After Loss, CPFB Looks to Beat Vandy


Katelyn Gaus

The varsity football team sprints on to the field at the Waco Midway game on Sept. 1. t

Garrett Wilson, Reporter

The Timberwolves look to come back tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Vandegrift, in their first away game after a close loss to Waco Midway on Sept. 1.

“One of the struggles we had in the first half were definitely penalties,” senior offensive lineman Jonathan Kelly said. “We had put together some good drives, but penalties hurt us a lot and we knew we had to fix it.”

On one of the opening plays of the game, junior linebacker Logan Mayou took a fumble recovery 29 yards for the touchdown. Later in the first quarter, Midway answered back with a 37 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback, Tanner Mordecai. At halftime the score was 14-12 in favor of Midway.

With a 16-point deficit, senior quarterback Mak Sexton helped tie the game up with a 13 yard rushing touchdown. However, on the next series for the Panthers, they scored on a rushing touchdown from 51 yards out to make the score 35-28 with 3:42 remaining. On a crucial fourth and one, the Timberwolf offense wasn’t able to convert and turned the ball back over to the Panthers. All that was left for the Panthers to do was to run down the clock.

“They were a good team,” junior defensive lineman Jacob Munoz said. “If we had executed what we had practiced, the result would have been different.”

The 35-28 loss had multiple highlights for the Timberwolves, and they will continue to grow, put that loss behind them and focus on Vandegrift.