Woodlands extend win streak to seven after 58 point victory over Cavs

By: J.C. Cartagena, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 11/10/2017

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas—After an eventful season we are finally to week 11 of the regular season with The Woodlands Highlanders facing off against cross-town rival College Park. The rivalry that the whole community waits for ended with the Highlanders beating the Cavaliers 58-0.

Another week and yet another stellar performance by sophomore running back Bryeton Gilford and Kesean Carter. Last week combining for seven touchdowns total, the duo racked up another five all in the first half against College Park.

Quinton Johnson started off the scoring with a quick throw to Gilford on the goal line for his first of three first-half touchdowns. The other two scores were caught by Texas Tech commit Kesean Carter. Adding to his earlier score, Gilford ran in two more before the end of the half, and with a 32-yard field goal by Fabrizio Pinton as time expired to extend the Highlander lead to 38-0 at halftime.

The Cavaliers were unable to stop the Highlanders explosive offense. With safety and defensive captain Cooper Lucas out with a knee injury, the Cavs turned to another defensive leader in Adam Myres to try and slow down the dangerous Carter. While one key piece was missing on defense, another knee injury kept the versatile Travis Washburn off the field against the Highlanders. The injuries to several productive players made the task of upsetting the Highlanders even more difficult.

With the majority of the scoring coming in the first half, the only score of the third quarter came off a 23-yard pass from Johnson to Connor Klapesky two plays after a Klapesky touchdown run was called back for holding. Going into the fourth quarter the Highlanders led 45-0 over the Cavaliers.

Quarterback Quinn Binney, who started the season, saw his most playing time this week since being injured in week three. The senior saw snaps at safety and quarterback and was also able to find PJ Villarreal early in the fourth quarter for a score that brought the Highlander lead to 51-0. A muffled snap on a punt by Carson Mohr gave the Highlanders the ball on the 1-yard line and from there Jacoby Clarke was able to run the score up to 58-0 late in the fourth quarter.

A heartbreak loss for the Cavaliers ends their season at 1-8, while the Highlanders will enter the playoffs on a seven-game win streak and will host Rockwall at Woodforest Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 p.m. Our broadcast was brought to you by Memorial Hermann with replays presented by Hal Watson Air Conditioning.

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