Texas high school football playoffs have begun!

McGuffie does it againI first brought Cy-Fair high school junior running back phenomenon Sam McGuffie to your attention last week with the now famous “hurdle run” video that has been picked up nationally.  Friday night we played our first playoff game against Katy Taylor and won handily 35–7.  Katy Taylor recognized the threat that McGuffie brings to the gridiron and like every team before them this season tried to “stack the box” to attempt to stop Sam but to no avail.  McGuffie doesn’t just use speed and maneuvering to break free for his long runs as you can see in this video highlight from the game on Friday.  Sometimes he uses brute leg strength, which most defenses don’t realize he can do.  Word of his special athletic ability has spread far and wide and people are coming from all over the state to see this kid run the ball.

Next up, Reliant Stadium, home of our NFL Houston Texans where we will play Lamar in round 2 of the state playoffs.  Kudos to the entire Cy-Fair Bobcats football team including Sam and especially the entire offensive line which clears the way for McGuffie’s runs.  Special kudos to my stepson, Michael Castillo, starting center, for keeping the offensive line running like a well-oiled machine.  Go Bobcats!