As anyone who watches FBISD football knows, it doesnt get any better than a Saturday night at Mercer Stadium. This one lived up to all the hype and more. Bone crushing hits, drama galore, high school football at its best.
Kempner took on George Bush in a game for the ages Saturday night. Kickoff was at 7:05pm. Kempner jumped out to a big lead of 14-0 in the 1st quarter.
With 11:15 left in the first quarter, Kempner struck on a 55 yard touchdown scamper by Julius White. Villators point after was perfect and Kempner was up 7-0. With 5:17 remaining in the 1st quarter, Veidal Johnson scored on a 1 yard run and Rapheal Villators point after was again good. Kempner had what seemed to be a very cushy 14-0 lead.Then unphased, Bush made a furious run scoring 28 unanswered points, to go ahead 28-14.
Like nothing hit them, George Bush scored on a 3 yard touchdown run with 3;20 left in the first quarter by Jalynn McCain. Johnathan Romeros point after was good. 14-7 Kempner still in the lead. Then with 6:32 left in the 2nd quarter, McCain again struck oil on a 50 yard touchdown run for Bush. 14-14 tie ball game. Minutes later, Bush QB Travis Courtney found Chibuike for a huge 75 yard touchdown pass. Warren Moon would have been impressed with that one folks! Romeros kick was again good and with 3:18 left in the half, Bush had a 21-14 lead. Halftime.
Bush scored first in the 2nd half on a 43 TD pass from Courtney to Brandon Gordon in the 3rd quarter to go up 28-14. Kempner answered with a quick TD strike when Veidal Johnson ran it in from the 1 yard line. This kid Johnson is Mr. Automatic from short yardage, folks. His offensive line really goes the distance for him. He must be chipping in on Subway sandwiches for them after the game!
Then, the Bush Broncos had the ball and was draining the clock. With time running out in the 4th quarter and all hope seeming lost for the mighty Kempner Cougars. Except Kempner didnt think that way. The swarming Kempner defense layed a vicious hit on the Bush running back, knocking the ball loose at the 10 yard line of Kempner. A mad scramble ensued. Jacob Onyechi picked up the ball, looked up, and saw 90 yards of green astro turf ahead of him. He took off, and speed kills. He rumbled 90 yards for the score. Villators kick was again good and Kempner had sent the game into overtime.
In overtime, the Cougars looked like the Houston Texans. Bush ran a few plays and then Kempner's mighty defense dug in and picked off Travis
Courtney's pass at the goal line. This time the hero was number #11 Jordan Vines. The Coogs turned on the offense, and once again showed they were the better football team by scoring again with Veidal Johnson finding pay dirt and the win from 21 yards out. Winner winner chicken dinner!!Congrats Cougars!!
This was the first week of district play in FBISD and it will only get more exciting. See ya next week!!
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