HS Football: Conroe defeats Klein 38-13, tied for 1st place
CONROE, TX -- It was homecoming Friday night in Conroe and there were legends of football past in attendance and most likely a few ghosts. Former Tiger coaching great W.T. Stapler was in attendance along with members of the 1979 team, the only undefeated team in Conroe’s 103-year history. That 9-0-1 squad would miss the playoffs on a tiebreaker, only the district champions advanced in those days to the playoffs.
After starting slowly the Tigers would go into halftime with a 14-7 lead thanks to two Michael Phoenix touchdown grabs from Christian Pack. This dynamic duo has been magical this season accounting for 14 touchdown passes for Phoenix who leads all of Houston in receiving yards and touchdowns.
Phoenix would end the night with 4 catches, 42 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
In the second half, the Conroe offense would explode for 24 points that would include a 38-yard field goal from junior kicker Josue Santos, another touchdown pass to Phoenix, a Marcus Thomas 2 yard run, and a Pack six-yard run.
Conroe’s defense had their best game of the year as they kept Klein’s highly dangerous quarterback Bryce Corriston in check most of the night. The second best passer in the district would catch his own touchdown pass early in the first quarter from Nate Barkley on a fourth down reverse pass.
Conroe quarterback Christian Pack continued his district 15-6A MVP-worthy season with 198 passing yards and 109 yards on the ground. His 308 total yards and four touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing) now brings his season total to 2,226 total yards and 26 total touchdowns (19 passing TD’s, 6 rushing TD’s, 1 receiving TD).
The Tigers are off next week and then have a potential program defining game vs The Woodlands at Woodforest Stadium on October 18. Conroe has not beaten The Woodlands since 2007 and has been outscored 403-53 since 2011. The Highlanders lost their second consecutive district game Friday night 28-14 to Klein Cain and are now fifth in District 15-6A with a district record of 2-2.