CPHS looking for first win
Joseph Elerson | News-Telegram Sports Writer

Nov. 10, 2006 - COMO - After nine weeks of dealing with a lack of depth and tough losses, the Como-Pickton Eagles wrap up the season tonight at Grand Saline.

Kickoff for the Indians' Senior Night is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Indian Memorial Stadium.

"It is very important to get a win tonight and every win is important," said CPHS coach Joe Ryzman. "This one means a lot to us because it is the last game of the year and we would like to send our seniors out with a win."

The Eagles come into the contest following a 40-21 loss to Alba-Golden last weekend at home and are 0-9 overall and 0-4 in District 16-2A. They held a 21-20 lead with 11 minutes remaining in that game.

"They bounced back well off of Alba-Golden in that they want to end the season off on a good note with a win against Grand Saline," Ryzman said.

Grand Saline (2-6-1, 1-3) quarterback Cory Fowler will be a key player in the game as Ryzman said he is their playmaker on the field.

"They have a quarterback that is a very good athlete and he is their playmaker on offense. Surrounding him on the offensive side is a bunch of really big lineman," the coach said. "We need to contain the quarterback and not let him escape. He is a playmaker and has good speed and pretty good moves."

Other players to watch for Grand Saline are wide receiver Matt Johnson (5-11, 180, 4.72), linebacker Sam Dickerson and running back Austin Fisher, who was a Second Team All-District selection last year.

The Eagles will look to end the season with a possible three-way tie for fourth place in district with a 1-4 finish.

CPHS also looks to break the century mark in points scored as they have been outscored 360-87 this season.

Como-Pickton will go with the running game of Alex Williams (140-535-2 TD), and Alex Mowat (88-366-3 TD) against the Indians. Quarterback Austin Darby is 21-of-54 for 254 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions this year. Mowat is the leading receiver with 12 receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

The other district games have Quitman traveling to Winnsboro for the district championship, while Hawkins travels to Alba-Golden.

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