Usually football is played under the Friday Night Lights but when Memorial travels to Ken Pridgeon Stadium this week for its District 17-6A showdown with Cypress Creek on Saturday it will be an afternoon bout.
Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
Cypress Creek enters this game looking for a win, which would secure them a playoff berth. The Cougars enter this game 5-3 overall and 5-1 in district play. A victory would also set up a potential district title game against Cy-Fair next Friday.
Memorial on the other hand with a win would jump into a tie with Cy Creek for second place. The Mustangs 5-3 overall and 4-2 in district.
So, who wins this meeting? Let's break it down.
Cy Creek has outscored opponents in district play be an impressive 282-59 margin. The points scored by the Cougars are good for best in the district, just nine in front of Cy-Fair, who they will see next week. Memorial on the other hand has just scored 138 points so far.
Offensively, Cy Creek has owned this district, averaging an impressive 413.4 yards per game. The offense has been picking up steam week to week. Memorial is only averaging 291.5 yards per game.
So, who are the players to watch?
We talk about this tandem every week. Julian Uwadia and Eddie Jimerson have created an exciting backfield for Cy Creek. Uwadia is leading the district with 1,870 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jimerson ranks sixth currently in rushing yards with 454 and also has 304 yards receiving with five scores.
For Memorial, dual-threat quarterback Matthew Sanders has been good. Sanders has passed for 657 yards and five touchdowns, while he has rushed for 538 yards and seven touchdowns. Also rumbling out of the backfield has been Carson Zahn rushing for 504 yards and seven scores.
So, who wins?
VYPE Prediction: Cy Creek's high-octane offense is too much to handle! Cougars win big, 49-14
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