Lone Star Gridiron

Houston Roundup 11/18/13

Texas High School Football Roundup for the Houston Area

Bi-District Playoffs

Texas high school football








King Sharp as Manvel Advances: I’ve said it once, probably twice, here. Manvel’s D’Eriq King will be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs. The Mavericks quarterback went berserk in a 45-21 win over La Porte, throwing for 244 and rushing for 128 to account for five total touchdowns. This is what we have to expect from King, who is a sophomore just FYI, after throwing and running for 33 touchdowns in the regular season. He has been unflappable no matter the opponent, and he is going to continue this breakout in a big way. Manvel is a downright scary team with him at the helm. Next week’s showdown with Fort Bend Bush and Ronald Monroe, who just put up six touchdowns and 400 yards of his own, will be must-see.


Texas City Rolls as Foremans Overcome Injury: RB D’Onta Foreman returned after missing a couple weeks, and receiver Armanti Foreman came back after sustaining an ankle injury. As long as both stay healthy, Texas City is in for a deep playoff run. D’Onta ran for 243 yards and four touchdowns on just 13 carries, with scoring runs of 81 and 99 yards. Armanti added 85 yards receiving and a 72-yard interception return. The Stings have cruised all year, and getting the return of their stud tailback will continue to open things up for their star receiver on the outside. They get Ridge Point next, and we’re all hoping we get to see them square off with Crosby its super twins Aston and Austin Walter.


Worthing’s Robertson Dazzles in Shootout: It may have been a losing effort, but man was sophomore Alfred Robertson impressive against Sweeny. Houston Worthing’s quarterback threw for 529 yards and seven scores in the 54-44 defeat. The Colts battled back after giving up 23 second-quarter points to the Bulldogs, but came up just short thanks to a Dallas Blackstock field goal with two minutes to play. Nonetheless, this was an entertaining game that featured over 1,000 yards of offense and gives us a budding star to watch at the 3A level.


Dawson Emerges Unscathed in First-Round Thriller: Another bi-district round, another win for Pearland Dawson. It was probably a little close for the comfort though. Down 23-14 with eight minutes to play, the Eagles finally found a way to move the ball against Richmond Foster’s defense. The finally got things going with a 10-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Mr. Reliable Tony Upchurch hauling in an 11-yard touchdown from Brett Winnegan. After forcing a three-and-out, the Eagles marched 64 yards down the field for the game-winning field goal. They will go on to the second round for the fifth-straight season to face Reagan.


by Zach Shelton
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