An­other heart-stop­per

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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.

Michael Wyke / Con­trib­u­tor

Mag­no­lia's Mitch Hall (21) pushes off the tackle at­tempt by Wil­lis' Jadar­ius Brown, left, dur­ing the first half of their game Fri­day.

Cody Bahn / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

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.

Ja­son Focht­man / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

Oak Ridge de­fen­sive back Robert Bar­tee, top, tries to break up a catch by Col­lege Park wide re­ceiver D’Ma­jai Bai­ley.

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