After a season that saw it finish as co-District 12-6A champions, Oak Ridge players earned two superlative awards.
Alecia Whyte, who was The Courier’s Montgomery County Player of the Year after her sophomore campaign, earned Defensive MVP honors as a junior in 12-6A. Nikki Petrakovitz, a freshman for the Lady War Eagles, was the Newcomer of the Year.
Locally, College Park junior Sandra Cannady was the only other superlative honoree with her Offensive MVP selection. continue reading…
As he stood on the pavement near the awards tent at the UIL cross country state championships at Old Settlers Park on Saturday, Gavin Hoffpauir broke into a smile when asked about his former teammate Tanner Noble. continue reading
The Woodlands sophomore running back Bryeton Gilford is just getting better by the week.
Already pretty consistent throughout on the season in terms of touchdown production, Gilford nearly doubled his season output Friday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium as the Highlanders rolled past Conroe, 42-0.
Gilford came into the night with five rushing touchdowns on the season. Against the Tigers, he rushed for four more touchdowns on a fall evening that featured colder conditions than normal and a brisk headwind when running towards the north end zone. Continue reading
While the weather radar indicated only a light pregame rain shower would hit Woodforest Bank Stadium on Friday evening, The Woodlands quarterback Quinton Johnson and the rest of the Highlanders were ready to take the venue by storm.
They did just that, pulling away from Oak Ridge in the second half for a resounding 49-14 victory. Johnson, who started his third game for The Woodlands this season, was a key contributor as the No. 8 state-ranked Highlanders (4-1, 3-0) moved into sole possession of first place in District 12-6A. continue reading
The Woodlands quarterback Quinton Johnson (12) throws a pass to wide receiver Connor Klapesky (16) during the varsity football game against Oak Ridge on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
Oak Ridge running back Nick McCants (21) is swarmed by The Woodlands defenders including linebacker Dylan Calvetti (11), defensive linemen Jonathan Hoover (93), and defensive linemen AJ Maestre (94) during the varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium
Oak Ridge linebacker Nathaniel Bushek (12) leads a team prayer in the end zone before the varsity football game against The Woodlands on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
Oak Ridge running back Nick McCants (21) is brought down by The Woodlands defensive linemen Jonathan Hoover (93) during the varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
The Woodlands wide receiver Connor Klapesky (16) runs the ball during the varsity football game against Oak Ridge on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Woodforest Bank Stadium.
The Woodlands has knocked its opponent from the ranks of the unbeaten for the second consecutive week.
The Highlanders handed Oak Ridge its first loss of the season on Friday night at Woodforest Bank Stadium, using a stout defensive performance and a balanced attack on offense to pull away in the second half for a convincing 49-14 victory. continue reading