Baytown Christian rolled into the TAPPS six-man Division III playoffs with its 23rd straight win dating back to last year’s state title with a 60-6 home victory Friday over Faith Academy to wrap the regular season.
BCA (9-0, 3-0) won the District IV title behind Colton Anderson (77 yards rushing, two touchdowns), Jelan Dowdye (25 yards rushing, two touchdowns) a rushing touchdown apiece from Cody Balzer and Kory Early and a fumble recovery for score by Charles Flynt.
“The boys were anxious to get back on the field and make contact with someone other than their own teammates,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “After another off week last week we were a little rusty to start. We did have a few kids start that usually do not start so it took a few plays to get adjusted. We made a point to get everyone playing time and we were able to accomplish that. Offensively we were very vanilla as we were last week. Continued to focus on the basics and making sure we were doing the small things correctly.”
The Bulldogs will have a first-round bye in the playoffs before playing the winner of Cedar Park Summit and Greenville Christian on the weekend of Nov. 14-16.
Defensively we were swarming. Had at least 13 kids in on the tackle stats. Looking ahead to the playoffs, we will have a first round bye next week and will play the winner of cedar park summit and Greenville Christian at a neutral site.
Orangefield 42, Anahuac 19
The Panthers (5-5, 5-2) fell behind big early and settled for 42-19 defeat at Orangefield, sending Anahuac to third place in District 12-3A I.
Anahuac will head to Conroe’s Moorhead Stadium for a 7 p.m. Thursday bi-district clash with Crockett High School.
“Orangefield won this game in the trenches,” Anahuac head coach Greg Neece said. “Their offensive line and their defensive line really controlled the game. Their two defensive tackles are the best we have seen all season. It was a tough night for our rushing offense.”
Anahuac trailed 35-7 at halftime and was led by quarterback Foster Kreuzer’s 200 yards passing and one score, a 52-yard connection with Zyon Clark.
Anahuac led 7-0 after its first drive, but Orangefield (9-1, 6-1) took control from there.