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Houston sends five teams to state

This is Elsik's third trip to state in program history. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – Fuel up the cars and book the hotels because here comes Houston.

The 2019 UIL State Soccer Tournament field will boast an impressive five teams from the Houston-area beginning on Thursday morning with the Class 5A State Semifinals in Georgetown.

Kingwood Park makes return Trip

For the second-straight season, Kingwood Park is heading back to Georgetown.

With a remarkable senior class back in the fold this season, this isn't a surprise that the Panthers reached this round again.

Kingwood Park senior Allie Byrd (North Texas soccer signee) has led the charge for the Panthers, scoring 91 goals in her career now after this weekend. At the Region III-5A Tournament this weekend, Byrd scored an impressive five goals. In the last three matches, the Kingwood Park senior has scored eight times with a pair of hat tricks.

Kingwood Park will try and get past the state semifinal this year, which they fell in last year to eventual champion Frisco Wakeland.

Read about the other teams headed to state here

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DeMeco Ryans looks like the Texans' choice as the next head coach. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

The Houston Texans have been busy interviewing coaches over the last few weeks, and just this week, the team held second interviews with Giants OC Mike Kafka and Broncos DC Ejiro Evero. The Texans have also interviewed Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach and assistant head coach Thomas Brown, Sean Payton, Lions OC Ben Johnson, Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon, and Eagles OC Shane Steichen. Johnson has taken himself out of the mix and is returning to Detroit.

But according to a new report from Ian Rapoport, the Texans may already have their minds made up about their next head coach.

Former Texans linebacker and current 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans appears to be the top candidate for the Texans, and he is reportedly interested in the position, with a second interview likely to take place next week.

Ryans has been the defensive coordinator for the 49ers over the last two seasons. San Francisco was the best defense in the league in 2022.

Ryans is a popular pick for the position in Houston, and fans will be super excited if he eventually gets the job. Let's hope Rapoport's sources are correct, and the Texans have their new head coach lined up.

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