For the second week in a row, the Brazos Cougars found themselves trailing after just one quarter of play, only this time they were not able to formulate a comeback and fell by a score of 49-6.
The Ganado Indians played host for the non-district, week-two matchup and raced out to a 21-0 advantage after the opening quarter only to extend their lead to 28-0 before the halftime break.
Following a scoreless third quarter of action, Brazos opened the scoring of the fourth period but failed on the extra point. Ganado continued to build on its lead and rounded out the final score to 49-6 before the clock showed zeros.
The Cougars, along with new head coach Ryan Roecker, will move on to a date that has likely been circled a couple times around the town of Wallis: the home opener.
Brazos will host the Danbury Panthers Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Cougar Stadium to continue the pre-district season where Roecker and his staff will get more looks to prepare the squad for when district hits in two more weeks with a showdown with the Rice Raiders scheduled for Sept. 27.
“We suited out 26 and everyone contributed in some way and that's the biggest thing at a school our size,” Roecker said. “You've got to find each kid and figure out what their niche is, what way can they make a mark on our team and how they can help us.”