HS Football: District 13-6A Week Eleven Recap

By: Jake Wilson
| Published 11/06/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The final week of the regular season concluded with a mad dash for teams fighting their way into the playoffs. The district's top has been set since last week, but the final spot was up for grabs.

Caney Creek vs. New Caney

Despite being knocked out of the playoffs, the New Caney Eagles looked to take out their frustration against the rival Panthers.

The game got off to a good start for the Eagles, who notched 21 unanswered points against Caney Creek in the first half. The defense kept the shutout going by forcing turnovers inside Panther's territory, allowing the offense to rack up easy scores to increase the lead. Caney Creek continued to fight for points but ended the matchup with zero points scored on the night. New Caney took home the easy win 49-0 to end their season on a positive note.

Cleveland vs. Grand Oaks

The Grizzlies hit the road to play the Cleveland Indians while looking to end a hard season with a win.

First-year Head Coach Sean McDowell instilled a sense of pride inside his team as they took the field, outright dominating the Indians. Grand Oaks took their opportunities on offense to methodically work their way down the field and end drives in the endzone. The defense reciprocated this effort by holding Cleveland to just seven points on the night, which ended in a 56-7 victory for the Grizzlies.

College Park vs. Conroe

The battle for the final playoff spot took place between the Cavaliers and Tigers at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

The contest was closely contested in the first half, with the defenses being the main forces that dictated the flow of the game. It was 14-7 Tigers as the teams hit the half, and the slow fight carried over into the third quarter. Conroe built on their lead with another touchdown, but neither team was prepared for the scoring explosion that took place in the fourth quarter. A combined 49 points were posted in the fourth quarter, including a last-second touchdown with the lead from the Tigers, who secured their spot in the playoffs with the 49-28 win over College Park.

Willis vs. Oak Ridge

Perfection was in the cards for the Willis Wildkats as they hosted Oak Ridge in both teams’ final regular season matchup.

The impact of D.J. Lagway and the Wildkat offense was immediately felt as they racked up points and yards through the air. Jermaine Bishop Jr. added scores on both sides of the ball with receptions for touchdowns and a pick-six that pushed his team closer to victory. Despite the spirited fight from the War Eagles and their dual-threat quarterback, Jack Emerson, the team failed to make significant headweigh in the second half. The War Eagles would stay caught up and never regain the momentum that propelled them during the first half, losing 49-35.

The victory secured an undefeated season for the first time in Willis High School history, as well as the district championship.

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