T’wolves led entire game vs. Brennan
Cedar Park never trailed at the Alamodome on Friday night as the Timberwolves built a 17-0 lead before halftime. The Timberwolves grabbed control in the game’s first two quarters thanks to two key fourth-down conversions and a defense that forced six Brennan punts.
In the first quarter, Cedar Park decided to forgo a short field goal attempt on a 4th-and-1 attempt from the Brennan 8 and Nathan Harwell gave the Timberwolves a 7-0 lead on a 8-yard touchdown run.
In the second quarter, Cedar Park once again opted to keep its offense on the field on a 4th-and-6 attempt from the Brennan 33. And after a timeout, Cedar Park quarterback Nate Grimm hit Fry with a 33-yard touchdown pass.
Fry’s touchdown catch gave Cedar Park a 14-0 lead with 10:54 left in the quarter. Fry’s 35-yard catch later in the quarter also helped set up Zach Hancock’s 26-yard field goal with one second remaining.
The intermission did not seem to slow down Cedar Park’s offense and the Timberwolves opened the second half with 73 and 83-yard scoring drives. Thomas Middleton’s 2-yard run gave the Timberwolves a 24-0 lead with 8:30 left in the third quarter and five minutes later, Fry extended Cedar Park’s lead with a 49-yard scoring catch.
Brennan picked up an offsides penalty on the ensuing extra point kick so Cedar Park trotted its offense back onto the field for a two-point conversion attempt. Stoney Schoenfeld then ran in the two-point play to give the Timberwolves an insurmountable 32-0 lead.
Cedar Park, which began pulling offensive starters in the third quarter and had Grimm on the bench with 11:38 left in the game, got 99 rushing yards from Middleton and 82 rushing yards from Harwell. But the star of the game was Fry, who had four catches of more than 30 yards.
Brennan (13-1) was led by senior Dillon Gatian, who had 145 receiving yards and a 69-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter.
The Bears, in their third season, had reached the postseason’s fourth round after compiling a 74 record in 2011.
Cedar Park’s Thomas Middleton (right), who rushed for 99 yards, breaks away from San Antonio Brennan’s Llandre Mitchell (left, foreground) during the first half Friday night at the Alamodome.