In one of the state’s marquee games, The Woodlands Highlanders flexed their muscle by powering past the Katy Tigers, while the Lufkin Panthers were part of an offensive explosion before falling late as District 16-6A teams took center stage last week.
Meanwhile Beaumont West Brook was untested on its way to a 3-0 start. Montgomery, Conroe and Oak Ridge stand at 2-1 in district play and College Park is still going after its first win with district action just one week away.
This week’s action will feature Lufkin taking on a team from Monterrey, Mexico, while The Woodlands and Beaumont West Brook should have a good shot at a spotless non-district mark.
Following is a look back at last week’s action and a look ahead to this week’s games.
Monterrey Prepa Tec at Lufkin (2-1) – After making a trip across the state border for an offensive showcase, the Panthers will be back at home to host a Monterrey Prepa Tec team from Mexico.
Last week, Lufkin put up more than 600 yards of offense against a Parkway defense that featured a solid defense.
However, the defense couldn’t keep pace against a Parkway offense loaded with big-time Division I recruits.
The Panthers won’t see that type of talent in this week’s game, although it will have a unique challenge in preparing to face a foreign opponent for the first time.
The Borregos are a Mexican national powerhouse that regularly makes trips to Texas in order to see better competition.
The Woodlands (3-0) at George Ranch (2-1) – The Woodlands looked impressive in its early season matchup with perennial powerhouse Katy.
A stifling defense was on display once again as The Woodlands held Katy to a total of 129 yards in a 26-3 win.
Jordan Talford led the Highlanders on the offensive side by running for 101 yards on 13 carries.
The Woodlands took advantage of a pair of bad snaps on punts for a 5-0 lead before Eric Schmid scored on a three-yard run. Talford then scored on a one-yard run to make it 19-0 and the Highlanders’ defense never let Katy get back in the game.
The Woodlands will go after a 4-0 start this week as it takes on a 2-1 George Ranch team coming off a 17-14 win over Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, a team from Monterrey.
Beaumont West Brook (3-0) at St. Thomas (1-2) – The Bruins continued to steamroll their way through the non-district portion of their schedule by trouncing C.E. King 48-9 on Friday night.
Joel Denly led the way for West Brook with 155 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 15 carries.
James Jones added the big play with a 98-yard run on a night in which West Brook ran for over 350 yards.
The Bruins will try to make it a perfect 4-0 in non-district action as it travels to face St. Thomas, a team that is 1-2 after a 49-14 loss to College Station.
Brazoswood (3-0) at Conroe (2-1) – It’s been quite a non-district slate for Conroe standout running back Donaven Lloyd, who has 710 yards through the first three games of the season.
He continued to pile up the numbers on Friday by running for 200 yards in a 34-25 win over the Huntsville Hornets.
In addition to those numbers, QB Colby Kizzie threw for 151 yards on 12-of-20 passing.
The Conroe defense also forced three turnovers.
The Tigers will go after their third straight win this week when they host an undefeated Brazoswood squad.
Brazoswood has three tight wins, including a 21-9 win over Lamar Consolidated last week.
Alief Hastings (0-3) at Montgomery (2-1) – After back-to-back wins to start the season, a late comeback fell short in Montgomery’s 42-35 loss to Killeen Ellison.
Montgomery trailed 42-21 in the last quarter before reeling off 14 unanswered points in a late comeback attempt.
Jordan Hood threw for 252 yards and a touchdown with an interception while also running for 98 yards. Alex Nunn added 94 yards on the ground while Taurean Bradley ran for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Montgomery goes after a 3-1 non-district action this week as it hosts Alief Hastings, which is 0-3 after a 49-35 loss to Fort Bend Kempner.
Deer Park (2-1) at Oak Ridge (2-1) – The War Eagles were sent to the brink before stopping a late two-point conversion on their way to a 28-26 win over Klein Forest on Friday night.
Kyle Townsend led Oak Ridge’s offensive attack with 123 yards on six receptions while Jimmie Moore ran for 96 yards on 14 carries.
Joseph Ossai added a touchdown on a 53-yard fumble return.
The War Eagles will go after a third straight win against Deer Park this week. Deer Park is coming off a 43-14 win over College Park.
A&M Consolidated (1-1) at College Park (0-3) – It has been a forgettable non-district schedule for College Park, which dropped a 43-14 decision to Deer Park for its third straight setback to start the season.
College Park never threatened in this one against a Deer Park team that hadn’t won at home since the 2015 opener. Deer Park led 40-0 at halftime before coasting to the win.
The Cavaliers will go after their first win on Thursday as they host A&M Consolidated, a team coming off a 48-14 win over Austin.
Team Overall District
The Woodlands 3-0 0-0
Beaumont West Brook 3-0 0-0
Lufkin 2-1 0-0
Montgomery 2-1 0-0
Conroe 2-1 0-0
Oak Ridge 2-1 0-0
College Park 0-3 0-0
Parkway 69, Lufkin 54
Conroe 34, Huntsville 25
The Woodlands 26, Katy 3
Oak Ridge 28, Klein Forest 26
Killeen Ellison 42, Montgomery 35
Beaumont West Brook 48, C.E. King 9
Deer Park 43, College Park 14
Monterrey Prepa Tec at Lufkin
The Woodlands at George Ranch
Brazoswood at Conroe
Alief Hastings at Montgomery
Deer Park at Oak Ridge
A&M Consolidated at College Park
Beaumont West Brook at St. Thomas