A quick look at the games I’ll be covering this week.
Thursday, 9/5, 6:30pm at Cy Fair ISD’s Pridgeon Stadium
Morton Ranch Mavericks (1-0) vs. Cypress Ridge Rams (1-0)
The Mavericks edged Cypress Lakes 20-14 in Week 1. The Rams downed Cypress Woods 31-14.
The Rams lead the all-time series against the Mavericks 3-1. The Mavericks won the first meeting 14-0. The Rams have won the last three meetings 35-26, 35-30, and 36-33 respectively.
The Rams are likely to contend for one of the playoff spots in 17-6A. The consensus for the Mavericks appears to be that they will compete for the 4th playoff spot in 19-6A.
Ron Counter is in his third year as head coach of the Mavericks compiling a 9-11 record so far.
Andrew Shanle is in his first year as head coach of the Rams.
Friday, 9/6, 7:00pm at The John Cooper School’s Pugh Field
Legacy Prep Christian Lions (0-1) vs. The John Cooper School Dragons (1-0)
The Lions dropped their season opener 21-40 to Hallettsville Sacred Heart. The Dragons opened their season with a 43-0 victory over Frassati Catholic.
The Dragons won their only meeting against the Lions 51-13 last year.
After seeing the Dragons practice many times, this will be my first time seeing them play a game. This will also be my first time seeing the Lions. And this will be my first time seeing a game in Pugh Field. The coveted triple! These are exactly rare for me get, but they are getting less and less common.
Saturday, 9/7, 6:00pm at Klein ISD’s Memorial Stadium
Clear Springs Chargers (0-1) vs. Klein Collins Tigers (1-0)
The Chargers dropped the season opener 28-44 to Converse Judson. The Tigers opened with a 45-0 victory over Alief Taylor.
The Tigers won the only meeting between the two teams 28-21 last year.
The Tigers look to compete for the 15-6A title with The Woodlands and Klein Oak. The consensus has the Chargers second in 22-6A behind Dickinson.
Craig Dailey is in his fourth year leading the Chargers compiling a 24-10 record.
Adrian Mitchell is in his second year leading the Tiger compiling a 11-2 record.