For Texas City’s hard-charging offensive attack to function, the Stings have to win the battle on the front line, and leading the group of hog mollies on the offensive line are seniors Ronald Williams and John Rinehart.
For Galveston County’s Class 6A and 5A football teams, now the real games begin as they begin quests for a district title. In District 10-5A-I, a long-time rivalry is renewed, while in 24-6A two League City teams look to see if their non-district schedule adequately prepped them for district play.
The Katy Tigers brought their trademark smash-mouth offense and smothering defense to Challenger Columbia Stadium on Saturday and left town with a 59-7 win over the Clear Springs Chargers.
Katy Tompkins beat Clear Creek at its own game on Friday, executing its quarterback option offense to perfection in taking a 38-7 decision at CCISD Veterans Stadium.
The Clear Falls Knights ability to score at will guided them to a 69-46 win over the Bellaire Cardinals at Butler Stadium on Friday night in their final tune-up before district play begins. It was the first time in school history that the Knights had won three games in a row.
Columbia’s defense made two huge stops in the fourth quarter that allowed the Roughnecks to escape with a 10-7 win on Friday night that improved their record to 3-1 on the season while leaving the Cougars at 0-4 and still in search of their first win under new coach Shone Evans.
The experience edge showed and Sugar Land Logos Prep rode the legs of standout Ethan Morgan, as Lions topped the High Island Cardinals, 56-18, on Friday night at The Nest.
With only 13 men suited up, the O’Connell Buccaneers were grounded and pounded into submission by the Bay Area Christian Broncos, who won the game by the final score of 33-0 after the referees called the game shortly after halftime when injuries forced the Buccaneers to just 11 men and were forced to quit the game early, last night at Bay Area Christian School.
The Dickinson Gators’ quick-strike offense overwhelmed Katy Taylor early, while a bend-but-don’t-break defense stymied the Mustangs en route to a 35-7 win Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
While they’re located in Galveston County’s two largest cities, the low population numbers at O’Connell in Galveston and Bay Area Christian School in League City give each school’s sports programs a bit of a small-town vibe.
This year’s group of Bay Area Christian Broncos seniors started their careers when the program was in complete rebuild mode with a rock bottom 2015 season, but they have since been part of a return to relevance and have developed a strong bond among themselves along the way.
Clear Springs (ranked No. 6 in the Greater Houston area coaches poll) avoided an upset bid from Dickinson in a 23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10, 15-8 come-from-behind victory.
What the O’Connell Buccaneers lack in numbers, they make up for with team spirit, effort and surprisingly stout fronts on both offense and defense led by a trio of seniors.
Multiple teams got on the right track, and others continued to impress in Week 3 of the Galveston County high school football season. This week, four teams will have bye weeks, while the rest get final tuneups before starting district play.
Christian Hernandez kicked his fourth field goal of night as time expired to give Clear Creek a 41-39 victory over Channelview in Saturday's game at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
It was all about the big play Saturday night at Traylor Stadium as the Clear Springs Chargers held off the the Richmond George Ranch Longhorns, 42-28
Not everyone expresses themselves through words; some express themselves through art or dance or music, but Friendswood High School sophomore Quinn Radtke expresses herself through tennis.
Hitchcock had to go a few extra miles to drive through area rival La Marque on Friday night, delivering a series of first half blows that knocked the Cougars into an 0-3 start.
After a wet and sloppy morning gave way to blue skies and sunshine, it was the Texas City Stingarees who stormed in to spoil homecoming for the Clear Lake Falcons with a 24-9 win at Challenger Columbia Stadium on Friday night.
The Clear Falls Knights ended their homecoming in the right way after they blew out Goose Creek Memorial Patriots, 56-30, at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
After a back-and-forth opening quarter The Woodlands John Cooper pulled away from Bay Area Christian in the second quarter Friday night en route to a 55-26 win that dropped the Broncos to 0-3 on the season.
The Dickinson Gators jumped on the Pearland Dawson Eagles early and dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a 34-6 win Friday at Pearland Stadium.
Without question there will be plenty of familiarity when the Hitchcock Bulldogs and La Marque Cougars meet, but will that breed contempt, create a fun-natured atmosphere or something in between in Friday’s rivalry game?
In Hitchcock’s slot-T offense, it’s all about gaining yardage on the ground, and the two running backs leading the charge for the Bulldogs this season are Tyger Turner and Deonza McCardell.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs came out Tuesday simply on fire and never looked back en route to a 25-13, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of the Santa Fe Lady Indians in a District 22-5A showdown.
The varsity football game between the La Marque Cougars and the Hitchcock Bulldogs that was originally scheduled for Etheredge Stadium in La Marque on Friday has been moved to Stingaree Stadium in Texas City on the same date (this Friday).
It’s been a tough start to the season for the La Marque Cougars, but the team’s leaders on offense and defense are keeping their eyes forward and feel like they are moving in a positive direction.
Weather permitting locals resume district team tennis play today with a key matchup in 23-5A when the Texas City Stingarees visit the Ball High Tornadoes in a battle of unbeatens.
There were some impressive wins and some deflating losses in Week 2 of the Galveston County high school football season, and Week 3 will feature its fair share of interesting matchups — with the four Class 5A teams getting their final pre-district tune-ups.
After a thumping against one state power on the road last week, a much improved Clear Springs Chargers team put up a good fight against another one in the Klein Collins, but a late go-ahead score delivered a 28-1 win for the Tigers on Saturday night at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
A competitive back-and-forth game had a thrilling ending, as a long touchdown in the final seconds delivered a 35-28 win for the Clear Falls Knights over the Texas City Stings on Friday at Stingaree Stadium.
It got off to a sluggish start at Henry Winston Stadium as Friendswood took on Clear Brook in this out-of-conference battle, but the Mustangs scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to record a 17-6 win Friday.
The Dickinson Gators raced out to a huge lead and never looked back, as they made things look easy against the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks, 48-0, on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
The combination of Santa Fe quarterback Nathan Kruger and receiver Austin Lamb produced 184 yards and two touchdowns and set up the Indians with a 19-7 lead with 8:05 left in the fourth quarter, but failed execution on special teams by Santa Fe and clutch plays by Tomball led the Cougars to a come-from-behind win, 20-19, Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.
Senior quarterback Broc Weidner threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns as Deer Park overcame a 23-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat Clear Creek, 52-48, in a Friday night offensive slugfest at Abshier Stadium.
East Bernard prevailed in Friday’s matchup between the Hitchcock Bulldogs and the East Bernard Brahmas, with a score of 19-18 giving the Brahmas a 2-0 start to the season and leaving Hitchcock 1-1.
When the Texas City Stings and Clear Falls Knights meet Friday at Stingaree Stadium, it will be a bout between two teams with high potential each eager to prove they are better than what they displayed in last week’s season openers.
In order to be successful, a team needs players to step up as coaches on the field, and for the Texas City Stings this season, those players are junior dual-threat quarterback Phillip McDaniel on offense and senior tackling machine linebacker Mykahl Brow on defense.
In their final non-district match of the regular season, the Clear Creek Wildcats managed to win their third consecutive five-setter, this time edging out the Santa Fe Lady Indians by the scores of 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 24-26 and 15-9 in an fervent home tilt before a rowdy Butler Gym crowd Tuesday.