HS Football: Caney Creek runs all over Pro-Vision Academy for their first win
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Caney Creek Panthers entered the win column for the first time in 2019 after Thursday night’s 42-13 win over Pro-Vision Academy. Caney Creek leaned heavily on their newly-formed run-heavy style of offense to wear down the Warriors and leave Woodforest victorious in their home debut.
After a scoreless first quarter, Pro-Vision Academy took the first lead of the game, thanks to Daniel Hunt’s 22-yard touchdown catch. This was the wake-up call Ned Barriers’ club needed to take control of the football game. A nice drive capped off by John Milo’s 15-yard rushing touchdown put Caney Creek in full-gear and they never looked back.
Milo’s explosive running style opened up the entire Caney Creek offense. From there, the tough running of running back Camden Pyle combined with the speed of quarterback Isaiah Mendoza was too much for the Warrior defense to handle. Pyle scored the next touchdown on a drive that was set up by a Pro-Vision fumbled snap. He would follow up his nine-yard TD with another goal-line score on Caney Creek’s very next drive. That possession was also set up by a Pro-Vision turnover. The Warriors’ punt team had issues all night, mainly with the snap. A bad snap sent the punter scrambling for the ball in the end zone, his failed attempt to kick it away gave the Panthers the ball on the PVA 10-yard line. Pyle’s six-yard score was team’s third rushing TD of the night and sent Caney Creek into the locker room with a 21-6 lead at the half.
The Panthers would continue to punish Pro-Vision Academy with the ground attack in the second half. Caney Creek finished the game with all six scores coming on the ground. Caney Creek quarterback Isaiah Mendoza scrambled for a 22-yard score at the end of the third quarter. Jarrett Turner put on quite a show in the second half out of the Caney Creek backfield. Turner rushed for 80 yards on the night and scored twice, including a 30-yard run early in the fourth.
The Caney Creek defense did a good job of keeping a talented group of offensive players in check. Led by the aggressive play of linebacker Samuel Gallaga, the Panthers defensive unit settled in after the early touchdown and allowed Caney Creek to score five straight touchdowns before finally giving up a score halfway through the fourth quarter.
The first win of the season for Caney Creek moves the Panthers to 1-1 on the year. The Panthers will head back on the road to take on Vidor HS next Friday. Caney Creek will be looking to avenge their 34-7 loss to Vidor last season and have a winning record for the first time since mid-September of last year. Tonight’s game was a Woodlands Online live broadcast brought to you by Memorial Hermann.