College Station comes up short in Class 5A Division I title game

Posted at 10:12 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-18 08:52:10-05

ARLINGTON, Texas — If there were any pregame jitters for College Station, they went out the window very quickly as the Cougars scored a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

However, things would not stay as positive for the previously unbeaten Cougars, as they fell to Katy Paetow, 27-24, in the Class 5A Division I championship at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

The Cougars quickly found themselves in a dogfight with Paetow. The teams exchanged touchdowns in the first half, eventually entering halftime tied 14-14.

Paetow broke the deadlock in the fourth quarter after a crucial strip sack and ensuing touchdown run.

They would not relinquish that lead all the way through the final whistle.

This was College Station's second state championship appearance in five seasons. The Cougars won it all in 2017.