This past week, the 2017 Texas high school football season for the area’s schools got underway.
And for several of the area schools, there were some really good starts.
One such good start belonged to the Humble Wildcats, who opened their season play at home last Friday night at Turner Stadium against Caney Creek. Caney Creek came into the game already with a win under its belt against Livingston.
The game didn’t start off great for the Wildcats, as Humble turned it over twice in the first quarter, which led to two of Caney Creek’s first three touchdowns, and a safety made the score 23-0.
However, led by Xavier Martin, the Wildcats wiped out the early deficit with three touchdowns and a two point conversion in the second quarter, and the game went to halftime tied at 23.
Both teams traded touchdowns early in the third, and Caney Creek led 30-29.
However, over the last 13 minutes of the game, the Wildcats scored three times, including a game-clinching touchdown by Martin for a 50-30 win.
With its first win under its belt, the Wildcats now travel to Dayton, who comes in at 1-1 after falling to Nederland but beating Splendora last week.
In 21-6A, the Summer Creek Bulldogs and Atascocita Eagles also opened with wins.
The Eagles, opening against Klein Oak, got out to an early 24-6 lead, and eventually won 24-12.
In their final non-district matchup this week, the Eagles will face off against Klein Collins.
Meanwhile, the Summer Creek Bulldogs were on the road against Pearland Dawson, a playoff team from a year ago. In this game, the Bulldogs used defense to jump out to a 24-0 lead, which included two turnovers which led to touchdowns, before finally winning 33-14.
In their final non-district matchup this week the Bulldogs will face Friendswood at Turner Stadium.