On Friday, Nov. 20, Klein Cain Varsity Football played against Tomball High School, winning 53-38. Because of this, Klein Cain’s varsity football team now has a spot secured for them in playoffs, with the first game being played this Thursday, Dec. 10.

Running back, Jadon Blue, attempting to run the ball into the end zone to score a touchdown. Photo by: Zoe Rivers
Running back, Jadon Blue, attempting to run the ball into the end zone to score a touchdown. Photo by: Zoe Rivers

This is not the first time Klein Cain has gone to playoffs. Last year, the varsity team also qualified to play. Though, last time, the team instead played against Westfield High School and ultimately lost despite putting up their best effort. This year, however, Klein Cain is going to battle it out against Cypress Woods, with many players feeling confident about the outcome of this game this time around.

“I believe the defense will really help us keep pushing into the playoff getting off the field on third down so we can keep our offense on the field to do what they do and that is to score points,” said varsity player Ramir McCray when asked about how what advantages Klein Cain is going to have during the first playoff game.

If any Klein Cain staff, student, or parent wants to watch how Klein Cain will do this year in their first playoff game, they can purchase tickets at Etix.com or watch the live broadcast by Cain Live. The game this year will be held at Klein Cain’s home stadium (as opposed to Planet Ford Stadium, which is where the game was held last year).

How Playoffs Work

The way that University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoff brackets work is the top four teams from the district slowly advance in playoffs, with each team advancing up the playoffs bracket after winning their own respective game.

After enough teams are eliminated and the final two teams exist, whoever wins the final playoff game wins the championship and is crowned the winner.

“I hope we continue playing as a team. Keep practicing and playing Klein Cain football [so that we can] go as far as we can in playoffs,” said varsity kicker Rowdy McGuire.