Coming into the week six matchup with the Louise Hornets, the Brazos Cougars had averaged just 13.5 points over their last four games but after just the first quarter, they had more than doubled that mark en route to a 58-7 homecoming victory.
On the other side of the ball, the Brazos defense allowed just one first-quarter score and 152 total yards on 63 total plays and grabbed one interception which was returned 55 yards to open the scoring on the night and spark the Cougar crowd on homecoming night.
It was a ground-bound battle with both teams passing for just over 50 yards each but Brazos needed only 30 plays to rack up 383 total yards of offense where the only two third downs faced were converted to help the touchdown train rolling.
The visiting Hornets accounted for 100 yards rushing on the night and 67 of those were gained on the scoring play that made their deficit 8-7 in the first quarter.
Thanks to consecutive touchdown runs from both Jared Demny (1 and 14 yards) and Elijah Johnson (14 and 5 yards) and with two-point conversions coming after Demny’s scores from Jaylin Vela (first a rush, then a pass to Kolton Marek), the Cougars took a 36-7 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Malcolm Toles was the one leading the charge, earning scoring runs of 5 and 74 yards in the third and fourth quarters respectively en route to compiling 154 yards on just nine carries to lead the hosts in the rushing category. Johnson was next with his four carries covering 84 yards where 59 of them came on his third score in the fourth quarter that helped round the final score out to 58-7 for a Brazos homecoming win.
Ira Minters (four carries, 72 yards) and Demny (three carries, 21 yards) helped the Cougars’ final rushing total sit at 332 on the night to move their overall record to 2-4 with both wins coming on home turf.
Brazos now moves into its bye week on a high note with sights now moving to district play, starting with a trip to Yorktown to play the Wildcats Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.