Clear Creek 36
Deer Park 29
JAIDEN WOODSON’S 57-yard touchdown catch from Chase Hildreth with 28 seconds left kept the Wildcats undefeated in a wild shootout over the Deer that saw the teams combine for 792 yards of total offense.
Deer Park, who are now 2-1 for the season, tied the score on Sammy Linton’s third score of the night, an eight-yard touchdown run with 57 seconds left.
That left the game appearing to be headed to overtime before Woodson got behind the Deer defense to reel in what proved to be Hildreth’s fourth touchdown pass of the night. The Wildcats were then able to deny the Deer from a last-second miracle that would have forced an extra session.
Hildreth completed 13 of 16 passes for 250 yards on the night, with each of his scoring tosses going to a different receiver.
Brandon Hower caught a 40-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to give Creek, who are now 3-0, a 10-0 lead. Landon Etzel reeled in a 25-yarder in the third quarter, while Andrew Wieesen had a 55-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats finished with 466 yards of total offense, as both Woodson and Da’Von Smith rushed for more than 100 yards. Smith had 115 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, while Woodson finished with 104 yards on just 10 attempts.
Linton finished with 122 yards on the ground on 32 carries for Deer.
Creek will be off next week before starting district 24-6A play against Clear Brook on September 25.
Katy Seven Lakes 41
Clear Falls 14
THE KNIGHTS remained winless as the Spartans scored 21 third-quarter points to break the game open.
Clear Falls, who have now lost their first three games of the season, cut into a 17-0 deficit when Sam Draper returned an interception 37 yards for a score with 10:59 remaining in the third.
But Seven Lakes, who are now 2-1, responded with a three-yard touchdown run from Brock Sturges, a three-yard score from Adam Rojas and a 45-yard touchdown run from Brian Moore to stretch their lead to 38-7 entering the fourth quarter.
The Spartans then added a bonus score on a 36-yard field goal from Seth Small with just over four minutes left.
The Knights closed out the scoring when Patrick Bias found Luke Nicholas on an 84-yard touchdown pass with 3:21 remaining.
Falls will be off next week before starting district 24-6A play against Friendswood on September 26.