St. Pius X High School football player Burke Battenfield continues to be a defensive stalwart.
He also had a career night offensively last Friday to help the Panthers emerge victorious in a low-scoring slugfest against Dallas Bishop Lynch. St. Pius X won 17-13 to improve to 2-1 this season, thanks in large part to the senior’s efforts.
Battenfield made 12 tackles defensively – his third straight double-digit performance – and had one of nine SPX sacks. Making his first start of the year at the running back position, Battenfield also piled up 170 total yards and the eventual game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Linebacker Carson Hintz was again one of SPX’s defensive leaders, tallying 15 tackles. Ethan McMinn had eight stops and his fourth interception of the season, while Aden Allen (3 sacks) and Dylan Edwards (2 sacks) were among six different Panthers to record at least one sack against the Friars.
Other private schools
Both of the area’s other private schools fell short in defeat over the weekend.
The St. Thomas Eagles suffered their first setback of the season in a 48-41 loss to state-ranked Kinkaid School on Friday. Quarterback Jake Wright threw two touchdown passes to Cameron Price and ran for another for St. Thomas (2-1), while Johann Cardenas ran for two touchdowns.
Lutheran High North fell to 0-2 on the season after dropping a 24-19 decision at the hands of Tomball Rosehill Christian. Daylon Henson led the way for the Lions with 18 tackles and a sack.
It was a rough weekend for the area’s public schools, most of which were on the short end of the scoreboard.
The Scarborough Spartans were the area's lone public school to come away with a win, taking down KIPP Northeast 40-0 last Saturday.
Despite the best efforts of stars Jalen Morrison and Xavier Neal, the Heights Bulldogs fell to 0-3 with a 51-26 loss to Barbers Hill on Friday at Delmar Stadium. Morrison tossed three touchdown passes, with Neal catching two of them. Neal also returned a kick 85 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter.
Booker T. Washington suffered its first loss of the season on Friday, dropping a 54-7 decision to Baytown Sterling to fall to 2-1. The Waltrip Rams lost 14-6 to Houston Austin to fall to 0-2.
Last Week’s Scores
St. Pius X 17, Dallas Bishop Lynch 13
Barbers Hill 51, Heights 26
Rosehill Christian 24, Lutheran High North 19
Houston Austin 14, Waltrip 6
Baytown Sterling 54, Booker T. Washington 7
Kinkaid 48, St. Thomas 41
This Week’s Schedule
Heights vs. Katy Seven Lakes, 7 p.m., Delmar Stadium
St. Thomas vs. Houston Christian, 7 p.m.
Lutheran High North at Northland Christian, 7 p.m.
Waltrip at Fort Bend Willowridge, 6 p.m., Hall Stadium