HS Football: District 13-6A Week Four Recap

By: Jake Wilson
| Published 09/18/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- After another week of high school football, the standings of 13-6A continue to shift. New teams find themselves at the top of the district while others look to find their footing.

The Woodlands vs. New Caney

In a rematch of the game that sent New Caney towards their eventual district championship, the Woodlands looked to avenge their previous defeat on Thursday night.

The Highlanders opened with a 14-0 first quarter, but the fireworks began to ignite in an action-packed second. Both offenses put up a staggering 42 combined points that resulted from long passes, crushing rushes, and special teams returns. Still down two possessions, New Caney continued to apply pressure by nothing an opening drive touchdown to start the second half. The Woodlands managed to stave off the comeback effort by reaching the endzone with 10 seconds left and covering up a mishandled kickoff return, ultimately winning 49-42.

The win now situates the Woodlands tied for third place in the district, a massive rebound after their winless pre-district schedule.

Caney Creek vs. Grand Oaks

With their season still winless, Grand Oaks took on the Caney Creek Panthers with the hopes of securing their first victory under Coach McDowell.

Both defenses came to play by forcing turnovers and limiting the big plays from their opposing offenses. Caney Creek got on the board first with a touchdown in the first quarter. They would be held scoreless for the remainder of the game as the Grizzlies clamped up on coverage and recovered four total fumbles. With the defense doing their part, the Grand Oaks offense was provided ample time to get back into the game. The deficit was completely erased in the second quarter with 10 points hoisted by Grand Oaks. The lead would not be jeopardized for the rest of the game, and an additional field goal would seal the game 13-7 in favor of the Grizzlies.

The first win of the season also doubled as the first win for Coach McDowell since taking his position at Grand Oaks.

College Park vs. Cleveland

A blowout was in the cards for College Park as they faced the Cleveland Indians at Woodforest Bank Stadium on Friday.

The Cavaliers asserted themselves from the opening snap as they climbed out to a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The dam burst against Cleveland in the second quarter. While putting up a field goal, the Indians failed to gain traction against College Park. The halftime score demonstrated the lopsided affair, with the score being 63-3 in favor of the Cavaliers. The second and third-string players would come out as the game began to wind down, and College Park cruised to a 70-10 win.

College Park now finds themselves locked in a tie with the Woodlands for second place in the district standings, with their matchup set for Oct 13, provided both teams stay unbeaten.

Willis vs. Conroe

The district's best defense and best offense squared off at Yates Stadium in the shapes of Conroe and Willis.

The electric play of Willis and quarterback D.J. Lagway continued with a series of quick scores that found the Wildkats up 28-7 at the half. Conroe attempted to hold off Willis, but the amount of offensive weapons at the Wildkats’ disposal proved too much for the Tigers to handle. Another dominant half of football from Willis allowed the second units to come in and finish a 63-14 victory for the Wildkats.

After another impressive showing, Willis now holds sole possession of first place in 13-6A, as well as the statistically best offense and defense.

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