The Huffman Hargrave Falcons opened the 2019 season with a convincing 34-7 victory over Liberty on the road Friday.
Coming off a 6-6 record for 2018, Mike McEachern's Falcons are led by nine starters returning on offense, including senior quarterback Justin Shively, a second-team all-district player, and senior running back A.J. San Miguel, a first-team all-district selection from a year ago. Additional senior leadership comes from wide receivers Peyton Pierson, Noah Zamora and Garrett Halbrooks as well as across the offensive line with center Wyatt Greer, tackle Hunter Andrukitis and guard Tyler Williams.
Senior defensive leaders include linemen Camren Jefferson and Garrett Sweeney along with Zamora, Pierson and defensive back Brendyn Cosby.
Quarterback Brice Matthews accounted for 272 of the Eagles' 512 total yards and five touchdowns to lead a 69-7 victory over Katy Taylor in the season opener on Friday. Matthews threw for 232 yards (20-for-36 passing) and three touchdowns and ran for another 40 yards and two scores as the Eagles spotted their hosts a 7-0 lead then scored the games' final 10 touchdowns. A.J. Bobb caught nine passes for 120 yards.
Jeremiah Price, Robert Williams and X'Zavier Sidney helped power the Wildcats to a 36-0 victory over Northbrook Friday night at Turner Stadium. Price threw a touchdown pass to Williams and Sidney added two rushing touchdowns in the victory. Syn'savier Sidney also scored on a touchdown run and the Wildcats defense held Northbrook to 4 total yards and forced three turnovers.
The Mustangs team tennis season swings into district action this week. Kingwood visited Atascocita for a 3:30 p.m. district opener Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Desmond Benjamin scored on a 1-yard run but the Panthers fell 38-7 at Angleton in the season opener on Friday. Benjamin rushed for 46 yards on 22 carries and Juan Garcia added 39 yards on five rushing attempts while quarterback Hudson Dezell completed seven of 13 passes for 60 yards.
Bryan Bush threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns but the Bulldogs fell 64-14 to Alvin Shadow Creek in the 2019 season opener Saturday at Turner Stadium. Bush completed 17 of 27 passes, including touchdown throws of 69 and 12 yards to Vital Joseph and Jamichael Burton respectively. Burton caught five passes for 92 yards while Joseph hauled in three passes for 73 yards.