Steele vs. Summer Creek

Steele vs. Summer Creek Live Free HS Football Semifinal Match (12/9/2023)

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The Cibolo Steele Knights and the Summer Creek Bulldogs locked horns in the UIL 6A Division 2 state semifinals on December 9, 2023, at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. Both teams entered the game with only one loss each, showcasing their prowess as two of the state’s top contenders.

Kickoff: 4:00 PM CST

Location: McLane Stadium.

Live Stream: MaxPreps

The Summer Creek (Houston, TX) varsity football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Steele (Cibolo, TX) today @ 4p.

The game lived up to its billing, with both teams trading blows throughout the four quarters. Steele held a narrow lead in the first half, but Summer Creek fought back to tie the game at 21 apiece at the end of the third quarter.

In the final quarter, Steele’s offense found its rhythm, scoring two touchdowns to take a 35-21 lead. Summer Creek attempted to mount a comeback, but they were unable to score again.

With the win, Steele advances to the state championship game where they will face the winner of the other semifinal game between DeSoto and Cedar Park. Summer Creek finishes its season with a record of 13-2.

Here are some of the key stats from the game:

  • Steele: 35 points, 410 total yards
  • Summer Creek: 21 points, 380 total yards
  • Steele passing: 18-of-27 for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Summer Creek passing: 14-of-26 for 220 yards and 1 touchdown
  • Steele rushing: 160 yards on 35 carries
  • Summer Creek rushing: 160 yards on 34 carries

Steele was led by senior quarterback Conner Weigman, who threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns. Junior running back Cedric Benson also had a strong performance for the Knights, rushing for 120 yards and 1 touchdown.

Summer Creek was led by senior quarterback Cole Johnson, who threw for 220 yards and 1 touchdown. Senior running back Jayden Thomas also had a good game for the Bulldogs, rushing for 105 yards.

The game was televised on Texan Live and streamed online on the NFHS Network.

Here are some of the post-game quotes:

  • Steele head coach Jeff Maleshefsky: “We knew this was going to be a tough game. Summer Creek is a great team, and they played us hard. I’m proud of our guys for responding to their challenges and pulling out the win.”
  • Summer Creek head coach Rusty Collins: “We’re disappointed to come up short, but I’m proud of our team’s effort. Steele is a great team, and they played a great game. We wish them the best of luck in the state championship game.”

The Cibolo Steele Knights will now play in the UIL 6A Division 2 state championship game on December 16, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They will face the winner of the other semifinal game between DeSoto and Cedar Park.

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