HS Football: District 13-6A Week Three Recap

By: Jake Wilson
| Published 09/11/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- District play arrived for the teams of 13-6A, and contenders have already made their cases in the early going. Some programs used the beginning of district play to snag their first wins, while others are still tail-spinning while looking for theirs.

Grand Oaks vs. College Park

With both teams still looking for their first win on the season, the Grizzlies and Cavaliers squared off in a Thursday meeting at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Both teams struggled to find traction in the first quarter. The Cavaliers needed some trick plays to get on the board using a fake punt that kept their drive going. College Park would never relinquish the lead after the opening score. Connections from quarterback Kam Montgomery kept the Cavalier offense in front the whole stretch as the team ended the night in celebration of their 38-28 victory.

The win served as the first of the season for College Park and as Head Coach Kyle Coats’ first win since taking over the program.

Conroe vs. Caney Creek

After promising starts to their respective seasons, Caney Creek traveled to Moorhead Stadium, where they faced the Conroe Tigers.

It was homecoming night for Conroe, and the players on the field did not disappoint the sold-out crowd. After going down three early, the Tigers responded with ferocity, notching three touchdowns before the end of the half. The Panthers mustered a touchdown before halftime but failed to score any points afterward. Conroe’s total team effort pushed them forward to claim a 42-9 win to continue their unbeaten streak.

The loss on Friday is the first for the Caney Creek Panthers as the team begins a more promising start than they experienced last season.

New Caney vs. Willis

The defending district champion New Caney Eagles welcomed the red-hot Willis Wildkats to Randall Reed Stadium on a stormy Friday Night.

With last season’s 62-28 defeat in their minds, the Wildkats opened the floodgates with their versatile offensive attack. Quarterback D.J. Lagway led Willis on multiple drives to the endzone before the half drew to a close. New Caney found themselves in an even deeper hole when their starting quarterback was sidelined with an undisclosed injury, which allowed Willis to increase their pressure. More scores from Lagway and a three-touchdown night from receiver Jaylen Mickens saw the Wildkats gradually work toward a commanding lead.

The final whistle arrived, and Willis completed their dominant showing with a 54-21 win over the Eagles, cementing their case as one of the best teams in the district.

Oak Ridge vs. The Woodlands

The Highlanders were coming off a preseason gauntlet when they took on the Oak Ridge War Eagles in a late Friday night matchup to round out the week’s action.

Oak Ridge would kick off to the Highlanders where disaster struck as the War Eagles would cover it up, leading to a score on the opening drive. The Woodlands would ride the waves their quarterback Mabrey Mettauer, created to explosive plays that resulted in a 35-20 lead at the half. The War Eagles could only add six more points before the end of the game, allowing the Woodlands to walk away with a 55-26 win.

The Woodlands improves to (1-2) on the season with a clean slate going into district play, where they hope to reassert themselves as the top dogs.

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