Two weeks into the 2010 season, the bar of uncertainty (except Katy’s level of play) and an influx of new names dotting the landscape have set the tone for what will be a wild and thrilling season of district action, which begins next week for most schools.
While this week’s schedule appears light, two can’t miss matchups highlight Week Two.
*Explosive offenses come together at Rhodes Stadium as Clear Springs visits Cinco Ranch in a marquee showdown on Saturday evening. The Chargers haven’t missed a beat with new QB Dylan Doebler, averaging 42 points behind an array of offensive talent that includes all-purpose threat Howard Mathews. All-state RB K.C. Nlemchi (SMU commit) is off to a strong start (26-192-3), but coach Don Clayton has unveiled the Cougars’ next great back in sophomore Jamel James, who has 299 yards and three scores on 35 carries.
*Angleton (1-1) travels to Dayton (0-1) in a battle of 4A heavyweights off to sluggish starts. QB Quandre Diggs has been Mr. Everything for the Wildcats offense (41-409-5), but coach Finis Vanover is in need for someone to take the slack off the future Texas signee. The Broncos had the week off after losing to Elkins in a Week Zero grinder; the hope is that the down time will get the offense on track after they were held to just 215 yards and a field goal in an 8-3 loss.
*One of the area’s more underrated rivalries continues on Friday when Brenham welcomes Houston Lamar. Junior RB Troy Green and senior QB Ty Schlottman have the Cubs offense rolling, but the defense will have its hands full in the form of Redskins senior gunslinger Bram Kohlhausen (Houston commit), who rallied Lamar past Elkins last Friday. Keep an eye on Lamar’s RB duo of junior London Kirby and senior Darren Ervin (California commit), who have combined for 253 yards in the early going.
*A late season collapse from the defense cost Clear Creek a playoff spot last season, but coach Darrell Warden’s unit has turned the corner, allowing just two touchdowns in their first eight quarters. The Wildcats are coming off a 31-0 shutout of Kingwood and face Deer Park in a tilt of 2-0 squads. The defense has been overshadowed by an offense that has nearly 1,000 yards thus far, as RB C.J. McElroy (Houston commit) has established himself as one of the area’s most explosive threats.
*3A West Orange-Stark has the week off, much to the delight of the 4A teams in the region. The Mustangs tagged Nederland with a 40-19 win in Week Zero and pushed state-ranked Friendswood to the limit before Pete Matezold’s (Fordham commit) 1-yard run allowed Friendswood to escape with a 35-34 win. QB Reggie Garrett has been the ignition to Dan Hooks’ offensive attack, completing 58 percent of his passes for 433 yards and five touchdowns, while WR Mark Roberts (Houston commit) has averaged a staggering 29 yards a reception (10-290) and four scores.
Scout.com/Texas Prep Insider Week 2 Schedule
Friday, September 10
Stratford vs. Friendswood
Spring Woods at Santa Fe
Saturday, September 11
Eisenhower vs. Beaumont Westbrook
Clear Springs at Cinco Ranch