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Defenses Dominate as Cedar Park Tops Cinco Ranch 14-13

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It was a defensive struggle on a wet soggy night at Katy’s Legacy Stadium. The opening of the stadium and the kickoff were slightly delayed by lightning in the area prior to teams warming up.

Once the game did get underway, the defenses dominated. Ten of the Thirteen first half drives netted nine or less yards of offense. Eight of the fourteen second half drives netted 9 or less yards of offense.

Cinco Ranch had -6 yards of total offense before Cameron Harper hit Justin Hull on a 58-yard strike with 4:05 remaining in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead. Cinco Ranch would finish the first half with 61 yards total offense.


Cedar Park had more sustained drives with 164 yards total offense in the first half but didn’t manage to break on to the scoreboard until Ryder Parker hit Brandon Breed for 32-yard touchdown with 2:55 remaining in the second quarter.

Cedar Park forced a three and out from Cinco Ranch to start the 3rd quarter and struck quick on a 2-play 70-yard drive with Ryder Hernandez once again hooking up with Brandon Breed for a touchdown pass, this time form 68-yards out. The touchdown with 10:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter would give Cedar Park a 14-7 lead and would be the last score until late in the game.

Cedar Park was looking to put the game out of reach but turned the ball over on downs at the Cinco Ranch 15 with 5:22 remaining on the game.

Cinco Ranch would record it’s only drive of more than 7 plays on the night with an 8-play, 85-yard drive capped off my linebacker, yes linebacker, David Gbenda running the ball in from 2 yards out. The extra would be no good and Cedar Park clung to 14-13 lead with 3:04 remaining in the game.

Cinco Ranch would use time outs and a stout defense to force a 3 plays and out punt form Cedar Park that only took 1:01 off the clock.

Cinco Ranch started from their own 20-yard line with 2:03 left in the game. Sanders Crawford ripped off a 37-yard run on the first play of the drive to move the ball into Cedar Park territory. Cinco Ranch’s thoughts a rally would end when Caden Combs intercepted a Cameron Harper pass at the Cedar Park 25 with 1:35 remaining in the game.

Cedar Park was able to run out the clock and secure the 14-13 victory.

Cedar Park (2-2) opens district 11-5AD1 play next week at home against Leander Rouse (2-2). Rouse lost 9-42 to College Station A&M Consolidated in Week 4.

Cinco Ranch (0-4) opens district 19-6A play next week Mayde Creek (3-1). Mayde Creek beat Alvin 73-7 in Week 4.

 

Scoring Summary

Cinco Ranch – Cameron Harper to Justin Hull, 58-yard pass – Cedar Park 0, Cinco Ranch 7 – 5:53 2nd

Cedar Park – Ryder Hernandez to Brandon Breed, 32- yard pass – Cedar Park 7, Cinco Ranch 7 – 2:55 2nd

Cedar Park – Ryder Hernandez to Brandon Breed, 68-yard pass – Cedar Park 14, Cinco Ranch 7 – 10:20 3rd

Cinco Ranch – David Gbenda, 2-yard run – PAT no good – Cedar Park 14, Cinco Ranch 13 – 2:19 4th

 

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