Lone Star Gridiron

Port Arthur Memorial Titans (13-1) vs. Cibolo Steele Knights (14-0)

Port Arthur Memorial vs Cibolo Steele

Port Arthur Memorial Titans (13-1) vs. Cibolo Steele Knights (14-0)

Class 5A Texas High School Football Division II State Semifinals Game

These two teams have never met up in the playoffs.

Port Arthur Memorial

Playoff History : (7 years) 2003,2004,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: vs. South Houston WON 56-28
Area: vs. Clear Springs WON 38-35
Regionals: vs. Houston Memorial WON 24-14
Quarterfinals: vs. La Porte WON 34-6

Cibolo Steele

Playoff History : (5 years) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2010 5A Division II Schertz Cibolo Steele 24, Denton Guyer 21

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: San Antonio Johnson WON 24-14
Area: vs. San Antonio Brandeis WON 28-6
Regionals: vs. Laredo Alexander WON 28-0
Quarterfinals: vs. San Antonio Reagan WON 35-10


Mike Says: Cibolo Steele comes in with a 27 game winning streak and as the defending Class 5A Division II champion. Port Arthur Memorial got a huge win last week against La Porte. I don't know what to think about the Titans. I am 0-2 when predicting the games they are in. I had them beating La Porte in week 9 and they lost. I then picked them to lose to La Porte and they won. This is a matchup of two great quarterbacks. Steele's Tommy Armstrong and Memorials Terrence Singleton can light up the scoreboard. The KNIGHTS win 28-13!!!

Chris Says: Cibolo Steele is the obvious choice here because they have been more consistent this year AND they are coming off a state championship from a year ago.  A lot of people thought Steele would slide a lot this year because of changes on the team, but 14-0 doesn't seem like a slide at all.  Port Arthur Memorial surprised a lot of folks to be doing this well, this long.  Coach Michael Jinks has his team firing on all cylinders and it is tough to pick against them.  It comes down to the fact that I know a lot about Cibolo Steele and not that much about the Titans of PA Memorial.  The KNIGHTS win 28-21!!!

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  1. Ralph Cryer

    December 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    This will be a test for both teams. Cibolo Steele has not played anyone this season with the talent that Port Arthur Memorial has. Port Arthur Memorial has speed on both side of the field and that will make it an exciting game. There is to much speed for them even thought they say they have played against speed all year long. Port Arthur Memorial will have to stop the run of Cibolo Steele, in which they have been averaging 280 yards per game. They area also good this year. One thing i can say is last year is a distant memory for steele, and it doesn’t count for this year. If Port Arthur Memorial comes out clicking on all cylinders it will be a long night for a former State Champion.

    Port Arthur Memorial 30
    Cibolo Steele 21

    Thats my predication and I stand by it.



      December 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      I like that prediction! I hope you’re right! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this game. PA does have the speed and well… Let’s just say I don’t know what kind of speed teams Cibolo has dealt with, but let’s just say the only thing PA does slow is cook gumbo! They even eat it fast because that’s just how they
      roll! PA has the outside locked down and people don’t give their secondary enough credit. They play man 2 man very well. I think this game will be a battle of the inside, quick passes and the big fella’s up front. Both teams have superstars at every position on both sides of the ball. The line will determine who breaks down first. So who will be ready on Saturday? I can’t wait to find out!

  2. Robert Griffin

    December 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

    PAM will find a way to win today and play for the title in Arlington

  3. miwright

    December 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Port Arthur Memorial (13-1) — 31
    Cibolo Steele (14-0) — 51

What are your thoughts?