HIGH SCHOOL FOOT­BALL

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Clear Lake’s Bren­don Holmes (1) gets past Clear Brook line­backer Sean Kel­ley (15) for a touch­down dur­ing their game Fri­day night. Clear Lake ran away with a 28-6 vic­tory.

Ever heard of a five-way tie for sec­ond place?

It’s what hap­pened in Dis­trict 16-6A where Al­dine Davis, Eisen­hower, Dekaney, Nimitz and Spring are all 4-3 in dis­trict play. Try to fol­low along:

Point dif­fer­en­tial us­ing games be­tween the tied teams comes into play. That means sec­ond place goes to Spring at plus-17. Then, the four-way tie is bro­ken by head-to-head matchups us­ing games be­tween the re­main­ing tied teams.

Eisen­hower and Davis are 2-1 while Nimitz and Dekaney are 1-2. Eisen­hower beat Davis, so it gets the third spot.

The fi­nal spot comes down Davis, Nimitz and Dekaney and once again, head-to-head matchups are used us­ing games be­tween the now three tied teams.

Davis is 2-0 in that sce­nario, Nimitz at 1-1 and Dekaney at 0-2. Dekaney is elim­i­nated. Davis de­feated Nimitz and clinches the fi­nal spot.

St. Thomas shocks St. Pius X in TAPPS

Out­side a loss to Plano Pre­ston­wood, St. Pius X had been on cruise con­trol for most of the sea­son.

St. Thomas stopped that with a 52-49 win in a Fri­day shootout. St. Pius is led by quar­ter­back Grant Gun­nell, who broke the state’s all-time ca­reer pass­ing yards and touch­downs mark this year.

But it’s St. Thomas that wins TAPPS Divi­sion I Dis­trict 3.

Jersey Vil­lage in per­fect com­pany

East Bernard, Splen­dora, New Caney, Huntsville, Fort Bend Mar­shall, Cy­press Ranch, West­field, Jersey Vil­lage, Atas­cocita, Pear­land, Katy, La­mar and North Shore all have some­thing in com­mon — an un­de­feated dis­trict cam­paign.

The most im­pres­sive of these might be Jersey Vil­lage, which hasn’t won an out­right dis­trict ti­tle since 1991. Splen­do­rais an­other. The Wild­cats hadn’t made the playoffs since 2007.

Pri­vate school ti­tle up for grabs

The South­west Prepara­tory Con­fer­ence 4A cham­pi­onship game is worth a look on Satur­day be­cause once again, it’s Kinkaid against Epis­co­pal.

The two teams play at 7 p.m. at Del­mar Sta­dium. It’ll be fifth time since 2009 the two teams meet in a cham­pi­onship game.

Some con­text is needed here. Seven teams com­pete in the SPC’s Class 4A, in­clud­ing Kinkaid and Epis­co­pal.

So the two teams meet in the reg­u­lar sea­son

. The reg­u­lar-sea­son game was played to a 7-7 tie with in­clement weather cut­ting the game short.

Help­ing hands all around in 10-5A

Not ev­ery game was a win-andin sce­nario on Fri­day. Some teams needed help like Friendswood, Hightower and Daw­son.

Friendswood got one half of the equa­tion on Thurs­day when Foster de­feated Hightower, 21-20.

The other half of that equa­tion was a win over An­gle­ton on Fri­day, which in­stead was a 35-20 loss. It sets Hightower up for the fi­nal play­off spot out of Dis­trict 10-5A Divi­sion I.

Terry is still alive but needs a win over un­de­feated Shadow Creek on Satur­day.

Daw­son en­tered the night in a four-way tie for the fi­nal two spots in 23-6A.

Each team was 3-3 in league play. Daw­son got a 37-16 win over El­sik. Hast­ings beat Bra­zos­wood. Alief Tay­lor fell to Strake Je­suit and Ge­orge Ranch fell to Pear­land.

The Mo-Town Show­down de­buts

The Mag­no­lia Bowl? Clash of the Cause­way? The Lock­wood Clas­sic?

Welcome Mo-Town Show­down to the list of Hous­ton’s coolest ri­valry game nick­names. It fea­tures Mont­gomery and newly­built Lake Creek, which is wrap­ping up its de­but var­sity cam­paign six miles away.

The first edi­tion of this one didn’t carry any play­off juice, con­sid­er­ing it’s Week 11. Mont­gomery, which is al­ready headed to the playoffs, won the game.

Lake Creek fin­ished 2-8.

Tim Warner / Con­trib­u­tor

Craig Mose­ley / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

Sustin Irvin of Seven Lakes re­turns a Cinco Ranch fum­ble on the open­ing kick off to set-up the game’s first touch­down at Katy.

Cody Bahn / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

New Caney’s C.J. San­ders (11) breaks through the Porter de­fense to score a touch­down dur­ing a Dis­trict 9-5A (Div. I) game Fri­day night at Texan Drive Sta­dium in New Caney.

Cody Bahn / Staff pho­tog­ra­pher

New Caney wide re­ceiver Gerome Henry car­ries dur­ing a Dis­trict 9-5A (Div. I) game Fri­day at Texan Drive Sta­dium in New Caney.

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