The big story among Houston high school football fans as the season got underway this week was Katy's absolute destruction of North Shore. (At least I'm assuming it was. I've only lived in this state for three years. Those are the big teams, right? Okay.)
While Cougar line backer commit Derrick Matthews was on the wrong side of that one, a lot of Houston's other verbals fared better. For example,
Running back Anthony Webb of La Porte got to rest most of the second half in a 37-7 blowout win over Clements, but he still ended up with an impressive 155 yards on 17 carries.
Quarterback Bram Kohlhausen completed just 6-of-13 passes, but those six completions went for 126 yards and two scores. His current (and future) teammate Earl Foster took an interception 45 yards for a score, as the Redskins rolled to a 24-0 victory over Clear Brook. The third player from Lamar who will head to Cullen Boulevard next year is offensive lineman Kourtland Atkins.
Like Kohlhausen, Houston receiving commit Mark Roberts (West Orange-Stark) didn't get in on a ton of plays, but he made his chances count. Roberts caught four passes, which went for 132 yards and a pair of scores. His team beat Nederland by a score of 40-19.
Unfortunately, the past week in football was not so kind to former Cougars. Kevin Kolb struggled for Philadelphia, and worse still, Donnie Avery tore his ACL, and will miss the season. Best wishes to a great athlete, great Cougar, and great individual.