Crosby football remains winless as district play continues Friday

Crosby needs a win.

There really is no way around that statement for the Cougars football team that stands at 0-3 overall and 0-1 in District 12-5A II play after last weekend’s 37-27 home loss to Vidor.

Next up on the slate? A rivalry renewal at Dayton High 7:30 Friday as both teams seek their first win in district play and a chance to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Dayton (1-3, 0-1) comes in off of a 27-0 loss at Barbers Hill which saw the Broncos only down 6-0 at halftime.

“It will be a pretty emotional game for both sides,” Crosby head coach Jerry Prieto said. “We consider everything a must win. We are trying to go 1-0 every week and not look forward. We’re not putting anymore emphasis on this week as last week.

“If you look statistically, Dayton has the No. 1 defense in the district and they do have some explosive athletes on offense. They are a little underrated and a solid football team.”

The Cougars can’t afford to get caught unawares as what happened in last week’s defeat.

“Vidor did what it does and played a physical football game,” Prieto said. “What hurt us a little bit was they had some big passing plays which was a little bit surprising. We did a pretty good job of stopping the run and then they would get a couple big plays. That’s a little uncharacteristic of them.”

“Offensively, we had some turnovers and penalties.”

Junior quarterback Deniquez Dunn threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions while running for 126 more yards, but is still a work in progress.

“He has some things to fix and in general our offense is two steps forward, one step back,” Prieto said. 

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