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Week 1 — Highlights

Week 1 Highlights

Brought to you by the fans : This comes to us from Judson I. Stone the FCA chaplain for the Arlignton Lamar Vikings. Last week was probably the wildest night for Head Coaching brothers in the history of high school football as both of them were participants in triple overtime games. Trent Fuller's Arlington Lamar team lost to South Grand Prairie in 3OT while Mike Fuller's Colleyville Heritage team beat Duncanville in 3OT.

Class 2A DI Redwaters game vs. Bradenton Preparatory Academy Florida was canceled this week. Redwater Head Coach Jeff Stine canceled its game scheduled for Saturday after he saw film of Bradenton’s last weeks game vs. Canyon Creek Christian Academy where Baradenton won 55-0. Things didn’t look right and after a few internet searches coach Stine found that Bradenton Prep
has at least two players who have already graduated from high school and also two players who have played four years of high school football.

It was a wild one in Austin as Austin High rallied from a 42-28 halftime deficit to pull out an amazing 66-63 victory in overtime. The teams combined for 60 first downs and 1,121 yards total offense. Not only did both quarterbacks put on a record breaking show but star WR Cayleb Jones had 13 receptions for 178 yards and 4 TDs.

The Woodlands held off Fort Bend Hightower with a 46-39 double OT win that featured 4 lead changes. The Woodlands took the lead 32-24 with 1:14 remaining. Hightower quarterback Bralon Addison then led his team down the field finding Cameron Bolton on a busted play for a 59 yard TD pass. They then added the two point conversion leaving 13 seconds remaining in regulation and sending the game into OT. The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime with The Woodlands scoring on a 4th and 14 for their TD. The Woodlands got first possession in the 2nd OT and was able to get it in for another TD. The Highlanders then stopped the Hurricanes 1 yard short of a first down to secure the victory. Bralon Addison ended the game with 165 rushing yards, 167 passing yards and four total touchdowns. The Woodlands quarterback Joseph Schneider threw for 214 yards
and four touchdowns and ran for 184 yards and two more scores.

Tyler John Tyler ended a nine game losing streak against Longview with a 28-14 victory. They also ended Longview's 7 year home winning streak against them.

Groesbeck was losing 14-33 early in the 4th quarter before they came storming back for a 43-40 win over Waco Robinson. Robinson had a chance to send it to OT but missed on a 38 yard field goal on the final play. The Rockets led 40-36 with 3:37 remaining but the Goats scored on a 72 yard pass play to take the lead with 2:32 remaining. Groesbeck scored 36 points in the 4th quarter.

Denton Ryan fell behind early but scored 6 unanswered touchdowns to defeat Carrollton Newman Smith 42-17. The Ryan defense led by DE Mario Edwards (15 tackles, 4 QB sacks) held Newman Smith to just 165 yards of total offense.

Friendswood was able to march 70 yards in 6 plays to score a TD with 30 seconds remaining against West Orange-Stark. The extra point put them up 35-34. They then held on for the win. West Orange-Stark had scored a TD with 1:58 remaining to take a 34-28 (they failed on a 2 point conversion).

Kerrville Tivy needed a defensive stand in a game where the two teams combined for 1,133 total yards of offense to beat San Antonio Madison 39-34. Madison drove down to the Tivy 4 yard line in the final minute with a chance to win the game. They missed on two incomplete passes in the end zone though to get Tivy the win. See the records section for the great game that was put on by Tivy QB Johnny Manziel. Madisons superstar running back Aaron Green rushed for 217 yards and two TDs.

Tatum the #5 team in 2A DI beat Gilmer the #5 team in 3A, 47-41. Tatum running back B.J. Allen ran for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns....253 yards coming in the second half. The win snapped a 16 game winning streak for Gilmer and also ended the Buckeyes 34 game home winning streak.

Cedar Hill and Denton Guyer put on a great show in the 3rd game of the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic. They traded scores throughout and Cedar Hill finally won in OT 42-41. Guyer QB J.W. Walsh had 4 rushing and 1 passing TD but they missed the XP after scoring a TD in OT. Cedar Hill responded with a TD of their own in OT and the kick was good to give Cedar Hill the 1 point victory.

The Abilene Cooper Cougars scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game to get a 35-31 victory over Austin Westlake. The scored capped an 8 play 67 yard drive in the final 1:32 of the game. Westlake had scored just before that to go up 31-28 with 1:35 left.

Katy defeated Alief Taylor 45-20 with a great 2nd half comeback. LSG was there!!! Taylor was able to convert on 8 of 9 3rd down conversions to take a 20-7 lead in the 2nd quarter. After that it was all Katy. The Tigers limited the Lions to 21 total 2nd half yards and scored 38 unanswered points along the way.

Pearland beat Fort Bend Kempner 41-27. LSG was there!! Kempner used an onside kick, a fake punt and went for it on 4th down twice to take an early 14-7 lead. During that time, they had a total of 26 plays for 85 yards while Pearland had the ball only 6 plays but 109 yards. After that it was all Pearland as their offensive line opened up big holes for RB Dustin Garrison who ran for 206 yards on 24 carries and scored 4 TDs.

Canton quarterback Chance Wallace threw six Touchdown passes during their 63-0 win over North Forney.

Aledo's star running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 210 yards and scored five touchdowns as the #2 4A Bearcats cruised to a 48-13 victory over Weatherford. The win avenged a 1 point loss at Weatherford last year which was the only loss of 2009 for the state champions. Aledo is currently on a 15 game winning streak with a date vs. Austin Lake Travis (48 consecutive victorys) coming up next week.

Abilene had to come from behind for the second consecutive week. This week they had to score three times in the fourth quarter to rally past the Franklinton Louisiana 35-20.

Brookshire Royal got a 60 yard touchdown run by Running Back Brandon Williams with just a few minutes remaining in the game to beat Giddings 34-31. Williams rushed for 259 yards on 18 carries.

Corsicana WR Christian Hines had 8 receptions for 242 yards and 4 TDs during their 30-23 win over Kilgore.

Euless Trinity put on a show and let everyone know that Texas high school footbal rules as they defeated Shiloh Christian from Arkansas 80-26...that is not a mistake. Trinity gained 706 total yards in their victory at the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic.

Injuries...Injuries...Injuries -- Cypress Creek superstar running back Jermichael Sanders tore his ACL and is out for the year, Klein Forest QB Matt Davis, the top rated junior quarterback in the state tore his right ACL during the season opener at Katy Cinco Ranch and will miss the 2010 season. Austin Lake Travis WR Conner Floyd the top receiver for the Cavaliers broke his leg and will likely miss everything up until the playoffs.

Ending those losing steaks: Claude beat Nazareth 29-7 to end their 28 game losing streak, El Paso Eastwood beat El Paso Irvin 12-7 to end their 26 game losing strek and Frisco beat Royse City 22-7 to end their 23 game losing streak.

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