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China Spring Dominates Mexia

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The China Spring Cougars traveled to Mexia on Friday night and immediately took control of the Blackcats for a 56-7 victory.

China Spring Dominates

The Cougars kicked off to open the game but scored its first offensive touchdown just 54 seconds into the contest. Mexia fumbled on their first play from scrimmage and China Spring recovered at the Mexia 30. Two plays later, Jackson Battles scored from 23 yards out, and the Cougars took the lead 7-0.

Mexia’s next possession was a three and out. With a short punt out of bounds by Mexia, China Spring took over in the red zone at the 10-yard line. Tre Hafford caught a 5-yard pass from Major Bowden to the end zone and the Cougars extended their lead to 14-0.

Hafford made some noise on the defensive side of the ball as well.  On Mexia’s next possession, Hafford intercepted a pass from Mexia’s Tray Betts. The Cougars took over again inside Mexia territory.  Sebastian Trevino capped off the short drive with a 6-yard touchdown reception to make it a 21-0 lead.

Before the quarter was over, China Spring recovered another fumble, and Major Bowden ran in two touchdowns, one from 5 yards out and the other from 37 yards.  At the end of the first quarter, China Spring had a commanding 35-0 lead.

Mexia’s Bright Spots

Mexia’s defensive line, led by Dontavious Daniels, did cause some issues for the China Spring offense.  In passing situations, Major Bowden was unable to set up in the pocket. The pressure was coming from Daniels and Deandra Sandles.

That pressure proved to be costly for the Blackcats. A scrambling Bowden is dangerous for defenders and often results in long runs as he showed on his 37-yard touchdown run.

Jaeden Davis Takes Over

At the start of the 2nd quarter, many of China Spring’s second and third teams got to see some action.  Jaeden Davis took advantage of the opportunity and wreaked havoc on both sides of the ball.

Davis scored two touchdowns on the ground.  From his outside linebacker position, Davis laid a massive hit on Mexia’s quarterback Betts. That hit knocked the ball in the air into the waiting arms of Trevino rushing in from the opposite side and he took it in for a 65-yard touchdown.

For his efforts, Davis was named the Player of the Game.

Great Opportunity for Reserves

Head Coach Brian Bell was pleased to see the reserves see significant action in the game.  He states that they practice just as hard as the starters and it is good to see them get on the field. The three-quarters of action highlighted the areas the reserve Cougar offense needed to work on. This will only benefit the Cougars in the coming years when these young men take over starting roles.

Looking Ahead

Mexia will take on Fairfield next week, while China Spring is looking at their bye week.  The Cougars will host the Jarrell Cougars for homecoming to start district play on Friday, October 8.

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