2009 WOODLANDS SQT
The 7 on 7 football season is getting shorter by the day and coming down to only a couple of SQT's left for the Houston area teams to get into the state tournament. Surprisingly there are only four teams that have already qualified at this tournament and there is one team represented in each pool. There are some very good teams that are used to being in the state tournament so look out for some very close and heated (in more than one way, with 95 degree high!) games all day long!Thanks to texashshelmetproject for the Woodlands football helmet. span>
POOL A- *WOODLANDS, KLEIN FOREST, WILLIS, SPRING
The Woodlands put up an 0-3 record at the Sunday Texans SQT then came back as everybody assumed they would and ended up going 2-1 in pool play then fending off Cy Woods in an epic OT battle to win the semi-finals and qualifying for state led by SR DB Ryan Clapsaddle and JR RB Daniel Lasco. Here it looks like they want to go against some quality opponents and have a nice pool. Klein Forest has looked great at times like when they held Woodlands to only 13 points but then the offense sputters at times as they scored single digit points twice at their last SQT. The defense will always be there in force with stars like SR DB Damian Payne and SR LB Cameron Nwosu, so if the offense comes around look out. Willis seems like they are getting back on track and it sure makes it easy with kids like JR QB Damien Bishop (Yes, he is related to the former Willis and Kansas State star QB Michael Bishop) and SR ATH Brent Walters. Unfortunately, I doubt they will have enough depth to take this pool from Spring or Klein Forest. The Spring Lions are quite a puzzle this 7on7 season as they have gone 2-1 in pool play twice and 1-1 once but have yet to win their pool. I'm sure it will eventually happen with SR WR Arthur Londy, SR DB Kareen Shaw, and JR WR Greg Livingston leading the way.
-Jay's Pool A Winner: SPRING (then Klein Forest, Willis)
POOL B- CY FALLS, WESTFIELD, *KLEIN, CONROE
Cy Falls has played very well at times but just come short of making it to state. This go around won't be any easier as they will go up against some very good competition. The Westfield Mustangs don't make it out for a lot of 7on7 tournaments but they are loaded as usual and littered with athletic ability. Leading the offense will be standout SR QB Jacoby Walker. Klein has dominated so far this summer only playing in a few games that they won by 8 or less. SR QB Jamie Peebles has been outstanding even with a cast on his non-throwing hand tossing it to SR TE Eric Tomlinson, SR RB Dakota Barnes, and SR RB Patrick Johnson. Conroe has had a very tough past month as they lost a friend and a teammate in DL Jordan Wilson but no doubt they will come out and play with much intensity with that still on their minds. SR DB Chris Parks and SR DB Brandon Thornton are game changing types of players.
-Jay's Pool B Winner: WESTFIELD (then Conroe, Cy Falls) *Klein will win pool but can't advance past pool play
POOL C- KLEIN OAK, BAYTOWN LEE, *TOMBALL, OAK RIDGE
Klein Oak has yet to play at a 7on7 SQT but they might only need this one shot. They have playmakers all over with field starting with reigning district MVP SR QB Andy Wilson, then JR TE Max Stevenson and SR DB Luke Muncie. The Ganders lost at the Texas City SQT by an average of 24 points and went 0-3 so I expect a better showing but doubt they can win this pool. Tomball proved once again they are for real and people need to take them very seriously! The offense will wow you every game with SR WR Jordan Leslie and company. The War Eagles of Oak Ridge will return some very talented players this year and could threaten with offensive players like SR RB Freddie Dotson, SR QB Ryan Cyr, and SO RB Michael Handy.
-Jay's Pool C Winner: KLEIN OAK (then Oak Ridge, Baytown Lee)
POOL D- CINCO RANCH, DEKANEY, *CY FAIR, KLEIN COLLINS
Cinco Ranch looked unreal at the BF Terry SQT but lost in the semi-finals and once again couldn't quite get it done at their own SQT last weekend so expect them to be competitive here as well with SR LB James Radcliffe and SR LB Trevor Holt. Dekaney took their beatings last season but they were a team full of juniors and sophomores like SR RB Elijah Johnson and SR QB Keenan Atilee getting very valuable varsity experience. Unfortunately they lost a couple of key guys due to transfers but should be a much better team that you can't overlook anymore. Cy Fair has already qualified and no matter what kind of team they have in the fall are very competitive at the 7on7 game and don't expect any complacency even though they are already in. Klein Collins has had an up and down 7on7 season so far but they have shown flashes because of guys like SR RB JaMichael Rozier, SR DB Sam Shaw, SR WR Brett Hume, and SR RB Kenneth Centamore.
-Jay's Pool D Winner: CINCO RANCH (then Klein Collins, Dekaney) *Cy Fair will win pool but can't advance past pool play
-Semi-Finals Pool A vs Pool B: Spring over Westfield
If this occurs look out because there will be no love for one another in this all Spring ISD game!
-Semi-Finals Pool C vs Pool D: Klein Oak over Cinco Ranch
Could Cinco Ranch really lose yet another semi-final game, well the Panthers sure think so.
Third Place Game: Westfield over Cinco Ranch
Championship Game: Klein Oak over Spring