BY AFTON HICKS
With a loss the previous Friday, the Cowboys had a lot of pressure on them to play a flawless game against the Ft. Lauderdale Flying L’s in their fifth game of the season. Ready to redeem themselves from their game against the Western Wildcats, it was four quarters of Cowboy dominance.
With 7 minutes 36 seconds left in the first quarter, linebacker Justin Ingram caught an interception giving the Cowboys possession. A run in by fullback Brandon Lombard earned the Cowboys a first down. However, with less than two minutes until the end of the quarter, a pass by quarterback Myles Notkin was intercepted by Flying L’s number 3 turning possession over to Ft. Lauderdale.
The Cowboys regained possession in the second quarter. With 7 minutes 7 seconds on the clock wide receiver Camden Krohn made a 50-yard touchdown run putting the Cowboys ahead by six. A kick by James Zawoyski gave the Cowboys the extra point.
Later in the second quarter, the Flying L’s offense attempted to work the ball down the field to tie the score. However, a pass by Ft. Lauderdale’s number 12 was intercepted by free safety Greg Roy. The Cowboys took advantage of the turnover to put more points on the scoreboard. Another run by Krohn, with 2 minutes 7 seconds left in the second quarter, earned the Cowboys their second touchdown of the game. Unfortunately, the kick by Blake Michaels was not able to clear the goalpost for the extra point. The first half ended with the Cowboys leading 13-0.
Cooper City continued to dominate well into the third quarter. A run up the middle by Lombard gave them their third touchdown of the game. A two-point conversion by Krohn set the score at 21-0 Cowboys. With the CCHS offense on point, there wasn’t much the Flying L’s defense could do.
The beginning of the fourth quarter started off slow. The Cowboy defense pushed hard to keep the Flying L’s score at zero. With only two minutes 12 seconds left in the game, defensive back Don Allen, playing on offense, ran it in for another Cowboy touchdown. Unable to make the extra point, the game ended with a final score of 27-0 Cowboys.
Clearly, a different team emerged on Friday. Humbled by their loss to Western, they proved that Cowboy football is a force to be reckoned with. With a record of 4-1, it looks positive that the Cowboys will emerge victorious again next Friday in their game against American Heritage.