Both teams played to a close first half before La Marque took off in the third and fourth quarters.
Playing in the post season for the first time since 2009, the Tors won their first playoff game since 2003, beating the Houston Austin Mustangs in a 22-17 bi-district contest in the Class 5A playoffs at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Clear Springs dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a decisive 54-29 win over Pearland in Friday's Class 6A, Region III, Division II bi-district game at CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium.
Friendswood freshman quarterback Luke Grden had a stellar performance and cornerback Colton Halata had a game-changing play on defense to lead the Mustangs to a 35-14 win over Pearland Dawson on Friday at The Rig.
The Dickinson Gators stayed alive in the playoffs after defeating the Alief Hastings Bears, 35-20, in a Region III-6A bi-district contest Friday at LeRoy Crump Stadium.
The opening round of the 2017 Class 3A-I, Region III playoffs began Friday as the District 12-3A champion Hitchcock Bulldogs traveled to Waller ISD Stadium to challenge the District 11-3A fourth-seeded Trinity Tigers, with the Bulldogs prevailing, 34-22.
The Wildcats won each of the first and third quarters by one point, and Clear Creek used strong finishes to each half (17-9 in second and 18-8 in fourth) to pick up the team's first win of the young season.
Thursday’s Class 5A-II bi-district playoff game between Texas City and Houston Waltrip proved that regular season records can be thrown out when it’s postseason time, as the Stings toppled the previously undefeated District 24-5A champion Rams, 24-14, at Delmar Stadium.
The high-pressure defense and up-tempo pace of Dickinson was simply too much for an already short-handed Ball High team, as the Gators topped the Tors, 87-41, at home Tuesday.
Highlighted by four superlatives from the district champion Friendswood Lady Mustangs, all-district honors were recently released for 24-6A volleyball teams.
Santa Fe junior outside hitter Kylie Verm earned offensive player of the year honors to highlight 23-5A’s all-district awards for county volleyball players.
Replacing multiple key players is never easy, not even for a perennial power like Clear Springs, and the inexperience showed Monday for the current Chargers as they fell, 60-59, in overtime against Katy Seven Lakes at home.
Both teams went back and forth throughout the match with Seven Lakes winning the first set before Clear Falls (26-10) won the second and fourth sets with the Lady Spartans coming out on top in the third.
Hitchcock's decision to go for two paid off when Tygar Turner’s conversion run proved to be the difference in a hard-fought 8-7 win over the La Marque Cougars, clinching an outright District 12-3A-1 title for the Bulldogs.
In what was their biggest contest of the season, the Dickinson Gators played arguably their best football of the year, en route to a 48-21 victory over the Clear Brook Wolverines on Friday night, to secure an appearance in the 2017 UIL State Playoffs.
With the District 24-6A title on the line, the Clear Springs Chargers got off to a fast start and were able to hold off an explosive Clear Lake Falcons team for a 35-27 win Friday at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
Down by 21 points in the second half, the Eagles came back and Gustavo Medrano drilled a 37-yard field goal as time expired to seal a 31-28 victory over the Ball High Tors on Friday night at Kermit Courville Stadium.
Freshman quarterback Luke Grden, who started his first ever game going 9 of 13 for 183 yards and four touchdowns, leading Friendswood Mustangs to a gritty 40-16 win over the Alvin Yellowjackets on Friday night at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
Key adjustments in the second half of the match propelled the Clear Falls Knights to a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-15 win over the Katy Cinco Ranch Lady Cougars in their Region III-6A semifinal match at Wheeler Field House.
The Lady Tors made a game of it, battling Class 6A Clear Lake to a 56-46 finish in favor of the Falcons in the opening game of the season for both teams at Ball High School.
The Knights (26-9) took down the Deer Park Lady Deer (26-11) in three sets, winning by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-19 in the Region III-6A quarterfinals.
Heading into Tuesday’s Region III-5A quarterfinal playoff match, the Santa Fe Lady Indians knew they had to be near-perfect to knock off No. 7 state-ranked Kingwood Park, and when they weren’t that, the Lady Panthers proved to be overwhelming en route to handing them a 19-25, 16-25, 10-25 defeat at Lee College.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs (ranked No. 8 in the state) did something no other team this season had done to the No. 4 Pearland Dawson, but the Lady Eagles rose to the challenge to score a 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 win in their Region III-6A quarterfinal playoff match Monday at Alvin High School.
High Island quarterback Derek DeMoss tossed six touchdown passes Saturday and the Cardinals defense controlled the other side of the ball in a blowout 53-6 six-man victory over Leverett's Chapel (6-3) on homecoming night.
In a battle between the last two undefeated teams remaining in the district, it was Hitchcock’s offense that powered the Bulldogs while the Bulldogs’ defense managed to shut down the Buccaneers’ offense in the second half.
Clear Lake outscored Clear Creek in wild fourth quarter to take home a 48-45 victory in Friday's District 24-6A shootout at Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Stadium.
As the Bay Area Christian Broncos looked to go 6-3 on their homecoming night, they ended up being edged, 26-21, on a last-second Hail Mary pass against The Woodlands Christian.
With 30 more student-athletes to spare, yet unfathomably somehow in the same state classification as the Santa Fe Indians, the Manvel Mavericks were able to overcome a risky first quarter to blow out the Indians, 48-17, Friday night at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
The Clear Springs Chargers ratcheted up the pressure on the Friendswood Mustangs all game long en route to a 24-0 win Friday in the rivalry game dubbed by students as The Battle for What-A-Burger (aka What-A-Beezy).
Playing with a shortage of their trademark intensity on defense, the Texas City Stings were stampeded by the the Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos on Thursday at Hall Stadium.
In a season of tough challenges, it was fitting that the Clear Creek Wildcats began the playoffs with a matchup against a team more befitting of a late-round affair.
The Knights had a strong showing in the first set, before Pearland kept it close in the second set. However, Clear Falls managed to take control for the majority of the third set and finish the night on a strong note.
Clear Springs was unable to keep up with Pearland Dawson's offensive attack and absorbed a 25-19, 25-18, 12-25, 25-17 setback in Monday's Region III-6A bi-district playoff contest at Phillips Field House.
The Santa Fe Lady Indians served up a whopping 27 aces en route to a 25-1, 25-5, 25-11 win over Houston Waltrip at Butler Fieldhouse in a Region III-5A bi-district playoff match Monday.
Friendswood (which improved to 32-9 overall) won by scores of 25-8, 25-17 and 25-10 to advance to the area round of the playoffs while ending the Buccaneers’ season.