Lobo Football Preview


Mr. James Ricks

Drake Drymond, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

A sea of red and black.

A deafening roar consumes the Berry Center.

The stands quake under the constant movement of students jostling around, taking in the wondrous spectacle that is Langham Creek Football.

As Summer ends and Fall begins, football season is finally upon us.  The Lobos are coming off their most successful season in school history in which they won 13 games and made it to the State Quarterfinals; but as this season gets into gear, we predict how it will all go down.

Week 1- vs Klein Oak Friday, Aug. 31, 7:00 at Klein Memorial Stadium

The Lobos kicked-off their season against the Panthers after missing their annual showdown last season due to Hurricane Harvey.  If past games are any indication that this game should be a classic with the last 3 games being decided by 7 points or less; this game will be no different.  I like the Lobos defense to come up with a stop down the stretch to win the game.

35-31 Lobos

Week 2-  vs Fort Bend Bush Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:00 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The Lobos 1st home game of the season is against Fort Bend Bush, led by 4-star Cornerback, and Texas A&M Commit Erick Young.  The Broncos, despite being immensely talented, won a mere 7 games last season.  The Lobos should cruise through this one, winning easily.

49-21 Lobos

Week 3- vs Cy-Ranch Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The 1st District game of the season for the Lobos is also probably the biggest as the Mustangs and the Lobos participate in their yearly slug fest in their fervent rivalry.  The winner of this game will be in the driver’s seat to win district.  I expect the lobos to lose in a hotly contested game that goes down to the wire.

28-24 Mustangs

Week 4- vs Cy-Woods Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The Lobos beat the Wildcats by only 7 last season, however the score wasn’t indicative of difference between the teams.  This year should be much of the same with the Lobos putting the Wildcats away with a few late touchdowns.

28-15 Lobos

Week 5- vs Bryan Friday, Sept. 28, 7:00 at Ken Pridgeon Stadium

The Lobos take on the Bryan Vikings in district play for the first time after district realignment this past Spring.  As for the game itself, Bryan went 3-7 last season and isn’t expected to be much better this season.  The Lobos should win in a blow-out.

55-14 Lobos

Week 6- vs Tomball Memorial Friday, Oct. 5, 7:00 at Tomball Memorial High School

Another 1st in a season full of new events, the Lobos play a solid Tomball Memorial team in the middle of the season.  I expect the Lobos to extend their winning streak to 3 beating the Wildcats.

35-7 Lobos

Week 7- vs Bridgeland Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:00 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The 1st ever varsity matchup between the Bridgeland Bears and the Lobos is an odd one as it’s a rare Saturday night game.  Despite the odd timing, the Lobos should dominate a young Bears team.

63-21 Lobos

Week 8- vs Cy-Lakes Friday, Oct. 26, 7:00 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

The Lobos beat the Spartans last year in a sloppy game 28-7, but they were looking ahead to Cy-Ranch the next week; without that distraction this season, the Lobos will win by a larger margin.

49-3 Lobos

Week 9- vs Cy-Park Friday, Nov. 2, 7:00 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

Yet another first for the Lobos; this time it will be against the Cy-Park Tigers.  The Tigers are young but talented.  Being so deep into the season I expect the Lobos to start slow, but never have the final outcome in doubt.

31-7 Lobos

Week 10- vs Cy-Springs Saturday, Nov. 10, 1:00 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

In the regular season finale, the Lobos take on the Panthers with a play-off spot already locked up and most of the starters resting the Lobos should win, but in a slower paced game.

24-7 Lobos

Overall, I predict that the Lobos will have a very successful season, finishing 2nd in district and making a deep play-off run similar to a season ago.