Week Five of the Texas high school football season got everything back to normal as all the games got rolling and there were some thrillers.
The biggest was Conroe holding off Klein Cain in a 58-55 thriller, where Christian Pack did it all for the Tigers. And how about the freshman kicker for Splendora! Kevin Luna nailed a 28-yard field goal to send the Wildcats over Liberty.
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1) Christian Pack - Conroe QB
This was the performance of the week! Christian Pack accounted for 586 yards of total offense and six touchdowns in a 58-55 victory over Klein Cain. Pack was 23 of 37 for 371 yards, 4 TDs and 2 INTs; rushed for 201 yards and a score on 25 carries and had one reception for 14 yards and a score. Pack was unstoppable and was a lot of fun to watch. Christian Pack enters Week 6 of the season as the leading passer in District 15-6A with 1,331 yards and 16 touchdowns.
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2) Kevin "Captain Clutch" Luna - Splendora Kicker
Trailing 14-13 with 11 seconds remaining against Liberty, Marcus Schulz opted to go for the lead-changing field goal. Schulz turned to his freshman kicker Kevin Luna. Despite a high snap, Luna was able to nail the 28-yard game winner, sending the Splendora sideline into a frenzy.
"For a freshman to come in and do the job he has done so far is a huge weapon for us," Schulz said. "We graduated an All-State kicker last season in Damian Casas and Kevin is already filling those shoes. The snap was high and holder CJ Groh had to stand up and put it down. Luna had to pause and wait a split second before kicking the game winner!"
Luna is 12 of 13 on extra points this season and 2 for 2 in field goals, hitting one from 37 and 28 this season.
HOUSTON – The last time Humble opened a football season 4-0, it was 2006.
Fast forward to 2019, the Wildcats are off to their best start in 13 years, matching that start with a chance to move to 5-0 on Saturday when they face Pasadena Memorial.
"Of course, I'm happy but I'm not satisfied," Humble coach Charles West said. "The bottom line is we have goals and hopefully we can stay healthy and play good football in all three phases. The kids are playing well, the coaches are doing a good job preparing and we're going out there and making plays."
The Wildcats through their opening four games have outscored opponents 236-15.
As impressive as the offensive side of the ball has been, its been the defense that has been standout and amongst the best in Houston giving up just 118 yards per game. The unit has also reeled in a District 22-6A-best four interceptions and recovered four fumbles.
"They're just playing hard," West said. "Kids are making plays. We have a couple of older kids, Tavian Coleman and Aarun Lockett at linebacker that was a sophomore last year and Eric Osegueda. Those three guys right there are anchoring it. They've been in the system for a while and they know what's going on and they're making plays."