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The Top 5 Houston HSFB job openings and who they need

Aldine Davis' job is one of the most intriguing openings. Via Vype

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Culture, culture, culture.

High school football coaches carry the torch for a school.

Hire the right one and your school can be a beacon of light for the community. The wrong one can make for long fall seasons, and well… unenthusiastic pep rallies.

Jobs are beginning to open in Greater Houston and here is what those respective schools are in need of.

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JOB RANKINGS

No. 1 Hightower Hurricanes

Probably the best job currently open in Houston. Only drawback is that FBISD has so many schools, which stretches the resources. The Hurricanes have a winning tradition and athletes. Just look at their Wall of Fame, pretty impressive. Padriac McGinnis was 38-27 in six seasons. Previous coaches were Cy Ranch's Gene Johnson and Klein's Shane Hallmark. They are in a tough district, but that could get them postseason-ready. Another program that just needs a blue print – a serious scheme on and off the field. Organization and a SERIOUS offseason. Lots of kids in track, which is okay, but teaching a new scheme is paramount. Offense has to catch up quicker than defense.

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No. 2 Aldine Davis Falcons

I like this program. James Showers is out at Davis after opening the school and going 26-27 in five years along with four playoff appearances. Davis has players and a big enrollment. This is a quick fix with the right coach. It's about a PROGRAM -- tying weight room to offseason conditioning to discipline and accountability. This is a good job. Needs an assistant with a PLAN from a power program that has won BIG. Kids believe in winners.


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Tigers pound Odorizzi, Astros with homers as Houston drops fourth in a row

The Astros have not looked great in their last four games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

After watching their hot start of 6-1 cool down to a 6-4 record with three straight losses, the Astros returned to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night, looking to do a better job at home against a beatable Tigers team.

Recent games' woes would continue, though, with Houston's pitching getting blasted by the opposing offense and their own bats primarily quiet.

Final Score: Tigers 8, Astros 2

Astros' Record: 6-5, tied for second in AL West

Winning Pitcher: Matthew Boyd (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi (0-1)

Astros score first, then Tigers unload on Odorizzi

Houston looked to have something brewing in the bottom of the second, with three singles in the first four batters of the inning, the third an RBI-single by Myles Straw to put the Astros in front 1-0. However, Matthew Boyd would limit the damage, getting back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

After two easy innings for Jake Odorizzi in his regular-season debut for his new team, he would allow a game-tying solo homer to Akil Baddoo, his fourth of the year, in the top of the third. Detroit struck again in the top of the fourth, getting a leadoff double to set up a two-run go-ahead home run to jump ahead 3-1.

They didn't stop there, getting another two-run bomb later in the same inning; a frame that would take Odorizzi 31 pitches to get only one out before Houston would bring in Bryan Abreu to get the last two outs. Odorizzi's final line in his debut: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 HR, 0 BB, 4 K, 80 P.


Detroit continues home run parade, Houston loses fourth in a row

Abreu would hope to do what Luis Garcia did the night before, eat up as many innings as possible after a poor outing from Houston's starter. The Tigers would get yet another two-run homer, though, in the top of the fifth, extending their lead to 7-1, with all seven runs coming over a three-inning span. For good measure, they'd knock one more out with two outs in the top of the ninth, making it 8-1.

As far as Houston at the plate, other than their string of hits to bring in a run earlier in the second, they were getting nothing done against Boyd, who would go six and two-thirds innings. Detroit's bullpen would finish things off, despite an all-too-late sac fly by the Astros in the bottom of the ninth, with Houston dropping their fourth-straight game and continuing to lose ground in the division.

Up Next: The finale of this three-game set with Detroit will be an hour earlier on Wednesday, getting underway at 6:10 PM Central. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will try to maintain his perfect record and improve upon his two five-inning one-run starts for the Astros, going opposite of Michael Fulmer (0-0, 2.57 ERA) for the Tigers.

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