New Caney and C.E. King made the big noise this week. One (New Caney) rose with a big bang and the other (CEK) hit with a thud. Crosby did their thing while Dayton pulled off a huge comeback. Barbers Hill had a big road win and Humble got on the winning track for the first time in 2015. Porter and Galena Park lost their first of the year while K-Park fell to 0-2.
Magnolia 41 C.E. King 26
Magnolia beat a District 21-5A team for the second week in a row. Last week it was a three point squeaker over Kingwood Park and this week they took down the Panthers in resounding fashion. King’s offense was mediocre, its defense wasn’t much better but special teams was a bright spot this week. The running game never really got going and Trayvon Williams was held to a just 60 yards on the ground. Without the run game, air attack managed just a few yards more at 102. The defense gave up 499 yards including 437 on the ground. Special teams came away with three touchdowns including a 75 yard kick-return, a 65 yard punt return, and a 92 yard extra point return plus a 29-yard field goal. Next week’s game won’t be any easier.
Next: Dayton (1-1)
Crosby 34 Angleton 0
If it weren’t for 20 penalties whistled against the Cougars, the score against Angleton may have been even worse. Touchdown runs of 9 yards (Carlos Grace), 29 yards (Tristan Cotton) and 65 yards (Manny Netherly) added up to a Crosby rushing attack that netted 300 yards of offense. Cotton also threw for another score. The defense forced four turnovers including a 34 yard fumble return for a touchdown by Alec Lewis. Crosby has now put up 69 points in two weeks second only to New Caney’s 112 in District 21-5A.
Next: @ Barbers Hill (1-1)
Humble 20 Katy Tompkins 3
One week after giving up 34 points on the road, the Humble Wildcats returned home and limited Katy Tompkins to a first quarter field goal. Terio Brown and Roderick Davis led Humble to 20 unanswered points and their first home win. Brown averaged 9.3 yards on the ground and Davis scored twice. A 2-yard burst by Davis gave Humble the lead in the closing 1:19 of the first half. Fifteen seconds later, sophomore defensive Isaiah Longino rumbled fifteen yards to paydirt with a fumble return. Davis then returned a fumble for a score just 38 seconds into the second half and Humble was on its way to its first win of the season.
Next week: Kingwood Park (0-2)
Dayton 55 Nederland 41
With Hunter Hancock out and trailing 35-22, the Dayton Broncos stormed back for a 55-41 win over the Nederland Bulldogs. Quarterback Shaq Long, receiver Dylan Moore and running back Jalen Styner keyed the 33 point second half comeback. Long rushed for 228 yards and two touchdowns and threw for two more. Moore threw for one, ran for one and caught another for three scores in the win. Styner’s 20-yard touchdown run with 3:50 left to play gave Dayton the lead and his second touchdown of the night with less than a minute to go sealed the Broncos win.
Next: @ C.E. King (1-1)
Barbers Hill 28 LCM 7
A 15 point fourth quarter turned a close game into a win going away for the Eagles over LCM. The Bears outgained Barbers Hill 347 to 256 however the Eagles ground game plus five LCM turnovers helped Mont Belvieu return home with their first win of the season. Skyler Langelier (55), Hunter Gobert (45) and Jacob Rogers (149) accounted for 249 yards on the ground, allowing the Eagles to control the clock and ultimately the scoreboard. Linebacker Brady Bonnin’s 28 yard interception return with less than five minutes to play sealed the win for Barbers Hill.
Next: Crosby (2-0)
Huntsville 47 Kingwood Park 28
Total 414 yards of offense including 269 yards on the ground, score 28 points and you would think Clayton Maple and the Kingwood Park Panthers would walk away with a win but not this week. The Panthers gave up 549 yards of total offense including over 300 through the air and 47 points against Huntsville keeping them winless in 2015. Quarterback Zach Purcell threw for two scores and Aaron Hurd rushed for 235 yards in the loss.
Next week: @ Humble
New Caney 63 Huffman 13
A punt return for a touchdown, a safety and two scoring strikes from quarterback Timothy Ware staked the Eagles to a 22-0 lead fifteen minutes into their road contest with the Huffman Falcons. A year after being outscored 34-11 at home against the Falcons, New Caney put up 641 yards in their first road win of the year. The 63-point output is the Eagles largest point total in more than six seasons. Ware followed up his opening week performance with a 268 yard, 4 score night against the Falcons. David Harvey, Devin Holmes and Andrew Segovia combined for Ware’s four touchdown strikes. The senior quarterback and running back Marte Allison each rushed for 155 yards and three more scores between them. Defensively, New Caney forced three turnovers and held the Huffman offense to 173 yards of total offense.
Next: @ Porter (1-1)
Houston North Forest 41 Porter 14
Just a week after putting up 42 points in the opening week of 2015, the Porter Spartans dropped a 41-14 home game to Houston North Forest. Porter trailed 28-0 before quarterback Jake Hall found Tyler Baker for a three yard touchdown with 5:02 left in the third. Preston Kreuger had the Spartans other third quarter score. Five fumbles cost Porter an opportunity to start the season 2-0 since 2013. Bradley Moore and Carlos Norman accounted for 83 yards on 14 carries to lead the Porter ground game.
Next: New Caney
Tomball Memorial 42 Galena Park 35
In successive weeks, the Galena Park Yellowjackets scored 35 points and yet failed to pick up their second win of the season. A furious 20 point second quarter pulled the Yellowjackets to within a point at 21-20 at halftime. Galena Park eventually tied the score in the fourth but a touchdown with 1:13 to play created the loss. Five interceptions countered a three touchdown, 255 yard night by quarterback Alec Gonzalez. Bryan Gutierrez (120 yards) hauled in two of the scoring strikes to lead the receiving corps. Kasen Handal finished with 67 yards on the ground and 49 more through the air.
Written by: Lou Roesch
Photo provided by: Roger Disspayne, Disspayne Phtography