There must have been something magical in the rain that blew through the Houston area over the weekend. After it fell on the stadium surfaces around the Houston area, those fields turned into the scenes of some of the most garish scoring performances in quite some time.
Actually, even before the rains came, there was a hint that this would be a wild weekend after a handful of Thursday night games.
Whatever the cause might’ve been, the result was a total of 17 Houston-area teams that scored 60 points or greater in their games of Week 4.
Three of those teams lost.
One team, Second Baptist, put up 82 points against Lutheran North in their TAPPS District 4-II game on Thursday night. The Eagles, aided by turnovers by the Lions, scored seven touchdowns in the second quarter alone and led 70-0 at halftime en route to an 82-6 victory.
Another pair of teams scored at least 70 points in their contests, and would need that many to win those games.
Lufkin faced last weekend’s big upset winner A&M Consolidated, who knocked off the No. 1-ranked Lake Travis Cavaliers in Austin, on the Tigers’ home turf in College Station on Friday. The game, though extremely competitive, went into the fourth quarter as a fairly routine 24-23 game, led by Lufkin.
But both teams scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Consol converted a two-point try, to send the game into overtime tied at 45-45.
Both teams scored touchdowns in their first three overtime possessions and each team missed a mandatory two-point conversion in the third and went to the fourth overtime tied at 65-65.
Lufkin held A&M Consolidated to a field goal in that fourth overtime before Kendrick Mapp sliced through the Tigers’ defense on the first play for the Panthers in the fourth OT for a game-winning 25-yard TD run and a 71-68 final.
As many points (139) as Lufkin and A&M Consolidated combined to score, it wasn’t the most of the night.
The Friendswood Mustangs traveled to Galena Park ISD Stadium to battle the Galena Park Yellowjackets on Friday. Those two teams combined for 142 points and nearly 1400 yards of offense – in just four quarters of play – as Friendswood came away with a 79-63 win.
Friendswood got 400 rushing yards and another 122 passing yards from quarterback Jordan Wood. He ran for six TDs and threw for two more. Wood’s night overshadowed a great receiving night for Galena Park’s Zante Oliver (five catches, 201 yards, three TDs).
A total of 130 offensive plays were run by both teams in the game; 22 of those, or one out of every six, resulted in scoring plays. But the surrealism of the game may be best summed up by this statement: Galena Park scored nine touchdowns in the game and lost.
Besides those two monster score-fests, there were seven other games that produced combined point totals of more than 80 points between the two teams that played.
Cypress Ranch drove for a last-second game-tying touchdown against Langham Creek at the Berry Center to send their game to overtime tied at 56-56 with the Fox Football Friday show in attendance.
After the Lobos had scored a quick touchdown on their overtime possession to take a 63-56 lead, the Mustangs responded with an 11-yard TD run by running back Keith Ford. Cy Ranch head coach Gene Johnson chose to go for two and Ford converted to give Ranch a 64-63 win.
The coaches at Galena Park, Langham Creek and A&M Consolidated can commiserate with each other this week, as their teams posted 60-plus points and still failed to win.
Nine other teams posted 60 or more points in their victories in Week 4, including some of the top-ranked teams in the area. No. 2 Katy (defeated No. 15 Morton Ranch, 62-24) and No. 5 Cypress Falls (defeated Jersey Village, 60-33) both reached that mark.
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Week 4 / Most combined points, 80+
- Friendswood 79, Galena Park 63
- Lufkin 71, A&M Consolidated 68 (4 OT)
- Cypress Ranch 64, Langham Creek 63 (OT)
- Bryan Rudder 63, Caney Creek 35
- Hitchcock 61, Van Vleck 34
- Cypress Falls 60, Jersey Village 33
- Seven Lakes 56, Mayde Creek 33
- Cypress Creek 52, Cypress Springs 37
- Second Baptist 82, Lutheran North 6
- Katy 62, Morton Ranch 24
- The Woodlands 56, Conroe 28
Week 4 / Other individual teams that scored 60+ points
- Stratford 63, Spring Woods 13
- Cypress Woods 63, Cypress Lakes 13
- Bellaire 63, Sam Houston 7
- Alvin 63, Sam Rayburn 7
- Pearland 63, Pasadena 0
- East Bernard 60, Tidehaven 0