Big Weekend for Houston At Texas State 7 on 7 Championships

Matt Stepp,
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COLLEGE STATION - After playing second fiddle to the DFW area the past three years, the Houston area in 2014 rose up and had maybe their best ever overall State Tournament on Saturday. The Houston area which hadn't won a title since Baytown Lee back in 2005, had a monster Saturday with three teams in the final four of the semi-final bracket and the consolation champion in Cy Falls. The big prize however went to lightly regarded (going into the tournament) Katy Seven Lakes, who went 8-0 for the tournament finishing it off with a dominating 42-25 win over surprising Whitehouse.
The Spartans who won their three pool games Friday, (one was close in a 33-32 win over Fort Worth South Hills) got a big test to start Saturday knocking off hometown favorite College Station A&M Consolidated 34-32. The Spartans then began a dominating four game run beating Wichita Falls, Hutto, Manvel and Whitehouse by an average of 28 points per game. The most impressive feat may have been the Spartans 48-26 demolition of previously undefeated Manvel. The Mavericks had come off two drubbings of top DFW teams in Arlington Bowie and Allen prior to their loss to the Spartans.
Whitehouse had a strong run to reach the title game as the Wildcats started off with a pair of one point wins over Houston Stratford and Mesquite Horn before facing Tyler John Tyler in an East Texas Quarter-Final showdown. The Wildcats and Lions had met several times in league play and after trailing 19-13 at the half, Whitehouse had a monster second half to knock off the Lions 40-31. Whitehouse's run to the finals was the deepest an East Texas team had gone at the State Tournament since Tyler Lee won it in 2004.
Cy Falls, who missed out on the championship bracket via a tiebreaker, finished the tournament 7-1 as they won the consolation bracket. The Eagles got back to back overtime wins in the semi-finals (over Carrollton Creekview) and finals (over College Station) to take home consolation honors. The DFW area had won the last three seven on seven titles and before that Austin took home three straight titles.
Consolation Bracket 1st Round
Cypress Falls 45 Southlake Carroll 13
Arlington Seguin 34 Fort Worth South Hills 28
Austin Westlake 42 Cypress Woods 40
Round Rock Cedar Ridge 45 Port Neches-Groves 34
Temple 52 Houston Bellaire 25
Georgetown East View 30 Lake Dallas 15
Carrollton Creekview 38 Copperas Cove 27
Humble Atascocita 38 El Paso Montwood 31
Channelview 33 Wylie 19
Tyler Lee 20 Mission Veterans Memorial 13
Trophy Club Nelson 33 Klein Collins 31
Houston Lamar 20 San Angelo Central 13
Somerset 26 Wolfforth Frenship 6
College Station 46 Cedar Hill 26
Alamo Heights 33 Mission Sharyland 30
Katy Cinco Ranch 32 Belton 26 OT
Consolation Bracket Round of 16
Cypress Falls 33 Arlington Seguin 25
Austin Westlake 33 Round Rock Cedar Ridge 26
Georgetown East View 50 Temple 33
Carrollton Creekview 44 Humble Atascocita 41
Channelview 33 Tyler Lee 32
Trophy Club Nelson 20 Houston Lamar 14
College Station 34 Somerset 13
Alamo Heights 33 Katy Cinco Ranch 27
Consolation Quarter-Finals
Cypress Falls 38 Austin Westlake 14
Carrollton Creekview 35 Georgetown East View 33
Trophy Club Nelson 41 Channelview 34
College Station 31 Alamo Heights 21
Consolation Semi-Finals
Cypress Falls 45 Carrollton Creekview 39 OT
College Station 40 Trophy Club Nelson 25
Consolation Finals
Cypress Falls 33 College Station 27 OT
Championship Bracket 1st Round
Lake Travis 33 The Woodlands 31
Fort Bend Ridge Point 41 Lovejoy 18
Plano West 33 Abilene 32
Katy 39 Azle 32
Tyler John Tyler 49 Frisco Heritage 26
Denison 46 El Paso Franklin 28
Whitehouse 21 Houston Stratford 20
Mesquite Horn 38 Houston Langham Creek 25
Wichita Falls 26 Mercedes 20
Katy Seven Lakes 34 College Station A&M Consolidated 32
Hutto 21 West Mesquite 20
Arlington Lamar 20 Plano 12
Arlington Bowie 32 Fort Bend Clements 21
Manvel 65 Cypress Creek 12
Cypress Fairbanks 26 Montgomery 20 OT
Allen 38 Austin Bowie 27
Championship Bracket Round of 16
Fort Bend Ridge Point 27 Lake Travis 20
Katy 33 Plano West 29
Tyler John Tyler 34 Denison 22
Whitehouse 26 Mesquite Horn 25
Katy Seven Lakes 26 Wichita Falls 0
Hutto 39 Arlington Lamar 26
Manvel 54 Arlington Bowie 19
Allen 46 Cypress Fairbanks 40 2OT
Championship Quarter-Finals
Fort Bend Ridge Point 20 Katy 13
Whitehouse 40 Tyler John Tyler 31
Katy Seven Lakes 53 Hutto 6
Manvel 41 Allen 30
Championship Semi-Finals
Whitehouse 14 Fort Bend Ridge Point 12
Katy Seven Lakes 48 Manvel 26
Katy Seven Lakes 42 Whitehouse 25