Cougars Look to Polish Up Their Play Against Junction


JUNCTION, TX- Can the Christoval Cougars stay perfect in district against the Junction Eagles?

The Cougars sent shock waves through 2A football when they roasted the previously state ranked Eldorado Eagles last week in Jack Pardee Stadium last Friday. Now, the Cougars hope to stay perfect against the Junction Eagles.

Anything can happen but the Cougars (7-1, 4-0 in district) are certainly looking to lock up a district championship.

Junction (3-5, 0-3 in district) is on a 5-game losing streak and will have their hands full trying to end the season on a win with the Cougars this week and Eldorado next.

The playoffs are right around the corner and getting the passing game going could make a huge difference in how teams approach them. Look for the Cougars to polish up their game in these last two to prepare.

Fortunately, there isn't much Christoval needs to do. The Cougar running game and defense are playing lights out but when you step on the field, the goal is to get better.

Last week, Christoval running back Josh Fava took over the game against Eldorado accounting for 272 total yards, 2 touchdowns, and a sack on the defensive side of the ball. Ketcher Joiner also celebrated 2 touchdowns. The Cougars are averaging 236.6 rushing yards a game.

One thing Christoval could work on is the passing game to make the receivers more of a threat. Right now, Loehman is 48 of 81 for 864 yards, 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. At this point in the season, that averages about 10 passing attempts a game and a little over 100 yards a game.

Defensively, the Cougs played outstanding against Eldorado. Getting to the quarterback, applying pressure, and taking away the ball will go a long way towards winning games. Cayden Carpenter will look to snag more passes thrown his way as he is currently tied for 2nd in the state with 7 interceptions.

Christoval also has 15 sacks and 63 tackles for loss on the season led by Jake Boness and Brock Ratliff with 16 and 10 respectively.

COVER1 will be in Junction on Friday night so tune into for coverage, analysis, and highlights when the Cougars look to dominate another Eagle team. COVER1 begins at 7:30 p.m.

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