Friday, October 23, 2015

Netherly's overtime TD leads Crosby to 42-35 win over New Caney

Emmanuel Netherly (16) shown with his father,
Crosby assistant coach Dwight Netherly, scored three TDs
in Crosby's 42-35 overtime win against New Caney.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2015 TexSport Publications

CROSBY, TEXAS (October 23, 2015) With the score tied at 28 after four quarters, Crosby quarterback Tristan Cotton fired an 18-yard pass to Emmanuel Netherly in overtime to secure a 42-35 victory over New Caney at Cougar Stadium in the Houston suburb of Crosby on Friday, October 23, 2015. With the win, the Cougars remain undefeated in district play with a 6-0 record and a perfect 8-0 record in 2015.

Netherly added three touchdown to his season total; two in the air and one on the ground. The fleet-footed junior carried the ball one time for five yards and the score and caught passes of 27 and 18 yards for his other two scores. Cotton was 15-of-26 for 234 yards and three touchdowns while rushing 21 yards on nine carries.

Crosby took an early lead in the first quarter with a 66-yard touchdown run by Craig Williams and a Yardley Cruz extra point. Cruz stepped up to the tee six times during the game and split the uprights on every extra point.

New Caney scored twice in the second quarter on passes from Timothy Ware to David Harvey. Crosby added a touchdown between the New Caney scores with Netherly’s 27-yard scoring pass from Cotton to tie the score at 14 after 24 minutes. Both teams scored 14 points in the third quarter to again tie the score going into the fourth quarter. Crosby went ahead with 3:40 remaining in the game on a Cotton pass to Shammah Gray and the Cruz conversion. The Eagles took the kickoff and tied the score on a Mart’e Allison two-yard run and Eduardo Martinez’s extra point with 30 second left in regulation.

With two weeks left in the regular season, Crosby will face New Caney Porter at Texan Drive Stadium on Friday, October 30 in New Caney. They will close out the regular season with a Friday, November 6 match-up against C.E. King at Cougar Field in Crosby.

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