CPFB Moving into Round 2 of Playoffs

Overtime Field Goal by Sophomore Kicker Gives CP the Win


Photo by Katelyn Tschoerner

Breaking tackles, junior running back Jonathan Stockwell runs with the ball down field to help out his team. “I felt the energy was good as a unit even though we have areas to get better at,” Stockwell said. ” Also, we were playing for the seniors so we can play another week one week at a time. You know it’s win or go home so we have to win to keep our state run alive.” CPHS plays Shadow Creek this Friday at 7:00.

Noah Hedges, Reporter

Friday, the football team won their first round playoff game against the LBJ Jaguars 10-7. CPHS had a lot of momentum coming into the game, with only one district loss to Hutto. 

LBJ finished their regular season with an 8-2 record, while CPHS finished with a 7-3 regular season record.  Junior safety Tammer Alzer said he was ready to play in this game for his team.

“We knew the season depended on how bad we wanted it,” Alzer said. “Looking into everyone’s eyes, you could tell that nobody was worried. We knew the season depended on us and we were ready for the challenge.”

The whole game was a nail biter, with the score at the end of regulation at 7-7. Going into overtime, there was a coin toss to determine who plays on offense first and who plays on defense first. LBJ played on offense first in overtime, and the defense showed that they weren’t going to give up the game. On fourth down, the LBJ quarterback threw up a pass with hopes that one of his receivers would come down with it, but senior cornerback Cole Hollen had other ideas. He went up and caught the ball in the endzone to give the offense a chance to win the game with any type of score.

“It felt great after I came down with the pick,” Hollen said. “I just wanted to make a play for my team to keep the family alive for one more week.”

Junior cornerback Caden Combs had an interception as well. This was Comb’s first year playing on varsity, and with nine tackles in two games, according to Max Preps, he proved that he has what it takes to compete at a high level. 

“I was thinking about my senior teammates and how we needed to win this game to keep the family alive,” Combs said. “During Cole’s pick, it was just unreal. We had such a great defensive game as a unit. Before the game, we were all focused and locked in on what we were supposed to do.”

To seal the game on fourth down, sophomore kicker Justin Bohrer converted a 34-yard field goal to win the game and send the team to round two.

“I had no clue that it would come down to me,” Bohrer said. “At the beginning of halftime, I went and got in some practice kicks in because my feet were frozen. Once I got on the field, I was really relaxed and confident that I would make it because I knew my holder and snapper would do their job, and I would do the same.”

Cedar Park is set to face Shadow Creek this Friday at 7 p.m. at Bryan High School.