Falcons shock Bobcats to remain perfect in 17-6A
It was a bit of history.
Jersey Village beat Cy-Fair, 24-23, Friday, at Pridgeon Stadium for the first time since 2009.
The Falcons have won six games in a row and are 5-0 in District 17-6A play for the first time since 1992.
Jersey Village secured the victory on Jonathan Cervantes’ 24-yard field goal with :46 left. Raymond Richardson finished with 379 total yards and three touchdowns
“You got to give them (Falcons) a bunch of credit, they didn’t quit,” Jersey Village head coach David Snokhous said.
Jersey Village (6-1, 5-0) scored 17 unanswered points after being down 23-7 with 6:41 left in the third quarter.
“I told them at halftime we could win it 24-23, they believed in it and found a way to do it,” Snokhous said.
The Falcons finished with 385 total yards, including 227 passing. A missed extra point by the Bobcats proved to be the difference.
Defending state champion Cy-Fair (4-2, 2-2) finished with three takeaways, which they turned into 14 points after scoring off short field drives. The Bobcats had 316 total yards, including 235 rushing yards.
“We shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times but we found a way to do it,” Snokhous said.
Cy-Fair scored on a field goal on the first possession of the game with 5:49 left. Both offenses were shut out the rest of the way as the Bobcats led 3-0 after the first quarter.
Jaelon Woods found the end zone on a short run to put Cy-Fair up 10-0 with 11:02 left in the second quarter after a turnover.
Sophomore L.J. Johnson stepped in and scored on a short run to put Cy-Fair up 17-0 with 10:22 left in the second.
Richardson scored on a 42-yard run, after a bobbled snap, to put the Falcons on the board. Cy-Fair led 17-7 at halftime.
Cy-Fair had 191 total yards, including 157 rush yards, in the first half to Jersey Village’s 125. They also had possession of the ball for 15:28 minutes.
In the third quarter, Cy-Fair defensive end Sheldon Cutbirth recovered a fumble in the opening drive of the second half. It was the second turnover of the game for the Falcons.
Marcus McKinley capitalized by scoring on a 5-yard pass from Ryan Nelub. The extra point was no good. Cy-Fair extended its lead over Jersey Village to 23-7 with 6:41 left in the third.
Richardson scored on a 3-yard run with 3:38 left in the third to keep the Falcons in the game. Cy-Fair led 23-14. The score was set up by Evan Norris’ 37-yard catch.
The Falcons’ defense stepped up on the next drive by forcing Cy-Fair to miss a 43-yard field goal.
Norris’ back-to-back catches of 45 yards put Jersey Village in scoring position following the missed field goal. Hunter Rangel then made a huge play by intercepting a pass by Richardson in the end zone.
After a Cy-Fair punt, Richardson scored on a short run with 3:54 left in the game to make it 23-21. The score was set up by back-to-back catches of 30 yards by Jordan Jones.
Jersey Village recovered the ensuing onside kick with 3:51 left and went on to score the winning field goal. The score was set up by Norris’ 18-yard catch.
“Obviously the home coming crowd helped, it was a great ball game,” Snokhous said.