Katy sets new scoring record in a 70-7 beatdown of Mayde Creek
The coaching staff over at Katy obviously knew that they could get the football game back under control at any point against district 19-5A opponent Mayde Creek. That must be the reason they opened the game with some new formations and a bunch of passing plays. In fact It appeared the team came out looking really flat and lacked any real energy during the entire first quarter of the game as both teams failed to score.
Never the less it only took about four minutes of the second quarter for Katy to get the ball back and for Kiley Huddleston to calm down and get his passing under control. The first score of the game was a pass to Rodney Anderson for five yards. Manny Mendoza nailed the extra point and started a flood of scoring by Katy. It was now 7-0 with 8:14 left in the first half.
The Anderson touchdown started a scoring frenzy by Katy as the offense went to work scoring at will against an undermanned Mayde Creek team that just could not go toe to toe with Katy who carries the largest roster in the district. This means that Katy’s second and third string players are talented enough to start on most of the other teams in this district.
The next Katy score came by way of a 44 yard pass from Huddleston to Alex Fisher who is now playing without a cast on his right hand. Mendoza nailed the extra point making the score 14-0 with 5:11 left in the second.
On Katy’s next possession it was 43 yard run by Adam Taylor on second and ten to go. Taylor who leads the team in rushing yardage gained 137 of those against Mayde Creek. After another good PAT by Mendoza the score was now 21-0 with 3:13 left in the half.
After half time Isaiah Brown had back to back interceptions of Mayde Creek the first of which was a 48 pick six. With another good PAT by Mendoza the score was left at 28-0 with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Brown leads the team with five interceptions this year.
After the second interception Katy’s fans and players got really pumped up as Katy seemed to score at will with a nice 16 yard pass from Huddleston to Andy Coonrod and a 74 yard rush by Anderson for his second score of the game. Mendoza nailed both PAT’s leaving the score 42-0 before Madye Creek was able to even get on the board.
Its a shame the Mayde Creek faithful decided to start leaving because with 2:47 left the Rams running back Troy McCormick was able to slip out of fingers of the Katy starting defense for a 48 yard rush and the only touchhdown of the game by the Rams.
Jan Pedroza kicked the good extra point for Mayde Creek keeping them from a shutout loss to Katy and the only points they will score in this matchup.
After the Mayde creek score Katy’s own “tricky” Ricky Bickhams goes for three consecutive scores on 90 yard rushing clinic for the Tigers. Mendoza was also three for three after adding PAT’s for each of Bickhams scores. The score was now 63 to seven with 9:49 left in the game.
With that much time on the board and Katy’s ability to score with each possession it was clear that Katy was going to have to break its own scoring record of 66 point against San Antonio Madison 2007. Coach Gary Joseph for Katy has often times ordered his players to take a knee keeping them from breaking the record and make it obvious he is not running up the score on the losing team. There was just too much time left in the game on this occasion. Both the Katy fans and the players went crazy seeing the refs hands go up as back-up fullback Tim Winders 2-yard run brought on the final touchdown of the game. Katy scored 70 poins in just 27 minutes against a 3-1 Mayde Creek team that will be a spoiler in the district this year.
Katy will face Katy Taylor also known as James E. Taylor High School (who has not won a game this season) for homecoming next Friday night at Rhodes Stadium. I wonder if Katy can hit 80 points in 24 minutes or will we see more new stuff. Either way its homecoming so come out, wear red and be loud.
Hear are some post game interviews. Sorry no video this week.