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No. 1 Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes at No. 3 Manvel Mavericks
Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m.

All other area teams are OPEN this week


Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Dawson comes up short against Dickinson 34-6  Photos Included

"We played a very good football team," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison. "I was proud that our kids didn't give up and they kept working to get better . . ."

Friendswood drops La Porte 43-7  Photos Included

There was little doubt as to the outcome of this non-district contest as Friendswood jumped out to a comfortable 31-0 halftime lead.

Head passes Pearland past Cinco Ranch 56-28  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos rallied his coaching staff and players to get on the same page against the Cougars and it certainly proved to be the difference.

Shadow Creek stays perfect on the season  

If anyone questions whether Shadow Creek is the real deal in their first varsity season, all someone has to do is ask 6A Alief Elsik.

Manvel routs Sharpstown 68-0 in district opener  Photos Included

The Mavs put the game out of reach in the opening 12 minutes when they scored 42 points.


D'Eriq King Named The American Player of the Week  Photos Included

With 10 touchdowns and a successful two-point conversion through two weeks, King leads the nation in average points responsible for with 31.0 points per game.


Dawson dominates Summer Creek 34-14  Photos Included

Dawson outgained Summer Creek 495 total yards to 275.

Friendswood edges Clear Brook 17-6 with second-half rally  Photos Included

The Friendswood offense struggled in the first half against an aggressive Clear Brook defense, but it would be the Mustangs defense that would help Friendswood to a 17-6 non-district win.

Pearland rallies to move past Memorial 21-17  Photos Included

Despite the slow start, the Oilers were still able to hand new Pearland head coach Rick Tullos his overall 90th career win.

Manvel loses a heartbreaker to Crosby 49-47  Photos Included

It appeared that Manvel was going to run away with this non-district game after jumping out to a 21-7 first quarter lead.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

I think I can hear the band playing now! Won't you join me?

2018 area football teams ready to kick off the season  Photos Included

The area football teams will kickoff the 2018 football season this coming Thursday and Friday. The teams have wrapped up their scrimmage schedules and now they are ready to get the real season underway.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pearland ISD awarded an A

When I was growing up, my most unfavorite time was when Report Cards were given to us to take home.


Thursday, August 23 at Spring Westfield at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland Oilers vs Westfield Mustangs Photos Included


Friday, August 24 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Dawson Eagles vs Clear Brook Wolverines


Friday, August 24 at Dickinson at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood Mustangs vs Dickinson Gators

Friendswood facing stiff challenge in District 10-5A Div. I  Photos Included

Their new District 10-5A Div. I is considered one of the toughest in the state, but there is no doubt that (head coach Robert) Koopmann and his outstanding coaching staff will see the players step up to meet the challenge.

Operation Backback  Photos Included

These student-athletes are setting the right example in serving others.

King named to Earl Campbell Award watch list  Photos Included

King, who took over as Houston's starting quarterback in the final four games of 2017, will look to become the second Houston quarterback to win the award after Greg Ward Jr., now a member of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the award in 2015.


Area volleyball teams shine in John Turner Classic  Photos Included

If the way the area volleyball teams played at the John Turner Classic is any indication as to the direction of the way of their season is going, then all of the teams should compete well in district and in the post-season.

Pearland, Dawson to face touch challenge in District 23-6A  Photos Included

While Pearland is a pre-season pick to win District 23-6A and Dawson is selected to finish third, Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos and Dawson head coach Mike Allison would be the first to tell you that the games are won on the field and not in some pre-season poll.

Operation Back Pack  Photos Included

Pearland football players volunteered their time to help stuff back packs for the YMCA Operation Back Pack to give to children for school.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I'll do whatever it takes...

While it is easier to criticize and find fault when observing the mistakes of others -- the better way is to cheer these young people for their efforts - win or lose.

Texas Tech Commit  Photos Included

Pearland defensive end Gilbert Ibeneme (91) recently committed to continue his education and playing career for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Houghtaling, Lytle honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Dawson senior first baseman Adam Houghtaling and Pearland senior-to-be outfielder Mason Lytle were both honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association as the pair were named to the Class 6A All-State team as honorable mention.

Heath, Wells honored at PISD coaches meeting  Photos Included

. . . a special presentation was made by the PISD athletic department to former Pearland head coach Tony Heath and former Dawson head coach Eric Wells.

John Turner Classic Volleyball Tournament begins this week  Photos Included

This is the largest volleyball tournament in the nation and will feature some of the top teams all across Texas including defending state champion 6A Lewisville Hebron.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2018 Football media guide ads now being accepted

. . . there is still space available in these full-color publications for the 2018 football season. But the deadlines are soon approaching.

Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams enjoying summer success  Photos Included

The Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams continue to work with swimmers of all ages with many of them experiencing great success at the high school level and beyond.

Oklahoma junior quarterback transfers to join Oilers  Photos Included

While seeing limited action his freshman year, Jones went undefeated at 15-0 to capture the 3A State Championship in 2016.

Pearland set to face non-district schedule  Photos Included

. . . past tradition should help the Oilers in their quest to capture the District 23-6A crown under new head coach Ricky Tullos and then make a deep run in the post-season . . .


Non-district schedule to challenge Mustangs  

Friendswood will compete in a tough new district this season and a tough non-district schedule should prepare them when they face their district opponents.

Dawson set for non-district foes  

Dawson and Pearland both have new head coaches and they also have new non-district teams they will face following the realignment by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

Manvel to be challenged by non-district foes  

With a much weaker district after the University Interscholastic League (UIL) realignment, the Mavs, under the guidance new head coach Kevin Hall, will look to their non-district schedule to provide them with some early competition to get them ready for league action.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Things I've learned

Old friend Robert said, "When people stab you in the back -- remember -- there is a reason why they are in back and not in front of you."

Texas Sports Writers honor area softball players  

The Texas Sports Writers Association released their annual All-State selections and three area players were honored.

Friendswood set to compete in new district  

Friendswood will now be in District 10-5A Division I with Alvin Shadow Creek, Angleton, Fort Bend Hightower, Galveston Ball, Richmond Foster, Rosenberg Terry, and Texas City.

Manvel picked to win District 11-5A Div. II  

Most would agree that the Mavs won't really be tested until it is time to enter the post-season especially after their heart-breaking loss for the 5A Division I state title last year.

Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

From the Cluttered Desk . . .