Waller spoiled Magnolia's homecoming night, upsetting the home Bulldogs 20-14 Oct. 18.
Magnolia seemed poised for a victory until a lightning and rain delay forced both teams to the locker room for well more than an hour.
Magnolia's Greg Solomon kicked off the scoring about a minute-and-a-half into the game, barreling his way in from three yards out.
The defenses started to tighten up until the Magnolia Bulldogs were able to get another drive going midway through the second quarter. Shyerome Harris was able to bully his way into the end zone for a three-yard touchdown, putting Magnolia ahead 14-0.
Magnolia started to drive down the field on their next possession, when Waller brought down the lightning and thunder – literally and figuratively.
A Magnolia pass was intercepted by Waller's Jon Hendrix and, just as he hit the ground, a large bolt of lightning hit, accompanied by a boom of thunder. Referees immediately sent both teams to their locker room, where they would wait for more than an hour before play resumed.
The storm appeared to take the life out of Magnolia and transfer it into the visiting Bulldogs, as Eric Wright scored a quick touchdown to close out the first half of play.
Wright would score again early in the third quarter to tie the game at 14.
In the final quarter of play Magnolia looked to regain the lead on a 32-yard field goal with just over four minutes to play, however the kick sailed wide to the right and the game remained tied.
Waller would answer the call, however, as they only needed five plays to cover 80 yards. Quarterback Tyron Taylor capped off the drive with a magnificent 27-yard quarterback sneak.
The win improved Waller's record to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in district play, while Magnolia fell to 3-4 and 3-2.
Spring Woods 0
The Tomball Cougars exploded both offensively and defensively Oct. 18, scoring 35 points before the skies exploded as well.
Quarterback Robbie Gillen opened up the homecoming game with a touchdown run three minutes in.
On the Cougars ensuing possession receiver Kade Barnes had a 25-yard touchdown called back on a silly call by referees. The referees ruled that Barnes was taunting after he pointed to the stands. The Cougars ended up missing a field goal attempt two plays later.
Percy Alford would soon get those points back for Tomball, as he ran it in from 10 yards out to put the Cougars up 14-0.
After an interception by Alejandro Rodriguez gave Tomball the ball deep in Spring Woods territory, Alford would score again from nine yards out, putting the Cougars up 21-0.
Gillen would score on Tomball's next possession on a 13-yard bootleg to give the Cougars a 27-0 lead with just under 10 minutes to play in the half.
Alford would cap off a big night with a 37-yard touchdown run to close out the half.
As the Cougars were in the locker room at halftime and just as the new homecoming queen was about to be announced, the skies opened up and lightning was all around.
The teams decided to call the game at halftime, with Tomball winning 35-0.
The win improved the Cougars record to 4-3 on the year and 3-1 in district play.
Ft. Bend Marshall 45
Tomball Memorial 29
The Tomball Memorial Wildcats showed one of the district's top teams how much they have improved this year, falling 45-29 to Ft. Bend Marshall just one year after a huge blowout loss.
The Wildcats shocked the home crowd in Ft. Bend County by opening up a quick 14-0 lead. Tomball Memorial surprised the Buffalos with an air attack early, as they are known for their brusing running style.
Payton Logan opened the scoring with a 36-yard catch from quarterback Jordan Peterson. On the Wildcats next drive Peterson connected with running back Josh Williams on a 50-yard throw and catch.
The Buffalos would answer with three quick touchdowns to take a 19-14 lead over Tomball Memorial.
The final two minutes of the half would see two lead changes and suddenly the Wildcats found themselves trailing 25-22 at halftime.
Ft. Bend Marshall would extend their lead to 31-22 in the third quarter, before the Wildcats answered with a 30-yard touchdown catch by Clifford Jackson from Nic Mathiason, which cut the lead to 31-29.
The Buffalos game experience would soon take over, however, as they scored two late touchdowns to ice the game and take the win.
The loss dropped Tomball Memorial to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in district play.