The Woodlands vs. Clear Lake
This match up features two of the city's hottest teams as both have started the season 2-0. The Highlanders' defense is clearly noteworthy posting two shut outs, but the Falcons have given up only 13 points themselves. Another similarity is that each team has strong rushing attack with Daniel Lasco leading the way for the Highlanders, and Jarred Mack is the Falcons' workhorse. In this one, I see The Woodlands having the advantage defensively and having the ability to work the passing game when needed.
Oh yeah, and they don't seem to have any trouble putting points on the board. The defense may not pitch a third shut out, but the Highlanders will win with points to spare.
The Woodlands by 21
College Park vs. Katy Cinco Ranch
After having a few games cancelled this season already, the College Park football team is likely ready to start knocking some heads. On the other hand, Cinco Ranch was one of the few teams in the city that was able to suit up last week. This one should be a good one. A nice face off between Taylor Parsons and Shane Ros will keep things entertaining. Both teams are undefeated up to this point, but the advantage here is in favor of the Cougars.
They have multiple weapons on offense including Tyler Mack and Adam Hirtz to go along with a bend-but-don't break defense. Of course, this is probably the best offense the Cougars have faced all year so be ready for a show.
Cinco Ranch by 14
Lufkin vs. Mesquite
The Panthers will travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area to play the Skeeters at Handy. Sources say that Mesquite is tough to beat when the hometown crowd is present, but Lufkin is a team that is used to games on the big stage. Look for good match up between Mesquite's Luke Halpin and Lufkin's Jeffery Claybon. I don't see this one as a high scoring, but I do see it coming down to the wire…in favor of Mesquite.
Mesquite by 7
Oak Ridge vs. Katy
After rough weeks, Katy found the spark needed to pull out a road win against Marcus last week. Now, the Tigers face another test against an undefeated Oak Ridge team that is averaging over 400 yards of offense a game. Fredie Dotson and Michael Handy lead the rushing attack for the War Eagles while Michael Webber and Vernon Jeffries are the Tigers' workhorses. In this game I see the Tiger defense stepping up and making a statement and being the difference in the win, but by a small margin.
Katy by 3
Conroe vs. Houston Westside
Both squads are 1-1 and likely eager to get back on the gridiron. Offensively, each team can move the ball, but the Wolves have a more balanced attack. This game does feature two of Greater Houston's top backs with Lou Greenwood and Frank Williams. Look for the ground game to set the tone, but Westside's strength in the passing game, led by Otis Seals, will be key.
Westside by 10
New Caney vs. Cleveland
With the jump to 5A football, the road will get tough for New Caney. But Eagles may have caught a bit of a break as they face off against undefeated class 3A team Cleveland. This ground will likely be heavy on the ground, as neither team has really put up any significant numbers. While it seems as though this will be a nearly automatic win, New Caney is facing a team that has three backs who have rushed for over 100 yards on the season.
Either way, I think the Eagles will come away with win No. 2.
New Caney by 7
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