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The Tompkins Falcons take the field for a 6A Region III District 19 football game with the Katy Tigers on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX.

The Tompkins Falcons take the field for a 6A Region III District 19 football game with the Katy Tigers on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX.

Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

The Tompkins Falcons take the field for a 6A Region III District 19 football game with the Katy Tigers on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX.

The Tompkins Falcons take the field for a 6A Region III District 19 football game with the Katy Tigers on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Legacy Stadium, Katy, TX.

Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

High school football games to watch in Week 7

Here's a look at the best high school football games in the area this week:

Mayde Creek vs. Tompkins, 7 p.m. Thursday, Rhodes StadiumTompkins couldn't pull off the upset last week. Now it's out to make sure Mayde Creek doesn't either. After losing its perfect record in a fiercely fought, 35-30 loss to area 6A No. 1 Katy, the ninth-ranked Falcons can ruin another team's perfect record in a showdown with the undefeated Rams, who have had two weeks to prepare for this one. They're 5-0 (1-0 19-6A) for the first time since 1989 – when they went 8-2 and still didn't make the playoffs – and up five spots to No. 15 in this week's poll. The Falcons (5-1, 1-1) didn't upend Katy but they finished strong, scoring the game's final 20 points after trailing 35-10 late in the third thanks to three TD passes by outstanding junior QB Jalen Milroe, a Texas pledge. He's 62-of-86 passing for 1,368 yards, 15 TDs and one INT on the season. Tompkins' wins are against teams currently 9-18 combined, with only one against a team with a winning record (Klein Cain), so this is an important test for a team hoping to go deep in the playoffs. Mayde Creek can all but lock up its first playoff berth in 11 years with a victory.

Bridgeland vs. Tomball Memorial, 7 p.m. Friday, Tomball ISD StadiumArea 6A No. 18 Bridgeland (5-1, 3-1 14-6A) was riding high after a breakthrough win over Cypress Ranch that seemed to establish the second-year program as a district championship favorite. Then Cypress Woods knocked them down. In their first game with a target on their backs, the Bears stumbled 20-7 against Woods. Now, after rebounding in last week's 49-24 win over Bryan, they face another big test against a Tomball Memorial team many people thought should be next in line entering the season. The Wildcats (4-1, 2-1) have been in and out of the top 20 all season, reaching as high as No. 16 in Week 3 and moving back into the rankings this week at No. 20 following a 49-14 win against Langham Creek. They're only loss this season is a 31-28 setback with Cy Woods, which won on a 23-yard Michael Fernandez field goal with 6 seconds left in the game.

Friendswood vs. Foster, 7 p.m. Friday, Traylor StadiumWelcome to another Friday night slugfest in 10-5A-I, the district race that keeps giving us one marquee matchup after another. This time its area 5A No. 7 Friendswood (5-0, 2-0) vs. No. 4 Foster (4-1, 1-0). They're undefeated in district so far, but so are No. 1 Shadow Creek and new No. 10 Hightower, and behind them is an increasingly desperate Angleton team that was No. 5 only a few weeks ago but this week tumbled out of the rankings after a 23-20 loss to the Hurricanes. Friendswood is perfect on the season but its opponents are a combined 6-20, with last week's win over Galveston Ball (3-2) its only win over a team with a winning record, so this certainly is a step up in competition in a schedule that's heavily loaded on the backend. Foster, on the other hand, has faced only one team currently sporting a losing record, and its only setback is against area 6A No. 7 Travis (49-35).

West Columbia vs. Needville, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Blue Jay StadiumWest Columbia (5-0, 1-0 13-4A-I), currently No. 2 in the small school poll, is the best 4A/3A school in the area in at least one voter's mind, and a win here could sway more folks to that line of thinking. The Roughnecks are off to their best start since 2015, when they opened 6-0 – before losing 55-34 to Needville at home. They'll have to avoid that fate on the road this time, but after three straight losses to the Blue Jays, the Roughnecks won 31-28 last season. They're also well-rested after a bye in Week 6 following a 50-6 rout of Bay City their last time out. No. 5 Needville (5-1, 2-0) is coming off a 48-27 win against Bay City. Its only loss is 20-19 to a Corpus Christi Calallen squad that advanced to the state semifinals last year before narrowly succumbing to Fort Bend Marshall (19-17). The Blue Jays are led by senior RB Ashton Stredick, a Princeton pledge who boasts 1,170 yards and 17 TDs on 109 carries – for a eyebrow-raising 10.7 yards-per-carry average.

A&M Consolidated vs. Lamar Consolidated, 6 p.m. Saturday, Traylor StadiumSomething is brewing in Rosenberg, where the long-dormant Lamar Consolidated Mustangs – a state powerhouse in the RB Jacquizz Rodgers days – are 5-0 (2-0 10-5A-II) for the second straight season. They finished 7-4 and made the playoffs for the first time in six years last season, and they're looking to move up in the standings this year, and finish higher than fourth for the first time in 11 years, to avoid facing a district champ in the first round. The only problem is there are two other 5-0 teams in the district, the surprising Katy Paetow Panthers and the visiting A&M Consolidated Tigers (2-0 in district), which – just like with West Columbia and Needville last year – is the team that ended Lamar Consolidated perfect start a year ago. The Mustangs and Tigers were tied at 21 late in the third quarter of that game before the Tigers pulled away 34-28.

Honorable mentionWheatley vs. Stafford, 7 p.m. Friday, Stafford MSD StadiumKlein Collins vs. Klein Cain, 7 p.m. Friday, Klein Memorial StadiumAldine Davis vs Spring, 7 p.m. Friday, Spring ISD StadiumBush vs. Ridge Point, 7 p.m. Friday, Hall StadiumBaytown Lee vs. Barbers Hill, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle Stadium


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