Cedar Park rains out Leander 14-10

Savannah Burchfiel and Paige Parks

Despite the downpour, the Timberwolves (3-2) pulled out a 14-10 victory against the Leander Lions (4-1) on Friday, Sept. 28 at Gupton Stadium.

The first T-wolf touchdown was scored by senior tailback Mikal Wilson.

“Execution is everything,” Wilson said. “I hit the holes and read my keys. I had a great blocking down front from my offensive line.”

Junior quarterback Nate Grimm completed a pass to senior running back Ethan Fry for a second touchdown. Fry’s successful two-point conversion put more T-wolf points on the scoreboard.

The rain proved to be in the Black Rain defense’s favor. Leander senior Caleb Woodward, a Texas Tech commit, was continually stopped by the powerhouse that is the Cedar Park defensive line.

Cedar Park has moved up to the No. 17 position on the AP poll of 4A teams, while Leander dropped from the No. 2 position to the No. 9 position.

Crosstown Showdown was anticipated to be a close game due to the two highly-ranked rival teams.

“I was motivated to play this week because of the doubts about our ability to win,” Wilson said. “I came back from an injury and was ready to go all-out.”

The CP band also braved the elements for the good of the team with a shortened half-time show.  The Leander band did not perform due to predicted heavy rain in the area.

The fans did not disappoint. Without the band playing their signature Metal Shop, fans supplemented with spirit of their own. Dressed in black from head to toe for the traditional Blackout game, the vocal fans sang their own version of Metal Shop during halftime.

This Friday’s game will be held at Marble Falls at 7:30 p.m. For those who cannot attend, K-MAC will broadcast the game.