Jeff Davis should have prayed for rain.
The Cougars scored early and scored often, plus threw up a punishing defense, defeating Jeff Davis 52-0 in Brock Vaigneur's inaugural game as Head Coach.
Quarterback Jarrett Owens was perfect, completing all 5 passes he threw, for 175 yards (2 TDs). Junior RB Marcus Caldwell ran for 12 carries that totaled 170 yards, including touchdown romps of 76, 5, and 49 yards. Jon Herrington also ran for 101 yards, in 4 carries, including two touchdown runs of 66 and 15 yards. WR Alex Martin had 3 receptions, for 144 yards, including touchdown catches of 45 and 73 yards.
Defensively, Ron Spikes led the team with 8 solo tackles, while CB Angel Anguiano pulled down 3 interceptions.
Coach Vaigneur was stunned by the almost perfect game the team played. "I was surprised how we came out and put all those points on the board. I'm shocked at the score". Vaigneur added, "We put the offense on the field, asked them to make plays, and they made them."
Running back Caldwell was equally happy when told of his stats for the game: "Yeah", said Caldwell, modestly, "that was pretty good." Most of Caldwell's yardage came in the first half and he was pulled early after a splendid performance. "I wanted to get 200 yards", said Caldwell, "but we won the game and that's what matters."
WR Martin described the play he ran for the 73 yard touchdown reception. "I saw a hole and I went for it. Got a perfect pass from Jarrett (Owens), What a quarterback."
But it was quarterback Owens who put things in perspective. "We just have to keep it up. I was thrilled with the game and Marcus (Caldwell) was simply amazing."
Frankly, so was the entire team.