Football Season Recap

Football Season Recap

Debanny Cerda, Former Writer

Your Porter Spartans have had an interesting season this year, going up against some very fierce competition. District 8- 5A is one of the most competitive there is. In the past four games, the guys have been able to gather 3 wins. Those wins are over Waller, Caney Creek, and Magnolia West.

The boys were able to completely shut down the Caney Creek Panthers for pink out night. With the final score being 49-3. Porter had a total of nearly 300 rushing yards. Sophomore Josh Evans-Pickens had a total of 179 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 10 carries. Senior Avry Porter Cambell added 80 yards and 3 touchdowns on 11 carries. This made the boys 2-3 in district play.

On Friday, November 13, they took on the Waller Bulldogs at their very own den. At halftime, the score was tied, but your Spartans prevailed with the final score being 41-28, leaving them 3-3 in district play. Evans-Pickens led with 193 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 19 carries. Senior Jace Russel completed 11 of 13 passes for 114 yards, a touchdown, 86 yards on the ground, and 16 carries. Senior Jaylynn Briley caught 9 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown.

Entering the next week the boys knew they couldn’t lay down. They were going up against the number 2 ranked team in the district, Magnolia West. At the halftime mark, both teams were tied with 21-21. A game-changer was Mark Corona’s interception in the 1st quarter. Evans-Pickens had nearly 300 yards and 5 touchdowns. Russell ran 48 yards and threw 46. Your Spartans came on top for a huge homecoming win with the final score being 44-35. This puts them 4-3 in district play.

As the boys played their last game in the district play against the number 1 ranked team, Magnolia, they took a tough loss with the final score ending 31-6. Senior Caleb Evans-Pickens had a 63-yard rush and a touchdown. Ending the Spartans district run with an overall 4-4 in district play. While the Spartans had a great run, they were unable to reach the postseason. In the district, 6 out of the 9 teams made the playoffs last season. This leaves room for the underclassmen to step into those shoes and prepare for the next season.