Lone Star Gridiron

Industrial Cobras continue to surprise the “experts.”

The Vanderbilt Industrial Cobras (10-1) dismantled Three Rivers Saturday night 36-6 in a payback game that was 13 years in the making.  The last time these two squads met was 1995 when Three Rivers took that contest 31-20.   Among all the pundits, only Lone Star Gridiron gave them any respect in the preseason, but the rest of the state will have to pay attention now as they are one of only sixteen teams in 2A Division II that remain in the playoffs.

The Cobras led the way behind a dominating running game featuring a host of great runners - Dillon Koop, Austin Smalley, and of course, Matt Anderson (210 yds, 2 TDs.)  Industrial ran all over the Three Rivers Bulldogs behind an offensive line that created great openings all night.  Running plays accounted for 60 of their 61 total snaps and counted for 471 yards.

As impress was the Industrial defense that held Three Rivers to just 6 points.  The "D" was definitely fired up throughout with great plays by Robbie Riehs, Josh Kusak, Tre Flowers, Garret Griffith, Ryan Richter, Jacoby Busselland and a host of others.

Industrial Head Coach, Doug Kuhlman commented after the game, "we're pretty fortunate, we have a bunch of good kids that play hard.  We got a lot of talented athletes.  We're having a lot of fun right now!"

Industrial moves on to face Blanco in a regional game that will be played Saturday at 6 p.m. in Floresville.

Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron

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