Crosby is heading to the State Championship game for the first time in 60 years.
Along the way, the Cougars have rattled off wins against the No. 7, No. 5, No. 4 and the No. 3 teams in the state. Now, they will face the second-ranked Aledo Bearcats, who are seeking their 10th state title in program history. Crosby coach Jerry Prieto joined the guys on VYPE Locker Talk LIVE this week to talk about the 62-61 victory over Liberty Hill and playing for it all this week.
HUMBLE - In the past three weeks, Crosby has been far from the favorite.
Playing the role of the underdog, the Cougars - which are in the midst of their deepest playoff run since 2014 - have knocked off in consecutive weeks previously undefeated and Top 5-ranked Class 5A teams in Texas to advance to the Class 5A Division II State Semifinals.
On Friday, after beating No. 5 Texas High (62-42) and No. 4 Huntsville (32-29/OT), Crosby stared down No. 3 Fort Bend Marshall, a program that has played for a state championship each of the last two seasons.
Powered by Reggie Branch's four-touchdown performance, a 28-point fourth quarter and timely defensive stands, Crosby upended Fort Bend Marshall 37-28 at Humble ISD's Turner Stadium to advance to the State Semifinals.