Clear Creek vs. Clear Falls, 7 p.m. today
The Clear Creek Wildcats will look to end their 2017 season on a high note when they host the Clear Falls Knights tonight at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Wildcats (3-5 overall, 3-3 in District 24-6A) are on the outside of the top four teams in the district standings, sitting in sixth and out of playoff contention.
The Knights (1-7, 0-6) will also be playing their final game of the season.
Clear Creek is coming off a 48-45 loss to the Clear Lake Falcons in last week’s game where quarterback Sam Mathews threw for 239 yards for the Wildcats while also running for 145 yards and a touchdown.
The Knights gave the Dickinson Gators everything they could handle, but couldn’t come away with the win, falling 49-21.
The Knights put up 447 yards of offense against Dickinson.
Clear Springs vs. Clear Lake, 7 p.m. today
The District 24-6A title comes down to tonight’s matchup at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
The Clear Springs Chargers and the Clear Lake Falcons both enter with identical district records at 5-1.
The Chargers (6-2 overall) took control of the district with last week’s 24-0 win over the Friendswood Mustangs in which Clear Springs running back Todd Hudson II rushed for 111 yards on 31 carries while the Chargers’ defense got the shutout.
The Falcons survived in a 3-point win over Clear Creek last week. Their only district loss, so far, was a 34-27 defeat at the hands of Clear Brook on Oct. 20.
The victory secured the Falcons’ spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Dickinson vs. Clear Brook, 7 p.m. today
It’s a simple scenario for both teams: win and you’re in.
The Dickinson Gators (6-2 overall, 4-2 in district) and the Clear Brook Wolverines (5-3, 3-3) will battle for the fourth and final playoff spot in the District 24-6A standings tonight at Sam Vitanza Stadium in a winner-take-all showdown.
The Gators currently sit in fourth place while the Wolverines are fifth.
Dickinson’s Montel Parker had 11 carries for 96 yards rushing while going 9-for-16 for 137 yards passing in the Gators’ win over Clear Falls last week.
Clear Brook is coming off a 47-21 win over Alvin.
Friendswood at Alvin,
7 p.m. today
The Friendswood Mustangs will travel to Alvin tonight for a game at Memorial Stadium after losing two of their last three contests.
Friendswood (6-3 overall, 4-2 in District 24-6A) was held to just 147 yards of total offense, including only 17 rushing yards, in last week’s loss to Clear Springs.
The Alvin Yellowjackets (3-5, 1-5) are playing their last game of the season after losing last week’s game to Clear Brook, 47-21.
Ball High vs. Fort Bend
Willowridge, 7 p.m. today
With their playoff spot already secured, the Ball High Tors will close the district portion of their season with a home game tonight at Kermit Courville Stadium against the Fort Bend Willowridge Eagles.
The Tors (5-3 overall, 4-2 in district) are coming off a 42-7 win over the Fort Bend Elkins Knights to clinch the program’s first playoff berth since 2009.
Ball High sits in third place in the District 23-5A standings while the Eagles (2-6, 1-5) are seventh and will be playing their last game of the season.
Ball High quarterback Martavian Jackson had five total touchdowns against the Knights. Clarence Dalton had 24 carries and 185 yards in the Tors’ win.
The Eagles defeated the Galena Park Yellowjackets, 65-61, in last week’s game for their first district win of the season.
Santa Fe vs. Fort Bend
Marshall, 7 p.m. today
The Santa Fe Indians must now win and hope for help from Fort Bend Elkins for a spot in the playoffs.
But that’s only if Santa Fe upsets the heavily favored Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos (6-2 overall, 5-1 in District 23-5A) tonight at Joe Raitano Field.
The Indians (5-3, 3-3) sit in fifth place in the district standings with Texas City (3-5, 3-3) ahead of them in fourth.
A Santa Fe win and a Fort Bend Elkins victory over Texas City would place the Indians in the playoffs.
The Buffalos are coming off a 42-12 win over Texas City and have outscored their last three opponents 150-25. They are second in the District 23-5A standings.
The Indians fell to district champs Manvel in last week’s 48-17 loss.
Texas City vs. Fort Bend Elkins, 7 p.m. today
After last week’s setback against Fort Bend Marshall, the Texas City Stings can make up for it when they host the Fort Bend Elkins Knights tonight at Stingaree Stadium.
The Stings (3-5 overall, 3-3 in District 23-5A) can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win over the Knights (2-5, 2-4).
TAPPS DISTRICT 6-III
Bay Area Christian vs. Lutheran High North, 7 p.m. today
The Bay Area Christian Broncos are coming off two straight losses, losing to The Woodlands Christian Lions, 26-21, last week after suffering a 34-7 defeat against Legacy Preparatory.
The Broncos (5-4 overall, 4-4 in district) will look to recover when they host the Lutheran High North Lions (3-5, 3-5) tonight.
Just like the Broncos, the Lions are also coming consecutive losses, losing to Legacy Preparatory, 29-27, last week and dropping a 26-14 contest against First Baptist Christian.
The Lions won last year’s game against the Broncos, 27-14.
— Michael Bauer