The Wildcat senior fullback had a monster night for VR, hitting paydirt on touchdown runs of 37, 25, six and one yard.
Senior quarterback Marcus Allen got the scoring started for the Wildcats, finding the end zone on VR’s opening drive with a nine-yard touchdown run with 7:13 left in the first quarter.
Douglas County would answer late in the first quarter on a 25-yard touchdown run from Juanya Smith, putting the Tigers (0-5, 0-2 Region 5S-AAAA) up 7-6 after the extra point.
In the second quarter, McCoy broke free for a 37-yard touchdown run, and Kevin Martin’s two-point conversion put the Wildcats up 14-7 with 3:47 left in the first half.
The Tigers responded right away, marching down the field behind a 55-yard run from Smith, which set up an Anthony Garner touchdown to knot the game at 14-all with three minutes left in the half.
Allen then scored on an 18-yard run to put VR up 20-14 after a blocked PAT, but the Tigers went into the half with the 21-20 edge following a flea-flicker from Douglas County that saw Curtis Mosley haul in a 25-yard pass and then run 32 yards for a score.
Josh Ellison got the Cats going in the second half, scoring on a 40-yard touchdown reception, to which the Tigers answered on a Smith touchdown run, tying the score at 28-all.
McCoy added his second touchdown of the night with 3:08 left in the third quarter, which was followed by a successful onside kick. McCoy then added a third touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run to put VR up 42-28.
After Douglas County scored again, McCoy punched in his fourth touchdown of the night, this one from six yards out to make it a 49-28 game.
The Tigers added a late score for the final tally.
McCoy said it felt great to get back in the win column, especially earning the first region win.
“The line blocked from the beginning of the game to the end — it was a beautiful thing,” McCoy said.