CFISD favorites to face off
By L. SCOTT HAINLINE
Cy Woods closed its first two regular seasons against Cy Falls, but this year, the third matchup between two of the district's best is a 17-5A opener, and both teams are determined to have a positive start.
Cy Woods hung a 70-20 loss on Cy Falls in the first meeting in 2008, but Cy Falls bounced right back to beat the Wildcats 46-43 on a late field goal in the district finale last year.
ABOUT THE GAME
Matchup: Cy Falls at Cy Woods
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Berry Center
What's at stake: Opening district with a victory, and going up 2-1 in the brief series
Cy Falls players to watch: QB Troy Mitchell, WR Dean Johnson, C Jake Twardowski, LB Adam McGuire, OL Hunter Logback, OL Matty Hochstrasser, WR Gratian Gladney, RB Tre' Clark, K-CB Brice Christian, DT Trevon HUnter, S Jared Johnson
Cy Woods players to watch: QB Colton Huntsman, S-WR Weston Card, WR Cole DeVilliers, DT Dylan Thompson, WR Patrick Grant, WR Colton Beardmore, DB Robert Walker, WR Clesmie Burden, C Cole Gunderson
Cy Falls: The Golden Eagles beat Cy Woods 46-43 last year on Christian's 22-yard field goal, which turned out to the the only points in the fourth period ... Mitchell was 7-of-11 passing for 59 yards and a touchdown while sharing time under center, and rushed for a team-high 86 yards in that game, and Johnson had eight receptions for 111 yards and two scores, and Gladney added six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown ... Cy Falls was picked third in 17-5A by Texas Football Magazine ... The Eagles qualified for the 7-on-7 state tournament for the ninth time in the summer ... Coach David Raffield is in his eight season with Cy Falls, which meets Cy Creek in its next district outing on Sept. 17 at Pridgeon Stadium.
Cy Woods: The Wildcats dominated Cy Falls in the first-ever meeting in 2008 jumping out 28-0 in the first quarter, and leading 49-7 at halftime, and 63-7 after three. Cy Woods outgained Cy Falls 608-359 in total yards that night ... Last year, there was more than a thousand yards of total offense with Cy Woods going for 520 and Cy Falls 506 ... Huntsman was 28-of-40 for 363 yards with three touchdowns and one interception last year, and Card had eight catches for 117 yards ... Cy Woods is picked second in 17-5A by TFM behind Cy Creek, and ahead of Cy Falls and Cy Ridge in the top four ... The Wildcats made their first trip to the 7-on-7 state event this summer ... Coach David Jones has led Cy Woods to the playoffs in the first two years of the program with finishes of 8-3 in 2008 and 11-3 last year ... The Wildcats face Cy-Fair in their next league outing on Sept. 18 at the Berry Center.
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