The 2013 high school football season is winding down and several area teams still find themselves in the playoff hunt, with a week to go in the regular season.
Tomball finds itself scrambling to keep its season alive, after falling to Houston Stratford 49-8 Nov. 1. The loss forced the Cougars into a winner-gets-into-the-playoffs game against crosstown rival Tomball Memorial Nov. 8.
The Cougars could not get their offensive attack going, while Stratford seemed to move the ball at will on Tomball's defense. They allowed a pair of runners to gain more than 100 yards rushing, while also allowing nearly 200 yards through the air.
The loss pins the Cougars (4-5) hopes for a second straight playoff berth on beating their in-town rivals Tomball Memorial (5-4) in the season's final contest. Results were not available as of press time.
Caney Creek 13
The Waller Bulldogs secured their first playoff berth in several years with a 49-13 thrashing of Caney Creek Nov. 1.
Waller opened the game by stopping a 10-play Caney Creek drive on fourth down. The Bulldogs then drove 59 yards on just four plays, capped off by a 14-yard run for Eric Wright.
The Bulldogs continued to dominate the line of scrimmage all night and took home the win.
Waller took on Magnolia West in the season's last regular season game. Results were not available as of press time.
The Bulldogs are set to face Elgin at home on Nov. 15 in the first round of the 4A, Division 2 playoffs.
Magnolia West 45
Caney Creek 14
(from Oct. 25)
The Mustangs secured a playoff spot Oct. 25, after blasting Caney Creek 45-14 at home for their fourth straight win.
The Mustangs then went into their bye week with a chance to rest and heal some nagging injuries.
Magnolia West took on Waller in the season's final contest Nov. 8. Results for the game were not available as of press