Energy shocks Titans,
By Crystal J. Doucette
Daily Cougar Staff
Athletes in red jerseys jogged onto John
O'Quinn Field and took their places across the line of scrimmage from their
opponents in white Saturday.
The home team hit the visiting white jerseys
hard, sacked their quarterback about once every possession and decided
to go ahead on third-and-25 in the
fourth quarter for one more fruitful run
into the end zone -- on a quarterback sneak.
The Houston Energy defeated the Arizona
Titans 55-7, and remain undefeated in league play -- the Women's Professional
Football League, that is.
The only winning Houston football team
to touch O'Quinn Field this year, the Energy is the reigning champ of the
national league. In the WPFL's inaugural
season, the Houston Energy took out the
New England Storm, 39-7 on Jan. 20, 2000 for the title.
Leading the gridiron warriors in red Saturday
was quarterback Kristin Anderson, who had two touchdowns.
Although Anderson tucked two scores under
her belt, most of the Energy's scoring came from the feet of running back
Agee carried for more than 200 yards with
three touchdowns, holding off the Arizona defense with quick footwork,
fakes and twists and turns that evaded
Titan hands and left more than a few white
jerseys grass-stained in her wake.
On the defense, free safety Heather Lane
intercepted a pass late in the second quarter and ran it from the Arizona
20-yard line to the Houston 40-yard line
before she was herded out of bounds. Five
more seconds and Lane would've crossed the goal line.
Even injuries couldn't hold the Energy.
Cindy Frost, Houston's only kicker on the roster injured her foot in the
third quarter. Quarterback Christy Dunham
stepped in and kicked in Frost's place,
missing the first extra-point wide left, but nailing the second dead center.
The only blemish to the Energy's game was
the relentless gains by an Arizona wide receiver early in the fourth quarter
that scored Arizona's only
The regular season is over for the Houston
Energy as they finish a 9-0 run. This year the WPFL championship game will
be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Dyer
Stadium (next door to Delmar Stadium).
The 2001 WPFL title game will be a Texas showdown between the Energy and
the Austin Rage.
Houston defeated Austin 27-13 and 25-0