Tag: Coach Mark Schmid

Football | The Woodlands RB Gilford getting better by the week

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The Woodlands running back Bryeton Gilford (25) picks up a first down during the second quarter of a District 12-6A high school football game at Woodforest Bank Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Shenandoah.

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

Football | The Woodlands hands Oak Ridge first loss of season


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

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