Football: District 17-5A in wild finish
As many as seven of the 10 District 17-5A teams could be looking at playoff opportunities with the final week of the regular season coming up, and there's just too many scenarios to list.
"Everyone predicted it was going to be wide open and come right down to the end," Cy-Fair coach Ed Pustejovsky said, "and it is."
After going 0-10 just last season, Cy-Fair is right in the thick of the battle along with fellow frontrunners Cy Ridge, Cy Woods, Cy Falls and Cy Creek, and you can't factor out Langham Creek or Cy Ranch, which have also been a big part of all the formulas.
And despite being cropped out of the postseason picture, Cy Springs, Jersey Village and Cy Lakes may also have a say in how everything turns out.
There's a strong possibility that head-to-head matchups will come into play, and a few of the key results include Cy Woods beating Cy Creek 61-35, Cy Creek beating Cy Falls 35-22, and Cy Falls beating Cy Woods 28-20, so keep those scores handy, along with several others throughout 17-5A play.
It's going to be another week of key matchups, and the biggest of the big looks to be Cy Ridge taking on Cy Creek at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at The Berry Center in a game that might decide not only multiple playoff berths, but also the 17-5A title.
District finale weekend starts with Cy Falls against Cy Lakes at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Berry, and also features Jersey Village at Cy-Fair at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Pridgeon Stadium; Cy Ranch at Langham Creek at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Berry; and Cy Woods at Cy Springs at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Pridgeon.
The Class 5A Region III playoffs begin Nov. 11-13.
Cypress Christian football
Cypress Christian goes for a second straight TAPPS District 4-III championship, and second ever in school history, against visiting Katy Faith West at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Coach Jacob Spenn's Warriors take a 3-0 district mark into the Senior Night contest after beating Bay Area Christian twice by scores of 43-2 and 33-3, and stopping Faith West 24-15 in the teams' first meeting on Oct. 15.
There are only three teams in TAPPS 4-III football and a home-and-home schedule is used to decide the championship.
Senior quarterback Jonathan Mason has thrown for more than 1,200 yards, and his favorite targets are Ben Mitchell, Garrett Higginbotham and Jason Groll, the team's top rusher.
The TAPPS playoffs begin Nov. 12.
Houston Christian football
Houston Christian hosts Beaumont Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the regular season finale for both teams.
The Mustangs opened TAPPS District 4-I action with a 27-25 victory against Kelly on Oct. 1 with senior Conner Walker running for 220 yards and three touchdowns on 34 attempts.
Kelly scored 19 unanswered points in the final eight minutes to get within two points.
Houston Christian has also lost to St. Thomas 24-21 and 17-7, and against St. Pius X 37-13 during its home-and-home district schedule..