Port Neches-Groves and Crosby can’t seem to play a normal game.
Last year’s 72-69 win for Port Neches-Groves in the playoffs was a classic.
Now the two are district brethren, and Port Neches-Grove is still finding ways to come out on top. PN-G quarterback Roschon
Johnson, a Texas commitment, tossed a game-winning touchdown pass to Peyton Proenza with three seconds remaining to knock off Crosby in a 48-45 win on Friday.
Few teams have had heartstoppers like Crosby this season. There was the thriller against Manvel earlier this season and close ones against West Orange-Stark and Vidor. All of those were wins.
Crosby’s loss to PN-G was its first of the season, dropping its record to 6-1.
Friendswood dealt setback by Foster
Foster muscled a 28-20 win away from Friendswood to hand the Mustangs their first loss. Three of Foster’s scores were
Mario Simmons touchdowns runs of 24, 20 and 17.
The Falcons are glad to spoil what could have been one of the biggest games of the year next week in Shadow Creek-Friendswood. Both teams would’ve met at 6-0.
Jersey Village stuns defending champ
Cy-Fair’s clash with Jersey Village definitely produced the most noteworthy result from Friday night.
Jonathan Cervantes’ 24-yard field goal was the winning score in Jersey Village’s 24-23 win over reigning state champion Cy-Fair.
Cy-Fair has lost two straight after last week’s loss to Cy Falls.
This is undoubtedly huge for Jersey Village, which hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006.
The Falcons also haven’t won a district title outright since 1991 but are now keeping pace with Cypress Falls in 17-6A.
Guess who they play next.
For Cypress Lakes, a win is a win
It’ll be easy to skip over the Cypress Lakes-Bryan score from Week 7’s Thursday action. Cypress Lakes won 3-0 off
Joseph Staiano’s 30-yard field goal in the third quarter. It’s the first 3-0 final involving a Cypress Fairbanks ISD team since Jersey Village defeated Katy 3-0 in 1983.
More important than that little nugget — Cypress Lakes has its most wins in a regular season at four. And sure, the Spartans are in the playoff hunt in District 14-6A. They’ll have to keep pace with a Tomball Memorial team that defeated Bridgeland, 59-21, on Friday and surging Langham Creek, which is on its bye week.
Kingwood defense still going strong
Kingwood quietly had shut out its previous three opponents — Rayburn, South Houston and Pasadena Memorial — and was going for a fourth on Friday against Pasadena Dobie.
The bad news is Dobie scored 10 points. The good news is Kingwood won 35-10.
Magnolia tunes up for College Station
Magnolia routed Willis 70-15 on Friday to move to 4-2 this season. Next up for Magnolia: last year’s Class 5A Division II champions, College Station.
Remember, Magnolia only lost to state-ranked Lufkin on the road by seven last week. The meeting with College Station will be another opportunity for the Bulldogs to make a statement.
Magnolia's Mitch Hall (21) pushes off the tackle attempt by Willis' Jadarius Brown, left, during the first half of their game Friday.
New Caney’s Jaylen Neal, right, breaks away from Port Arthur Memorial wide receiver Teajawon Mack after intercepting a pass during their District 9-5A clash Friday night.
Oak Ridge defensive back Robert Bartee, top, tries to break up a catch by College Park wide receiver D’Majai Bailey.