FOOTBALL: Highlanders gearing up for state 7-on-7 tournament

20140710-074501-27901757.jpgThe Woodlands High School football team clinched its spot in the 7-on-7 state tournament in early June, and since then, the Highlanders have been hard at work preparing to face some of the top quarterbacks, receivers and defenders in the Lone Star State.

The Woodlands will begin pool play on Friday, facing off against Wichita Falls, Channelview and Southlake Carroll, respectively, at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.

“One of the goals for our kids during the summer is to qualify for the state tournament, and they were able to do that,” Highlanders coach Mark Schmid said. “The overall goal for 7-on-7, outside of trying to qualify to play in that tournament, is to give our kids reps and to continue to improve and develop as football players.”

The Woodlands clinched its spot at state by finishing as the runner-up at its home tournament the weekend of June 6. The Highlanders clinched their position with a victory over Cypress Creek in the semifinals. Cy Fair defeated The Woodlands 26-20 in the finals to take the tournament title. click here for complete story