Katy ISD Regional Semifinal previews: Competition heats up in third round
Class 6A, Division II
Katy (12-0) vs. C.E. King (10-2), noon, Legacy Stadium
Class 6A, Division I
Tompkins (11-1) vs. North Shore (12-0), 1 p.m. Galena Park ISD Stadium
Class 5A, Division I
Paetow (11-1) vs. Cedar Park (7-5), 1 p.m., Waller ISD Stadium
Friday as the Panthers compiled 400 yards of offense and five sacks in their area round win. The big news in the game was the resurgence of Jacob Brown, who seems fully healthy coming back from his injury. The senior ran for 114 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, averaging 10.4 yards per rush. Damyrion Phillips kept doing what he does as well, and rushed for 55 yards on 13 carries, also adding a touchdown. CJ Dumas had a strong day passing the ball, going 7-13 and throwing for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Kole Wilson kept his strong senor campaign going with 88 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Cedar Park has continued to get better throughout the year and beat Angleton 45-21 in the the second round. Josh Pell had a terrific day at quarterback, throwing for 267 yards and two touchdowns and Grant Nichols couldn’t be guarded, as he caught nine balls for 130 yards and a touchdown. The run game didn’t slouch for Cedar Park either, as three different players rushed for 50 yards.
Paetow will hope to keep its efficient offense going and will need to find a way to slow down Josh Pell, who has already thrown for 2591 yards and run for 485 this season.
Class 6A, Division II
Cinco Ranch (8-4) vs. Summer Creek (9-3), 1 p.m., TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston
Cinco Ranch has found its run game heading into the regional semifinal and that will be huge going up against a very strong Summer Creek side.
The Panthers have dominated their first two postseason games and a huge part of that has been a stout defense. The Cougars have given up just 36 yards on the ground in the playoffs and the offense has controlled the time of possession and come away with 92 points over the two games, playing strong on both sides of the ball.
It will be enormously important for that to continue against Summer Creek, whose success has come largely on the ground this season. Torrie Curry and Lloyd Avant have been a dynamic duo in the backfield for the Bulldogs, both have over 700 yards rushing and average over 7 yards a carry to lead the offense. Cinco should be able to bring extra men in the box to try and stop the rush as Summer Creek quarterback Jahrik Jones has been efficient but not overly effective throwing the ball. Andrew Alexander is the teams top wideout threat and averages over 22 yards per receptions.
Cinco’s defense will again need to be stout against the run while the offense will need to continue to be explosive for the Cougars to have a chance at advancing.
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