EC Preps



By Adam Paul


The Cougars of Steele Canyon traveled down to the Valley to take on the Brawley Wildcats and in temperatures that reached over triple digits had a great bus ride home with a 24-20 victory.

Steele Canyon scored first in the first quarter as Randy Jordan scored on a 10 yard run to give them a 7-0 lead. They doubled their lead when in the second quarter, DeOntae McKinney scampered for a 12-yard score and with the extra point made it 14-0.

The Wildcats didn’t go away as they cut the lead in half on a 20-yard touchdown strike. So at the half the Cougars led 14-7.

In the third quarter the Wildcats were able to pull even with the Cougars 14-14 on a 5 yard score. However the tie didn’t last as again Fishburne scored to put Steele Canyon up 21-14.

Steele Canyon in the fourth quarter extended their lead by ten points 24-14 on a 32-yard field goal by Fishburne. One again the pesky Wildcats didn’t go away and were able to drive down the field and score on a 27-yard strike but the extra point was no good.

Leading by a slim margin of 24-21 the defense for the Cougars took over and helped preserve the victory.

Overall it was a team effort for the Cougars as Fishburne finished 4 of 7 for 79 yards while the running game had 165 yards on the evening and was led by McKinney who had 93 yards on 21 carries and the score.

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