12-6A Teams Gearing Up For District

After readjusting their early-season schedules due to Hurricane Harvey, District 12-6A teams are finally able to gear up for the 2017 district slate.

This past week was the first time this season that a full slate of games was able to be played.

Lufkin highlighted the action with a win over a state-ranked John Tyler team while The Woodlands lost a tough one to Katy in a matchup of two teams expected to make noise in the postseason.

Meanwhile Beaumont West Brook, Oak Ridge, Montgomery and College Park got wins while Conroe was defeated by Huntsville.

Here is a look at this week’s slate of games.

Monterrey Prepa Tec (1-0) at Lufkin (2-1) —The Panthers will bring a bit of foreign flair to their schedule for the second straight year as they welcome in Monterrey for a Friday night contest.

Lufkin got the biggest non-district win for 12-6A on Friday night when it outlasted John Tyler in a 44-34 thriller.

Next up for the Panthers is a matchup against a Monterrey team that took a 44-15 win over Uvalde in its only previous matchup against a Texas team this season.

George Ranch (1-0) at The Woodlands (0-1) — After waiting an extra two weeks for the season opener, the Highlanders had their hands full against a Katy team that is a perennial contender for a state title.

The Highlanders were able to hang with the Tigers for the entire night before eventually falling on a 39-yard field goal from Seth Small on the final play of the game.

Kesean Carter, who was a force throughout The Woodlands’ run to the state championship game one season ago, started the game with a 103-yard kickoff return.

The Highlanders eventually held a 21-14 lead late in the game before Katy tied it then took advantage of a late fumble to set up the winning score.

Next up for The Woodlands is a home game against George Ranch, which started the season with a 38-13 win over Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, a team from Monterrey.

St. Thomas Catholic (0-1) at Beaumont West Brook (1-0) — Playing for the first time in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey made a major impact on the area, the Beaumont West Brook Bruins were still able to come out firing in a 56-20 win over C.E. King at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium in Houston.

West Brook built a 42-7 lead at halftime and led 56-7 after three quarters before giving up a pair of late touchdowns.
West Brook will look for a 2-0 start on Thursday when it takes on St. Thomas Catholic, which let a late lead slip away in a 28-27 loss to Trinity Christian.

College Park (1-1) at A&M Consolidated (3-0) — After a season-opening 49-14 loss to Tomball, the College Park Cavaliers got in the win column on Friday night with a hard-fought 20-19 win over Deer Park.

Carson Mohr came up with the game-winning 37-yard field goal for the Cavs.

In the win, College Park racked up 240 rushing yards in matching its win total from last season when it went 1-9.

Next up for College Park is a matchup against the undefeated A&M Consolidated Tigers, who are 3-0 after a 66-0 win over Austin last week.

Oak Ridge (2-0) at Deer Park (0-2) — The War Eagles are the only 2-0 team in 12-6A after last week’s 45-14 win over Klein Forest. It was the second straight blowout win for College Park after a season-opening 35-7 victory over Gregory-Portland.

On Friday night, Oak Ridge held a slim 21-14 lead before reeling off 24 straight points after halftime.

The War Eagles did the majority of their damage on the ground where they ran for 235 yards. Kendrick Johnson led the way with 112 yards.

The War Eagles will go after a 3-0 start against a winless Deer Park team on Friday night. Deer Park has close losses to Pearland Dawson (17-14) and College Park (20-19).

Montgomery (1-1) at Alief Hastings (1-0) — The Bears got into the win column in dramatic fashion with a 29-25 win over Killeen Ellison last week.

Alex Nunn gave Montgomery the lead with 3:04 remaining and Lucas McCaleb got a game-saving interception near the goal line to preserve the win.

Nunn finished the night with 115 rushing yards and 43 receiving yards.

Montgomery will go after a 2-1 non-district record this week when it faces Hastings, which took a 32-7 win over Fort Bend Kempner last week.

Conroe (0-1) at Brazoswood (1-0) — The only remaining winless team in 12-6A is Conroe after a 41-14 blowout loss to Huntsville last week.

Conroe held an early 14-0 lead before five turnovers helped pave the way for 41 unanswered Huntsville points.

The Tigers will go after their first win of the season when they travel to take on Brazoswood, which took a 35-26 win over Lamar Consolidated last week.

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