HS Football: District 13-6A Week Ten Recap

By: Jake Wilson
| Published 10/30/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Marquee victories defined the week, with teams attempting to establish their spots in the upcoming playoffs. The standings are still not set in stone, as tiebreakers and potential upsets can be in store for 13-6A in the last week of play.

Conroe vs. Cleveland

Needing wins, the Conroe Tigers hosted the Cleveland Indians in the hopes of pushing themselves into playoff contention.

The game started with the Tigers immediately launching in front on the scoreboard, with 56 unanswered points in the first half. The Indians were unable to handle the overwhelming power the Tigers were throwing at them, as they only mustered a single touchdown in the fourth quarter. Conroe, meanwhile, had already placed in its secondary units, as indicated by the drop-off in scoring the team experienced in the second half. After three more touchdowns were scored by the Tigers in the second half, the final whistle sounded, with Conroe taking home a resounding 77-7 win.

The win pushes the Tigers into a winner-take-all situation during their last game of the season against College Park on Friday.

Oak Ridge vs. Caney Creek

A blowout was in store for the Caney Creek Panthers as they hit the road and faced the Oak Ridge War Eagles on Friday.

Final stats for Oak Ridge are unavailable, but the team threw itself into top gear with an impressive total team showing against the Panthers. The highly publicized defensive unit kept their opponents out of the endzone for the entire game, allowing the offense to rack up scores at their own pace. 56-0 was the final score in favor of the War Eagles, situating them with only one loss through district play.

The War Eagles’ final test will be against the undefeated Willis Wildkats on Friday night, with free coverage available on The Woodlands Online Sports.

New Caney vs. College Park

College Park traveled to New Caney, where the Eagles were waiting for them in an attempt to steal fourth place in the district standings.

The game got off to a back-and-forth start for both of the teams as they jockeyed for momentum in the close-knit affair. The placement of Rodrigo Bravo Jr. into the starting lineup gave the Cavaliers a steady passing option, which fed their powerful receiving core throughout the game. Most namely were Conner Dunphy and Cole Snodgrass, who brought in crucial scores for their team in the later stretch of the game. Snodgrass received a late shot to the endzone to break a tied game, which gave College Park the win 34-27.

The win keeps College Park in the fourth place spot, with their game against Conroe being the decider for who makes the playoffs and whose season ends in agonizing defeat.

Willis vs. The Woodlands

The most anticipated matchup of the season was rescheduled from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon due to weather conditions, but the Wildkats and Highlanders were both prepared for their shot to claim the top spot in the district standings.

A shootout got going after an uncharacteristic slow start of both of the teams in the first quarter. Both quarterbacks began lighting up their opposing secondaries with lofted throws falling into their receivers' hands for scores. Willis was the first team to fully swing momentum their way, with long runs coming from D.J. Lagway and his electric receiving core led by Jermaine Bishop Jr. The Wildkats used this momentum to stay just in front of the Highlanders, who were forced to play Patrick Miller at quarterback following the departure of usual starter Mabrey Mettauer. The Woodlands kept up the fight, but it was too little to get back in front, as the Wildkats took home the 60-52 win.

Willis’ unprecedented run continues, with the Oak Ridge War Eagles being the only team left to try and stop the powerful Wildkat group.

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