AUSTIN, Texas — The football season isn't quite over in Leesville.
AUSTIN, Texas — The football season isn’t quite over in Leesville.
The Leesville Cats, an 8U tackle football team comprised of players from Leesville’s Vernon American Youth Football League, recently knocked off the El Paso Cowboys at Vista Ridge High School in Austin last Sunday, 12-0.
According to head coach Mike Robbins, his team, along with three other VAYFL squads, will play one more time this year, taking on the DeRidder All-Stars on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Gridiron Bowl at Cecil Doyle Memorial Stadium.
Not only will the Cats be in action, Leesville will also send a 5-6 flag football squad, along with a 9-10 tackle team and an 11-12 tackle team, to face DeRidder.
“We are asking for everyone to come out and cheer on the future of Wampus Cat football,” Robbins said.
And apparently, the future looks pretty bright for Leesville, especially when dealing with the 7-8 Cats.
The Cats completely dominated the Cowboys from start to finish, allowing just two first downs in the game. The Cat defense is sparked by captain Kyle Scott, along with Corbett Robbins, who forced a fumble, and Beau Austin, who recovered a fumble and picked off a pass.
In addition to Austin, Robbins and Scott, the Cat defense relies on Kade and Boston Manci, along with Deandre Herron and Christopher Leonard.
The Leesville offense is sparked by quarterback Donovan Mozer and running back Xavier Ford. Ford, who is the nephew of former Leesville all-stater and LSU running back Michael Ford, ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the win over El Paso.
Jackson Stewart and Brady Gallion pave the way for the Cats, while Hunter Cummings is the top receiver on the team.