Games to watch in Week 6 of high school football


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    Klein Collins vs Dekaney Football Caption Klein Collins No. 28 Isaiah Spiller run a 12 yard run for the first touchdown

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Games to watch in Week 6 of high school football:

Cypress Falls vs. Cy-Fair, 7 p.m. Thursday, Pridgeon Stadium
This one pits the undefeated Golden Eagles (5-0, 3-0) against the undefeated Bobcats (4-0, 2-0), with both looking to seize control of District 17-6A. The Eagles encountered little resistance from Spring Branch’s schools the last two weeks, including a 42-7 win over Memorial in which senior RB Koby Leavatts ran for 128 yards and four TDs and caught a 63-yard TD pass. The Bobcats, coming off three straight shutout wins, are winning with defense again, and it’s hard to detect any drop-off in their play, despite returning only three starters, but the competition has been lacking, which isn’t helping them prepare for a state title defense. Falls is a step up.


Pearland vs. Dawson, 7 p.m. Friday, TDECU Stadium
Pearland ISD decided in May to seek an alternate venue for this year’s Oilers-Eagles matchup because of ongoing improvements to Pearland ISD Stadium (aka The Rig, aka The Nest, depending on one’s perspective), which school officials worried would present logistical problems for the fifth edition of this rivalry game. Dawson (2-2, 0-1) won the last two meetings, 38-35 and 34-32, and needs another win here to improve its playoff prospects after falling 55-32 to Strake Jesuit last week. Pearland (4-0, 1-0) beat Dawson 28-27 in 2015 and 15-6 in 2014 and is coming off a 28-0 win over Alief Taylor.


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Klein Oak vs. Klein Collins, 7 p.m. Friday, Klein Memorial Stadium
There’s no pause for the Panthers (4-1, 2-1). After succumbing to The Woodlands last week on the road, despite leading 16-7 at halftime, they take on the rival Tigers (5-0, 3-0), who are halfway to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons and tied for first with The Woodlands in District 15-6A. The Tigers, who’ve won four straight against Klein Oak, are coming off a 30-0 drubbing of College Park, which managed only 164 total yards and 2.3 yards per carry. RB Isaiah Spiller led the offense, rushing for 185 yards and one score as the Tigers racked up 525 total yards. Re’lon Jones returned a fumble 60 yards for a score in the Panthers’ 21-19 loss to The Woodlands.

St. Pius X vs. Dallas Bishop Dunne, 7 p.m. Friday
The Panthers (4-1) are coming off their first loss of the season, and worst of all, it was against Plano Prestonwood Christian, the team that ended their dream last season with a 42-41 defeat in the TAPPS Division I state final. The undefeated Lions won this one 57-48 but didn’t slow QB Grant Gunnell, who tossed another six TD passes, with 530 yards on 42-of-57 passing, giving him 25 on the season and 167 for his career, tying former Ennis and Texas Tech QB Graham Harrell for second all-time in state history. The Panthers don’t want to head into next week’s district opener with back-to-back setbacks, but the Falcons (3-2) present a formidable challenge. They beat Fort Worth All Saints 52-7 last week.


Tompkins vs. Katy, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rhodes Stadium
Coach Todd McVey is pushing all the right buttons in his second season, leading the Falcons to a 5-0 start. That’s as many wins as they posted in their first four varsity campaigns combined. They survived a scare with Seven Lakes last week, leaning on their defense in a 15-10 win in their District 19-6A opener. But the Falcons will be hard-pressed to keep it going this week. As the Tigers (3-1) demonstrated in a 59-7 throttling of Clear Springs, they’re fully recovered from a season-opening setback with North Shore – and fully primed to seek another district title. The Tigers have won 61 consecutive district games and nine straight undefeated district championships. They defeated Tompkins 62-0 last year.

Honorable mention
Dulles vs. Travis, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mercer Stadium

Deer Park vs. La Porte, 7 p.m. Friday, Abshier Stadium

Westside vs. Lamar, 7 p.m. Friday, Delmar Stadium


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