With Thursday games shifted to Saturday mornings, Friday was really the first day of the weekend of Texas high school football in the Houston area.
The skies cleared, for the most part, some parts of the city having to deal with lightning delays early on but everyone ended up getting their games in. The biggest of the night was No. 5 Manvel upending No. 1 Fort Bend Marshall 38-34. It was the Buffs first regular season loss since October 14, 2017.
So, what were the other finals from around the city? Check them out.
The Strake Jesuit Crusaders outlasted the St. Thomas Eagles, 28-17, in the first game of the season.
St. Thomas, a TAPPS high school, were up 14-10 on their UIL 6A foe. However, Jesuit running back—Dylan Campbell—broke off a 50-yard run with 4:15 left in the first half, taking the lead and momentum from the Eagles for the rest of the game.