December 12, 2012
Dec. 12, 2012—The Cypress Ranch High School football team wrapped up its best season in program history on Saturday, following a loss to Katy High School in the Class 5A Division II Region III final at Rice Stadium.
Despite starting their 2012 season with an 0-2 record, the Mustangs finished strong, compiling a 6-3 mark in District 17-5A to qualify for their first postseason appearance in program history. A school that opened in 2008, Cypress Ranch began varsity football competition in 2010.
The Mustangs notched three playoff victories—over Aldine Nimitz, Spring Branch Memorial and Alvin Manvel, respectively—before losing to No. 1-ranked Katy, 70-21, on Saturday in the regional final.
“It was a thrilling ride and we are so proud of all of those involved from the student body to the spirit groups all the way to the players,” said Cypress Ranch head coach Gene Johnson. “Our senior football athletes have much to be proud of.”