TPI Hot Games of Week 1: Houston

Each week check out Texas Prep Insider for our Games of the Week feature highlighting a few of the big match ups in various regions of the state. This week in Houston, there are quite a few games that you will not want to miss.

Thursday, September 3
Hottest of the Hot: Pearland Dawson vs. Goose Creek Memorial
While Dawson did not play a Week 0, the new boys at Memorial were dropping the hat on a Pasadena team that was held to a total of 39 total yards of offense. Now these two fairly new teams face off in Week 1. Plenty of talent on both sides so don't look for a blow out in this one. 

Key Players:
P Dawson: RB Xavier Brown, QB Darian Lazard
GC Memorial: QB Cody Larson, WR Patrick Wood

Other hot match ups:
Manvel vs. Clear Springs
Waller vs. Rosenberg Terry
Houston Sharpstown vs., Houston Chavez

Friday, September 4
Hottest of the Hot: Dayton vs. Friendswood
Always a good Southeast Houston battle with two of the top teams in Region III 4A. The Mustangs did not have a game last week, but the Broncos romped Bay City 42-20 and seemed to have their way in that game. Won't be the case here as Friendswood always puts up a heavy resistance. This has the makings to turn into a track meet with scores in the high 30s or low 40s at least. 

Key Players: 
Dayton: QB Payton Ploch, DT Jordan Baxter, OL Tony Hill
Friendswood: RB Andrew Cole, QB Peter Matzold, DE Beau Barnes

Other hot match ups:
Fort Bend Kempner vs. Pearland
Katy vs. The Woodlands
LaMarque vs. Galveston Ball
Brazoswood vs. Angleton
Langham Creek vs. Klein Forest
North Shore vs. Eisenhower
Spring Westfield vs. Cy Falls

Saturday, August 29
Hottest of the Hot: Spring vs. Humble
Interesting game here with these two North Houston teams. For one, both are coming off losses so each will want top get that first win in the books. Humble was defeated by Cy Ridge by more than two touchdowns, but for Spring, the Lions started the season with a shootout. In the end, 53-51 was the score, a loss that came at the hands of Langham Creek. Look for both teams to bounce back with something to prove, especially the one that knows it can score the points when needed.

Key players:
Spring: QB PJ Kopesky, WR Arthur Londy
Humble: QB Javalle Allen, WR Xavier Maxwell

Other hot match ups:
Klein vs. Cy Ridge
Bay City vs. Yates

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