This past week, the 2017 Texas high school football season for the area’s schools got underway.
And for several of the area schools, there were some really good starts.

One such good start belonged to the Humble Wildcats, who opened their season play at home last Friday night at Turner Stadium against Caney Creek. Caney Creek came into the game already with a win under its belt against Livingston.
The game didn’t start off great for the Wildcats, as Humble turned it over twice in the first quarter, which led to two of Caney Creek’s first three touchdowns, and a safety made the score 23-0.
However, led by Xavier Martin, the Wildcats wiped out the early deficit with three touchdowns and a two point conversion in the second quarter, and the game went to halftime tied at 23.
Both teams traded touchdowns early in the third, and Caney Creek led 30-29.
However, over the last 13 minutes of the game, the Wildcats scored three times, including a game-clinching touchdown by Martin for a 50-30 win.
With its first win under its belt, the Wildcats now travel to Dayton, who comes in at 1-1 after falling to Nederland but beating Splendora last week.
In 21-6A, the Summer Creek Bulldogs and Atascocita Eagles also opened with wins.
The Eagles, opening against Klein Oak, got out to an early 24-6 lead, and eventually won 24-12.
In their final non-district matchup this week, the Eagles will face off against Klein Collins.
Meanwhile, the Summer Creek Bulldogs were on the road against Pearland Dawson, a playoff team from a year ago. In this game, the Bulldogs used defense to jump out to a 24-0 lead, which included two turnovers which led to touchdowns, before finally winning 33-14.
In their final non-district matchup this week the Bulldogs will face Friendswood at Turner Stadium.



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Erich Eisenach
Author: Erich EisenachEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I am proud to be this area’s Tribune Newspaper voice for Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Kingwood Park and Summer Creek High School athletics, a capacity I have served in since the fall of 2011. High school sports are something I have grown to love since I started in this position, watching young kids live out their dreams in competition throughout the area and throughout the state. My greatest thrill in this position was being on Floor Eight at NRG Stadium in December of 2016 when Atascocita High School qualified for the state football semifinals for the first time. Aside from reporting sports, I am a regular parishioner of St. Martha Catholic Church of Kingwood. I am also a two-time graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, and am a proud, but realistic, Nebraska Cornhuskers supporter. I do root for Houston’s local sports teams, but the Huskers are my team forever.

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