West Memorial JH upsets Cinco Ranch 22-16
October 9, 2012By Doug Johnson of The Grind
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With 13 junior high schools in the Katy ISD system not every school plays each other every year. The schedule rotates each year giving each team nine games a season. This means that it could be like blue moons when teams face each other. Even with the random schedule Cinco Ranch Junior High and Katy Junior High seem to always be the schools to beat no mater if your child is on an a,b or c team.
Every now and then the junior high with the smallest enrollment in the district pops it pesky head out of the sand and makes a run at a district championship. This school is known as Westmo or West Memorial Juior High. Located between Mason Road and the Grand Parkway on Provincial blvd is one of the two oldest junior High Schools still in its original building. (KJH moved to a new location in 1995)
Westmo has been one of the smallest schools as far as enrollment for many years due to the fact that zoning has left the school "landlocked" from new subdivisions and growth. The school feeds into Katy with a small amount of students going to James E. Taylor and Morton Ranch.
Even with its small enrollment the Jaguars at Westmo have produced some of Katy High Schools best football players including 2012 starters Matt Dimon and Adam Taylor.
With a 2-0 record so far this season the Jaguars look like they could give the 8th grade a-teams around the district a run for their money including the currently undefeated Katy Junior High Tigers. (12-0 incuding last years record as 7th graders)
Last Tuesday the Jaguars from Westmo faced what looked like an uphill battle as all the other teams from the school either tied or lost to Cougars of Cinco Ranch.
The boys of Westmo did thier faithfull fans proud as they played a hard fought ground pounding style of football aginst a well coached athletic Cougar team that ended in a huge defensive stand by the Jaguars that lasted 1:11 seconds and 4 plays.
Below is a short highlight video of the game. The Grind's selection for MVP of the game is running back Chandler Garvie who had one touchdown, a 50 yard punt, a 43 yard completed pass and over 100 yards rushing against the Cougars.
Good luck to the Jaguars next week against the Gators from Mayde Creek at Katy High School next Tuesday night.