Tag: Coach Mark Schmid

Football | Kesean Carter’s 5-touchdown performance leads The Woodlands past George Ranch

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The Woodlands wide receiver Kesean Carter (6) smiles after catching 20-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Quinn Binney during the third quarter of a non-district high school football game at Woodforest Bank Stadium, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Shenandoah.

When Woodforest Bank Stadium opened its gates in 2008, it was the crown jewel of a Conroe ISD sports complex that came with a $40 million price tag. And since that time, The Woodlands High School football program has certainly gotten its money’s worth.

The Highlanders captured their 30th consecutive victory at their home venue on Friday evening, defeating George Ranch 52-12 in non-district action behind 313 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns from Texas Tech commit Kesean Carter. Read more…

Football: Setting new goals: Six Highlanders from The Woodlands heading to college football

purcell_and_schmidIt’s indeed a proud moment for parents to see their kids off to college, but it can be just as rewarding for coaches. “To see the kids you’ve worked with for all these years — many of them since they started junior high football — finish their high school career and to have done well enough both in the classroom and on the field to be awarded an opportunity to go to the collegiate level and play is very, very rewarding,” said The Woodlands High School Head Coach Mark Schmid. read more…

UIL: Realignment brings significant changes for local schools

529e355239c00.imageChanges galore. That’s what Realignment Day brought to local schools as the University Interscholastic League released its official district configurations for football (2016-18) and basketball (2016-17) on Monday morning.

Perhaps the biggest shakeup came in Class 6A where the Conroe ISD schools — Conroe, The Woodlands, College Park and Oak Ridge — were aligned with Montgomery, Lufkin and Beaumont West Brook to form District 12-6A. click here for complete story


Football: The Woodlands brothers Kyle and Troy Kruchten hit backs, not the beach, in Daytona

Kyle Kruchten, left, and his younger brother Troy competed in the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl last week in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Kyle Kruchten, left, and his younger brother Troy competed in the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl last week in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Woodlands High School brothers Kyle and Troy Kruchten brought a little double trouble to the Offense/Defense Senior Bowl all-star weekend over the holidays in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Both Kruchten brothers are linebackers with the Highlanders’ football program, Kyle a member of the varsity squad that won a District 16-6A championship and finished 10-2 under veteran coach Mark Schmid. click here for complete story


Football: Patriots’ Amendola the ultimate pro, but he appreciates his roots

He arrived at Houston’s NRG Stadium with limited fanfare, just one of Tom Brady’s many weapons with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

But Danny Amendola, the Patriots’ seventh-year wide receiver, is more than just a cog in the New England machine. He’s a magician at finding seams in a zone defense. He’s always had a splendid pair of hands. One lost season with the St. Louis Rams led to the perception that he was injury prone.

But the former star for The Woodlands Highlanders keeps coming back, and he keeps producing. And in February, Amendola and the Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl of the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, a thrilling victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. click here for complete story

Football: The Woodlands’ Mark Schmid made the right call, opting for wind in the third quarter

The end came quickly, and it came with emphasis.

56513cbd9a1e8.imageThe Woodlands had a terrific football season in 2015, what with the Highlanders’ defense operating like 11 rock ‘em, sock ‘em robots and Eric Schmid and the offense doing just enough to keep the magic moving from one week to the next.

(Except for the Katy game, in Week Two, at Hughes Field, but that was a game for the ages, too, and the Tigers’ 14-7 victory over the Highlanders showed everyone that both teams would be reckoned with in November.)

But the moment of truth arrived for the Highlanders in the final moments of halftime, before the Austin Westlake Chaparrals pulled away for an emphatic 28-3 victory at Bryan High School’s Merrill Green Stadium. click here for complete story

Football: Highlanders end their season after falling 28-3 to Westlake

IMG_3727_storyThe Woodlands Highlanders(10-2) faced the end of their season as they fell to Westlake High School (11-1) 28-3.

Receiving the ball at the start of the game, the Highlanders saw a quick four downs, where at the punt return, the wind would work to their disadvantage and put the ball in their own territory for Westlake. A one-yard run into the end zone gave Westlake the 7-0 lead early in the quarter. click here for complete story