New Caney kept its flawless record intact with a 42-12 win at Port Arthur Memorial on Friday night in District 9-5A (Div. I) play.
The Eagles (6-0, 3-0) led 28-0 at halftime thanks to three touchdowns from quarterback Zion Childress and a defensive score. Port Arthur Memorial got on the board after it trailed 35-0.
Childress opened the scoring with a 17-yard run, then Kenny Williams returned an interception 47 yards for a score. Childress also connected with Jordan Bozenski and Orian Wormley for 15- and 28-yard touchdowns, respectively.
Childress finished the game with 100 yards rushing and two scores on 18 carries. He also completed 10 of 15 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
New Caney is at Kingwood Park on Friday.
TWCA REMAINS UNBEATEN
The Woodlands Christian Academy rolled to a 41-8 home victory over Lutheran North on Friday in TAPPS District 4-3A action.
The Warriors (7-0, 3-0) entered the game ranked No. 2 in the Houston-area media poll and did not disappoint as they scored 39-plus points for the seventh consecutive game.
Dane Jackson led the charge for the Warriors, rushing for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. Sean Kane chipped in with 131 yards and two touchdowns on 19 attempts.
Aaron Monsivaiz completed 4 of 7 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown and added 56 rushing yards. Caleb Chappelle had two catches for 54 yards, and Caedmon Parker had two grabs for 41 yards.
Ethan Hummel and Monsivaiz each had six tackles to lead the defense, and the team collected 14 tackles for loss. Parker, Chapelle and Hunter Ellis each had an interception.
TWCA returns to action next Friday against Frassait Catholic.
LAKE CREEK SETS RECORD
The Lake Creek Lions set the single-game program record for points scored in a 67-20 District 10-5A (Div. II) win at Cleveland on Friday night.
The win snapped a two-game slide for Lake Creek (3-3, 1-2), which also surpassed last season’s win total during the program’s inaugural campaign.
Junior quarterback Nathan Gunn threw for 180 yards and five touchdowns for the Lions, and sophomore Blake Wiley made three touchdown catches. Lake Creek also had four rushing scores.
Gunn had touchdown passes of 32, 29, 47, 25 and 17 yards, respectively, to four different receivers. Wiley was on the receiving end of two of those passes, while senior Alejandro Cardenas, senior Blake Trummell and senior Zachery Hazlewood each had one touchdown reception.
Cardenas also had a 7-yard rushing score. Senior Levi Ryan had two rushing scores — one from 12 yards out and the other from 17 yards. Ryan led the team with 110 yards on just seven carries.
Backup quarterback Mark McKenzie threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Wiley and also rushed for a 3-yard score.
Lake Creek travels to Merrill Green Stadium to play Bryan Rudder next Friday.
PORTER’S DEFENSE FLEXES
The top defense in District 9-5A (Div. I) was at it again Friday night.
The Porter Spartans completely shut down Goose Creek Memorial in a 31-0 victory at Randall Reed Stadium.
It’s the first shutout of the season by Porter (5-1, 3-0), which is allowing just 9.8 points per game. It also marked the Spartans’ fourth shutout in the last two seasons. The Patriots hadn’t been shut out since 2017.
The Spartans came into the week only allowing 175.8 yards per game.
Porter is back at home this Friday against Port Arthur Memorial.
Magnolia West enters next week tied for first place in District 8-5A (Div. I) with Lufkin after the Mustangs rolled past Caney Creek 40-15 Friday night at Buddy Moorhead Stadium.
Magnolia West (4-2, 3-0) has won three straight games after a 1-2 start and have scored 40 or more points in each game during the win streak.
Quarterback Tristan Brady had another standout performance, completing 14 of 21 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Payton Finch had seven catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns, Marcus Collins had three grabs for 57 yards and a score, and Trey Leggett added four catches for 52 yards.
Jacob Friedrich led the rushing attack, collecting 120 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. Hunter Bilbo had 84 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Nick Joseph added 42 yards on five carries.
Caney Creek (1-5, 0-3), which has now dropped four straight, got a big effort from running back Spencer Brandon for the second straight week. Brandon rushed for 145 yards and a score against Magnolia West after totaling 199 yards last week against Tomball.
Fullback Sam Gallaga scored Caney Creek’s other touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone. Camden Pyle had a 45-yard run on a fake punt to set up the score.
Magnolia West hosts Waller this Friday while Caney Creek hosts Willis. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.
COOPER PULLS AWAY LATE
John Cooper scored late to top Casady (Okla.) 35-28 at North Texas’ Apogee Stadium on Friday night in Southwest Preparatory Conference play.
The Dragons (5-2, 2-2) scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:51 to play. Jake Peterson rushed it in from the 1-yard line to break the 28-28 tie.
Earlier in the fourth quarter, Thomas Elkhoury rushed in a 75-yard score to put the Dragons ahead after they trailed 21-20. Peterson rushed in the critical 2-point conversion.
Elkhoury finished the game with 191 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the win. Peterson had 94 yards two touchdowns on 29 carries.
John Cooper hosts Trinity Valley on Friday.
LEGACY PREP WINS OPENER
Legacy Prep opened TAPPS District 4-4A action with a 21-13 road victory over Beaumont Legacy on Friday evening.
Sam Bargainer led the rushing attack for the Lions, collecting 124 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Prazak passed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and added 52 rushing yards.
The Lions’ defense had seven sacks, two of which were recorded by Jeremy Brown. Chandler Elrod had a key interception on third down with 54 seconds remaining in the game. It was his first career pick.
Legacy Prep returns to action next Friday at home against Rosehill Christian.