Category: Football

Cy-Fair Bobcats are Crowned State Champions

ARLINGTON — After nearly 80 years football competition, the Cy-Fair Bobcats are state champions!  The Bobcats defeated undefeated Waco Midway, 51-35.

Cy-Fair opened the scoring with a two yard Trenton Kennedy rushing touchdown.  The Bobcats would go on to score 44 of the next 51 points in the ball game.  Midway’s only score in the first half was on a 48-yard pass from Oklahoma commit Tanner Mordecai to Dart Smith.

When asked what winning a state championship meant to him, sophomore defensive back Payton Tally said he couldn’t thank everyone enough, “the corners, the defensive line, the coaching staff, the offensive line.”  Tally went on to talk about how “he grew up around Coach Pustejovsky and understood the shortcomings in the past.”  Tally finished the game with a team-leading 11.5 tackles and three pass breakups.

A few other players shined on the defensive side of the ball, including senior linebacker Jace Bobo who reigned in 8.5 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs and a pass breakup.  Senior Patrick Atkinson, who led the team in total tackles coming into the state game, concluded the game with 6.5 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, and two quarterback hurries.  Kyle Bell wrapped up the championship game with 6.5 tackles, 0.5 TFLs, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two pass breakups.

The 2017 Cy-Fair Bobcats will go down in history as the first Cy-Fair ISD team to win a state championship and only the third to ever appear in the state title game.  The Bobcats join the 2014 Cypress Ranch Mustangs and the 2006 Cypress Falls Golden Eagles.

Cy-Fair Advances to State Title Game

Dec. 16, 2017 — The Cy-Fair Bobcats are headed to Arlington, Texas to play for the UIL 6A Division II State Championship after defeating the Austin Westlake Chaparrals, 14-6.

The Bobcats made history twice on Saturday at NRG Stadium.  Cy-Fair played its first appearance in the State Semifinals since 1985 when the Bobcats were defeated by the Odessa Permian Panthers.  Second, the Bobcats punched their ticket to their first ever state championship appearance in school history.  Cy-Fair is only the third Cy-Fair ISD school to ever participate in a state championship game.  The 2006 Cypress Falls Eagles and the 2014 Cypress Ranch Mustangs are the other two schools to play in the state title game.

Cy-Fair’s outstanding defense held the Westlake Chaparrals, who average 48 points per game, to only two mid-range field goals.  Westlake’s Nakia Watson, who is committed to play collegiate football at Wisconsin, recorded only 51 rushing yards on the day.  Quarterback Taylor Anderson threw for a season-low 101 yards and no touchdowns.

Trenton Kennedy ran for 81 yards on 23 carries and caught four passes for 22 yards.  Erick Hallett and Ryan Nelub each caught one of Cam Arnold’s two touchdown passes on the day.  Hallett’s touchdown late in the fourth quarter sealed the fate of the Chaparrals.

Cy-Fair linebacker and Air Force commit Patrick Atkinson slated 11 tackles and two sacks to the lead the Bobcat defense.

The Bobcats will play the Waco Midway Panthers on Saturday, December 23 at AT&T Stadium at 7:00 PM.  Midway defeated the Longview Lobos to advance to their second state championship game appearance in their history.

Two Teams Advance in the Playoffs

Nov 27, 2017  —  Two Cy-Fair ISD football teams advanced to the regional semifinals with victories over the weekend.

     Langham Creek defeated the Katy Taylor Mustangs, 35-14, in their area-round match up on Friday, November 24th.  Langham Creek’s Chris Herron went 14/27 and threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns.  Running back Chris Mehn rushed for 67 yards on 14 carries.  Receivers Devin Lawrence, Ahmad Young, and Golden Eke all recorded a touchdown reception.  D.J. Harris led the Lobos with 19 total tackles and snagged one interception.  Langham Creek will play in the Regional Semifinals for the first time since 1997.  The Lobos have never reached the Regional Finals in program history.  Langham Creek will collide with the Kingwood Mustangs in the Regional Semifinals on Saturday, December 2 at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium at 12:00 PM.

