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VYPE Football Rankings; Plus 5 Big Storylines this weekend

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There are some huge storylines entering this week's play on the Houston high school gridirons.

1. KATY ISD BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE

It's the battle for District 19-6A as Katy faces Tompkins on Thursday night on the KUBE Game of the Week. It was a BATTLE last year. Katy is coming off a huge win over Dickinson and Tompkins is undefeated entering the contest. Something has to give.

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2. "239-0"

Sure, Fort Bend Marshall is known for its offense. But the defense has been on full flex-mode this fall. The Buffs are 5-0 and have outscored their opponents 239-0.


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3. The "Mark Schmid Bowl"

I can't remember Oak Ridge being ranked in VYPE's Top 20 and The Woodlands not ranked. Mark Schmid took The Woodlands to a state title game. He was a Highlander lifer. He resigned and AD Danny Long asked him to come back and take over the down-trodden War Eagles a few years later. He took the job and is now leading Oak Ridge to new heights. But can he get that signature win over his former team?

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4. No. 1 vs No. 2

Foster has been roasting opponents to give them the No. 1 ranking. Katy Paetow? Who? They are No. 2 and face Foster. We will find out very quickly if they are ready for Foster and the big stage. Foster flies past Paetow.

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5. The Newcomers

Welcome Memorial, CE King, Oak Ridge and Willowridge back to the rankings. Memorial faces No. 4 Cy-Fair and Oak Ridge faces The Woodlands. Can they stay relevant against the big boys?

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THE RANKINGS

VYPE Class 6A Top 20

No. 1 North Shore Mustangs (6-0) Defeated Humble 55-6; Next Up Kingwood

No. 2 Katy Tigers (4-0) Beat Dickinson 49-7; Next Up Tompkins

No. 3 Bridgeland Bears (6-0) Defeated Cy Park 62-20; Next Up Cy Springs

No. 4 Cy-Fair Bobcats (6-0) Defeated Northbrook 80-0; Next Up Memorial

No. 5 Tomball Memorial Wildcats (6-0) Defeated Klein 29-14; BYE

No. 6 Spring Lions (5-0) Beat Davis 50-6; Bye

No. 7 Pearland Dawson Eagles (6-0) Defeated Strake Jesuit 50-7; Next Up Alvin

No. 8 Pasadena Dobie Longhorns (5-0) Defeated Pasadena 62-0; Next Up Deer Park

No. 9 Katy Tompkins Falcons (5-0) Defeated Morton Ranch 48-0; Next Up No. 2 Katy

No. 10 Westfield Mustangs (3-1) Beat MacArthur 65-0, Next Up Nimitz

No. 11 Atascocita Eagles (2-1) Defeated Kingwood 48-10; Next Up Summer Creek

No. 12. Katy Taylor Mustangs (5-1) Mayde Creek 56-2; Next Up Cinco Ranch

No. 13 CE King Panthers (5-1) Beat Summer Creek 49-14; Bye

No. 14. Klein Oak (2-1) DNP; Up Next Tomball

No. 15 Shadow Creek Sharks (2-2) Defeated Alvin 51-0; Next Up Elsik

No. 16 Pearland Oilers (5-1) Defeated Alief Taylor 26-7; Next Up Hastings

No. 17 Clear Springs (4-2) Defeated Clear Creek 33-7; Next Up Brazoswood

No. 18 Dickinson Gators (2-1) Lost to Katy 49-7; Up Next Clear Brook

No. 19 Memorial Mustangs (5-1) Beat Stratford 17-10; Next Up Cy-Fair

No. 20 Oak Ridge War Eagles (4-1) Beat Conroe 38-14; Next Up The Woodlands

Others to Watch: College Park, Heights

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VYPE 5A Top 10

No. 1 Foster Falcons (4-0) Defeated Kempner 41-0; Up Next Paetow

No. 2 Katy Paetow Panthers (5-0) Defeated Terry 45-0; Next Up Foster

No. 3 Fort Bend Marshall Buffs (5-0) Defeated Sharpstown 62-0; Next Up Austin

No. 4 Manvel Mavericks (3-1) DNP; Next Up Hightower

No. 5 Magnolia Bulldogs (5-1) Defeated Caney Creek 56-0; Next Waller

No. 6 Fort Bend Hightower (3-2) Beat Angleton 65-45; Up Next Manvel

No. 7 Lake Creek (5-1) Defeated Rudder 61-27; Next Up A&M Consolidated

No. 8 Magnolia West (5-1) Defeated Waller 56-28; Open

No. 9 La Porte (3-1) Bye; Next Up Friendswood

No. 10 Willowridge (5-0) Beat Austin 36-28; Bye