Familiar Face

The Woodlands hire Rapp to take over one of state’s top programs

Jim Rapp- Woodlands HS FB Coach The Courier

Originally appeared on Vype.com

 

On Tuesday evening, Conroe ISD approved The Woodlands High School’s hire of Jim Rapp as Head Football Coach/Athletic Director.

Rapp has been the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at TWHS for 22 years. He takes over for former HFC Mark Schmid, who was the head coach for 14 years. Schmid had been at TWHS for more than 30 years before his resignation.

Rapp brings an extensive knowledge of the program as well as a familiarity with success at The Woodlands. He was the coordinator that led an offense that shattered records on the way to the Highlanders’ 2016 title run.

Rapp’s success and knowledge keeps the Highlanders successful tenure alive.

Without having to deal with bringing a new face, the Highlanders can pick up right where they left off during last year’s two-loss season. They look to bounce back after last year’s shocking first round loss to Rockwall.

The Highlanders enter the 2018 season facing a new district featuring tough competition like Klein Collins, Klein Oak, Oak Ridge and Klein High. Klein Collins will be their toughest opponent as they’ve taken over as the new top dog in Northwest Houston.

Expect a tough first season under new Head Coach Rapp, especially with a minimal amount of starting experience returning. However, The Woodlands are a perennial powerhouse and will restock and reload like they always do. Expect the Highlanders should be back in the playoffs in 2018.

Tim Verghese is a student at Klein Oak HS and a member of the VYPE U Ambassador Program. To learn more about how you can become a VYPE U Ambassador, visit VYPEU.com 

 

The Knights Roll On

Elkins' second half explosion clinches a playoff spot

Elkins will face Katy Tompkins in next week’s bi-district round of the Class 6A Div. II playoffs. Vype

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Listen to all VYPE Sports Radio broadcasts, including this one, athttps://www.spreaker.com/show/fort-bend-sports-powered-by-vypeSaturday at 6 p.m., listen to the live broadcast of the Ridge Point Panthers in the Region III volleyball final at that same link.

SUGAR LAND – The Elkins Knights exploded for 28 unanswered points in the second half Saturday afternoon at Mercer Stadium, prevailing 35-21 to earn the last available playoff spot in District 20-6A. Quarterback Cameron George threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, with the last one covering 58 yards and slamming the door with 42 seconds remaining.

Elkins’ dominant second half performance was stunning because the Bulldogs had their way in the first two quarters. After Knights’ kicker Ethan Henry missed a 28-yard field goal wide left with 3:40 left in the first, Austin QB Trey Larsen lofted a 46-yard rainbow TD bomb to Troy Omeire. The ‘Dawgs led 7-0 with 1:44 remaining.

The ‘Dawgs domination and the Knights’ frustration continued. George lifted an even longer and more beautiful pass to Kolby White for an apparent 70-yard score, but offensive holding nullified it. After the Knights punted it away and the second quarter began, Austin’s Moise Tezzo scored the first of his two TDs with 7:31 left in the half and the Bulldogs were on top 14-0.

The only memorable moment the Knights’ offense had in the first half was George’s 20-yard strike to Mike Granson that narrowed the gap to 14-7. On their next possession, with an opportunity to drive for a tying touchdown, George threw late over the middle where Omeire intercepted and returned the ball to the ‘Dawgs’ 29.

With less than two minutes left before intermission, Tezzo broke at least three tackles and outran the Knights’ secondary for a 72-yard TD, his ninth and longest of the season. When the first half dust settled, Austin was on top 21-7.

Omeire’s second interception of the game stopped the Knights’ first drive of the third quarter, but the Elkins defense forced a three-and-out.

 

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