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Football Notebook: 6A-23 teams ready for “Showdown Saturday”


The Class 6A-District 23 Football season has shown us that competitive games are going to take place on a weekly basis. With seven of the 6A-23’s nine teams still in contention for playoff spot, this weekend – especially Saturday – will provide some answers for those following the district. At 6 p.m. Saturday, 6A-23, Hightower […]

Football Notebook: Elkins-Ridge Point showdown highlights upcoming slate


By Michael Sudhalter Elkins and Ridge Point high schools are separated by 6.3 miles of Sienna Parkways, and the 5A-23 football rivals are identical in the standings – 6-0 overall, 2-0 in district. The much-awaited meeting between Elkins – the top-ranked team in Texas 5A Football – and Ridge Point – No. 7 in […]

Mr. Hughes’ challenge


Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (No. 55), an Austin High graduate, has 16 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble through four games this season. On Sunday, Hughes and the Bills will host the defending AFC East Champion New England Patriots, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Football Notebook: Travis, Hightower raise the bar in 6A-23


By Michael Sudhalter Losing to Katy 55-0 on Sept. 4 may have been the best thing to happen to the Travis High football team. Since then, the Tigers have won three of four games with their only loss being a 24-21 setback against Hightower on Sept. 26. Last Saturday, Spencer Griffin completed a 36-yard-pass […]

Red Mango Athlete Spotlight: Ridge Point’s Remus Bulmer


Michael Sudhalter By the time the clock ran out and the Ridge Point High football team had earned a 13-0 victory over Marshall, Panthers senior Remus Bulmer had lost track of how many times he’d carried the ball. “I was thinking I had about 30,” Bulmer said. In fact, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back […]

Sugar Land Skeeters trail 2-0 in Atlantic League Championship Series


The Sugar Land Skeeters were shut out by the Lancaster Barnstormers in Game 2 of the Atlantic League Championship Series on Wednesday night. With the 5-0 loss, the Skeeters must win the next three games in Lancaster in order to claim the Championship title. Steve Hammond was the starting pitcher for Sugar Land and tossed […]

Skeeters advance to Atlantic League Championship Series


The Sugar Land Skeeters came back from a three-run deficit to beat the York Revolution 5-3 on Sunday in York, Pa. and advance to the Atlantic League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history. The Skeeters played the Lancaster Barnstormers for the title in the best-of-five series, beginning on Tuesday. Results from Game […]

Skeeters drop opening game of Atlantic League Championship Series


The Sugar Land Skeeters rallied in the ninth but fell short by a score of 10-6 to the Lancaster Barnstormers on Tuesday night. With a Game 1 loss, Sugar Land trails Lancaster 1-0 in the best-of-five series. Matt Wright started on the hill for the Skeeters and pitched 4.2 innings. The right-hander allowed nine runs […]

Football Notebook: Fort Bend Christian improves to 5-0


Fort Bend Christian won its first five games of the season, and now the Eagles have a bye week before opening district competition by hosting Cypress Christian on Oct. 10. The Eagles finished non-district with a 52-6 win over The John Cooper School last Friday in The Woodlands. Steven Jackson rushed for 240 yards and […]

Austin High graduate eager to face the Houston Texans on Sunday


By Michael Sudhalter Austin High graduate Jerry Hughes is looking forward to his Houston Homecoming this weekend. The 26-year-old Hughes was a running back for the Bulldogs, but he now makes his living as a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, who visit the Houston Texans at noon on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Both […]

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