November 13, 2011
Jackson Key In Angleton Win
With high school playoffs now under way all across the country, many University of Houston commits are in action trying to win their respective teams state championships before they hit the field for the Cougars, one of those players in action this weekend was Angleton (TX) running back and current Cougars commit Ryan Jackson.
Jackson and his Angleton Wildcats made the short trip up to Robertson stadium where they would serve as the visiting team against the Friendswood Mustangs in a 4A bi-district playoff game. The Wildcats would strike early and often as Jackson would play a vital role as the Wildcats routed Friendswood 48-21.
"It feels good to get this win and it means a lot," Jackson told CougarsDen following the win. "I feel like we needed to come out here and show some things and do some things that we felt like we could accomplish and I think tonight we came out here and did it."
The Wildcats and Jackson would actually get quite a scare in the second quarter, following a 7-yard gain Jackson went down clutching his left knee. He was assisted up, but managed to walk off the field gingerly but under his own power. He iced his knee and returned in the second half, taking his first carry 67-yards untouched into the endzone.
"I tried to cut back and one of the linemen came off the block and rolled up my leg and I sprained my knee a little bit," Jackson added. "I'm alright though, it's just a minor setback for a major comeback, and I'll come back next week harder than ever."
Jackson finished the night with 13 carries for 161 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per carry with two touchdowns, playing a key role in his team's dominant victory.
Jackson continues to play well week in and week out, garnering him some extra attention in recruiting even though he's committed. Missouri has courted the talented back trying to convince him to head to Columbia.
"All schools have to go into consideration," the 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete said. "Missouri, they're a good school and I have a teammate there, I'm still going to look at them but I'm pretty much set on Houston right now, Houston is up and coming and I want to be a part of that."
Angleton, now 11-0 (6-0) will face off against 5-6 (3-3) Houston Wheatley in the second round of the Texas state playoffs. Game time and location have not yet been announced.
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