The size and quickness of the Fort Worth Western Hills defense was just too much for Dallas Molina as the Cougars won the first game of the season, 46-21, at Farrington Field on Thursday night.
The Cougars also took advantage of four turnovers to keep Molina at bay down the stretch.
Game was over when: Western Hills recovered the second half kickoff and went in to score to give them a two-score cushion and set the tone the rest of the way.
Play of the game: Deterrion Kellough broke off a 50-yard scoring run to answer a potential Molina rally to keep the Cougars’ momentum and lead intact. Kellough finished the night with 112 yards and the score.
Offensive player of the game: Western Hills QB, Jay’von Simmons continued to keep the Jaguars defense guessing, as Simmons rushed inside and outside to keep Cougars drives alive. He had 114 rushing yards and a TD for the night.
Defensive player of the game: Justin Santos, Western Hills LB, was a formidable force. His hits were solid and his tackles, clean, throughout the game.
Unsung hero of the game: Lazarus Wilson scored on a 75-yard interception return and 35-yard pass reception for Western Hills.
Moment of the game: Molina fumbled on consecutive kickoff returns leading to Western Hills scores in the third quarter.
Stat of the Game: The Cougars held Molina to -2 yards rushing in the first half.
Big picture outlook: The win for Western Hills reverses a loss to Molina last season, when the Cougars went 2-8.
What’s next? Western Hills will travel to Clark Stadium to play host Fort Worth Carter-Riverside, 7: 30 p.m. on Sept 7. Molina will host Quinlan Ford at Sprague Stadium, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.