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Highlanders first district test comes against rival Oak Ridge


THE WOODLANDS, Texas-- The Oak Ridge War Eagles are in the District 15-6A, the Oak Ridge War Eagles are looking for a strong start as they play The Woodlands Highlanders. Going into the season Dereck Rush and his War Eagles are looks to rewrite they're 2017 campaign; War Eagle football will be taking on the Woodlands Highlanders September 14th   at Woodforest Bank Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

The Oak Ridge War Eagles come into this game with a 1-1 record and look to improve and move too 2-1 for the season. Coach Dereck Rush has made considerable changes in his tenor as head coach for the War Eagles. Being a playoff team in the last season, the standards from the students and staff have raised. Coming into The Woodlands Highlanders game, Oak Ridge could do what hasn’t happened in fourteen plus years, and that's keeping the Highlanders at 0-3.

Notable players to keep an eye on for the War Eagles, Blane Martinez (Quarterback), Harrison Smith (Running Back) Christopher Jones (Wide Receiver) Camden Barajas (Linebacker), Tyler Johnson (Tackle) Phillip Ossasi (Defensive End) and LT Hutchins (Guard).

The Woodlands Highlanders look to have a bounce-back game from losing two in a row. Jim Rapp started his helm 0-2 so far as a Head Coach for The Highlanders, but that doesn’t mean that the Highlanders can’t climb all the way to the top and win the CISD. Big test against the War Eagles, who come into Friday nights game with the last weeks win coming off a 60-13 win over Aldine Elsik. For The Woodlands Highlanders last Friday, we saw defensive improvement and better offensive execution, if they can figure out the small kinks on offense, it could result in their first win of the season.

Notable players to keep an eye on for the Highlanders, Austin Winfield (Defensive Back) Malik Johnson ( Wide Receiver) Casey Sunsari (Quarterback) Ben Mills (Quarterback) PJ Villarreal (Wide Receiver) Breyton Gilford (Running Back) Orrin Bizer (Line Backer) Luke Rizzo (Long Snapper) Cody Johnson (Offensive Lineman) and Fabrizio Pinton (Kicker).

Check out the "Games On-Demand" section of Woodlands Online Sports for stats, recaps, and highlights. Our broadcast was brought to you by Re/Max The Woodlands with replays presented by Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

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