CYPRESS — We’re a month deep into Texas high school football and District 14-6A is not going according to pre-season predictions!
Forget turning the tables in this district — Call up WWE and send that proverbial table in for a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
Here we’ll take a look at where 14-6A teams were expected to finish according to this year’s edition of Texas Football Magazine (which is available at Cypress grocery stores and online), compared to where they are right now.
CFISD HS #12
Despite their most recent loss to Cy-Ranch at 52-10, the Bears are currently tied for a playoff spot at 1-1 in league action. The Bears have come out swinging and have been making headlines across the state with their 2-2 overall record as a first-year varsity program.
The new program was originally picked as No. 8 in the district by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The high octane fueling the Bears has garnered 126 points in three games.
The Bears host Cy-Woods this Saturday at CyFair FCU Stadium at 6 p.m.
The best survivor from the preseason predictions so far is the Cy-Ranch Mustangs. Originally picked as No. 2 in Texas Football, the Mustangs are tied for the lead with Cy-Lakes and Tomball Memorial at 2-0 in league play.
With a dominant 52-10 victory, the Mustangs put a dent into the new Ferrari of CFISD HS #12’s record.
The Mustangs visit Cy-Lakes this Friday at CyFair FCU Stadium at 7 p.m.
Looking at Texas Football magazine, the tables seem to have been turned on the expected district champion. Langham Creek was predicted to take the gold, but is currently at the bottom of the district at 0-2 and has been winless so far this season.
However, watching the Lobos in action you’d be shocked to hear that as long as you took four or five long blinks and missed several game-changing plays so far this season. This includes the finish to their most recent loss at the hands of Cy-Woods, where Lobo quarterback Chris Herron took the lead with a one-yard touchdown run as 1:13 stood on the game clock, 39-38. But the Wildcats had one final say in the game and drove Gustavo Olmedo close enough to split the uprights on a 47-yard field goal for a 41-39 Cy-Woods victory.
The Langham Creek season thus far is littered with small plays that either set up their own demise or flat-out enabled their opponents to score when traditional hard-nosed football doctrine says otherwise.
Usually when a team is maturing into a contender, coaches would say they just need that extra little “ummph” to make the play or win the game. That’s probably where the Lobos are right now: They just need a little “ummph” to win.
Here, we’re looking at team where other media outlets cast the spotlight on a very worthy quarterback in Herron. He’s definitely one of the better athletes on the field this season. But football isn’t a one-man show — this isn’t singles tennis.
Do I believe that Langham Creek can at least make it into the playoffs? Absolutely. But with two losses in league play already, they need to start winning and they need to start winning this week when they host Bryan at Ken Pridgeon Stadium at 7 p.m.
The Panthers were originally in the No. 4 slot, but have surprisingly been winless in four tries.
In pre-district, Cy-Springs went against a powerful Pearland team and solid Katy Taylor before going punch for punch with CFISD HS #12 two weeks ago. Cy-Lakes’ unexpected dominance led to tough loss for the Panthers.
The Panthers’ next chance to get a win in the column will be this Thursday as they visit Cy-Park in CyFair FCU Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
With an extra week to prepare for Cy-Springs, the Tigers are also looking for their first victory.
Cy-Park was picked at the bottom of the district in ninth place. Right now, the Tigers are tied with Bryan at 0-1 and 0-3 overall. However being only two games into league play, you can’t rule out a playoff berth for the first-year varsity team.
The Tigers will face off with nearby Cy-Springs this Thursday in CyFair FCU Stadium at 6:30 p.m.
Originally picked as the No. 3 team out of 14-6A, the Wildcats are currently tied for the final playoff spot with CFISD HS #12.
After last week’s gutsy finish against Langham Creek, there’s no telling what Cy-Woods’ 50-50 season is going to end up as. Last year, the Wildcats had a 4-5 hurricane rattled season. Time will tell how much it’ll take to earn a playoff berth with six more games on the schedule.
The Wildcats are slated to visit CFISD HS #12 at CyFair FCU Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Last but definitely not least are the Spartans of Cy-Lakes. With the program’s first ever three straight victories, the 3-1 Spartans are hoping to break more of school history this week as they host Cy-Ranch.
The Spartans and Mustangs currently share the first place spot with Tomball Memorial at 2-0 in District 14-6A action. So there’s a chance that the deciding game in the district title could be Cy-Lakes’ homecoming game this Friday. But with six more games on the slate, it’s too early to tell for sure. Just be ready to point back to this week five game as the kingmaker. Pun intended as the Spartans will have their homecoming royalty crowned Friday night.
Cy-Lakes was originally picked as No. 7 in the district, but being tied for first this early in the season is proof that predictions are fun, but have no bearing on the future.
Cy-Lakes will host the Mustangs at CyFair FCU Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Friday night.
District 14-6A standings (after Week 4)
Rank. Team, League record, Overall record
1. Cy-Ranch 2-0, 4-0
1t. Cy-Lakes 2-0, 3-1
1t. Tomball Memorial 2-0, 4-0
4t. CFISD HS #12 1-1, 2-2
4t. Cy-Woods 1-1, 2-2
6. Bryan 0-1, 0-3
7. Cy-Park 0-1, 0-3
8. Cy-Springs 0-2, 0-4
9. Langham Creek 0-2, 0-4
District 17-6A standings (after Week 4)
Rank. Team, League record, Overall record
1. Cy-Fair 2-0, 4-0
1t. Cy-Falls 2-0, 4-0
3. Jersey Village 2-0, 3-1
4t. Cy-Ridge 1-1, 3-1
4t. Stratford 1-1, 3-1
6. Cy-Creek 0-2, 0-4
7. Spring Woods 0-1, 0-3
8. Memorial 0-1, 1-2
9. Northbrook 0-2, 0-4
Week 4 final scores:
Cy-Ranch def. CFISD HS #12, 52-10
Cy-Lakes def. Cy-Springs, 28-7
Cy-Woods def. Langham Creek, 41-39
Cy-Park — Bye week
Cy-Fair def. Memorial, 49-0
Cy-Falls def. Northbrook, 55-0
Jersey Village def. Cy-Creek, 28-21
Cy-Ridge def. Stratford, 24-21
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