Axel Valdez

Axel Valdez cuts through the line to gain a few yards. 

LAUGHLIN — The Cougars football team ended their season with a 46-14 win against the Mountain View Saints Oct. 25.

“We ended the year with a record of five wins, four losses,” said coach Tom Sattler. “One of our goals was to end the season with a winning record and we were able to do that.”

Laughlin dominated much of the game putting up 36 points in the first quarter and shutting out Mountain View. Defensively they earned a safety in the second quarter but were scoreless in the third.

Laughlin had one last touchdown in the fourth but gave up 14 points to Mountain View.

Through and through it was a solid performance from the Cougars.

Sattler said Josh Furr caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Diego Trujillo for 55 yards and Malik Ksouri had a 37 yard touchdown run.

Dherick Asis had a 35 yard touchdown run and Axel Valdez had a four yard touchdown run.

On special teams, Furr had an 80 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The defense also scored on a Trujillo interception.

“Darion Gallegos and Daniel Montoya were our leading tacklers with four each,” said Sattler.

Skyler Morgan and Trujillo had the interceptions for the game. Asis and Gallegos each had a sack.

For the season, Trujillo ended up with 15 completions on 42 passing attempts, averaging 29.5 yards per throw. He had six touchdowns.

Ksouri had 107 carries for 826 yards for an average of 7.7 yards per carry and seven touchdowns. Trujillo followed with 424 yards on 50 carries and eight touchdowns.

Furr ended the season with 12 receptions for 422 yards and five touchdowns.

Defensively, Marcus Nolan led with 43 solo tackles. Morgan had 23 solo tackles and seven assists. Trujillo had 33 solo tackles with eight assists. Furr and Asis each had 24 solo tackles.

“We will be losing two seniors (Furr and Asis) but the rest of the team will be returning,” said Sattler. “I am excited about next season because we will have a lot of returning players that have a ton of experience. Plus the younger players got some varsity level experience throughout the year, which will help in the future.”

Next up, the Cougars head to the fall sports banquet, held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the multipurpose room at Laughlin Junior Senior High School.

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