Cy-Fair proves there can be only one, defeats Highlanders for season opener

Reigning state champions soundly defeat Woodlands in season opener

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CYPRESS — The Cy-Fair Bobcats started the defense of their state title with a strong showing against the Highlanders at Pridgeon Stadium Friday night (Aug. 31, 2018).
The Woodlands took a hard 27-7 fall to the reigning champs in the season opener. The victory puts Cy-Fair at 1-0 and the Woodlands at 0-1, one game into the season.

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.)

The Bobcats got onto the scoreboard first with a Christian Richmond punt return turning into a touchdown run with six minutes on the first quarter clock. The extra point kick was good, 7-0.
The Bobcats got within field goal range and split the uprights with three minutes on the clock, 10-0.
Cy-Fair put up a 67-yard Jaelon Woods rushing touchdown, followed by an extra point with two minutes left, 17-0.
The Bobcats split the uprights with another field goal, as seven minutes stood on the third quarter clock, 20-0.
Cy-Fair’s final score came via Woods’ 4-yard rushing touchdown with four minutes remaining in the third quarter. The extra point kick was true, 27-0.
The Woodlands finally broke the shutout with a touchdown run with three minutes left in the game. Their extra point was good, 27-7.
Early statistics have the Bobcat offense with 225 rushing yards and 91 aerial yards. The Cy-Fair wrecking crew held the Woodlands to only 130 passing yards and 103 yards on the ground.
The Bobcats converted three of their nine third downs, while holding the Woodlands to only a pair of conversions, out of 12 attempts. The Bobcat defense also got the Woodlands to turnover the ball once, and the Woodlands fumbled once.

The Bobcats are scheduled to visit the Cy-Park Tigers in a pre-district game at the Berry Center’s FCU Stadium at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8.

Cypress football scores, Week 1:
Pearland def. Cy-Springs, 47-10.
Cy-Fair def. Woodlands, 27-7.
Klein Oak def. Langham Creek, 35-27.
Cy-Ranch def. Cinco Ranch, 32-21.
Klein def. Cy-Creek, 28-27.
CFISD HS #12 def. Waltrip, 48-19.

Jaelon Woods stretches into the endzone for a score in the third quarter. 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.)

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