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Monday Morning Blitz -- The Wrap Up by A-Stat
October 31, 2011VYPE MAGAZINE - Central Houston
1981: Friday night marked the third-straight shutout for The Woodlands as the Highlanders knocked off College Park, 38-0. The three-straight shutouts marks the longest such streak in program history, tying the Highlanders with the 1981 McCullough squad that blanked Cy-Fair, Spring and Klein Forest by a combined score of 84-0. Over their past three games, The Woodlands has outscored their opponents 118-0.
Still Perfect: Not only is Katy one of the premiere teams in the state of Texas, the Tigers feature one of the premiere QB/WR tandems in Texas. Led by senior QB Brooks Haack who is completing nearly 65 percent of his passes while not throwing an interception in 139 attempts, the Tigers’ Jordan Thompson is emerging as one of Houston’s top vertical threats. Averaging nearly 20 yards a reception, Thompson has totaled 49 receptions with a team-high 14 touchdown catches.
Playoff First: Founded in 2001, FB Bush is heading to the postseason for the first time in program history. After knocking off FB Travis 38-23, the Broncos assured themselves a spot in the playoffs as they improved to 7-2 overall with a 3-1 mark in district action. Jalynn McCain led the Broncos offensive attack as he carried the ball 22 times for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
La Porte: We will be the first to admit it; we didn’t think La Porte had it in them this weekend. Well, they proved us wrong. In what proved to be a thriller, La Porte’s Keith Whitely scored the go-ahead touchdown on a three-yard carry with just 28 ticks left on the clock to hand Port Arthur Memorial their first loss of the season. Whitley paced the offensive attacked with 201 yards on 34 carries and two scores leading the Bulldogs to a 24-20 win. With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 8-1 on the season while clinching at least a share of the district 21-5A Championship.
Dekaney: We’ve been high on Dekaney all season. Led by Trey Williams, head coach Willie Amendola has his squad primed for their first playoff appearance and district title in school history. In a 56-35 win against Klein Forest on Friday night, Williams led Dekaney with 354 yards on the ground and four touchdowns. On the season, the Texas A&M commit has totaled 2116 yards with 25 scores, averaging just less than 10 yards per touch.
Luck in the City of Angels: Stratford’s Andrew Luck is the odds on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Saturday night, he proved why. Despite throwing a late pick-six, Luck engineered a 76-yard drive to even the game with just 38 seconds left to force overtime. After three overtime periods, the Cardinal prevailed with a 56-48 win over USC. The 56 points is the most in USC-Stanford history, besting the 55 points Stanford scored two years ago in Los Angeles. Luck and the Cardinal own the nations’ longest winning streak with 16-straight wins.
Action: The playoffs are finally here and the city of Houston is looking to make a splash this postseason. After The Woodlands fell just short last season, the area boasts several squads that are amped for a deep postseason run. Some teams to look out for: College Park, Klein Collins, Friendswood, and Magnolia. For information on the playoff pairings, check out the official UIL bracket: http://www.uiltexas.org/volleyball/playoff-brackets