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West Houston football teams approach midseason

September 24, 2018

While several teams in the Houston area took Week 4 as a bye, much of Houston ISD and Spring Branch ISD, as well as several private schools, was on the field.

Northside and Sterling earned victories in District 11-5A Division II, while Houston Christian and Kinkaid won their SPC openers.

Furr, Wheatley and Yates all earned non-district wins. Emery/Weiner and St. Pius X remained unbeaten, while St. Thomas celebrated its first victory.

WEEK 4 SCORES

Sept. 20

Seven Lakes 30, Heights 13

Cypress Ridge 24, Stratford 21

Northside 35, Milby 7

Houston Christian 21, Greenhill 7

Sept. 21

Morton Ranch 62, Houston 15

Cypress Falls 55, Northbrook 0

Willowridge 51, Waltrip 21

Clear Lake 56, Chavez 0

Clear Falls 69, Bellaire 46

Furr 33, Hempstead 20

Yates 40, Washington 0

Hitchcock 62, Scarborough 0

Hutto 42, Lamar 39

Brazosport 54, North Forest 19

Angleton 48, Westside 15

Bay City 44, Westbury 12

St. Thomas 28, Stafford 21

Austin St. Michael’s 53, The Village School 0

Kinkaid 47, St. Mark’s 14

Beaumont Legacy Christian 40, Lutheran North 0

Boling 40, Westbury Christian 14

St. Pius X 46, Manor 34

Van Vleck 48, Second Baptist 18

Sept. 22

Cy-Fair 49, Memorial 0

Sterling 68, Sharpstown 0

Wheatley 41, Kashmere 0

Emery/Weiner 49, Brazosport Christian 0

WEEK 4 STARS

Willie Branch, Bellaire

The Cardinals could not quite keep up in a track meet, falling 69-46 to Clear Falls. Branch had a big night nonetheless with eight catches for 164 yards and three touchdowns, two for more than 60 yards.

Frank Brown, Sterling

Brown needed only nine carries to amass 168 yards and three touchdowns as Sterling stomped Sharpstown 68-0 to improve to 2-0 in district.

Boobie Curry, St. Pius X

Curry made seven catches for 146 yards and two of Grant Gunnell’s six touchdowns as the Panthers rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit for a 46-34 win against Manor to stay undefeated. Trent Waggoner caught two touchdown passes as well, while Bruno Forestieri led the defense with 16 tackles.

Keyshawn Fields, Yates

Fields and outstanding defense were enough for the Lions in a 40-0 rout of Washington. Fields passed for 214 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another. Jar’michael Cooper added 110 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Ronald Holmes, Northside

Holmes passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, adding 133 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries as the Panthers defeated Milby 35-7 to even their district mark.

Peyton Matocha, St. Thomas

With a nod to an improved defensive effort that allowed less than half its season average coming in, Matocha passed for all four of the Eagles’ touchdowns in a 28-21 victory against Stafford, their first of the season.

Trevon Neal, Wheatley

A balanced offensive effort included two first-quarter touchdowns from Neal, sparking the Wildcats to a 41-0 rout of Kashmere that ended at halftime due to a power outage. Jason Watson scored twice and Colbi Clark returned a fumble for a touchdown to lead a defense that allowed minus-9 yards.

Collin Smith-Highberg, Houston Christian

Smith-Highberg finished with eight catches for 93 yards, none bigger than a tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter that led to a 21-7 victory against Greenhill in the SPC opener.

Josh Williams, Kinkaid

Williams started his night with a 97-yard kick return, setting the tone for a 47-14 victory against St. Mark’s to open SPC play. He later scored on runs of 25, 53, 39 and 75 yards

WEEK 5 SCHEDULE

Sept. 27

Memorial vs. Cypress Falls, 7 p.m., Pridgeon Stadium*

Austin vs. Goose Creek Memorial, 7 p.m., Barnett Stadium*

Madison vs. Milby, 7 p.m., Butler Stadium*

Westside vs. Chavez, 7 p.m., Delmar Stadium*

Sept. 28

Spring Woods vs. Cypress Ridge, 7 p.m., Tully Stadium*

Wheatley vs. North Forest, 7 p.m., Barnett Stadium*

Bellaire vs. Westbury, 7 p.m., Butler Stadium*

Northside vs. Manvel, 7 p.m., Cowart Stadium*

Heights vs. Houston, 7 p.m., Delmar Stadium*

Scarborough vs. KIPP Northeast, 7 p.m., Dyer Stadium

Furr vs. Navasota, 7 p.m., Rattler Stadium*

Wisdom vs. New Caney, 7 p.m., Texan Drive Stadium*

Royal vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m., Falcon Stadium

The Village School vs. Fort Bend Christian, 6 p.m., Village School Field

Episcopal vs. Greenhill, 7 p.m., Simmons Field*

Houston Christian vs. Westbury Christian, 7 p.m., Mustang Field

Kinkaid vs. Episcopal School of Dallas, 7 p.m., Barnhart Stadium*

St. John’s vs. St. Mark’s, 7 p.m., Hunt Family Stadium*

St. John XXIII vs. Lutheran North, 7 p.m., Lion Stadium

St. Thomas vs. Cedar Hill Trinity Christian, 7 p.m., Baldwin Stadium

Second Baptist vs. KIPP Generations, 7 p.m., Eagle Stadium

Strake Jesuit vs. Dawson, 7 p.m., Clay Stadium*

St. Pius X vs. Plano Prestonwood, 7:30 p.m., Lions Stadium

Sept. 29

Northbrook vs. Jersey Village, 6 p.m., Pridgeon Stadium*

Stratford vs. Cypress Creek, 6 p.m., Tully Stadium*

Marshall vs. Sterling, 6 p.m., Mercer Stadium*

Yates vs. Worthing, 6 p.m., Barnett Stadium*

Sharpstown vs. Willowridge, 6 p.m., Butler Stadium*

Emery/Weiner vs. Lakeland Christian Academy, 3 p.m., Caress Stadium

jmarrion@hcnonline.com

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