ON THE FIELD with Brandon C. Williams
Watson starts for Texans, while Astros end to start the beginning
Today, Sunday: Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson makes his first regular season start at NRG Stadium when the 1-2 Texans host 2-1 Tennessee Titans at noon. Watson comes off an impressive performance in last week’s loss at the Patriots when he threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns along with eight carries for 41 yards. Tennessee comes off a 33-27 home victory over the Seahawks helped by 225 yards and a pair of touchdown passes from Marcus Mariota. The game (of course) will be aired live on CBS-11. Sadly, Cowboys fans hoping to watch the game against the Rams at home without having NFL Network on DirecTV will have to go elsewhere as Fox-26 will likely be airing something besides that game.
The playoff-bound Astros close out the regular season with a 2:05pm game at Boston Red Sox. Houston won the first game of the series with a 12-2 pounding of Red Sox pitching on Thursday night as Brian McCann, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman each homered as part of a 17-hit attack. Collin McHugh (4-2, 3.45 ERA) is slated to get his final start of the season and while the Red Sox have ace Chris Sale (17-8, 2.90 ERA, MLB-leading 308 strikeouts) scheduled to start, the team could push him back in order to make him available for Game 1 of the American League Division Series, which starts on Thursday afternoon.
Tomorrow, Monday: As usual, the day will be filled with junior high sports. Galveston Central’s seventh grade volleyball teams will welcome La Marque in a pair of matches that start at 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Texas City Blocker middle school’s seventh grade volleyball team takes on Santa Fe middle school at both 5:30pm and 6:45pm.
The Blocker middle school seventh grade football team is at Alvin Harby junior high for a pair of games at 5:00pm and 6:15pm.
Tuesday: All but La Marque will in action on a busy night of volleyball. Clear Brook is at Clear Falls and Clear Springs at Clear Creek beginning at 6:00pm. Friendswood at Dickinson, Galena Park at Galveston Ball and Texas City at Santa Fe each start at 6:30pm. The evening’s play closes out with Brazos at Hitchcock at 7:00pm.
In tennis action, state-ranked Clear Creek meets Clear Brook at 3:00pm, while Friendswood takes on Clear Springs with Galveston Ball visiting Texas City at 3:30pm.