It's been six years since the Cowboys won a game on Alonso's field. The last time Gaither beat Alonso was 2007.
But on Saturday, the Gaither Cowboys knocked off the Alonso Ravens, 24-21. It's just one more stepping stone toward where head coach Jason Stokes intends to take it. The Cowboys overcame some early miscues, four offsides penalties in the first half, five in the game, and fumbling the opening the kickoff, which would eventually result in a 7-0 lead for the Ravens.
The Cowboys would score two touchdowns before the half, one on a catch and run by senior athlete Shug Oyegunle, the other on senior running back Vu Le's five-yard run.
Alonso went ahead, 21-17 on junior Ish Witter's touchdown with two minutes left to play. The Cowboys got to the goal line with some hard runs before Le finally punched it in from a yard out. The Cowboys led 24-21 as Alonso senior quarterback Brandon Hawkins hurled the ball down the sideline and junior Derius Davis caught it deep in Cowboy territory.
Even so, the clock bled out to zero, and the 24-21 lead held.
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