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September 3, 2013

‘Super Saturday’ not kind to Gordon, Strawn

Covenant spoils Kostiha’s debut with 62-16 victory over Longhorns

By TOMMY WELLS    Special to the Index

HICO – The start of the 2013 season wasn’t exactly the way Joe Kostiha had dreamed of launching his head coaching career at his alma mater, but, then again, Saturday was anything but a normal beginning.

Playing in temperatures that eclipsed 100 degrees, the Dallas Covenant Knights scored 22 unanswered points in the final 5:18 of the second quarter on Saturday afternoon and rolled to a stunning 62-16 rout of Gordon in the opening game of the 10th Annual Hico Super Saturday.

Did we mention Dallas Covenant is the two-time defending Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ state champion? And that they return all but one member of last year’s team that upset two-time defending Division I state champion Throckmorton?

The Knights flexed their muscle early in the matchup. After forcing the Longhorns to punt away their first possession, Covenant marched 47 yards in four plays to take the upper hand. Knights’ running back Colby Boozer capped Covenant’s first series by reeling off a 34-yard scoring jaunt.

Covenant was far from through. The Knights’ defense held on a fourth-and-4 play from their own 30 in Gordon’s next series, forcing the Longhorns to turn the ball over on downs. Four plays later, Tyler Doshier pushed his way into the end zone from a yard out to up the score to 14-0.

As a team, Gordon struggled to get its retooled offense in gear in the first 10 minutes of play. The Longhorns, who are attempting to replace several key players from last fall’s state semifinal squad, managed just 41 yards of offense in the first quarter, with 36 of those coming on their third possession, a seven-play march that ended on a failed fourth-down conversion at the Knights’ 24.

Xavier Castaneda helped spark the GHS offense in their third series. He completed passes of 18 and 14 yards to Seth Wheeler and Dylan Burch, respectively.

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