Toppers wrap two maroon wins
“Thursday’s game were a great end to a great spring,” said Houston’s coach William Cook following the spring jamboree in Shannon May 15.
Cook had plenty of reason to be happy with the team’s performance as they scored wins over both the hosting Red Raiders and New Albany’s Bulldogs.
The Toppers used a 60-yard run by Taylor Baskin followed by a 55-yard interception by Colton Foster and returned for a touchdown to go over New Albany 12-7.
In the second game, Urriah Shepard hit Tay Bowden for a 23-yard TD pass and ran in the conversion for an 8-7 win.
“(Our) defense played outstanding in both games,” Cook said. “We had to make an on-the-field adjustment during the Shannon game due to the offense they were running. The players took it and used it to stop Shannon the rest of the the game.”
Baskin and Shepard split the QB position and Cook said the jamboree gave some younger team members good playing time.
“We were able to get a lot of guys reps in a game situation,” Cook said. “That is crucial experience time (our) young players needed. We played hard all night. I am very proud of the effort that was given.”
Cook also credited the team for their off season work in the weight room that will prepare them for summer workouts.
Fall football practice officially begins Aug. 4.
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