Tag: Michael Purcell

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…

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…

Football: The Woodlands roasts Summer Creek 49-14

It was a win on the scoreboard and a win in the standings.

But The Woodlands took a costly loss in the second half of Thursday night’s District 16-6A game with Summer Creek when starting quarterback Eric Schmid went down with a significant injury.

Schmid scrambled for a first down late in the third quarter when he was hit near his own sideline, injuring his elbow.

The Woodlands was already up big at that point and went on to roll past a determind Summer Creek squad 49-14 at Woodforest Bank Stadium. click here for complete story

Football: Starters look sharp in The Woodlands spring game

Although no score was being kept as offensive and defensive players were swapped in and out constantly, The Woodlands Highlander football team still looked sharp in its 39th annual spring game at Woodforest Bank Stadium Wednesday.

“I told the kids I was proud of their effort,” said The Woodlands coach Mark Schmid. “Execution can always be better, and with what we’ve dealt with the last few days with the weather… I didn’t come out here expecting anything to be perfect, but I was happy with the effort.

“We need to take this experience and build on it… because the next time we step out on this field, it’s for real.”

The white team (offense) starters, led by quarterback Craig Heiser and running back Carlos Ramos, quickly marched their side against the green team (defense) in the game’s opening drive from the 30-yard line inside their opponent’s 20-yard line. click here for complete story