The Woodlands took down one of its Conroe ISD rivals with a 31-21 win over Oak Ridge on Friday.
It was a well-rounded performance for the Highlanders, who had a touchdown run from Lane O’Brien, a punt return for a touchdown from Teddy Knox, Trey Harrison’s 29-yard field goal and Connor Dechiro’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Jack Calhoun.
The Woodlands moved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in 13-6A, while Oak Ridge falls to 4-2 and 1-1 in league play.
The Woodlands is 17-0 all-time against Oak Ridge.
North Shore winning with ease
Could 2020 North Shore be its best version yet?
The Mustangs are defeating opponents by an average of 33 points after handling Kingwood 63-6 on Friday.
North Shore is 7-0 and inching closer to playing its best football every week. The two-time defending Class 6A Division I champions, of course, hope the best is yet to come in December and January.
Livingston makes school history
Livingston won its first outright district title since 1963 with a 21-20 win over Huffman Hargrave on Friday.
The District 10-4A Division I champions hadn’t had a winning season since 2011. Livingston’s eight wins are the program’s most since 2007 when it won 10. Livingston was 2-26 during the last three seasons.
Shadow Creek receiver transfers
Earlier this week, junior receiver Randy Masters confirmed to the Houston Chronicle he is now enrolled at North Shore.
Masters caught 20 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns during Shadow Creek’s Class 5A Division I state title campaign last season. Masters returned a punt for a 37-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the state championship game against Denton Ryan.
The junior cited personal reasons surrounding his family for the move and is unsure what his path to eligibility looks like this year. Masters also plays basketball.
Masters was a Baylor commitment at one point but recently flipped to the University of Cincinnati.
Fort Bend Marshall keeps rolling
Fort Bend Marshall defeated Houston Austin, 63-6 on Friday. The Buffs move to 5-0 in 2020 and an anticipated matchup awaits with 5-0 Willowridge on the slate at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Hall Stadium. Both teams are the class of District 11-5A Division II and an undefeated regular season and district title could be in store for the winner of Thursday’s game.
Manvel among leaders in 5A
Manvel quarterback Gabriel Larry has been an underrated storyline this season. He threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns on 12-of-18 passing in Thursday’s 49-38 win over Hightower.
Add Jalen Walthall’s six catches for 212 yards and two touchdowns and it feels like Manvel, always highly regarded, is finding its way. The Mavericks are 4-1 with just one loss to Class 6A power North Shore.
New uniforms for Yates
Nike and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson donated uniforms commemorating alumnus George Floyd to the Yates football team. The Lions wore the new uniforms in Thursday’s win over Washington at Delmar Stadium.
The jersey is black and features the school’s traditional crimson and gold colors on the shoulder stripes and numbers. A patch featuring Floyd’s initials is on the front of the jersey, northwest of the school name. The word “Brotherhood” is on the back of the jerseys where players’ last names usually are. The word “Breathe” is on the inside collar as well.
Floyd, a 1993 graduate of Yates High School, died in Minneapolis police custody in May after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’s knee. A viral video of the event in which Floyd tells the officers he can’t breathe sparked renewed protests of the treatment of African-Americans by white policemen.
Floyd played football and basketball at Yates. He was on the 1992 Yates football team that went 13-2-1 before falling to Temple in the Class 5A Division II state championship game. Floyd had three catches for 18 yards in the title game.
Look ahead to Saturday
Lamar now owns the state’s second-longest active streak of district wins thanks to Tompkins’ win over Katy on Thursday night.
Lamar can make it 72 consecutive district wins when the Texans meet Westside at 2 p.m. Saturday at Delmar Stadium.
Elsewhere, Klein Cain and Klein Collins meet in a crucial District 15-6A game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Klein Memorial Stadium. A win for either would help in a playoff chase where Tomball is gaining steam after a notable win over Klein Oak.
Paetow hosting Foster at 2 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Stadium is just as notable as any game on the schedule this week. Foster is 4-0. Paetow is 5-0.
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