Katy lost in the state championship game last year after blowing a 24-10 halftime lead to Cedar Hill. DCF is predicting an 8th state championship with a revenge win over Cedar Hill. Tiger coach Gary Joseph is 138-12 and has played in 6 state championships in 10 seasons at Katy. That has gained him recognition as the Pre-Season Coach of the Year. Katy’s defense had pitched two shutouts in two games this year, but their last regular season loss was to The Woodlands in 2009. The Woodlands finished last year at 10-3 regional semi-finalist, but last year’s starting QB Chris Andritsos quit football to focus on baseball his senior year.
Fast . . . that is the best summary of the game. The entire first half took only 40 minutes. Both teams ran the ball, played good defense, and had very few penalties. The story of the game was turnovers and The Woodlands won that battle 4-1.
Seeing three running backs that are all nationally ranked on the same field was a rare occurance.
Very impressed with the way Katy fans travelled. It seemed like every car had flags on it and the center of the visitor stands were full thirty minutes before kickoff. After losing the first regular season game in over five years, the fans were very classy. Katy fans were some of the best fans I’ve ever seen.
Players to Watch
K – RB Rodney Anderson (committed to Oklahoma)
Stat line: 17-78 yds; pass 0-1-0 for 0 yds
K – RB Kyle Porter*
Stat line: 11-48 yds, Fum; rec 1-3 yds, TD
K – DB Collin Wilder* (committed to Texas Tech)
Stat line: 9 tackles, 2 PD
K – DT Derek Brown (committed to Louisiana Tech)
TW – RB Patrick Carr
Stat line: 16-81 yds, TD
TW – LB Corey Sanders (committed to Army)
Stat line: 4 tackles (TFL)
K – DB Antoine Winfield*
Stat line: 8.5 tackles, 2 PD, Int, FF
The Woodlands – DB Antoine Winfield
Katy – DB Collin Wilder
K – 3 yard pass from Garrett Doiron to Kyle Porter (PAT)
TW – 15 yard pass from Matt Bonaguidi to Hunter Moore (PAT)
TW – 28 yard run by Patrick Carr (PAT)
TW – 23 yard field goal by Nacho Garcia
TW – 4 yard run by Matt Bonaguidi (PAT)