Klein Cain football team running out of the tunnel to greet their fans in preparation to play their first varsity game of the 2020 season. Photo by: Jacob Elbert
Feature Video by Tyler Grosvenor. Klein Cain football wide receiver Matt Golden (2) running out of the tunnel before kick-off during the first varsity game of the 2020 season. Photo by: Jacob Elbert

The Start of a New Season

After months of training in the hot summer in the midst of a pandemic, Klein Cain’s varsity football team played its first game against Bridgeland High School. There, it launched the 2020 season off to a great start. And although Cain lost its first game, its fiery comeback after halftime left the rest of the school something to look forward to for the rest of the season.

Connor Been, linebacker and Thomas Himes, defensive tackle, preparing to put on a tough fight for the first varsity game against Bridgeland Highschool at the Berry Center.
Connor Been (57), linebacker, and Thomas Himes (56), defensive tackle, preparing to put on a tough fight for the first varsity game against Bridgeland Highschool at the Berry Center. Photo By: Zoe Rivers

It’s the end of the first quarter and Bridgeland has just pulled a surprise. After tying 7-7, Bridgeland scores another winning pass that nets them an additional touchdown. This lead extends into the second quarter as the Hurricanes struggled to shut down the Bridgeland offense. Halftime sees the score at 21-35 Bears.

“We knew we still had a lot of time left to stay in the game,” said Carson Roper, the varsity quarterback. “We just kept our mind right and fixed the mistakes that were made in the first half and rallied off of the plays we made and just kept pushing to win.”

Knowing what would work and wouldn’t against Bridgeland ultimately led to Cain’s astonishing comeback. And as the game progressed, the varsity football team’s resilience and tactics would continue to show as they outsmarted Bridgeland with several TDs. During the third quarter, Cain pushed its score to a tie at 35-35. Though, in the end, Bridgeland’s additional touchdown would result in third-quarter ending at 35-42.

The Hurricanes secured another touchdown opening up the 4th quarter, bringing the score to an even 42-42. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold off the Bears who edged in another TD, securing a Bridgeland victory. The game concluded 42-49 Final.

Klein ISD Ticket Policy

On Sept. 16, Klein ISD released a guideline on how to purchase football tickets. There, it states that to buy tickets for 2020 varsity football games, you must use Etix.com.

Those who have families and are gameday participants will have priority registration. This includes the football team, cheerleaders, drill team, band, stand leaders, and JROTC. These families will be able to buy a maximum of three tickets on the home side or two tickets on the visitor side. Tickets for these will sell every Monday of each game week.

Klein Cain varsity 2020 football schedule. Image from Klein Cain Football Instagram
Klein Cain varsity 2020 football schedule. Image from Klein Cain Football Instagram

After that, on Tuesdays, seniors will then be able to buy tickets. Tickets that do not sell during those two first days will then be available to the rest of the school. One unique rule for this year, though, is Klein ISD’s max stadium capacity of 50% capacity. Though this rule only applies to games hosted at Klein Memorial Stadium.

And if tickets are ever unavailable but you still want to watch, there are a few alternatives. First, all varsity games at Klein Memorial Stadium will stream on Klein ISD Athletics’s Youtube channel where you can watch for free. The second option is to listen to the Texas Sports Radio Network.