The Travis Tigers have struggled out of the gate against a talented Spring team and neighborhood rival Foster. But the losing streak was over after Saturday’s game at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium in Cypress. Senior quarterback Anthony Njoku made sure of that.
Njoku had a hand in all of the Tigers’ touchdowns to help Travis win 20-13 over Cypress Falls. He caught, ran and threw for a touchdown.
The Tigers’ scoring started with a 67-yard pass from junior Dru Sissom. Njoku handed the ball off to a running back, who pitched the ball to the back-up quarterback, Sissom, who was lined up a wide receiver.
Sissom quickly set his feet and launched the ball to a wide-open Njoku. The senior quarterback, turned wide receiver on the trick play, didn’t have a defender within 10 yards of him. The next closest player was junior Robert Sims III joined Njoku to celebrate in the end zone.
Travis led 7-0 after Antonio Rubio kicked the extra point with 8:39 left in the first quarter.
The Eagles tied the game in the second quarter with a six-yard run by Ajani Cargile, but Njoku added another touchdown in the third quarter.
The Tigers quarterback scored on a one-yard run with 8:04 left in the third frame. Travis led 13-7 after a failed extra point.
The Tigers defense wouldn’t let Cy-Falls into the end zone for the final 33 minutes, holding the Eagles to two field goals.
Njoku had the game-breaking play a little under three minutes into the fourth quarter, he broke free for a 42-yard touchdown to help put Travis up 20-10.
Travis had 330 yards of offense including 138 rushing yards from Njoku.
Senior Anthony Rubio pinned the Eagles deep all night with four punts that averaged 36 yards per kick. He also added two extra points.
Senior Dominic Njoku made his impact on special teams Saturday, returning two kickoffs for a total of 40 yards, and senior Gabriel Van Wyk returned a kick 15 yards.
Travis (1-2) enters their bye week before a road game against Austin in Week 5.