Carter and Gilford shine as Highlanders earn sixth straight win

By: J.C. Cartagena, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 11/03/2017


THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Not many teams in the area can stop The Woodlands when Kesean Carter is on his game. And on Friday night against Montgomery, the Texas Tech commit was on. The Woodlands defeated Montgomery 69-31 with Carter scoring four in the first half.

The Woodlands has proven they’re the best team in the district by rolling with the punches throughout the season and still coming out victorious. Even with starting quarterback Quinn Binney missing time and the absence of Ethan Bonner on defense, the defending state runner ups still seem to be better than everyone else. Quinton Johnson has filled the spot of Highlander quarterback as well as possible and more. The ability to find open receivers while also having the capability to escape the pocket and scramble, Johnson has solidified his spot as the starter going into playoffs as The Highlanders have won 6 straight since their opening day loss to Katy.

Friday night was no different. From the first drive the Highlanders set the tone by driving down the field and capping off the drive with a 1-yard score by Sophomore Bryeton Gilford. Gilford would add to his stellar run by scoring two more to add to his total of 10 in three weeks.

Montgomery’s Jordan Hood led the Bears down to multiple scores in the second half to close in on the Highlander lead, but the Woodlands high-scoring offense was too much for the Bears on Friday. While the Highlanders scored their most points in a game with 69, they also gave up 31 which is the most a team has scored on the Highlander defense this season.

In a night that saw a lot of scoring, the Highlanders were able to hold off any hopes at a comeback late in the fourth quarter and hold on to the victory to move them to 6-1 overall and still unbeaten in District 12-6A.

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