Christian Richmond gets great blocking and does the rest, returning the punt back for a touchdown. The reigning state champion Cy-Fair Bobcats opened the 2018 season with a solid 27-7 victory over the Woodlands Highlanders at Ken Pridgeon Stadium Friday night (Aug. 31, 2018). (CFISD courtesy photo by Angel Verdejo Jr.)

CYPRESS — The reigning state champion Cy-Fair Bobcat football team’s sound season opening victory is having a positive effect on how outsiders view Cypress football.

A solid 27-7 win over the Woodlands Highlanders last week moved the Bobcats up a spot in the Associated Press’ high school football rankings today (Sept. 4, 2018). You can catch up with Cy-Fair’s victory here. Cy-Fair was previously in the No. 6 slot and moved up to tie Converse Judson for the No. 5 position.

Allen and Lake Travis remained at the No. 1 and 2 positions, respectively. North Shore’s surprising victory over Katy seems to be the catalyst for the movement in the poll.

The Bobcats’ title game opponent, Waco Midway was picked as the No. 17 team in Texas.

Rank / School / Total Points / Previous ranking
1. Allen (22) (1-0) 238 / 1
2. Lake Travis (2) (1-0) 207 / 2
3. Austin Westlake (1-0) 183 / 4
4. Galena Park North Shore (1-0) 134 / 8
5t. Converse Judson (1-0) 123 / 5
(tie) Cypress Fairbanks (1-0) 123 / 6
7. Longview (1-0) 102 / 7
8. Duncanville (1-0) 77 / 9
9. Katy (0-1) 38 / 3
10. Southlake Carroll (1-0) 36 / 10
Others receiving votes: 11t, Spring Westfield 17. 11t, Klein Collins 17. 13, Euless Trinity 13. 14, DeSoto 7. 15t, San Angelo Central 2. 15t, Cedar Hill 2. 17, Waco Midway 1.

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