CYPRESS — Despite its arguably poor preseason rankings — namely putting the reigning state champs behind a school entering varsity play for the first time this year — Vype magazine is correcting its course with this year’s football predictions.

North Shore maintained its No. 1 slot after showing everyone that Katy can bleed with a 35-21 win over the Tigers. The Tigers were only knocked down to the No. 4 slot.

Cy-Fair’s sound 27-7 victory over the Woodlands was enough for the Bobcats to leap up from No. 11 to No. 7.

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.)

The Mustangs of Cy-Ranch also got a solid bump in the rankings. Their 32-21 win over Cinco Ranch moved them into the Top 10 as the No. 9 team. The Mustangs were previously picked as the No. 15 squad.

Cy-Ranch defenders swarm a Cinco Ranch ball carrier in the season opener at FCU Stadium. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

However, not all was sunshine, lollypops and rainbows as Langham Creek’s 35-27 loss to Klein Oak dropped the Lobos from No. 5 to No. 14.

Cy-Falls’ Eagles soared a few steps, as their 42-20 win over Aldine propelled them from No. 19 to No. 16.

Cy-Ridge also received recognition as an honorable mention this week.

You can check out Vype’s entire poll here.

No. 1 (Prev. 1) North Shore Mustangs

No. 2 (Prev. 3) Westfield Mustangs

No. 3 (Prev. 4) Klein Collins Tigers

No. 7 (Prev. 11) Cy-Fair Bobcats

No. 9 (Prev. 15) Cypress Ranch Mustangs

No. 10 (Prev. 18) Pearland Oilers — Beat Cypress Springs 47-10

No. 13 (Prev. 14) Klein Bearkats — Beat Cy Creek 28-27

No. 14 (Prev. 5) Langham Creek Lobos

No. 16 (Prev. 19) Cypress Falls Eagles

Others Receiving Votes: Dawson, Lamar, Clear Lake, Katy Taylor, Cy Ridge, CE King, Dekaney, FB Bush, South Houston, Strake Jesuit, College Park.

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