New Caney Football
New Caney Football Beats Forest Brook 55-16
The New Caney Eagles were one win away from advancing to the playoffs last week. A win over Kingwood Park would have sent the Eagles to the playoffs, but they defeated the Eagles 55-16 at Turner Stadium. The win also helped New Caney secure a playoff berth in District 21-5A.
The Caney offense had a rough start and struggled to put together drives. However, it came together on their final drive to win the game. The next play resulted in a Forest Brook touchdown on Lawrence Vickers’ 64-yard run. The Forest Brook offense then added to its lead with a point-after attempt.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles responded with a dazzling drive that stunned the Panthers and left the visitor’s bench quiet. They used the passing game of quarterback Jacob Powell to move the ball to the Forest Brook five-yard line. From there, quarterback Brent Turner punched it in for the touchdown. The extra-point kick was added by Martin Fernandez, making the score 7-0.
New Caney’s athletic teams will compete in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Conference 6A. This means that it will compete in a larger district against schools with larger enrollments. This will allow the Caney football team to play in a bigger field than it currently does.
Powell’s performance looked more like a senior than a sophomore during the last half of the game. He led the Eagles on a scoring drive from the Eagle’s 26-yard-line. Later, Rick Haas scored from the Panther’s 10-yard line. The PAT from Fernandez gave New Caney a 22-21 edge. The Eagles next play Smiley Friday night.