September 5, 2011
Jackson Off and Running
With the second week of high school football in the books, current Houston Cougars commit Ryan Jackson and his Angleton Wildcats went into Freeport and invaded Hopper field and used an efficient Wing-T attack, capitalizing on some Brazoswood turnovers dismantling their inner-county rivals from just up the road to the tune of 41-14.
Angleton had no trouble moving the ball against Brazoswood and you wouldn't know it by the score but Brazoswood actually faired pretty well against Angleton, but turnovers would cost them dearly.
Angleton received the opening kickoff and took their first possession right down the field and capped it off with a one-yard run up the gut by Brad Randolph, Brazoswood muffed the ensuing kickoff giving Angleton great field position and the Wildcats took advantage driving the length of the field and quarterback T.J. Austin finished it off with a one-yard keeper up the middle, with the successful PAT putting the Wildcats up 14-0.
Brazoswood trying to cut into the lead was driving against the Wildcat defense but put the ball on the turf and Angleton recovered. Again the Wildcats took it down the field and Houston commit Ryan Jackson plunged in from one-yard out, putting the Wildcats up 21-0 after the PAT and Angleton would not look back as the Buccaneers were never able to get themselves back into the game.
Cougars commit Ryan Jackson had impressive numbers only seeing 12 touches, Jackson had a 9.5 yard per carry average rushing for 114 yards on only 12 carries and two touchdowns including a 31-yarder in the fourth quarter which sucked whatever hope Brazoswood had of coming back right out of the stadium.
After the game Jackson was pleased with the win against Rival Brazoswood.
"It feels great," the speedy running back told CougarsDen. "It's a moment I'll cherish for the rest of my life, this is my senior year and I'm real happy we beat them today because now we have bragging rights forever, I'm as happy as can be right now and ready to celebrate with my team."
Even though they won their first two games and have looked quite impressive, Jackson doesn't want the team to lose focus.
"We're just taking it step-by-step, we can't get big heads and try to rush things," the Rivals three-star athlete said. "We're still doing well, but there are still things we're making mistakes and we have to fix a lot of things to be a great team like Aledo and Lake Travis, we want to be in the same category as those teams."
Angleton head coach Ryan Roark in his first season leading the Wildcats is really impressed with Jackson on and off the field.
"It doesn't take much to figure out what kind of player he is on the field," Roark said. "You don't have to watch him very long to see how explosive and fast he is. But I'm going to tell you the best thing about this young man is his character, his leadership and his effort. He's a high effort kid in practice, he's one of the best leaders I've coached in 22-years and he does it by example, when he talks people listen and I feel lucky that I'm having an opportunity to coach him."
Roark also believes that Jackson fits the Cougars quite well.
"They do a lot of things with their running back out of the back field," he added. "They do a lot of slip screens, draws, throwing the ball down the field so he fits their mold perfectly in my opinion. We could split him out at receiver and he'll be our best receiver."
Up next Angleton (2-0) will head to Dayton to take on the Dayton Broncos (1-0) next Friday night with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m.
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