower when called on. Cooper will need to be at his best again this week to compete with the Cougars’ high-powered offense.
The Eagles two-way players will also be key. Last week, wide receiver/defensive end AJ Skero had four sacks and a couple catches, 2020 five-star cornerback/wide receiver Dwight McGlothern shut down Porter’s pass game and freshman running back/cornerback CJ Sanders ran for almost 100 yards and got the game sealing interception. Skero and McGlothern are primarily defenders, and lead a stout Eagles defense that shut down a Porter team in last week’s game.
Crosby is undefeated this season and an offensive power. They haven’t scored less than 38 points this year and averaging over 52 points per game and 533 yards per game. Baylor running back commit Craig Williams has 1669 yards and 28 touchdowns on the year and leads the offense. In the passing game, quarterback Jaiden Howard has 2050 yards and 19 touchdowns passing this season, his primary target has been Cedric Patterson III has 988 yards and 12 touchdowns receiving.
Obviously, the offense is the power, but their toughest defensive opponent is on deck. Last week against Humble, they started slow before rattling off seven straight touchdowns, against a tougher opponent this week, a slow start could spell trouble.