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Undefeated Garland Sachse and The Woodlands Engage in Area Action


Garland Sachse Mustangs (11-0) vs. The Woodlands Highlanders (11-0)
Friday, November 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Waco ISD Stadium – Waco, Texas

Garland Sachse and The Woodlands, two teams with perfect records, meet in the area round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs.  The Mustangs earned a second-round berth with a 34-13 win over Dallas Skyline, while the Highlanders advanced by defeating Mesquite Horn 41-21.

Skyline lead 13-0 before Sachse erupted for 34 unanswered points and held the Raiders scoreless from midway in the second quarter.  Horn also took an early 7-0 lead on the Highlanders, but The Woodlands responded with 21 straight points and coasted to their 11the consecutive win.

Jalen Mayden keys the offense for Sachse and threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns covering 29 and 21 yards to Nate Shelton against the Raiders.  Shelton leads Sachse in receiving with 43 receptions for 945 yards and 14 touchdowns.  Mayden also gained 85 yards on 18 carries and scored on a 41-yard run.

In 2016, the quarterback has passed for 2,423 yard with 24 touchdowns and four interceptions with 169 completions in 260 attempts.  Mayden has also rushed for 576 on 108 carries and scored nine touchdowns.

Christian Cole paces Sachse’s ground game and rushed for 141 yards on 15 carries against the Raiders and scored on a 49-yard scamper.  For the season, Cole has gained 1,109 yards on 145 carries and scored 13 touchdowns.

Against the Jaguars, Highlander quarterback Eric Schmid passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns.  Carlos Ramos, subbing for an injured Jordan Talford, led the ground game with 138 yards on 25 carries.  Talford had gained 70 yards and scored a touchdown before leaving the game with a sprained MCL.  Defensively, Michael Purcell tallied three of the four Highlander sacks.

The Woodlands plays both outstanding offense and defense.  In the regular season, the Highlanders outscored their opponents 464 to 112 and allowed 10 points or less in seven of 10 games.

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