HOUSTON – To say it was a big week for football in Houston would be, quite frankly, severely understating it.
It was a historic week, especially for one quarterback – Jacob Frazier.
Social media went into a bit of a frenzy on Friday night, first when people started seeing the final score of the Magnolia-Tomball game come across the ticker, 75-54. More than 125 points combined and north of 1,000 yards of total offense combined.
After the final score made its rounds, Frazier’s stat line did the same and got the attention of the entire State of Texas.
Frazier finished passing for 665 yards on 39 of 48 passing for 10 touchdowns – fourth all-time in yards in a single game and tied the Texas High School Football State record for touchdowns in a game.
His performance was like watching Joe Montana or Roger Staubach sit back in the pocket and pick apart the defense. It was a performance everyone there will soon not forget.
Only four games into the Jim Holley era at Porter and the Spartans have already made history.
Porter has started the 2016 season a perfect 4-0 overall. First time in school history the Spartans have notched four wins in a single season. Previous high was a 3-7 mark posted back in 2011. Overall the program had won just nine games total in the six previous years prior to Holley’s arrival.
The defense is playing solid and Jake Hall is leading the charge at quarterback. The Spartans have a chance to make the playoffs out of District 21-5A – right now they have a shot at the District Championship.
In past years the New Caney-Porter game has been a fun rivalry. Two teams literally separated by Highway 59 battle it out once a year. There’s a trophy and everything, it’s a big deal. But for the first time in recent memory, the Spartans have a legit shot to hang close with New Caney. Maybe even knock them off for the first time in program history and finally have their name etched on the side of the hardware.
Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, there’s a few games between now and then but the idea of a Battle Line on 59 game determining a District Champ or a final playoff spot is enticing to say the least.
Unbeaten’s look Unstoppable
It seems like the list of unbeaten teams in Houston at this point of the year is longer than in year’s past.
The Woodlands, Alief Taylor, Dickinson, Cy Ridge, Cy Ranch, Porter, Summer Creek, Atascocita, Foster, Manvel and Marshall are all still standing as undefeated teams here in Week 7.
Now, of course teams like Cy Ridge and Cy Ranch; Summer Creek and Atascocita that are destined to meet before everything is said and done. One hopes each team is able to maintain their undefeated records heading into those matchups to create some really great showdowns.
On to Week 7 …
- New Caney takes on Humble this week on Thursday. It’s the second-straight Thursday night game for the Eagles, while Humble is coming off a bye week. The Wildcats look to hand the Eagles their first District 21-5A loss of the season, while continuing to piece their resume together for a potential postseason berth. Humble hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010. This game will have two dual-threat quarterbacks in Humble’s Xavier Martin (245 passing, 396 rushing, 6 total TDs) and New Caney’s Jordan Cooper (1,027 passing, 709 rushing, 18 total TDs)
- Summer Creek takes on CE King seeking its first 5-0 overall and 3-0 start to District play since the 2013 season when the Bulldogs were members of 19-4A. Running back Myles Wanza has been key to this undefeated start for Summer Creek. Wanza has rushed for 902 yards through just four games, averaging 225 yards per game and 10.74 yards per carry. Easily a front-runner for District MVP and we’re only halfway home. The Bulldogs face new 6A members in CE King on Friday.
- Dickinson faces Clear Springs on Friday with a chance to start 6-0 for the third-straight season. The Gators opened 2015 on a 8-0 run, in 2014 went undefeated in the regular season with a 10-0 mark. Many doubted Dickinson’s chances this season because of the loss of all their offensive starters but Jordan Grigg has carried over the success from 7-on-7 this summer onto the gridiron this fall. Grigg has passed for 883 yards and 10 touchdowns so far to lead the Gators.
- Atascocita and North Shore clash this week, which many believe is a very early District 21-6A title game. Entering the season people had these two notched as the district contenders and now they meet, Eagles undefeated and North Shore’s only loss was to Manvel. Both have dynamic quarterbacks in North Shore’s Bryant Badie and Atascocita’s Daveon Boyd. This game will test the defenses to see who contain these high-flying quarterbacks and offenses on Friday night.