Jersey Village shocks Cy-Fair to stay perfect in 17-6A


It was a bit of history.

Jersey Village defeated Cy-Fair, 24-23, on Friday at Pridgeon Stadium for the first time since 2009.

The Falcons have won six straight and are 5-0 in District 17-6A for the first time since 1992.

Jersey Village won over Jonathan Cervantes’ 24-yard field goal with: 46 to play. Raymond Richardson finished with 379 total yards and three touchdowns

“You have to give them (Falcons) a bunch of credit, they haven’t given up,” Jersey Village head coach David Snokhous said.

Jersey Village (6-1, 5-0) scored 17 unanswered points after losing 23-7 with 6:41 left in the third quarter.

“I told them at halftime we could win 24-23, they believed it and found a way to do it,” said Snokhous.

The Falcons finished with 385 total yards, including 227 passing. One more point missed by the Bobcats made the difference.

Reigning state champion Cy-Fair (4-2, 2-2) finished with three takeaways, which they turned into 14 points after scoring short runs on the field. The Bobcats totaled 316 yards, including 235 rushing yards.

“We shot ourselves a couple of balls in the foot, but we found a way to do it,” said Snokhous.

Cy-Fair scored from a field goal on the game’s first possession with 5:49 left. Both offenses were cleared the rest of the way as the Bobcats led 3-0 after the first quarter.

Jaelon Woods found the end zone in the short term to give Cy-Fair a 10-0 lead with 11:02 left in the second quarter after a turnaround.

Sophomore LJ Johnson stepped in and scored on a short term to give Cy-Fair a 17-0 lead with 10:22 left in the second.

Richardson scored on a 42-yard run, after a sweeping slam, to put the Falcons on the board. Cy-Fair was leading 17-7 at halftime.

Cy-Fair totaled 191 yards, including 157 rushing yards, in the first half compared to Jersey Village’s 125. They also had the ball for 15:28 minutes.

In the third quarter, Cy-Fair defensive end Sheldon Cutbirth recovered a fumble during the opening practice of the second half. It was the second turnover of the game for the Falcons.

Marcus McKinley capitalized by scoring on a 5-yard pass from Ryan Nelub. The extra point was not good. Cy-Fair extended their lead over Jersey Village to 23-7 with 6:41 left in the third.

Richardson scored on a 3-yard run with 3:38 left in the third to keep the Falcons in the game. Cy-Fair led 23-14. The score was set by Evan Norris’ 37-yard drive.

The Falcons’ defense strengthened in the next practice, forcing Cy-Fair to miss a 43-yard field goal.

Norris’ back-to-back 45-yard catch put Jersey Village in goal position after the failed field goal. Hunter Rangel then made a huge play, intercepting a Richardson pass in the end zone.

After a Cy-Fair punt, Richardson scored on a short run with 3:54 to go to make it 23-21. The score was set by back-to-back 30-yard catches by Jordan Jones.

Jersey Village recovered the side kick that followed with 3:51 left and scored the game-winning goal. The score was set by Norris’ 18-yard drive.

“Obviously the crowd coming home helped, it was a great ball game,” said Snokhous.

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