Timberwolves Stomp Panthers 42-21

Cedar Park Clinches District Title with Win Over Pflugerville


Photo by Addy Bates

Senior WR Will Udoye catches a long ball from junior QB Ryder Hernandez in the first half. The Cedar Park offense keeps on rolling. “Everything was clicking for us,” senior WR Will Udoye said. “We worked hard this week in practice and it showed.”

Justin Ballou, Reporter

Yet another Friday of winning for Cedar Park. Coming off of the bye week, the team wanted to keep the foot on the gas and officially clinch the district title. They did just that, defeating Pflugerville 42-21.

The offense had their typical highlight reel plays throughout the game. They came out swinging early and scored 28 points in the first half alone.

“Everything was clicking for us,” senior WR Will Udoye said. “We worked hard this week in practice and it showed.”

Junior QB Ryder Hernandez said the team went out there and stayed focused throughout the whole game.

“Our defense made plays and gave us great field position and we took advantage of it,” Hernandez said.

The Black Rain defense had another great showing, including a scoop-and-score touchdown off of a bad snap in the first quarter.

“We always put in consistent effort and have 9-5-90,” senior LB Will Lovell said.

A 9-5-90 is a defensive formation in which nine players are five yards off the ball 90 percent of time. This is a formation that is also referred to as a “ball-hawking defense.” Instead of playing off-coverage and trying to prevent the big plays, the defense plays press coverage and tries to create more turnovers.

This week, the Timberwolves will return home for Senior Night and take on the 5-4 Manor Mustangs. A win for Cedar Park would end their regular season at 9-1 and undefeated in district play. A victory also makes the T-Wolves a higher seed in the playoffs, meaning the team would take on weaker opponents throughout the playoffs in hope of going back to the state championship for the first time since the 2015 season.

“We will be ready for whatever comes next and we will constantly go hard in practice,” Lovell said.