Ohhhh, mama! What a week! We had 12 teams go out and six came back victorious. We had barn-burners and nail-biters, blowouts and man-handlings.
In all, it was a week to remember. Here’s our list of the hottest teams in Galveston County.
1. Texas City
Last week: 1
The Stings fought off Friendswood 45-37 in their toughest test of the year. Texas City (6-0 overall, 3-0 in District 24-4A) showed it can take a punch in the mouth, stay on its feet and then deliver a haymaker of its own.
2. Clear Creek
Last week: 2
The Wildcats (6-1) are a perfect 3-0 in District 24-5A play thanks to a 51-7 demolition of Dickinson. Clear Creek sprinted to an early lead and never stopped running, rolling to 478 yards of total offense in the game. Clear Creek’s defense also claimed three fumbles.
3. Clear Falls
Last week: 9
The Knights (4-3, 2-1) picked up a big District 24-5A win with a 37-14 victory over Clear Brook. Figuring largely were four interceptions, two of which went pick-6.
4. La Marque
Last week: 8
The Cougars showed the rumors of their demise were grossly exaggerated when they took out Sweeny 17-10 in the District 24-3A opener for both teams.
5. Bay Area Christian
Last week: 6
The Broncos (3-3) took out Cypress Christian 16-8 in the TAPPS District 6-III opener. The low-scoring contest showed the high-powered Broncos can win a defensive-minded contest, too.
6. Ball High
Last week: unranked
The Tors (2-4, 2-1) notched their second win in three weeks with a 35-34 squeak-by of Santa Fe. The Tors exploded for 307 aerial yards in the contest.
Last week: 3
The Mustangs (4-2, 2-1) hung in with Texas City, one of the state’s best Class 4A teams, and did it with defense, special teams and a passing game that wouldn’t say die.
8. Santa Fe
Last week: 10
The Indians fell to Ball, but stayed strong to the end, outscoring the Tors 20-0 in the fourth quarter.
9. Clear Springs
Last week: 4
The Chargers were off this week, but stay in the top 10 as they look toward this Friday’s District 24-5A face-off with Clear Lake.
10. High Island
Last week: unranked
The Cardinals fell to Faith West Academy 48-36, but put a lot of points on the board.