HS football preview: Houston Cypress Ridge v. Alief Taylor
The Houston Cypress Ridge Rams (6-4) will face the Alief Taylor Lions (9-1) Friday night at Pridgeon Stadium.
The Rams, ranked fifth in the 17-5A district, averages 6 yards per rush and 15 yards per catch for 3,995 yards in offense. The team is 3-2 on the road.
The Rams leading passer is senior quarterback Andrew Gonzales. Gonzales is 93 of 159 on completions for 1,390 yards with 13 touchdowns.
Leading the rushing game is sophomore running back Renderick Childs. Childs has 909 yards on the ground over 143 carries with 13 touchdowns.
Senior wide receiver Johnnie Tolbert leads the Rams in receiving with 298 yards over 15 catches with five touchdowns.
Senior defensive back Zane Porter leads the Rams defense with 48 yards from three interceptions.
The Lions, ranked No.1 in the 18-5A district, average 7 yards per rush and 18 yards per catch for 3,990 yards in offense. The team is currently undefeated at home.
Leading passer for the Lions is senior quarterback Jordan Are. Are is 75 of 129 on completions for 1,359 yards with 18 touchdowns.
Senior running back Derrick Lair leads the team in rushing with 1,404 yards on 136 carries with 13 touchdowns.
Leading the Lions in receiving is wide receiver Chaz Adams, a senior, with 699 yards over 29 catches with 10 touchdowns.