Football: Eric Schmid guides The Woodlands to 16-7 victory over Klein Oak; Austin Westlake next for Highlanders

The Woodlands took the fight to the Klein Oak Panthers on Friday night, and this time, the Highlanders will live to tell about it.

The Woodlands’ Antoine Winfield Jr. returns a kick against Klein Oak on Friday.
The Woodlands’ Antoine Winfield Jr. returns a kick against Klein Oak on Friday.

The Woodlands used a brilliant effort from junior quarterback Eric Schmid and a typically sturdy performance from its defense to turn back the Panthers 16-7 on a chilly night at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

The Highlanders took Klein Oak’s best shot and avenged last year’s 38-20 loss to the Panthers at Klein Memorial Stadium.

The Woodlands (10-1) advanced to the area round of the Region II-6A Division I playoffs and will face Austin Westlake (10-1) in a Saturday afternoon game on November 21. click here for complete story