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Noles tangle with the Manvel Texans

Written by Staff. Posted in Sports

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The PW ‘Noles came out strong on defense and forcing the Texans to use the option to punt on their first possession. As the ‘Noles took the field on offense, Colin Wendelken had a big run for 45 yards before he was brought down short of the goal. On the next play Khayton Davis was able to get in the end zone with a 2-yard run. Cash Monson ran up the middle for the extra point. Both defenses held their ground for the rest of the first half as the teams headed to the locker room at the half with the score 7-0.

With the start of the third quarter the ‘Noles had the ball moving down field. Davis had a great run which the Texans caused a fumble, the ‘Noles running back Colin Wendelken picked it up at the 30 and started to run the opposite direction before he was able to be rerouted to the correct end zone for a touchdown. The Noles defense held strong the rest of the game to record a second straight shutout. The PW ‘Noles look to keep their win streak alive next week against the South Houston Wildcats.

The Freshman Seminoles faced a tough squad in the Manvel Texans and battled in a hard-fought game. After trading scores for most of the first half in a tight ballgame, the Texas capitalized on a late half score to take a 19-13 lead into the locker room. The second half would become a defensive battle as the ‘Noles were unable to reach the end zone while only allowing a single score to the Texans. The game would conclude with a final score of 25-13.

This game quite possibly pitted the two teams looking to make a late run through the playoff gauntlet. The scoring for the Seminole crew was led by the rushing attack of Peyton Smith and Haden LaFrenz. For the second week in a row the offensive line powered the attack. The Seminoles will get back on the practice field this week in preparation for a matchup against the South Houston Wildcats at home, August 26.

The Seminoles fought hard, but fell short in a close game against Manvel. The Seminoles jumped out to an early 7-0 lead with Grady Ferranti bulldozing his way in for the first score. Great blocking by Dayton Ashlock, Gilbert De La Santos and Nathan Guerrero also contributed to the first touchdown. The big Seminole defense played a huge part in the first score pushing Manvel back to a 4th and 35 and creating a turnover. Victor Espinoza, Carlos Rocha and Josiah Ayers contributed to the defensive wall. On the second drive Ferranti found the end zone again. Kaleb Wingo pounded in the extra point increasing the lead to 14-0. Manvel found the end zone 2 times making the score 14-14 at half.

The 3rd quarter showed more dominating performances by Andres Lopez who got his first interception of the season. After a hard run by Ayers who smashed his way for 9 yards, Rocha scrambled 48 yards to make the score 20-14. The Seminoles continued to fight but fell short as the final score was 28-20 in a tough loss. The Seminoles saw great performances by the Hayden Traxler, Brayden Trahan, Kyle Fielder, Keilan Harris, and Trey Morman along with great snapping by Julio Arteaga and Trevor Waggoner. The Seminoles plan to rebound next week against the South Houston Wildcats.

The Junior Seminoles lit up the scoreboard against the Manvel Texans by scoring 50 points. It was a touchdown by committee effort. Caden Hisatake started the scoring spree as when he busted a 42-yard touchdown run. Kaenan Kiefer connected with Talon Sedtal for the 2-point conversion. The Texans answered back with a touchdown pass of their own to make the score 8-6. That would be the last time the Texans would find the end zone the rest of the game. Noah Caballero reached the end zone from 11-yards out to put the score 14-6. Brayden Guerra scored from 3-yards out, then Kiefer hooked up with Carson Clifford for the 2-point conversion to end the first quarter 22-6.

LJ Delgado had a 35-yard run in the second quarter to increase to make the score 29-6. Hisatake found pay dirt for the second time of the day with a 30-yard touchdown. Kiefer completed a pass to Caballero for the conversion to end the half 36-6.

Wyatt Parham punch in a 5-yd touchdown run. Jackson Gillie ran in the conversion to up the score 43-6. Rylen “The Tank” Votion rumbled off a 29-yd touchdown run. Donavan Wagers ran around the right side for the conversion to end the ‘Noles 50-point scoring spree.

The defense was led by Maddox Atchley, Gavin Laurin, Jaden Alaniz, Alex Hernandez, Elvis McRee and Jake Gabriel.

The Senior Seminoles continued to roll as they notched their second win of the season 32-6 over a physical Manvel Texans team. Manvel came out and scored on the first play of the game to take a 6-0 lead. The ‘Noles defense settled into the game after the initial score by allowing only 45 more yards of offense while creating 3 turnovers. Defensive standouts were Davin Fulton with 4 solo tackles and an interception, Caleb Shannon with 6 solo tackles and a forced fumble, and Keenan Lawrence with 4 solo tackles. The ‘Noles defense had 15 different players make tackles, with six players making multiple tackles. Offensively, the ‘Noles had 305 yards of total offense. Caleb Espinoza led the way with 233 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns and an extra point. Reed Mallet got in on the action by adding 2 touchdowns of his own, while Gavin Gonzalez added an extra point. The ‘Noles are at home again next week as they take on the South Houston Wildcats.

Seminoles take wins in season openers

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The Pee Wee Seminoles put a W in the win column in their season opener by beating the Friendswood Colts 20-0. They look to go to 2-0 when they take on the Manvel Texans next week in Deer Park.

The Freshman Seminoles opened their season with a big team victory over the Friendswood Colts at the friendly confines of Abshire Stadium. The Seminoles started the game sluggish, but quickly fell into their game by the second possession, scoring on a 51-yard sweep from Haden LaFrenz. The Colts scored on the following possession knotting the score at seven apiece. That was it in the scoring column for the Colts as the Seminole defense ‘ponied’ up for the challenge and kept the Colt offense at bay the rest of the game. Peyton Smith accounted for the next score for the Seminoles in the first half on a 63-yard run, making the score 13-7 at the break. The second half is where the game began to really click for the Freshman Seminoles as they scored 20 unanswered points for a final score of 33-7 in the opener. LaFrenz accounted for three scores on the day followed by another two from Smith. Both backs credit their offensive line for the upfront blocking. Defensively, it was an all-out gang tackling effort, led by Aandon Schroeder. The Freshman Seminoles will work diligently this week in preparation for game two at home against the Manvel Texans.

Lady Deer sweep Gators in home opener

Written by Adrian Romero. Posted in Sports

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Fresh off a strong performance in tournament play over the weekend, the Lady Deer volleyball team notched a 3-0 sweep over Dickinson in the 2017 home opener. Deer Park will spend almost a month away from North Campus in tournament action before hosting South Houston Sept. 8 in the district opener.

Business Beat: August 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Sports

Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit for more business information.

Deer Park celebrates state baseball champs

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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Hundreds of Deer Park baseball fans and area residents lined Center Street and packed the South Campus Café as the community saluted the state champion Deer baseball team. The team was honored with proclamations from local and state officials as well as multi-time world champion Andy Pettitte.

Accolades roll in after baseball, softball state appearances

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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The accolades continue rolling in for the Deer Park baseball and softball teams following their appearances in this season’s state championship tournament. The Lady Deer advanced to its fourth state semifinal game in six years while the Deer baseball team won its first-ever state championship. The baseball team will be honored with a parade Monday night and in pregame festivities at Minute Maid Park Tuesday by the Houston Astros.