Bears Move To 5-0 With Last Second Win Over St. Thomas More
It took poise, preparation, a little good luck and all 48 minutes of last Friday’s instant classic football match-up, for the CHS football team to defeat the Cougars of St. Thomas More 52-50. The top-ranked teams in 5A and 4A, battled back and forth for all four quarters with a hand full of ties and multiple lead changes. The final lead change occurred as Bears’ sophomore kicker, Kylan Dupre, nailed a 34-yard field goal as time expired.
Dupre’s kick came at the end of an impressive drive engineered by senior quarterback Jackson Thomas, after St. Thomas More took the lead 50-49 with under two minutes to play. Thomas used his arm and his legs to move down the field into range for the winning kick, but he would need a little luck. With just 11 seconds to play, Thomas lofted a pass down the sideline. The ball was tipped up in the air by a Cougar defender right into the arms of senior Noah Nash. CHS alertly ran up to the line and spiked the ball setting up Dupree’s game-winner.
The game saw 102 combined points and 1,184 combined yards of offense. The Bears were led by Thomas who accounted for 380 total yards and five total touchdowns. Thomas was aided by the break out performance of senior wide receiver Jay Toaston, who grabbed six passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns. CHS did damage on the ground as well with Josh Parker continuing his consistent production rushing for 137 yards on 14 carries.
Read The Advocate’s recap here.
CHS will now take their 5-0 record into 5-5A district play starting this week as they host the East Ascension Spartans (4-1). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.