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Fort Bend Marshall, Montgomery, Paetow and Magnolia West all enter the second to last week of the regular season with a chance to take one more step towards that undefeated regular season. Crosby continues to play really good ball. This week we will see two of our Top 5 team collide and a showdown of No. 3 and No. 7.
Let's get wild Houston.
VYPE Class 5A Top 10 (Week 10 – 10.28.2021)
10.Baytown Lee (6-2) – Lost to Port Arthur Memorial 51-20
9. Texas City (7-1) – Defeated Dayton 35-7
8. Fort Bend Hightower (6-2) – Lost to Paetow 55-7
7. Manvel (6-2) - Defeated Fort Bend Kempner 70-14
6. Crosby (6-2) – Defeated Port Neches-Groves 69-28
5. New Caney (7-1) – Defeated Waller 38--17
4. Magnolia West (8-0) – Defeated Porter 49-7
3. Paetow Panthers (8-0) – Defeated Hightower 55-7
2. Montgomery (8-0) – Defeated Lamar Consolidated 41-24
1. Fort Bend Marshall Buffs (8-0) – Bye Week
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For one of their last regular-season game of the 2021-22 season, the Carrollton Creekview Mustangs are geared up to face the Fort Worth North Side Steers in a Thursday Night Showdown feature that you are not going to want to miss. VYPE DFW breaks down the teams, their seasons, and what you can expect going into the game:
Carrollton Creekview (4-4, 3-2)
The Mustangs are coming into the game after a close win over Fort Worth Polytechnic last week where Carrollton Creekview won 19-13. The team currently sits in the third-place spot in their district behind Wyatt and Grapevine. With a rollercoaster of a season, the Mustangs are going to want to come into the game strong to show that they can finish regular season play on a high note.
Garrett Palacio has been strong in the pocket for the Mustangs as he has recorded 16 touchdown passes with a 59% pass completion rating on 1,573 passing yards. Palacio has also recorded 10 rushing touchdowns on 55 carries. The quarterback is going to be key on Thursday night against the Steers.
Fort Worth North Side (4-4, 2-3)
Sitting in fifth-place in their district, the Steers definitely want to put up a fight in their last two games of the season. With a big 53-6 win over Trimble Tech last week, the Steers will be using that motivation and energy to head into what could be a strong game against Creekview. So far this season the Steers have defeated the likes of Dallas Jefferson, Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Fort Worth South Hills, and Trimble Tech.
The Steers defense is going to have to step in and play a big role in Thursday night's matchup against Creekview. North Side is going to have to come in ready to put a stop to not only a strong passing game, but a strong defensive game as well. If the defense can step up, they have a chance to shut down Creekview's advances.
What To Expect:
Creekview wants the chance to make a strong run towards the post-season. They want to prove that they can compete with some of the top schools in their area. Fans can expect the Mustangs to come out ready to roll offensively. Likewise, fans should expect a strong defense for the Mustangs. Although North Side might have a chip on their shoulder and a fire to want to win the game, whether or not they can comes down to whether or not their defense can hold off a strong Creekview offense.
Where To Watch:
If you can't make it out to Carrollton for the game, be sure you're tuning in to CW33 for all of the action on Thursday night!
Well, it's officially all in the family.
The Woodlands twins Gabby and Alannah Leach verbally committed to the University of Tennessee over the weekend making it a full house in Rocky Top.
One of the first families of softball in the state of Texas will now have sent four sisters to the Vols' softball program.
The oldest, Aubrey, was an All-American at Tennessee, playing from 2016-19. Kelcy is a grad transfer to the Vols this year after playing three seasons at Texas Tech.
The twins will wear the Orange and White starting in 2023 after taking an unofficial to Knoxville.
"Softball has been our life," Gabby said. "We grew up watching our older sisters play and would always just be throwing a ball around during their games. We fell in the love with it and never played any other sports."
Both play outfield for the Highlanders and for their dad, who coaches their select team – Sudden Impact 18U.
"It's the way we bond as a family," Alannah said. "We've always been around the softball field either watching our sisters or playing for our dad. What we do takes a lot of time and travel and you spend some much time with your school and select teammates. They become your best friends. Heck, I don't think I've been away from Gabby for more than a day in my entire life."
With their parents in tow, Vols' coach Karen Weekly brought the Leach family into her office.
"She sat us down and asked if we wanted to be Lady Vols?" Gabby said. "We said yes, and everyone hugged. We were really excited."
"It's been both our dream to play DI softball," Alannah said. "Aubrey set some really high expectations, but we are ready to pave our own ways when we get there. It's a different coaching staff but it's the SEC and is everything we wanted. It felt like home."
While they are twins, they are little different. Gabby is more artsy and would like to possibly be a teacher, while Alannah wants to do something in the medical profession.
"It's like having a built-in best friend," Gabby said. "She pushes me to be better and vice versa. Sure, there is a little competition between us but you would expect that, right?"
Oh, in a strange turn of events, guess who the Vols' grad assistant coach is?
You guessed it, Aubrey Leach.
Birds of a feather flock together.
GO VOLS🧡🤍@KarenWeekly @KateMalveaux @CoachMalveaux @Vol_Softball @sifastpitch @TWHSSoftball @ExtraInningSB pic.twitter.com/f01jBkFO1J
— Alannah Leach (@AlannahLeach) October 26, 2021
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