Houston’s best week 3 high school football games to watch

Ready or not, district play has arrived for many Houston-area soccer teams. These matchups represent the first rungs to the playoffs, and starting with a tally in the win column could go a long way or even decide a district champion. That could certainly be the case with Katy vs. Tompkins. There are also plenty of intriguing games outside of the district this week as teams continue to challenge themselves with quality opponents. None is bigger than North Shore vs. Westfield. Here’s a look at some of the best games to watch this week.

Cypress Woods (2-0) at Cy-Fair (1-1), out of district
6:30 p.m. at Pridgeon Stadium

Cypress Woods is 2-0 for the first time since 2009 and has won convincingly in his first two games of the season. The Wildcats have been effective with their running game thus far, racking up 173 and 250 yards against Katy Taylor and Dulles, respectively. Running back Myles West is averaging 6.7 yards per carry after rushing for 182 yards and three touchdowns last week. Meanwhile, Cy-Fair earned their first win of the season against Cypress Park last Friday. The Bobcats began their campaign with a narrow loss against Bridgeland but responded by scoring 63 points against the Tigers. The series between these teams is tied 5-5 since 2008.

Klein Collins (2-0) at Summer Creek (1-1), out of district
7 p.m. at Turner Stadium

Klein Collins has the No. 1 offense among District 15-6A teams through the first two games. The Tigers are averaging 330.5 rushing yards per game after blowout wins over Magnolia and Dawson. Klein Collins is 2-0 for the first time since 2019 after going 0-4 in out-of-district games last season. Summer Creek started the season with a close loss to Klein Cain, but the Bulldogs bounced back last week with a blowout victory over Clear Falls. Summer Creek got a big performance from running back Lloyd Avant, who had 246 yards and three touchdowns. This will be the final out-of-district tune-up for both teams and is the first matchup between the programs.

Other Thursday games to watch: Oak Ridge (1-1) at The Woodlands (1-1); Clear Springs (0-2) at Klein Forest (2-0); Westbury (1-1) at Lamar Consolidated (1-1); Santa Fe (2-0) at Sam Rayburn (1-1).

friday games

[7] Westfield (2-0) at [2] North Shore (2-0), out of district
7 p.m. at Galena Park ISD Stadium

The premiere matchup in the state of Texas will take place on the East Side of Houston when No. 2-ranked North Shore hosts No. 7 Westfield. Westfield was the only team to beat North Shore last season, winning 27-21 at home. This time, North Shore has home court advantage in this Mustangs matchup. Westfield leads the series 6-3 since 2004, but it’s North Shore that has won four state championships during that span. Both teams have been impressive through the first two games. Westfield quarterback PJ Hatter has been on fire, completing 74 percent of his passes for 498 yards and 10 touchdowns without an interception. North Shore signal caller Kaleb Bailey has also been on a roll, going 9-for-9 for 232 yards and four touchdowns against Spring last week.

Cypress Falls (2-0) at [24] Klein Cain (2-0), out of district
7 p.m. at Klein Memorial Stadium

Klein Cain snuck into the Class 6A state standings this week in 24th place after a quality win over Summer Creek and a blowout win against College Park. The Hurricanes are averaging 351.5 rushing yards per game. Running back Adeyemi Adeleke has been the catalyst, racking up 200 and 165 yards, respectively, in the first two games. Cypress Falls has also been effective with his running game, putting up 268 yards per game and 8.5 yards per carry. Running back Trey Morris leads the way with totals of 214 and 124 yards during wins over Cypress Creek and Hastings. This meeting is the first between the programs and will be the final out-of-district contest for both.

Terry (2-0) at [10] Foster (2-0), District 10-5A Division I
7 p.m. at Traylor Stadium

Foster moved up to the Class 5A state rankings this week in 10th place after a pair of blowout wins over George Ranch and Travis. The Falcons have outscored their opponents 99-14 and will look to continue that dominance when District 10-5A Division I action begins. Terry leads the series 10-9 since 2004, but Foster has won eight straight. That includes a 17-10 victory last season. Foster’s quarterback, JT Fayard, is completing 70 percent of his passes and has five touchdowns. Terry is looking for his first 3-0 start since 2014. The Rangers hope to reverse course from last year when they lost four straight games to start district action. Terry passed Clements and Lamar Consolidated in action outside the district. The defense has seven points, including five interceptions.

Washington (2-0) at Pasadena (1-1), out of district
7 p.m. at the Pasadena Veterans Memorial Stadium

Washington has been dominant through its first two games, outscoring Wharton and Houston Austin 102-6. That includes a 68-0 victory last week, which marked the most points scored in a game by the Eagles since the opening week of the 2013 season. Washington has relied heavily on its running game with a sum of 216.5 yards per game and 9.2 yards per carry. This is the last dress rehearsal for Washington before the team begins District 11-4A Division I action next week. Pasadena opened the season with a one-touchdown loss to Milby, but the team bounced back with a lopsided victory against Spring Woods last week. This will be the penultimate out-of-district matchup for Pasadena.

Segundo Bautista (1-1) at Episcopal (1-1), out of district
7 p.m. at Simmons Field

After beating St. Pius X in their opener, Second Baptist received a stern test last week on the road against perennial powerhouse Plano Prestonwood Christian. The Eagles fell short with a 31-27 loss after giving up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. Second Baptist will tangle with another quality opponent this week at Episcopal. The Knights are coming off a 24-17 loss against a talented Episcopal team from the Dallas parish. Quarterback Karson Gordon has been effective through the first two games, accounting for 767 total yards and eight touchdowns with no turnovers.

Other Friday games to watch: Pearland (1-1) at CE King (1-1); Clear Falls (1-1) at Lamar (1-1); Cypress Ranch (1-1) at Cypress Creek (1-1); Bellville (2-0) at Navasota (2-0); Fort Bend Marshall (1-1) at Alief Taylor (1-1); Stafford (1-1) at Sealy (2-0); Dobie (1-1) to Dickinson (1-1).

saturday games

[5] Katy (2-0) at [11] Tompkins (2-0), District 19-6A
6 p.m. at Legacy Stadium

It doesn’t get much better than this for a Saturday night game in Week 3. All eyes will be on Katy, Texas. Katy, ranked No. 5 in the state, and Tompkins, ranked No. 11, will renew their rivalry to kick off District 19-6A action. This game has the potential to decide which team ultimately emerges with the league crown. Katy leads the series 7-1, her only loss in 2020. Tigers running back Seth Davis has been on a roll so far, racking up 463 yards and five touchdowns. Katy’s defense has also been off, giving up just 134 yards per contest. The Tigers posted a hard-fought 35-27 victory over a state-ranked team from Atascocita last week. Tompkins has also beaten a couple of quality opponents in District 16-6A favorites Cypress Ranch and Bridgeland. The Falcons are tied for first in the district with six defensive snaps, including three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Other Saturday games to watch: Heights (2-0) at Kingwood (2-0); Cypress Springs (1-1) at Jersey Village (2-0); Memorial (1-1) at Klein (1-1); Shadow Creek (2-0) at Bridgeland (1-1).

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