     The Cy-Fair Bobcats eliminated the Strake Jesuit Crusaders, 17-0, in an area-round contest on Friday, November 24th in Katy.  The Bobcats improved to 11-0 while recording their second shutout of season.  Cy-Fair held the Crusaders to only 29 rushing yards on the day, a near season low for the Bobcats.  In his fourth career playoff start, senior Cam Arnold went 9/18/1 and threw for 213 yards with a touchdown.  Trent Kennedy notched his ninth 100-yard rushing performance of the season against Strake Jesuit.  Cy-Fair will play the Friendswood Mustangs in the Regional Semifinals on Friday, December 1 at the University of Houston’s TDECU Stadium at 7:00 PM.

Photo Credit to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Communications

Three CFISD Football Teams Advance

Nov 19, 2017 — Three of the four Cy-Fair ISD football teams won their bi-district playoff games and have advanced to the area round.

The Cy-Fair Bobcats defeated the Westside Wolves by a score of 49-14 at Ken Pridgeon Stadium.  Senior running back Trent Kennedy recorded 127 rush yards and scored three touchdowns.  Quarterback Cameron Arnold went 4-6 and threw for 46 yards in the victory.  Many Cy-Fair players including freshman L.J. Johnson, junior Devin Zeigler, and sophomore Joe Michael Pustejovsky, all received their first time on the field as varsity players.  The Bobcats will by District 19-6A’s Strake Jesuit on Friday, November 24 at 6:00 PM at Legacy Stadium in Katy.

Langham Creek eliminated Houston Heights by a score of 60-15 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.  The Lobos put up a season high in points scored and total offensive yards.  Quarterback Chris Herron lead the Lobos with three total touchdowns and 343 combined yards.  Receivers Golden Eke and Devin Lawrence each caught a touchdown pass during the game.  Eke established a new season high 146 receiving yards in the victory.  Tailbacks Chris Mehn and Bryce Tucker both recorded a touchdown late in the game.  Langham Creek will play Katy Taylor on Friday, November 24 at 7:00 PM at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.

Cypress Ranch beat Bellaire 48-12 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Sophomore quarterback Logan McDougald threw for a career high 148 yards and five touchdowns.  Receiver Edwin Smith caught three passes for 39 yards and two touchdowns in his first varsity game.  Elias Pino and Kobe Banks also caught touchdowns for the Mustangs.  Cypress Ranch will play the Katy Tigers on Saturday, November 25 at 12:00 PM at NRG Stadium.

Clinching Scenarios

Week 9 has arrived in the 2017 Texas High School Football Season.  For those of us in the realm of District 17-6A, it’s never too early to begin talking about playoffs.  Since there are only three week of play remaining in the regular season, here are the clinching scenarios for a few teams:

With a Langham Creek win this week vs. Cypress Springs, the Lobos will have seven wins in district play.  The worst Langham Creek can finish in the district play is 7-2.  Langham Creek has wins and holds the tiebreaker over Cypress Creek, Cypress Falls, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Woods, Cypress Lakes, and Cypress Ranch.  Langham Creek has Cypress Springs, Jersey Village, and Cy-Fair remaining on the schedule.

LANGHAM CREEK CAN CLINCH IF:

» Langham Creek win (worst possible record is 7-2)
OR
» Cypress Creek loss (Cy Creek will have four losses, lost to LC)
» Cypress Ranch loss (Cy Ranch will have three losses, lost to LC)
» Cypress Woods loss (Cy Woods will have four losses, lost to LC)

Cy-Fair’s road to clinching a playoff berth differs slightly when compared to Langham Creek, even though the two teams have identical records.  With three weeks to play until the first round of playoffs, Cy-Fair still has match ups against Cypress Woods, Cypress Falls, and Langham Creek.  The Bobcats will play three playoff contenders in their three remaining games, including the undefeated Lobos.  Cy-Fair has victories and holds the tiebreaker over Cypress Lakes, Cypress Springs, Cypress Ranch, Jersey Village, Cypress Ridge, and Cypress Creek.

