HOUSTON – Anthony Rendon is Houston through and through.
Sitting back in a chair with a plain white t-shirt on, Rendon, less than 24 hours away from playing in his first World Series is going down memory lane. The best memory takes him back to the only game he went to at the Astrodome. Getting a behind the scenes tour, waiting for future Hall of Famers Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell the night they played the Mark McGwire-led Oakland A's.
Rendon grew up in Houston, played Little League baseball with the YMCA Post Oak Giants, later pulled on the Lamar High School Redskins jersey (before the mascot was changed to Texans in 2014) and then starred at Rice University until 2011.
"This is my city for sure," Rendon said. "Born and raised. Still live here in the offseason and I don't plan on leaving."
The Nationals, led by their All-Star third baseman and front-runner for the National League MVP, are in their first World Series since moving to Washington, D.C., which for Rendon comes against his hometown Houston Astros.
Week 7 is here and the scores are rolling in, check out who walked away with big wins on Thursday and Friday night.
The big story lines of the week included Humble defeating Summer Creek 34-30 to inch even closer to the program's first-ever Class 6A playoff berth and its first playoff spot since 2010. Friendswood topped Foster, Katy looked fine without starting quarterback Bronson McClelland in a 45-3 win and North Shore continues to get back to full strength.
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Katy Taylor 57, Cinco Ranch 6
South Houston 72, Sam Rayburn 15
Houston Sterling 49, Madison 0
Dekaney 43, Nimitz 13
Memorial 31, Stratford 3
Klein Oak 41, Klein Forest 6
Westfield 27, Eisenhower 0
FB Marshall 55, Waltrip 7
Clear Creek 35, Alvin 0
Houston Austin 46, Wisdom 0
Willowridge 74, Northside 49
Westbury 43, Sam Houston 7
Kashmere 32, Scarborough 0
Fulshear 21, Bay City 14
George Ranch 21, Alief Taylor 13
Tompkins 28, Mayde Creek 0