KATY, Texas— Cinco Ranch managed to beat Mayde Creek and then some in the Cougars 61-13 conquest over the Mayde Creek Rams Friday night at Legacy Stadium.
The Cougars, now 5-1, are riding a four-game winning streak as they move on into the latter half of the regular season. Since losing to Katy in a 30-0 shutout the second game of the season, the Cinco Ranch has only allowed 32 points to be scored against them in the last four games, allowing teams to score eight points against them on average.
“We took care of business tonight,” said Cinco Ranch head coach Don Clayton.
Cinco Ranch had jumped out to secure a three-score lead at the end of the first quarter.
Execution was the Rams second biggest enemy in the game. Valiant efforts to score were abound Friday night for the Rams, albeit hardly anything came to fruition from those efforts. Mayde Creek did manage to put up two scores though.
Late in the third quarter, receiver Jalon Strong sprinted down the sidelines on the end-around play, dodging Coug’s defensive backs en-route to the 40-yard score. Then, towards the final minute of regulation, quarterback Keyonte Fiakpui ran to the front right pylon of the end-zone as he extended the ball just over the plane to make it the final score of 61-13.
“Overall, it was a great performance,” said Cinco Ranch running back Brant Kuithe.
Cinco Ranch running back Brant Kuithe once again had a stand out game, scoring four touchdowns on 206 yards rushing. Two of those touchdowns came near the goal line and out of the wildcat quarterback formation.
“Starting at quarterback for three games last year made me feel more comfortable [in the wildcat formation],” said Kuithe when asked about how he liked taking the direct snaps.
Unlike prior games, Kuithe didn’t account for all of the Cougar touchdowns, but rather several of his teammates. Wide receiver Devin Staton scored on a huge 50-yard receiving touchdown early in the fourth quarter and backup running back Sanders Crawford IV broke off a nifty 54-yard touchdown.
The other standout performance from the night came from quarterback Cam Harper. Harper was invincible against Mayde Creek, scoring twice on the ground and once in the passing game. The junior quarterback was one score shy of tying his teammate and friend Brant Kuithe.
“[Brant] and I joke all the time about who will get the most touchdowns; he got four, I got three but I got him next game,” said Harper when I asked him about stealing touchdowns from his big man in the backfield.
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