Week 4 of the 2018 Texas High School Football season is upon us. Here are some of the key match ups for the seven games this week.
Langham Creek (0-3, 0-1) vs. Cypress Woods (1-2, 0-1)
– Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 PM | Cy-Fair FCU Stadium –
Although we’re only one week into district play, both teams are in need of a win in competitive District 14-6A. Last week, Langham Creek fell to 0-3 to start a season for the first time since the 2015. The Lobos would wrap up that season and miss the playoffs with a pedestrian 5-5 record. Senior QB Chris Herron, who is committed to Kansas State, has seen his production slump this season. Herron has recorded only two touchdowns this season, one passing and one rushing.
On the other side of field, Cypress Woods and their Triple Option offensive scheme will try to dismantle Langham Creek’s 3-4 defense. Last week against Tomball Memorial, the Wildcats rushed for 222 yards and three touchdowns. QB Carson Danner scored two of those touchdowns in only his second career varsity start. With games against Bridgeland, Cypress Lakes, and Cypress Park on the horizon, the Wildcats need a victory in order to compete for a playoff spot in District 14-6A.
Jersey Village (2-1, 1-0) vs. Cypress Creek (0-3, 0-1)
– Friday, September 21 | 7:00 PM | Ken Pridgeon Stadium –
Not to jump the gun, but Jersey Village has been the surprise team thus far out of District 17-6A. The Falcons, who won only four games last season and missed the playoffs, have surged into the 2018 season with victories over Cinco Ranch and Cypress Ridge. QB Raymond Richardson has thrown for 659 yards and five touchdowns along with three rushing touchdowns. Jordan Jones and newcomer Christian Peguero have become household names on the Falcons’ roster.
Cypress Creek has been outscored 59-20 after three games to begin the season. The Cougars have fallen to Klein, Klein Oak, and Cypress Falls this season. Similar to past Cypress Creek teams, racking up huge offensive performances is not an issue for the Cougars. The defense of Cypress Creek has allowed an average of 350 yards per contest after three games.