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Five Big Things: 09/10/12 by Chris Doelle

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Five Big Things in Texas High School Football


I'm not saying these are the five biggest stories in Texas high school football this weekend, but you can certainly make a strong argument for them. These are five things that stood out to me

1. Galena Park North Shore Rolls Manvel - Not only did GPNS take the win over Manvel in convincing fashion (56-28) but it was their 300th all time win.  Manvel took a commanding lead early, but the Mustangs of Galena Park North Shore stood up and fought back on the legs of Tristan Houston who had 210 yards and 2  touchdowns.

I guess this is looking more and more like the North Shore teams of the past that rolled through the regular season games regardless of who they scheduled.

2. Garrett engineers a Pilot Point Comeback - Although they trailed Lindsay 24-14 at the half, the Pilot Point junior quarterback, Travis Garrett led two 80+ yard scoring drives as the Bearcats came back to win 33-24. In addition to Garrett's 213 yards and 2 TDs rushing, the Pilot Point defense stepped up big in completely shutting down Lindsay.  The Knights only managed 2 first downs and 22 total yards in their scoreless second half.

3. That's Why They Play 'Em - The carousel of games featuring Aledo, Dallas Highland Park, Stephenville and Monterrey Tech have produced some great games, but no one stands out as clearly better.

  • Aledo beat Dallas Highland Park
  • Dallas Highland Park beat Monterrey Tech
  • Stephenville beat Aledo
  • Monterrey Tech beat Stephenville

So what do you make of all this?  Well, my takeaway is that on any weekend, any good team can beat any other good team.  These guys will continue to knock each other around and come playoff time - when it is "lose and go home" - someone will step up and show they want it more.

In the meantime, we get some great Texas high school football games!

4. Lufkin Wins an Emotional Game - The Lufkin Panthers dedicated their home field to long-time Head Coach John Outlaw as they faced rivals, Tyler Lee.  Outlaw, who passed away just before Christmas, was a legend in Texas high school football coaching circles and loved dearly by those who knew him.  The Pack downed Tyler Lee 41-31.

5. Munday Wins Against Stamford 34-27 - In a game that could easily feature the DI and DII Class 1A State Champions, the crowd definitely got their money's worth in this one!  The game went back and forth with Munday jumping out to a 14-0 lead before Stamford fought back to tie things up at 27 all.  Munday's Dee Paul put the proverbial nail in the coffin with a kickoff return for a touchdown followed by an interception in his own endzone that killed Stamford's final drive.

Chris Doelle

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