KLEIN – District 15-6A is loaded with traditional Houston powers, including The Woodlands, Klein Collins and a rising Klein Oak.
But the best quarterback-wide receiver combo in the nine-team grouping doesn't call any of them home. Instead, Christian Pack and Michael Phoenix – the top receiver and quarterback heading into Week 5 according to the stats report – pull on the black and gold of Conroe.
Pack and Phoneix, which could be the name of a law firm in the Galleria, have the connection. It's so good that even defenders tipping passes into the air doesn't hinder it.
The duo combined for seven receptions for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone against Klein Cain en route to a 58-55 victory on Saturday.
"It says a lot, those guys started working on this in the offseason, it started as a matter of fact when we came back from Christmas break," Conroe coach Cedric Hardeman said. "I had those 45 seniors in the team room and addressed them. From that day on those guys have prepared and went to work.
"It's a lot of other people behind the scenes. It's the coaching staff, Coach Bomar gets a lot of credit but we have a tremendous staff. From O-Line to receivers to running backs coach."
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