By George Slaughter
The Mayde Creek Rams, at 3-0, have tied their number of wins in both of the last two seasons. This week they hope to reach new heights when they play the Alvin Yellowjackets. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Freedom Field in Alvin.
In 2018, the Rams finished 3-7, and in 2017, they finished 3-6. Mayde Creek’s last .500 season was in 2008, when it finished 5-5. Its last winning season was in 2007, when it finished 6-5.
“This team has done a good job of growing together as a family,” Rams coach Mike Rabe said. “They have a great deal of commitment to the program and have become very consistent at practice. We have a bunch of players that take every opportunity to get better at their position so they can execute their assignment on game night for their team.”
Alvin comes in at 0-3, and lost to Tompkins 63-0 last week. But Alvin’s record isn’t what the Rams are focusing on.
“The focus of this team is about bettering themselves every day,” Rabe said. “They understand that all they can control is their attitude, effort and execution at each practice and in every game. Having that type of focus has helped our team get better each day, regardless of the opponent.”
All KISD schools but Paetow, which has an open date, will be in action this week. Here’s a preview of the other games.
Morton Ranch Mavericks vs. Sam Houston Tigers
The Mavericks play the Tigers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dyer Stadium.
The Mavericks are 2-1, and last week defeated Westside 42-14. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 1-2 after losing to Aldine, 42-21.
Seven Lakes Spartans vs. Houston Heights Bulldogs
The Spartans play the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday at Delmar Stadium.
The Spartans improved to 2-1 after defeating Fort Bend Austin, 38-14. The Bulldogs fell to 0-3 after losing to Brenham, 42-38.
Dickinson Gators vs. Taylor Mustangs
The Gators play the Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium.
Both teams are 2-1. Dickinson defeated Pearland Dawson. 42-24. Taylor defeated Deer Park, 65-34. The game is the Taylor homecoming game.
Cinco Ranch Cougars vs. Cedar Park Timberwolves
The Cougars play the Timberwolves at 7 p.m. Friday at Gupton Stadium in Leander.
The Cougars remain winless after losing to Pearland, 45-0. The Timberwolves are 2-1 after defeating San Angelo Central, 41-35.
Clear Creek Wildcats vs. Tompkins Falcons
The Wildcats play the Falcons at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Stadium.
The Wildcats are 1-2 after losing to Channelview, 24-17. The Falcons are 3-0 after beating Alvin, 63-0. The game is the Tompkins homecoming game.
Clear Springs Chargers vs. Katy Tigers
The Chargers play the Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Stadium.
The Chargers fell to 1-2 last week after losing to George Ranch, 42-14. The Tigers improved to 3-0 after defeating IPN-Mexico Aquinas Blancas, 65-0.