In the history of high school football, there has only been two public schools that have beaten John Curtis. O.P Walker & Edna Karr, but the Cougars are lone public school to do it twice.
What’s even more impressive is that Cougars head coach Brice Brown & many of his assistant coaches has beaten the Patriots as a player & as coaches. This was also the first time the Patriots have lost back to back games in the same season since the 1970s.
That second time the Cougars would beat the Patriots came on Saturday night winning in dramatic fashion 36-33. The Patriots got off to a good start after a 63 yard touchdown run by Buddy Taylor on the first possession of the game to go up 7-0.
But of course the quick strike offense of the Cougars would respond with a 23 touchdown pass from A.J Samuel to Destyn Hill to tie it at 7.
The Patriots would go into the half with all the momentum after scoring runs from Buddy Taylor & Trey LeBranch to lead the Cougars 26-14 at the break.
In the fourth quarter Samuel scored on a 6 yard run on 4th and goal to make it 26-21 after going scoreless in the third quarter.
The Cougars would come right back again with a 17 yard touchdown pass from A.J Samuel to Aaron Anderson over two defenders. Two point conversion would be successful giving the Cougars a 29-26 lead with less than four minutes left in the game.
The Patriots marched right back down the field & would score on a 18 yard touchdown run by Ronald Poole to give them a 33-29 lead with less than two minutes left in the game.
After a big kickoff return by Aaron Anderson to get his team all the way down to the Patriots 34 yard line, A.J Samuel would hook up with Destyn Hill once again for the winning touchdown.
“We knew it was going to be a dog fight against them especially after coming off of a loss,” head coach Brice Brown said. “Games like this build character in your kids & I like how they responded tonight.”
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