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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Kinkaid blasts Bears


Last updated 9/15/2023 at 12:43pm

Evan Worster came off the bench to play quarterback for LCM and scored a touchdown for the Bears

Little Cypress Mauriceville held its own for one quarter against Kinkaid a private school from Houston. Things got out of hand after that as the Falcons flew away with a 54-14 win over the Bears on Thursday, September 14, at Battlin' Bear Stadium.

The loss evens Little Cypress Mauriceville's record at 2-2 for the season. Houston Kinkaid improved to 3-1 on the year.

The Falcons took the opening kickoff and drove 52 yards in seven plays to score their first touchdown. Manuel Roeder got the first of his three touchdowns in the game on a 10-yard run with Grant Petersen adding the point after for a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.

The two teams then both suffered turnovers with LCM throwing an interception and the Bears DeMarco Bandiero recovering a Falcon fumble. After that Little Cypress Mauriceville punted the ball to Kinkaid.

The defense for the Bears made another take away as Jonah Fuller intercepted a pass returning it 35 yards to the Falcon 10. Two runs by quarterback Dylan Payne setup a pass from Payne to Khayden Reed for a 4-yard touchdown. Nick Smith tied the game 7-7 for LCM with his kick at 3:17 of the first quarter.

After an exchange of punts Kinkaid took possession at midfield with just 19 seconds remaining in the first period. The Falcons rotated their quarterbacks and David Capobianco threw a 45-yard pass to Petersen setting up a first and goal at the five of the Bears.

Kinkaid shifted into the Wildcat and two direct snaps to Roeder resulted in a 3-yard touchdown run. The point after was blocked by Eddie Winters of the Bears to keep the score 13-7 just 27 seconds into the second quarter.

The momentum had definitely shifted in favor of the Falcons and LCM would not get it back until the closing minutes of the game. Kinkaid scored on its next four possessions, two more times in the second quarter and the first two of the second half to open up a 41-7 advantage.

The Bears lost a fumble and had a punt blocked setting up the last two Falcon touchdown drives both only covering 17 yards apiece. Kinkaid led 54-7 with 8:04 to go in the game.

Little Cypress Mauriceville made a change at quarterback inserting junior Evan Worster. The Bears moved the ball as Worster completed his first three passes for 51 yards including a 39-yarder to Braxton Rambo taking the ball to the Falcon 15.

Worster then ran for seven yards before handing off to Fuller who gained four yards. Worster ran in the touchdown from the seven with Smith adding the final point of the game with four minutes to play. A running clock and Kinkaid substituting for most of its starters resulted in a quick completion of the game after the Bears scored.

Although Evan Worster only played two series he had some good stats with 24 yards rushing on three carries with a touchdown. Evan completed his three passes thrown for 51 yards. Starting Bear quarterback Dylan Payne ran the ball 18 times gaining 55 yards.

It was a tough night overall for the LCM offense as the Bears netted 100 yards rushing and 70 yards passing on the night. Kinkaid ran for 122 yards and threw the ball 24 times completing 20 for 280 yards.

This will be the bye week coming up for the Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears. Their next game will be at home on Friday, September 29, against Legacy Sports which is the last game before the start of district against Vidor on October 6 at Battlin' Bear Stadium.


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