Swan Song

Langham Creek's Chris Herron is aiming to go out on top

Herron has nine months to find his future home Vype

The 2017 football season will always mean a lot to Cy-Fair ISD.

One of the people who made it a year to remember was Langham Creek quarterback Chris Herron – an all-district, first-team selection.

Herron led the Lobos to their best football season, only suffering losses to eventual UIL 6A Division II state champion Cy-Fair in the district and regional title games.

Herron finished the season passing for 1,811 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,237 yards and 21 touchdowns.

That success caught the attention of college coaches, resulting in the 2019 recruit garnering Division I offers from Nebraska, TCU, Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Indiana, Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic and UTEP. Most recently, Herron has received offers from New Mexico and Hawaii.

TCU and Indiana have already impressed Herron, so he plans to visit them by the summer.

“I’m mainly looking for something more than a football team,” said Herron. “I want a home away from home, so wherever I choose to go will be somewhere I feel comfortable with and I feel I have a support system.”

Herron has nine months to find his future home, but he’s not wasting his time.

He’s been training with Boe Washington, so his strength and speed can be at new heights for his final high school hurrah. His offseason 7-on-7 outings are also preparing him for the new competition in 14-6A.

Assuming Herron’s teammates are also putting in the necessary work, the Lobos will be a strong contender for the 2018 state championship.

“This year is a year for all of us to show what we worked for since we were fish, and for us to show how much we have grown from last year,” said Herron. “So, we’re looking to pick up where we left off.”

This article appears in the May issue of VYPE Magazine. Pick up your copy at any one of our locations today!

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Houston gets back in the win column

Astros end six-game skid thanks to a gem by Greinke

Zack Greinke tossed a gem Saturday night. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

After the Mariners roared back Friday night to get a walk-off win over the Astros, dashing their hopes of ending their losing streak, Houston tried to even the series with a win on Saturday night with their ace Zack Greinke on the mound. Greinke would do his part, throwing a terrific game, and the Astros would squeak out one run, which was enough to get back in the win column.

Final Score: Astros 1, Mariners 0

Astros' Record: 7-7, fourth in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Zack Greinke (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Chris Flexen (1-1)

Plenty of hits, but only one run

Although the Astros were racking up hits against Chris Flexen, they had little to show for it. Eight different batters would notch ten hits against him, but the only time it amounted to a run was on a two-out RBI-single by Taylor Jones in the top of the fourth, giving Houston a 1-0 lead.

Greinke spins a gem

Luckily for them, Zack Greinke was making it look like that would be enough. He cruised through the Mariners all night, allowing just four hits while giving up zero runs along with six strikeouts, one of which moved him past 2,700 on his career. He could have attempted to finish the complete-game shutout, but at 91 pitches after eight, Dusty Baker opted to bring in closer Ryan Pressly for the ninth. Greinke's final line: 8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 91 P.

Houston finally ends their losing streak

With the high-leverage save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth, Ryan Pressly entered to hold on to the one-run lead. He would do his job, finishing off the win for Greinke and putting an end to Houston's disappointing losing streak.

Up Next: The third and final game of this series will get underway at 3:10 PM Central on Sunday. Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will look to make a rebound from his disappointing first start with the Astros, while the Mariners will start Nick Margevicius (0-1, 7.04 ERA).

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