After a tough loss to Porter the week prior, the Kingwood Park Panthers came back home at 1-2 to face a talented Crosby team hoping for an upset win.
However, Crosby running back Craig Williams made himself at home on K-Park’s homecoming, despite the best efforts of the Panthers offense.
In a 63-45 Crosby win, Williams scored seven touchdowns, many of them on long running plays, helping to break open what was a close game early on.
Early on, the Panthers came ready for a battle. They scored a field goal on their opening drive to take the lead, then after Williams’ first touchdown run, a four yard run, the Panthers hit a big 79 yard touchdown to Tylan Johnson for a 10-7 lead.
After that, Williams and Crosby went to work, going on a scoring blitz for the rest of the first half.
Williams scored two more rushing touchdowns, one of 73 yards, then scored right before halftime on a hook-and-ladder play that totaled 85 yards (Williams had 75 of those and the score) that gave Crosby a 35-17 halftime lead.
In the second half, both teams scored four more touchdowns; Williams scored three of them for Crosby. But Kingwood Park kept scoring as well to get their 45 points; their four second-half touchdowns included two by Immanuel McElroy.
In 21-6A, the Atascocita Eagles convincingly dispatched another opponent; this past week they beat Channelview 62-7. The Eagles, now 3-1, have outscored opponents by a combined 125-14 the past two games.
The Bulldogs notched their second straight district win this past week, a 26-24 road win at Baytown Sterling. The Bulldogs are now 3-1.
This week, there are more great games throughout the area as Summer Creek meets C.E. King Friday night at Turner Stadium, Atascocita plays on the road at North Shore in a huge 21-6A showdown, and Humble, off a bye week, is at New Caney. Kingwood Park will have the week off.