GEORGETOWN — Despite an explosive second half, College Station fell 49-38 to Georgetown in District 11-5A Division I action Friday night at Birkelbach Field.
The Eagles (6-2, 4-1) scored on the opener of the match to set the tone for a dominant first half on offense. Quarterback Noah Booras hit wide receiver Drayden Dickmann on a post road, and Dickmann broke free on the field from 81 yards for a 7-0 lead.
It was a sign of things to come as the Eagles beat College Station 35-3 in the first half.
The Cougars (6-2, 4-1) fumbled deep into Georgetown territory in ensuing practice, and the Eagles recovered.
Georgetown took over on its own 32-yard line and drove eight plays for a score, cashing in with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Booras to wide receiver Westin Bruce for a 14-0 lead.
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The Cougars regained momentum with an interception from linebacker Shane Bellows that put College Station on the Georgetown 39. The Cougars couldn’t find the end zone and were forced to settle for a field goal of 18 yards.
Booras and Bruce linked again for a 10-yard touchdown pass to extend Georgetown’s lead to 21-3.
Booras threw for 208 total yards and four touchdowns.
Georgetown running back Andrew Petter capped the first half with two rushing touchdowns. His scores came from 5 and 9 yards.
The Cougars fought back with 35 points in the second half.
College Station running back Aydan Martinez-Brown led the way with three rushing touchdowns in the third quarter. The Cougars opened the half with an eight-play, 64-yard drive capped by a 3-yard run from Martinez-Brown.
The Cougar defense, which forced no punts in the first half, forced its first three-and-out on Georgetown’s next offensive possession. The Cougars took advantage as Martinez-Brown ran down the middle for 5 yards, then broke free on a 76-yard run to cut the Eagles lead to 35-17.
Martinez-Brown scored later on a 3-yard run with 15 seconds left in the third. He finished with 247 yards and three scores on 27 carries.
With their side’s momentum down 35-17, the Cougars suffered a costly turnover deep in their own territory that Georgetown converted into points. Four plays after the turnover, Booras faked a transfer to Petter and ran through the middle untouched 28 yards for a score.
Booras then joined Dickmann on another touchdown pass to open the fourth quarter for a 42-24 lead.
Cade Corcoran came in at quarterback late in the second period and threw two touchdown passes for College Station. Corcoran connected with Jackson Verdugo for 15 yards and hit Zach Dang on the final play of the game for another TD.
College Station hosts A&M Consolidated at 7 p.m. next Friday.