McCallum finished out their regular season when they
traveled to Burger Field to do battle with the Crockett Cougars. When the night
was finished the Knights couldn’t pull another come from behind victory out of
their hat, going down to the Cougars 42 to 28.
McCallum came out on the field looking like they thought
they had this game in the bag, but someone forgot to tell the Cougars that they
were supposed to be underdogs. The Cougars jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead in the
first quarter. McCallum was able to post 7 points on to their side of the
scoreboard when Kevin Lusson connected with Xavier Jefferson on a 65-yard
The Knights looked like they had finally woke up and pulled
the score to within 7 on a pass from Lusson to Van Franks, making the score 21
to 14, Cougars. Crockett decided that a 7 point cushion wasn’t enough so they
stuffed that cushion with 14 more points making the score 35 to 14, Crockett at
The Knights appeared to have figured out how to stop the
Cougars running attack in the third quarter holding the Cougars scoreless. The
Knights scored on a 41-yard pass completion to Van Franks who snared the ball
after 2 other players had deflected it; this brought the score to within 14
again and started what looked like another come from behind victory for
In the final quarter McCallum continued to try and fight
back closing the score gap to 7 on a touchdown pass to Jordan Cole. Then again
the Cougars stepped up and said not tonight McCallum when they scored the last
points of the night bringing the score to the final total 42 to 28, Crockett.
McCallum posted another impressive passing game with Kevin
Lusson throwing for 354 yards on 19 completions. The Knights receiving corps
was lead by Van Franks with 109 yards in receptions. The Knights running game
could never get on track chalking up only 68 yards on 15 carries. McCallum
could not figure out how to stop the Cougars running game with the Cougars
posting 304 yards of rushing for the night.
With the help from LBJ who defeated Travis, McCallum
has took 3rd place in the district, which gives them a playoff berth
against Waller High School from District 18 4A. The game will be next Friday
night at 7:30pm at A&M Consolidated Field in College Station, Texas.