Lethal at Lakes

Varsity football wins big against Cy-lake Spartans 42-0.


Eric Venkatesan

sophomore qb hudson pollard running the ball

Bridgeland’s varsity football team defeats Cy-Lakes 42-0, raising their record to 7-2 on Friday night, October 29.

After last week’s big win against the Cy-Springs Panthers, the Bears used that momentum against Cy-Lakes at the Berry Center.

Senior quarterback Conner Weigman got the start for Bridgeland, wasting no time by throwing a touchdown pass to junior receiver Savion Williams. With ten minutes remaining in the first quarter, Bridgeland had the early lead up 7-0.

Joshua Ryan attempts to block a field goal (Eric Venkatesan)

At the end of the quarter, senior wide receiver Andrew Maleski caught a receiving touchdown pass from Weigman as the Bears increased their lead to 14-0. The connections between the quarterback and receivers was fantastic for the Bears; the Spartans’ defense couldn’t do anything to stop Bridgeland’s high-powered offense as they closed the first quarter 14-0.

To start things back up in the second quarter, Maleski caught another touchdown pass from Weigman, Bridgeland leading 21-0 in the second quarter. The Bears were dominant against the Spartans as Weigman threw two more touchdown passes to complete the second quarter.

Bridgeland was up 35-0 as they headed back to the locker room at halftime. The defense was making their tackles and the offense was completing their passes effortlessly.

“We had to stick to the plan and keep executing,” Maleski said. “We had to run the ball and pass the ball when we needed to.”

The Bears’ offensive and defensive schemes were going as planned.

“We just worked hard at practice and showed up,” senior defensive lineman Nathan Earle said. “The key to success for us is really just consistency and doing our jobs being where we’re supposed to be and just making tackles.”

Heading back out for the second half, Bridgeland started sophomore quarterback Hudson Pollard. To get things going again, Bridgeland’s defense forced a fumble and recovered the ball after punting the ball to Cy-Lakes. On the next drive, the Bears scored another passing touchdown to Mason Colton, dominating the scoreboard 42-0.

Andrew Maliski runs the ball (Eric Venkatesan)

The Spartans had their chance to decrease their deficit but missed a field goal, keeping them scoreless in the third. The Bears then ran the clock out the rest of the third and fourth quarter to end the game 42-0 in favor of Bridgeland.

“We had the mindset of just to dominate. That’s what we do and that’s what we’re gonna continue doing” Earle said.

Bridgeland left a mark after their win against the Spartans, wanting to show how tough they really can be, especially when it matters.

“I want to leave a legacy of winning the playoffs, and trying to win a state championship. That’s what we want to do here.” Maleski said when asked about what he wants his team to be known for.

Bridgeland will play their final regular season game on Thursday, November 4 against Cy-Falls at the Berry Center. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m..