The Warriors opened district play on the road at Westbury Christian last week. The game was a defensive thriller down to the final seconds. The Warrior defense held after two early turnovers but gave the Tigers a short field. The game went to halftime with a 0-0 score. In the second half, the Warrior offense found a little life with Christian Fleischhauer, who gained 107 yards on the night. Drue Hirth also connected with Joseph Carbone eight times as Carbone set the school record in receiving yards with 202 on the night.
CCS scored first on a Drue Hirth touchdown run of 11 yards. However, there was no quit in Westbury, as they eventually found the end zone early in the 4th quarter, but missed the extra point. The Warriors would cling to a one-point lead until Westbury found the end zone again with 4:33 to play in the game. Fleischhauer returned the kickoff to near midfield, where the Warriors picked up a quick first down. Hirth then connected with Carbone for a 43-yard strike that would give the Warriors back the lead. Hirth connected with Josh Storey for the two-point conversion, and the final score was on the scoreboard at 15-12, but there was certainly a lot of excitement to come in the final three minutes.
Westbury got a great kickoff return and two big pass plays, which resulted in first and goal from the 2-yard line. Reid Chapman and a host of Warriors stopped the Tigers inside run on first down. On second down, Daniel Macune shot the gap and dropped the running back for a three-yard loss. Macune recorded 15 tackles on the night to lead CCS. Wesley Hong made another stop on third down after making contact in the backfield as he came off the backside. Hong had 12 tackles for the game. The clock continued to roll and with less than 30 seconds to play Hong and Macune once again made contact in the backfield to complete the stand and preserve the victory.
CCS improved to 5-1 on the season and 1-0 in district play. The Warriors will host Fort Bend Christian this week for Homecoming before a big showdown with Second Baptist next week.