Cy-Fair QB exacts revenge, beats Langham Creek
Langham Creek ended Cy-Fair quarterback Chris Mangram’s season last year.
On Thursday at Pridgeon Stadium, he did his best to make sure this season doesn’t last much longer for the Lobos.
The junior, who suffered a season-ending broken collarbone against Langham Creek midway through last season, threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, leading the Bobcats to a 21-17 win.
“This is one of the biggest games I’ve had,” Mangram said. “I owed something to my team, so I had to redeem myself by coming back and playing really well tonight.”
Cy-Fair and Langham Creek entered in a three-way tie for third at 4-2 in a crowded District 17-5A race. With the win, the Bobcats (6-2 overall, 5-2 district), who went 0-10 last year, greatly improved their playoff chances.
‘A big game’
They finish with Cy Ranch and Jersey Village, while the Lobos (4-4, 4-3) still must face Cy Creek next week.
“Our approach, like with every program, is the most important game is the one coming up, but with … both of us battling for the same spots, it was a big game for us,” said Cy-Fair coach Ed Pustejovsky.
It was a big night, too, for Mangram, who entered with just six scoring passes.
He finished 9-of-13 passing for 131 yards, with 20 yards and a score rushing, and led a go-ahead drive in the third. His 3-yard pass to Keaton Pace with 25 second left provided the final tally.
“Chris did a real good job of running the offense,” Pustejovsky said.
Playoffs within sight
The Bobcats’ defense contained sophomore quarterback Connor Feist, who threatened to surpass 2,000 passing yards going in. He was just 10-of-20 for 108 yards and no scores, leaving him 18 yards shy of the mark.
“On the back end we played well,” Pustejovsky said. “I think they came in committed to trying to run the ball a little bit more on us, and they did.”
Running back Dillon Humphrey had 194 total yards, with 148 coming on 12 rushes. His two scoring runs answered both of Cy-Fair’s first-half scores, leaving the game knotted at 14 at halftime.
The Bobcats finished with 305 total yards and 18 first downs.
“This win clears up the way to the playoffs,” Mangram said.
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