The Woodlands Highlanders look to extend win streak to six games

By: J.C. Cartagena, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 10/18/2018

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas--This week’s matchup for the Highlanders will see an old rivalry renewed with the Conroe Tigers. Fresh off a 23-7 victory over the Klein Bearkats, The Woodlands looks to push their win streak to six games on Friday night.

After losing their first two games of the season, the Highlanders now sit tied atop District 15-6A with Klein Collins. Coach Jim Rapp’s defense has been outstanding during the win streak, holding opponents to less than 20 points during the five game stretch. Their dominance showed last Saturday against Klein when safety Ben Langston grabbed his second interception of the year on the games first drive.

The Conroe Tigers, coming off a bye week, look to get back in the win column after their 54-21 loss to Klein the week prior. The offensive system under new head coach Cedric Hardeman has proven they can score, putting up more than 20 points in al contests this season. The Tigers will lean heavily on their run game and senior quarterback Jay Smith for most of their offensive workload.

While The Woodlands has gone with a two-quarterback system for most of the year, quarterback Casey Sunseri opened up passing lanes against Klein with his running ability. The senior saw many designed quarterback runs called his way last Saturday, eventually opening up the field for his receivers. With Sunseri’s legs as a threat, he also tossed two touchdowns. The first to Cole Dodson and another to Malik Johnson.

The Tigers look to spoil The Highlanders win streak on Friday and move to 3-4 on the season. With a tight race closing in on the playoffs in District 15-6A, wins are hard to come by. The Highlanders will try to improve to 6-2 and stay undefeated in district play.

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