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5 games worth watching in Houston

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With the first round in the books, a host of contenders have emerged from Houston The region is still alive in the US state of Texas High school Football Qualifiers. This includes several undefeated teams—Katy, Lake Creek, New Cane, North Shore, and Shadow Creek—looking to maintain their perfect seasons, as well as a handful of others who are state title hopefuls.

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At this point in the qualifiers, there is always the possibility of blowouts. But there are 10 regional matches featuring Houston teams that are both competitive and entertaining.

Spring Westfield (10-1) vs. Clayne Collins (10-1)

It was the highest-ranked team with one loss in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football final 6A ranking at No. 7, and Westfield’s dominance has been on full display since falling to North Shore in early September. Since then, the Mustangs have been 8-0 with an average winning margin of 51.25 points. However, Cline Collins will not be an easy test. The Tigers’ only loss last month came by four points against Klein Cain – also 10-1 – and they stifled Bridgland 48-14 in the opener.

Atascocita (9-2) vs. Clear Springs (8-3)

Not all losses are created equal, and that certainly is the case with Atascocita’s 2022 resumption. They lost to North Shore and Katie—ranked second and fifth in 6A, respectively—by a total of 11 points, and outscored the rest of their opponents 392-46. Clear Springs is the opponent who seems to have been overlooked, with eight wins in their last nine games. After defeating Elif Taylor by a score of 37-0 last week, the Chargers have now won four straight games by having at least four touchdowns.

A&M Consolidated (9-2) vs. Fulcher (10-1)

There have been some growing pains over the years for the Fulshear youth soccer program, but those days are in the past. The Chargers are easily past five wins for the first time in 2022, and are 10-1 after picking up their first-ever win last week. Many contributors played a role in this turnaround, but Davion Godley is one player in particular to watch. according to MaxPrepsJunior running back averages nearly 10 yards per carry with 22 total touchdowns and over 2,000 yards from scrimmage on the season.

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Shadow Creek’s Jackory Watson (1) throws a pass during a game against Dawson on October 21, 2022 at Freedom Field in Rosharon, Texas.

Leslie Plaza Johnson / Contributor

Summer Creek (7-4) vs. Shadow Creek (11-0)

Summer Creek’s public record doesn’t quite make it clear how dangerous the Bulldogs can be. Their four losses were by a total of 17 points to teams that had four losses combined between them, including a three-point loss to Atascocita at the end of the regular season. They are also coming off a 72-7 rout of South Houston in the two-legged round. As for Shadow Creek, the Sharks have yet to meet their match, winning six of their last seven games by at least 35 points and entering the district round with a flawless 11-0 record. If Shadow Creek overtakes Summer Creek and Katie can beat Memorial this week, it will set up a third-round showdown between two Houston-area teams with a combined record of 24-0.

Decani (8-3) vs. Cypress Falls (8-3)

There are Division I prospects on both lines in this matchup, but Jonah Wilson will likely be the one to knock the most eyeballs – and for good reason. Wilson is the No. 33 receiver in the country and the No. 45 overall prospect in Texas in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2023. Houston caught 11 catches for 151 yards and a touchdown in last week’s dual-zone win over Oak Ridge. Meanwhile, Cypress Falls showed some determination in their opener against Tomball Memorial. The Golden Eagles racked up over 400 yards on the ground, as they regained a 14-point deficit to win 45-35.

Here’s the full list of games featuring Houston-area teams this week, via texasfootball.com.

Section 6a Section I

The Woodlands (9-2) vs. Klein Cain (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Shenandoah’s Woodforest Bank Stadium
Spring Westfield (10-1) vs. Clayne Collins (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Tomball Tomball ISD.
Cy-Fair (10-1) vs. Katy Cinco Ranch (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Cypress’ Bridgeon Stadium
Galena Park North Shore (11-0) vs. Dickinson (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Galena Park Galena Park ISD.
Houston Lamar (9-2) vs. Fort Bend Ridge Point (9-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Katie Legacy Stadium.
Humble Atascusita (9-2) vs. League City Clear Springs (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Challenger Columbia Stadium in League City.

Section 6a Section II

New Kani (11-0) vs. Tomball (7-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Planet Ford Stadium
Spring Deccani (8-3) vs. Cypress Falls (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Porter Randall Reed Stadium
Houston Memorial (8-3) vs. Katy (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Tully Stadium Houston
Humble Summer Creek (7-4) vs. Alvin Shadow Creek (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday at Houston TDECU Stadium
Houston Heights (8-3) vs. Fort Bend Hightower (9-2), 1 p.m. Saturday at Delmar Stadium, Houston.
Houston Kings (7-4) vs. League City Clear Falls (9-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Houston Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium.

5A Section I

Mansfield Timberview (11-0) vs. Mount Bellevue Barbers Hill (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Gupton Cedar Park
Magnolia West (8-3) vs. Georgetown (9-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Mustang Stadium in Magnolia
Angleton (9-2) vs. College Station (9-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Cypress’ Cy-Fair FCU Stadium
A&M Consolidated (9-2) vs. Fulshear (10-1), 7 p.m. Friday at College Station’s Tiger Stadium
Smithson Valley (10-1) vs. Manville (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bastrop Memorial Stadium.

5A Section II

Fort Bend Marshall (10-1) vs. University of Waco (6-5), 7 p.m. on Friday at Giddings Buffalo Stadium.
Montgomery Lake Creek (11-0) vs. Leander Ross (6-5), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cougar Field in College Station
Belton (9-2) vs. Brenham (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Brian Green Stadium

4a first section

Tyler Chapel Hill (9-2) vs. Bay City (8-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Humble Turner Stadium
Lumberton (10-1) vs. Stafford (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Beaumont Memorial Stadium
Clute Brazosport (6-5) vs. Lindale (7-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Georgetown ISD Stadium
El Campo (9-2) vs. Kilgore (8-3), 1 p.m. Friday at Porter Randall Reed Stadium.

4a Section II

Cuero (10-1) vs. Sealy (7-4), 7 p.m. on Friday at Cuero Jobbler Stadium



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