CY-FAIR CAN CLINCH IF:

» Cy-Fair win (worst possible record is 7-2)
OR
» Cypress Ranch loss (Cy Ranch will have three losses, lost to Cy-Fair)
» Cypress Creek loss (Cy Creek will have four losses, lost to Cy-Fair)

 

2017 District 17-6A Standings

PosTeamWLPFPAStreak
190303107W9
281309184L1
372182121W3
454222245W1
545290319L2
645261261W2
745259270L1
836293353W1
918186254L5
1009119310L9
y – Clinched district title
x – Clinched playoff berth
e – Eliminated from playoff contention

Cy Springs Safety Named to ESPN Top 300

               Photo credit to Bayou City Preps Photo

Cypress Springs safety Leon O’Neal Jr. was named to the ESPN Top 300 list for the Class of 2018.

O’Neal Jr., the only Cy Springs athlete named to the list, was ranked the No. 115 athlete overall and No. 9 safety. In addition, ESPN has him ranked as the No. 17 best athlete in the state of Texas.

O’Neal Jr. is coming off a junior season where he led the Panthers in numerous defensive statistics. Those included interceptions (2), passes defended (5) and total (114), assisted (33) and solo tackles (81).

This past June the rising senior verbally committed to Texas A&M University. He is currently the highest rated recruit for the Aggies’ Class of 2018.

Seven Players to Represent Cy-Fair ISD in Bayou Bowl

HOUSTON —  Saturday, June 10 will mark the 18th installment of the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association’s Bayou Bowl.  This year’s Bayou Bowl will be played at Turner Stadium in Humble, TX at 7:00 PM.  The game will be broadcast live on ABC 13.

Below is the list of the seven players that will represent Cy-Fair ISD.

No. Name School
2 Luis Reyes Cypress Woods
7 B.J. Chambers Cy-Fair
11 Chase McCray Langham Creek
30 Kyle Allison Cy-Fair
52 Jacob Clarkson Jersey Village
74 Reis Mallory Langham Creek
90 Kory Toliver Cypress Falls

The annual GHFCA Bayou Bowl is an all-star game which features graduated seniors from Houston area high schools.  The two teams are comprised of players from the East and West halves of the city.

Before 2015, the Bayou Bowl was a match up between selected all-stars from Louisiana and Texas.

Baseball Academic All-District Team Unveiled

The one-hundred four Cy-Fair ISD baseball players that qualified for Academic All-District Team were unveiled on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

In order to qualify for the Academic All-District Baseball Team, student athletes must finish the season in good standing and have earned a weighted grade-point average equaling 5.5 or higher for the two six weeks that comprise of most of the regular season which spans from last week of February to the final week of April.d

The complete list to the 2017 17-6A Academic All-District Baseball Team can be found here:  http://bit.ly/2rjvirW

Athletes Named to 2017 17-6A Softball All-District Team

24 athletes were named to the 17-6A First Team All-District softball team. Of those 24 athletes, Cypress Ranch had the most selections at seven.

The most selections per position were infielders. Twelve infielders were named between the nine teams, almost double than that of outfielders, of whom seven were named to the squad.

Cypress Ranch and Cypress Lakes each had three infielders respectively. Junior’s Jordyn Smith and Blaire McBeth joined sophomore Gabi Lopez as the infielders from Cypress Ranch. Sophomore Audrey Garcia joined seniors Cortez Sims and Jolie Readeaux as the athletes picked from Cypress Lakes.

The only team to have zero athletes named to the All-District First Team was Jersey Village.

FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 17-6A

Name Class School Position
Cortez Sims SR Cypress Lakes Infielder
Jolie Readeaux SR Cypress Lakes Infielder
Audrey Garcia SO Cypress Lakes Infielder
Edriani Berges FR Cypress Springs Infielder
Jordyn Smith JR Cypress Ranch Infielder
Blaire McBeth SR Cypress Ranch Infielder
Gabi Lopez SO Cypress Ranch Infielder
Sandy Lopez JR Cypress Woods Infielder
Krystal Huynh SO Cypress Ridge Infielder
Bryana Novegil SR Cypress Falls Infielder
Hannah Scheaffer SO Cy-Fair Infielder
Kennedy Picou SO Cy-Fair Infielder
Layla Lynch FR Cypress Lakes Outfielder
Haley Samuelsen SO Langham Creek Outfielder
Karlee Canada SR Cypress Ranch Outfielder
Sami Villarreal JR Cypress Ranch Outfielder
Casey Irvin JR Cypress Creek Outfielder
Meredith Tabor JR Cypress Woods Outfielder
Viviana Zarzoza JR Cypress Falls Outfielder
Cristina Garcia SR Cypress Lakes Pitcher
Alyssa Bazan SR Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Mikayla De Los Santos SR Cy-Fair Pitcher
Shelby Elrod JR Cypress Woods Designated Player
Ashley Koncir SR Cypress Ranch Designated Player

Shortstop Evans leads all selections on All-District Team

Of the eighteen athletes selected to the 17-6A First Team All-District baseball team, senior shortstop Hayden Evans from Cypress Ranch was the only unanimous selection. Evans was joined by senior’s pitcher Kel Bordwine and outfielder Eric Bohnert as the athletes selected from Cypress Ranch.

Five of the selected athletes were pitchers, more than any other position. Cypress Ranch senior Kel Bordwine, Cypress Creek senior Ben Casas, Langham Creek junior Tyler Ferguson and Cypress Woods senior’s Matt Swick and Connor Elliott.

Cypress Woods had the most selections at five. Sophomore outfielder Dylan Bourgeois joined Swick and Elliott. Junior second baseman Trent Golson and senior third baseman Kyle McShaffry rounded out the group as the infield selections.

Cypress Ridge and Cypress Springs were the only teams to not have any athletes selected to the first team.

FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 17-6A

Name Class School Position
Kel Bordwine SR Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Matt Swick SR Cypress Woods Pitcher
Ben Casas SR Cypress Creek Pitcher
Connor Elliott SR Cypress Woods Pitcher
Tyler Ferguson JR Langham Creek Pitcher
Kyle Harper SR Cypress Creek Catcher
Tyriece Silas SR Cypress Falls Outfielder
Dylan Bourgeois SO Cypress Woods Outfielder
Eric Bonhert SR Cypress Ranch Outfielder
Andrew Rash SR Jersey Village Outfielder
Bryce Davidson SR Cypress Creek First Baseman
Trent Golson JR Cypress Woods Second Baseman
John Gilbert JR Jersey Village Second Baseman
Cole Wesneski SR Cy-Fair Third Baseman
Kyle McShaffry SR Cypress Woods Third Baseman
Hayden Evans SR Cypress Ranch Shortstop
Kevin Bedon SR Cypress Lakes Designated Hitter
Beau Billings JR Cypress Falls Utility

SECOND TEAM ALL-DISTRICT 17-6A

Name Class School Position
Matt Thompson SO Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Ty Madden JR Cypress Ranch Pitcher
Riley Backs JR Cypress Falls Pitcher
Matthew Stary SR Cypress Falls Pitcher
Kyle Higgins JR Jersey Village Pitcher
Sam Gotlieb SR Cypress Woods Catcher
Peyton Lewis JR Cy-Fair Outfielder
Trey Jones JR Jersey Village Outfielder
Korey Holland JR Langham Creek Outfielder
Chris Logsdon JR Jersey Village Outfielder
Sutton Dole JR Langham Creek First Baseman
Aaron Clark SR Cy-Fair Second Baseman
Alex Martinez JR Langham Creek Third Baseman
Tommy Tolve SR Langham Creek Shortstop
Matt Santos SO Cypress Creek Designated Hitter
Blake Faecher SR Cy-Fair Utility