HS Football: Big first half leads College Park to win over Kingwood
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- WR Alex Brigman and the College Park offense came out firing in Saturday’s 41-7 win over Kingwood. Brigman caught three touchdowns to help lead the Cavaliers to their third win of the year.
The College Park offense had success, both on the ground and through the air, throughout the first half. The Cavaliers didn’t even need to punt until midway through the third quarter. On the opening drive, QB Ty Buckmon rolled to his left and hit a crossing Brigman, who won the race to the corner of the end zone for a 21-yard TD pass.
The CP defense forced a quick three-and-out to get the ball right back in the hands of their confident offense. College Park came right back down the field to score with Brigman making the play of the day on his second touchdown catch of the day. Buckmon found a wide-open Brigman over the middle, who made an amazing one-handed grab to put the Cavaliers up 13-0.
Andrew Edmunson tracked down the Kingwood punter who was having trouble with the snap to give the CP offense a short field for their third possession. RB Dylon DeAngelo put together a strong drive on the ground and finished it with a three-yard touchdown.
Kingwood’s special teams’ issues would continue on the ensuing kickoff when no one fielded the ball, allowing the Cavaliers to jump on it at the 30-yard line. TE Cody Mladenka and the Cavaliers cashed in on the turnover with a 12-yard TD catch from Buckmon to go up 27 points early in the second quarter.
The electrifying freshman WR Conner Dunphy took over the game in the wildcat formation to give a spark to an already thriving offense. A nice run by Dunphy out of the formation set the defense up for a little trickery by the Cavs. Dunphy lined up at QB again, but this time, passed to a wide-open Brigman for a 25-yard touchdown. Kingwood would add a TD pass from QB Jonathan Mendoza to WR Jack Dugas right before halftime to make the score 34-7 College Park at the break.
Both defenses controlled the second half, but the Cavaliers forced two turnovers, a Curt Evangelister interception, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown by Daniel Sandate to put the finishing touches on the win.
The College Park Cavaliers (3-1) will return to play on October 30 against Grand Oaks (4-0) in the first week of District 13-6A play.