The Cougars have established a Carson Collins "legacy jersey" and they gave a replica to his parents. Each year an athlete who has the characteristics Carson modeled will wear the number 5.
Stratford was ready to go right from their first possession. First play actually. Nash Rankin goes deep to Luke Rives (Ree-vis) and he's gone. Nothing like getting that first touchdown out of the way seconds into the game. 7-0 Spartans.
Next drive, another score. Rankin to Dallas Payne out of the backfield for an easy touchdown. 14-0 Stratford.
Tomball using some tricks to get on the board. Ensuing kickoff, Koby Fosher (Fosh-er) receives the kickoff....too many Spartans surround him so he pitches it to Christian Womack and not Spartan in the place could catch Womack on the kickoff return for 6. Tomball still trailed 14-6.
Rankin continues his onslaught in the 3rd. He passes to Jake Brand and watch Brand snatch it out of the air just before the defender picks it and then takes it to the house. Stratford beats Tomball 46-22.