The Men are coming off of a great end to the season last year as the JV Men finished as district champions and the Varsity Men finished third with less than 6 points separating the top 3 schools.
Go Bluewave! TIDAL BOUND!
This Friday, February 5th the Scots host their annual Fundraiser, Hoops & Hot Sauce.
Support the SPORTS CLUB by sponsoring a hole or a foursome in our 21st Annual 2016 Scots All Sports Classic golf tournament.
This year the tournament will be held at Lakewood Country Club on Monday, June 6th at 1pm. Bank of Texas is our major tournament sponsor.
Kirk Dooley’s Blog
“They are a handful.”
Those are the four words Highland Park head coach Randy Allen used to describe Saturday’s opponent, the Midway Panthers. What does he mean? Let’s elaborate:
For the first time the season the Scots will face a quarterback who has thrown for 2,000 yards. The Panthers also have a 1,000-yard runner, a 1,000-yard receiver and an offensive line that averages 236 lbs. per person. That’s why their offense is averaging 45 points per game and how they racked up 660 total yards last week against Garland.
If your high school football team is trying to stop them, they are a handful.
Midway has had a tough schedule and they lost their first three games to Lake Travis (48-24), Mansfield (45-44) and Mansfield Timberview (44-37). Since then they are 8-0 and have averaged 48 points per game. One poll has them ranked eighth in the state. This is a very good team.
The only apples-to-apples comparison between Highland Park and Midway is that the Panthers beat the Scots in this round last year. But we subscribe to the theory that last year is not this year.
The Scots have a 2,000-yard quarterback, a 1,000-yard rusher, an entire fleet of receivers who have 2,000 yards between them and an offensive line that has come together and helped lead this team to an 11-1 record. I would call that a handful also.
The plot thickens when we pull out the giant D and the picket fence.
I believe Highland Park’s defense is better than Midway’s. Back in the days when the Scots faced Pulaski, the defense was pulling people out of the stands to help with the depleted defensive line. But over time, with a couple of former linebackers thrown into the mix, the personnel has gotten healthy, experienced and proficient. The law firm of Snelling, Gahm, Neely, Coxe, Hrncir and Blanton has become an impressive defensive line. Linebackers Hayden Schnieders, John House, Bennett Brock and Josh Block are making big plays and occasional touchdowns. And I feel comfortable with Joseph Sweeney taking on the best Midway receiver and letting Turner Rejebian, Matthew Barge, Andrew Petrucelli and George Stewart defend the rest of the passing lanes above the secondary. They don’t need to stop the Panthers, just slow them down. My scratchpad reveals that the Scots will win the game if the Midway offense scores less than 35 points.
Six teams have scored 34 points or more against the Panthers this season. Highland Park has the guns to be the seventh. One of those guns will be something we haven’t seen yet this season. Midway will be surprised.
Kirk Dooley’s Blog
The HP tennis team is heading to the state tournament and looking for its eighth consecutive state title, the Lady Scot volleyball team has advanced to the 6A Region II quarterfinal, and the football team launches its playoff run on Friday. Please read below for more information about each team. Go Scots!
Tennis team heads to state tomorrowThe community is invited to a send-off for the Scot tennis team at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the HPHS student entrance on Westchester Drive. The team is is headed to College Station to compete in the UIL 6A State Tournament Nov. 11-12. Click here for tournament information.
After battling repeated weather delays, the HPHS tennis team beat The Woodlands College Park, Round Rock Westwood and, finally, Austin Westlake 10-4 in the Region II team tennis tournament Nov 1.
Lady Scots volleyball team advances to regional quarterfinalsThe HP volleyball team swept Rockwall in three sets (25-16, 25-23, 25-20), winning the Area Championship and advancing to the regional quarterfinal round of the UIL 6A state playoffs.
The Lady Scots will play Waco Midway at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Red Oak High School.
Varsity football to host playoff game at Highlander StadiumThe Scot football team finished the regular season with a 9-1 record and went 7-0 in district play. HP will face Irving Nimitz in the first round of the UIL 6A Division II playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at Highlander Stadium.
Advance tickets will be available from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12, and from 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 13 at the stadium box office. Tickets will be $4 for students and $6 for adults in advance, and all tickets will be $8 at the gate.
All tickets for the playoff game are general admission, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No saving of seats will be permitted.
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a small section of the stadium reserved for varsity football parents who volunteered at the Caniac dinner.
HPHS sophomore Jordyn Kaplan raced in the UIL 6A Girls State Cross Country Meet Nov. 7 in Round Rock. The runners battled rain and mud, and Kaplan finished in 126th place.