The cream is rising.
It's Week 8 and it's a big one.
The city's Top 20 will do battle this week as it's time to put up or shut up.
Is Dobie for real? The 'Horns will face No. 4 Atascocita, while bragging rights are up for grabs in Fort Bend with No. 9 Ridge Point facing No. 10 Travis. In Class 5A, No. 1 Shadow Creek plays a tough No. 5 Friendswood.
Clear Springs goes for their district title against No. 5 Dickinson. The Chargers have owned District 24-5A. In District 23-6A, Dawson and George Ranch are undefeated in conference play going into Week 8.
Let's see how this plays out. For now, here are the rankings.
THE GALLERY by Andy Tolbert
Dickinson vs Clear Falls
VYPE's CLASS 6A TOP 20
1. Katy Tigers
2. North Shore Mustangs
3. Cy-Fair Bobcats
4. Atascocita Eagles
5. Dickinson Gators
6. Westfield Mustangs
7. Klein Oak Panthers
8. Tompkins Falcons
9. Ridge Point Panthers
10. Travis Tigers
11. Dawson Eagles
12. Dobie Longhorns
13. Klein Collins Tigers
14. Cy Woods Wildcats
15. Pearland Oilers
16. Conroe Tigers
17. Cy Falls Eagles
18. Cypress Ranch Mustangs
19. Katy Taylor Mustangs
20. Tomball Memorial Wildcats
VYPE's CLASS 5A Top 10
1. Shadow Creek Sharks
2. Manvel Mavericks
3. New Caney Eagles
4. FB Marshall Buffs
5. Friendswood Mustangs
6. Hightower Hurricanes
7. Paetow Panthers
8. Porter Spartans
9. Lamar Consolidated
10. Foster Falcons
Every year, new athletes emerge.
That's the natural process in high school sports. This year is no different.
Sophomore RB Jaydon Blue of Klein Cain was not a name on the radar coming into the season. Now he's pulling DI offers and leading the Hurricanes to school history.
Last season, Cy Lakes QB Sofian Massoud was playing in the Bronx, New York. Fast forward to now and he's lead the Spartans to new heights throwing the ball.
For years, Conroe has been a bump in the road for their District 15-6A foes. Not any longer. QB Christian Pack is the top dual-threat QB and Michael Phoenix is the city's top WR.
Check out this week's updated stats.
CLASS 6A TOP 10
Jaydon Blue, Cain, 961 Yards
Dylan Campbell, Strake Jesuit, 872 Yards
Braelon Bridges, Klein Collins, 867 Yards
Demarcus Barlow, Aldine Davis, 820 Yards
Quajon Charles, College Park, 780 Yards
Aldyn Bradley, Spring, 769 Yards
Christian Pack, Conroe, 728 Yards
Jacob Henriquez, Pasadena, 716 Yards
Julius Loughridge, Mayde Creek, 713 Yards
Ron Hoff, Katy, 669 Yards
Sofian Massoud, Cy Lakes, 1,709 Yards
Jalen Morrison, Heights, 1,675 Yards
Gavin Esquivel, Clear Falls, 1,616 Yards
Eric Rodriguez, Travis, 1,576 Yards
Troy Yowman, West Brook, 1,565 Yards
Christian Pack, Conroe, 1,544 Yards
Conner Weigman, Bridgeland, 1,511 Yards
Caleb Weaver, Jersey Village, 1,441 Yards
Jalen Milroe, Tompkins, 1,369 Yards
Brice Matthews, Atascocita, 1,355 Yards
Michael Phoenix, Conroe, 816 Yards
Daniel Dishman, Clear Falls, 715 Yards
Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak, 710 Yards
Parker Washington, Travis, 672 Yards
Dylan Goffney, Bridgeland, 613 Yards
Troy Omeire, FB Austin, 596 Yards
Clyde Bellow, Deer Park, 586 Yards
Thaddeaus Johnson, West Brook, 569 Yards
Jeremiah Aaron, Pearland, 554 Yards
Khaliq Abdul-Mateen, Cy Lakes 549 Yards