Spring Takes On Klein In Saturday Bi-District Showdown

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The bi-district round concludes on Saturday across the state and one of the more intriguing matchups pits the Spring Lions (8-1) and the Klein Bearkats (6-3). Both teams had their opening games cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey back in August. The former district rivals meet in the bi-District round for the second straight year with the Lions winning last year by the score of 19-7.

The Bearkats come into this game after back to back losses to Klein Collins and Houston Stratford. Klein has an offense that averages 36 points a game, but only scored 25 total in their last two games. They will really need their defense to step up and have a big game.

The Bearkat defense pitched three shutouts in the regular season and only gave up one touchdown to Fort Bend Marshall. Klein has not made it to the area round since 2010 and nothing would be sweeter than knocking off their old district rivals to get there.

The Lions will be looking to move on to the area round for the fourth straight year. They are led by junior dual-threat quarterback Clifton McDowell, who threw for 1,310 yards and 12 touchdowns and ran for 854 more yards and 12 more touchdowns.

He will be looking downfield to junior receiver Marques Pearson who caught 9 of McDowell’s 12 touchdown passes for 815 yards. This could very well be an offensive battle if McDowell is allowed to set and throw.

The winner of this game will move on to play Pflugerville Hendrickson who defeated Austin Bowie 44-21 on Friday night.

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