The Woodlands alum Carter ignites Houston offense in bowl win

The Woodlands alum Carter ignites Houston offense in bowl win

Former The Woodlands standout KeSean Carter helped shut down the Houston Cougars offense last Friday in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl.

In frigid Shreveport, Louisiana, the Cougars senior caught a 33-yard pass from Clayton Tune to get Houston on the board in the second quarter.

Houston trailed 16-6 at halftime before rallying for a 23-16 win over Louisiana.

Carter led the Cougars with four receptions and 112 yards.

The former Mountaineer reached triple digits in receiving yards three times in the final five games of the season. He had a season-high 136 yards against SMU on Nov. 5.

Carter finished the season with five receptions. In his five-year college career (with the first three played at Texas Tech), Carter totaled 13 receptions and 1,771 yards.

Derek Bowman (Magnolia) saw time on the offensive line and appeared in every game for the Cougars this season. The redshirt freshman announced his entry into the transfer portal earlier this week. The former Bulldog has received several NCAA Division I offers already.

On the other side of the ball in the Independence Bowl, Louisiana linebacker KC Ossai (Oak Ridge) made four tackles, including one for loss.


Last Thursday in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Baylor safety Christian Morgan (Porter) had seven tackles in a 30-15 loss to Air Force. He was third on the Bears in that category. Morgan finished his senior year with 48 tackles and three interceptions.

Friday at the Union Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Dylan Hazen (College Park) made two tackles in a 27-17 Wake Forest win over Missouri. Hazen, a freshman lineman, had 31 tackles on the season, one assist on one sack and one interception.


Antoine Winfeld Jr. (The Woodlands) and Tampa Bay played Christmas night for a national audience and won 19-16 in overtime at Arizona to remain in first place in the NFC South. Winfield Jr. had seven tackles and has 49 stops on the season.

Playing Monday Night Football, Grant Stewart (Oak Ridge) made a special teams tackle as the Indianapolis Colts fell to the Chargers, 20-3. The second-year pro has 10 hits on the season in his first year with Indianapolis.


Quentin Grimes (College Park) played for a national audience on Christmas Day as the New York Knicks played Philadelphia. But two days later against Dallas, Grimes scored a career-high 33 points in a 126-121 overtime loss. Grimes made seven three-pointers and shot 48 percent (12-for-25) from the floor. He had 10 points and six assists against the 76ers. The Knicks are in town to play the Rockets on Saturday.


initial Ty Buckmon (College Park) is averaging 8.6 points per game to begin his collegiate career at Dawson Community College in Montana. The former Knight is shooting 39.1 percent from the floor and has contributed 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Buckmon scored a season-high 19 points earlier this month against Western Nebraska Community College.

Senior Darius Mickens (Willis) is averaging 10.3 points per game so far this season for California State-San Bernardino. The versatile guard has 7.6 rebounds per game and has dished out 24 assists in eight games played.

LaStrap Bakari (The Woodlands Christian Academy) is averaging 10.3 points per game for Blinn College. LaStrap is 50 percent on 3-pointers and is also averaging 2.3 assists per game. LaStrap began his collegiate career at IUPUI.

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