Como-Pickton drops Senior Night to Alba-Golden
Joseph Elerson | News-Telegram Sports Writer

Nov. 4, 2006 - COMO - The Como-Pickton Eagles had a chance to send their seniors off with their first win of the year with just over 11 minutes remaining against Alba-Golden Friday night.

Problem was, they couldn't stop Alba-Golden (3-6, 1-3) running back Ryan Young.

Young finished with 307 yards rushing on 35 totes and six touchdowns - and scored the final 18 points of the contest - during a 40-21 win at Ron Heflin Field. Young scored on runs of 74, 12, 8, 1, 10 and 16 yards.

Coach Joe Ryzman's Eagles are now 0-9 on the season and 0-4 in District 16-2A play with their final game Friday night at Grand Saline. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Young opened up the scoring with a 74-yard run around the left side of the offensive line for the early 7-0 lead. Austin Frye nailed the PAT with 6:46 remaining.

CPHS looked to make the game competitive as Austin Darby connected with Alex Mowat on a 14-yard reception to tie the game at 7-7 with 1:16 remaining. Noe Tellez booted the PAT good.

Both teams exchanged touchdowns in the second quarter as Young cashed in on his second touchdown - this time from 12 yards out - with 11:06 remaining in the second quarter. Frye booted his second PAT.

The Eagles once again tied the game at 14-14 as Alex Williams blasted his way for a 27-yard touchdown, but then Young sent the Panthers into the locker room with a 20-14 lead.

After a scoreless third quarter, both teams headed into the fourth quarter with momentum on their side, and CPHS took their first and only lead of the game.

Mowat scored his second touchdown from 6-yards out to give the Eagles a 21-20 lead with 11:37 remaining in the game.

On the extra point, Tellez missed the first attempt but Alba-Golden was called for running into the kicker. On the second attempt, Tellez's kick went right and barely sailed through the upright for the conversion.

Young then scored the final three touchdowns of the game for the 40-21 finale.

Mowat was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 96 yards, while Williams had 17 carries for 83 yards and one touchdowns for the Eagles. Darby led in the passing department going 7-of-20 for 76 yards and one interception.

The Eagles finished with 240 yards of offense, while Alba-Golden generated 442 yards of offense.

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