Cowboys Slide Past Hebron in a Thriller

By ryanmacdonald
Aug. 30, 2015

Junior Running Back Joe Fex braces as Hebron linebacker tackles him.

By: Ryan MacDonald

In their first game of the season, the Coppell Cowboys football team traveled to Hebron High School to take on the Hebron Hawks. The game started off rather slow with both teams offenses looking very shaky. But, with three minutes left in the first quarter, the offense started to kick it into gear with many solid runs from Junior running back Joe Fex. This lengthy drive carried over into the start of the second quarter where it was capped off with a one-yard Joe Fex touchdown. A deep kick by kicker Senior Tyler Smith stuck the Hawks in their own side of the field. The Cowboys forced a four and out and got great ball position thanks to a long return from Matt Naranjo. Less than a minute later, Sophomore quarterback Brady McBride ran the ball one yard for a touchdown to extend the lead to fourteen. Hebron then got the ball on their own twenty yard line and drove the ball all the way down to Coppell’s eight yard line. With just a minute left, Hebron quarterback Clayton Tune completed an eight yard pass to receiver Derek Mueller for a touchdown. A failed extra point gave the Cowboys a 14-6 lead heading into the locker room.

Determined to fix their mistakes from the first half, the Cowboys came out of the locker room ready to go. After recovering Hebron’s fumble, the Cowboys went on a short drive which ended with a field goal from Tyler Smith. After switching off failed drives, Hebron was able to find the end zone with another touchdown pass from Clayton Tune tying the game at twenty. It all came down to this final drive. It was a classic two-minute drill scenario for McBride and the Cowboys. McBride’s first play of the drive was a game-winning seventy yard touchdown pass to Josh Fink. “I was very proud of the whole team’s performance, especially at the end of the game” said Head Coach Mike DeWitt. Though it was a great team win, the Cowboys are focused on tonight’s matchup hosting Mckinney Boyd. “We’re always focused on the next game and that’s a good opponent in Mckinney Boyd.” said DeWitt.