2005 Rivalry Tour: The Woodlands edges Klein

The SchoolSports Rivalry Tour presented by Old Spice kept rolling this past weekend as The Woodlands edged Klein 17-10 in one of Texas' most storied matchups. The tour continues this weekend with major battles in Illinois (Naperville Central vs. Naperville North) and California (Mission Viejo vs De La Salle).

Last year, The Woodlands lost to Klein on a last second field goal. This year, it was the Highlanders' turn for late-game heroics as junior quarterback Brett Parsons tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout Taylor Grote with 34 seconds remaining to give The Woodlands a 17-10 win over Klein in the fifth matchup of the SchoolSports Rivalry Tour presented by Old Spice.

The Woodlands started the game strong by going 47 yards on nine plays on the opening drive that ended in a touchdown run by senior running back Chris Burns. Klein answered with a touchdown in the second quarter, but managed just seven points in the first half despite holding the ball for 14:30.

Both teams remained tied at seven until junior kicker Derek Depasquale of The Woodlands booted a 22-yard field goal with 6:22 remaining to give the Highlanders a 10-7 lead. Klein's Lance Parks tied the score with a 30-yard field with 2:04 left, but it proved to be too much time left for the Highlanders, who drove 85 yards in six plays, capped by Parson's game-winning touchdown toss to Grote.

Stay tuned as the Rivalry Tour continues this weekend with major battles in Illinois (Naperville Central vs. Naperville North) and California (Mission Viejo vs De La Salle).

Complete 2005 Tour Schedule

Colerain vs. St. Xavier - 8/27 - University of Cincinnati (Ohio)
Chelsi vs Novi - 8/27 - Eastern Michigan University (Mich.)
Issaquah vs Mission Viejo - 9/5 - Quest Field (Wash.)
Tulsa Union vs Jenks - 9/8 - University of Tulsa (Okla.)
Woodlands vs Klein - 9/30 - Moorehead Stadium (Texas)
Naperville Central vs Naperville No. - 10/7 - North Central Coll. (Ill.)
Mission Viejo vs De La Salle - 10/8 - Mission Viejo Stadium (Calif.)
FM Marcus vs Lewisville - 10/14 - Texas Stadium (Texas)
Warner Robbins vs Northside - 10/21 - "The MAC" Stadium (Ga.)
Lakeland vs Lakeland Kathleen - 11/4 - Bryant Stadium (Fla.)

Preview: SchoolSports Rivalry Tour presented by Old Spice.


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