Tag: Highlander Football

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 | Bryeton Gilford and Highlanders hand Oak Ridge first loss of the season

7V7A1875The battle of the district 12-6A unbeaten was underway at Woodforest Bank Stadium Friday night as the Oak Ridge War Eagles played host to The Woodlands Highlanders. continue reading

Football: The Woodlands QB Schmid is The Courier’s Player of the Year

aaaEric Schmid turned back toward the field, helmet in hand. He had just finished standing with his teammates as The Woodlands’ marching band played the school song in celebration of the Highlanders’ playoff victory over Garland Sachse – a gritty win that came down to waning minutes.

Earlier in the game, Schmid had absorbed a tough hit from one of the Mustangs’ defenders as he was diving toward the left corner of the end zone. Read more…

Football: Remembering the special moments from the 2016 season

920x920Football is a game of Xs and Os, but it often represents much more than that, especially at the high school level. Here is a look back at some of the special moments that made this season in Montgomery County a special one Read more…

Football: The Woodlands’ Michael Purcell picked AGH Defensive Player of the Year


Purcell was at the heart of a banner season with 90 tackles and 17 sacks

While quarterback Eric Schmid had The Woodlands’ offense in cruise control during the playoffs on the way to the Class 6A Division I championship game, senior Michael Purcell was the “quarterback” of a defense that led the way for the Highlanders to have their best season in more than a decade. Read more…

Grant Milton transferred to Woodlands medical facility

nnnbAfter spending the last 17 days in a Waco hospital recovering from brain surgery, Highlanders football player Grant Milton was transferred to a medical facility in The Woodlands on Tuesday.

Milton, a The Woodlands High School senior, had emergency brain surgery shortly after the Highlanders state playoff game against Austin Bowie on Nov. 26 at McLane Stadium on the campus of Baylor University. click here for complete story