The Woodlands clinched a playoff spot for the 25th straight season Friday night with a 38-17 win over Klein Forest at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
The Highlanders (6-4, 5-3) finished third in the District 15-6A standings, but will be the second team to play in the Region II-6A (Div. I) playoffs next week.
Senior quarterback Ben Mills was a part of four touchdowns on the night for the Highlanders. He had touchdown runs of 26 and 21 yards respectively in the second quarter. He also had a short touchdown run in the third quarter. Also in the third quarter, Mills connected with Connor Stockerl on a 36-yard touchdown pass.
Aaron Shaw had a 22-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Fabrizio Pinton opened up scoring in the second quarter with a 35-yard field goal.
MAGNOLIA ENTERS PLAYOFFS ON WINNING STREAK
Magnolia took care of business Friday night at Bulldog Stadium with a 36-8 win over Caney Creek in District 8-5A (Div. I).
The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-2) are back in the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five seasons after missing out last year. They will travel to Poteet on Friday night at 7 p.m. on a three-game winning streak.
Magnolia quarterback Travis Moore threw for a touchdown and ran for another. Brady Heitzmann also got some time at quarterback and threw for two scores.
Ben Coligan had two touchdown receptions while Ben Renfro had one touchdown reception and finished with five catches for 63 yards.
Ethan McEntire also had a touchdown for the Bulldogs.
Caney Creek (2-8, 1-7) wraps up the year but not before another touchdown run by Spencer Brandon, who has over 1,000 yards on the season. He totaled 88 rushing yards on the night.
COUGARS STORM PAST MAGNOLIA WEST IN SECOND HALF
Magnolia West held a halftime lead, but College Station outscored the Mustangs 29-3 in the second half for a 37-30 District 8-5A (Div. I) victory Friday night.
College Station (7-3, 5-2) secured the second seed while Magnolia West (5-5, 4-3) settled for the fourth seed and will travel to McKinney North in the bi-district round next week. The Mustangs head into the playoffs on a three-game slide.
The Mustangs got three touchdown passes and 178 yards from Brock Daulton. Marcus Collins caught two of those scores and totaled a team-high 73 yards receiving. Jeff Krop caught one touchdown pass.Krop kicked a 20-yard field goal.
Hunter Bilbo rushed for 171 yards on 25 carries for the Mustangs. He scored the first touchdown of the night.
LAKE CREEK WINS MOTOWN SHOWDOWN
The Lake Creek Lions solidified their best season in their brief history Friday night by beating rival Montgomery 27-10 in the second annual MoTown Showdown at MISD Stadium.
Lake Creek (4-6, 2-5) sets the program record for wins in a season while Montgomery (2-8, 1-6) ends the year with its lowest win output since 2004.
For Montgomery, running back Adavion Johnson rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 37 yards.
Quarterback Brock Bolfing was 17 for 31 with 150 yards. Cole Morris was the leading receiver with 40 yards while Mason Little had 38.
KLEIN STYMIES COLLEGE PARK IN OT
Mason Tharp caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Corriston and the Klein Bearkats got a stop on defense for a 21-14 win over College Park at Klein Memorial Stadium to end the season for both District 15-6A teams.
College Park (5-5, 3-5) won three of its final five games and both losses were by one possession.
Tharp scored all three touchdowns for Klein (5-5, 4-4)
Ty Buckmon threw for 98 yards while Dylon DeAngelo was the leading rusher with 43 yards and a touchdown. Tyrique Anderson also had a touchdown run for the Cavaliers.
College Park has 11 total wins over the last two seasons after combining on eight combined wins the four years prior.
SPLENDORA NARROWLY MISSES PLAYOFFS
The worst case scenario happened for the Splendora Wildcats Friday night.
A 24-20 loss at Bridge City combined with Lumberton’s win over Little Cypress-Mauriceville prevented a playoff berth for Splendora out of District 11-4A (Div. I).
The Wildcats (5-4, 2-3) were district champions last year and in search for consecutive playoff appearances since 2006-07.
Quarterback Cody Thorndyke threw for 279 yards for the Wildcats with touchdowns to Tyler Gamble and Dylan Matthews.
Gamble had a game-high 171 receiving yards while Matthews had 97. Gamble also had an interception on defense.
Thorndyke also ran for a touchdown.
Zane Obregon had a team-high 76 yards rushing.
SEASON ENDS FOR WILLIS WITH LOSS
Willis’ season came to an end Friday night with a 31-17 loss to Tomball in District 8-5A (Div. I).
The Wildkats (3-7, 2-8) improved by a win in the second year under coach Michael Wall.
LEGACY PREP ENDS REGULAR SEASON WITH LOSS
Legacy Prep is playoff bound out of TAPPS District 4-4A. But the Lions ended the regular season with a 62-35 loss Friday night.
Sam Bargainer scored three touchdowns and totaled 200 yards rushing for the Lions (3-7, 2-2).
Quarterback Tyler Prazak threw for 140 yards and rushed for 49 more, including a touchdown.
Justin Goldman caught seven passes for 102 yards and also had a 50-yard rushing touchdown.
Legacy Prep will travel to Giddings to play Temple Central Texas Christian on Friday at 7 p.m.