December 1, 2019
Dec. 1, 2019—The Cypress Creek High School football team won its regional semifinal playoff game Nov. 29, advancing to the regional championship for the second consecutive year and marking the fourth straight season in which CFISD will be represented in the fourth round of the postseason.
In the Class 6A Division II playoff bracket, Cypress Creek defeated Houston Strake Jesuit, 45-33, at NRG Stadium. The Cougars improved to 9-4 on the season in reaching the fourth round of the postseason for a second straight year.
They advanced to face Katy Taylor for the Division II Region III championship, with the playoff game set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at NRG Stadium (1 Reliant Park).
“From a program standpoint, that’s eight extra games. We’ve almost played a full season with those kids getting extra practice and everything that goes with it,” said Greg McCaig, Cypress Creek head football coach and campus athletic coordinator. “Culturally, the expectation is we’re supposed to play deep into the playoffs. Of course, that’s mitigated by how many good athletes you have, but it’s really important.
“You can ask any administrator. If you have a good football season to start the year, the whole year goes pretty good.”
Region championship round playoff ticket sale information is as follows:
This year marks the fourth consecutive season CFISD has advanced to the regional championship round and seventh time in eight years the district has had a representative reach the round.
Cypress Creek (Division II) and Cy-Fair High School (Division I) both played in regional championship games in 2018. Cy-Fair and Langham Creek High School met in the 2017 Division II Region III championship, with the Bobcats winning on the way to the state title.
Cypress Ridge High School reached the 2016 Division II region championship round, while Cypress Ranch High School played for the Division I state title in 2014. Cy-Fair played in the 2012 Division I regional championship, while Cypress Ranch reached the Division II regional final the year before.