Jason Gerow celebrates after sacking the Hendrickson quarterback. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
Jason Gerow celebrates after sacking the Hendrickson quarterback. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

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Editor’s note: As promised, here is the Cy Ranch vs. Westfield game information: Sat. Nov. 24, 2 p.m. at Thorne Stadium (1865 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032). #MWT!!!

We have two YouTube videos from the bi-district game here:

Drumline: https://youtu.be/x9XimGpw0q4

Post-game appreciation: https://youtu.be/LZXZheGKYKM

CYPRESS — The Cy Ranch Mustangs defeated the Pflugerville Hendrickson Hawks, 24-10, for a bi-district title and will see the Spring Westfield Mustangs Saturday afternoon for an area championship bout.

Westfield beat Klein, 10-6, Friday night for their bi-district championship.

“We had a lot of respect for them, defensively, coming in,” said Gene Johnson, the Mustangs’ head coach. “And we had a lot of respect for their skill guys, offensively — they’re fast! I think that showed tonight: Our defense got hit in the mouth a little bit in the first series, but then settled in and played so much better after that. I’m very proud of our offensively line. They had a great defensive front and were able to hold our own.”

Looking toward the area title bout, Johnson said that Westfield is a great team.

“This week I told our kids that we’re playing a great football team and I feel the same way about next week,” the head Mustang said. (They’re) going to be a really big challenge for us.”

Against Hendrickson, the Mustangs took a lead early in the first quarter on a 39-yard touchdown run by Willie Eldridge with 8:17 standing. The extra point split the goal posts, 7-0.

Willie Eldridge (blue 5) breaks past the Hendrickson Hawk defense on his first of two touchdowns of the night. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

The Hawks responded with a 27-yard scoring pass with 7:14 left in the opening quarter. The point after was true and tied it up at 7-all.

It took another quarter, but the Mustangs broke from the pack on another long, 55-yard touchdown run from Eldridge. The extra point was good, 14-7, as Cy Ranch didn’t need to look back the rest of the game, with 6:42 left in the half.

Willie Eldridge (blue 5) breaks past the Hendrickson Hawk defense on his second of two touchdowns of the night. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

Hendrickson fought back and forth with the Mustang wrecking crew, and managed to claw within field goal range. The Hawks sent a 20-yard field goal through the uprights and scored again, 14-10.

The defensive slugfest continued in the third quarter, and the Mustangs got within field goal range themselves with a fourth-and-six call. Head coach Gene Johnson sent Austin Rychlik in for the three-pointer and his kick was true on a 21-yard field goal with just 58 seconds left on the third quarter clock, 17-10.

Austin Rychlik (41, kicking) launches a 21-yard field goal Friday night. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

The Mustangs had the last say with the scoreboard, as quarterback Logan McDougald connected with CJ Hardy on a 10-yard pass, deep into the endzone. Hardy held onto the possession with style, 24-10, after Rychlik split the uprights a final time with 8:06 left on the game clock.

“I’m proud of our kids for hanging in there and getting the W,” Johnson concluded.

CJ Hardy comes out of a touchdown catch from Logan McDougald like an Olympic gold winning gymnast. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

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The Cy Ranch defensive line. The Cy Ranch Mustangs won their bi-district championship Friday night (Nov. 16, 2018) and will face Spring Westfield after Thanksgiving. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

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