Katy has a new victom on Homecoming 56-7 over Taylor
October 16, 2012By Doug Johnson of The Grind
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James E. Taylor High School also known as Katy Taylor or Blue Taylor was Katy HIgh School’s original rival in anything competitive especially football. JET opened in 1979 right when the shift to the suburbs started and a mass exodus from the inner city of Houston as families moved outbound to escape the crime and congestion. Back then Katy residence had only three choices one was the Brookshire Brothers in “old town” Katy or the Safeway at Dairy Ashford and I-10. (Midway was also in old Katy but much smaller).
A rivalry is only a true rivalry when both teams have a chance to win. The last time that Taylor beat Katy was in 1995. Since then JET has had some good teams but the last 16 years would be a struggle and has seen Cinco Ranch move in as Katy’s latest in district rival.
Cinco Ranch hasn’t even been a challenge as of the last two years. Time will only tell who can step up to the plate like Cinco did in 2009 when they beat Katy and won the district championship.
The 2012 matchup between Katy and Taylor was interesting to say the least. Coach Risen over at Taylor has spent the last few years trying to figure out the best offense to run with the talent that comes through his program. This year with new offensive coordinator Brett Holgorsen and his hybrid offense that resembles a mix of the pistol and west-coast offense and the spread the Mustangs can move the ball well and stay active the entire game. Katy’s defense proved to be too much for Taylor as they were held to only 217 yards of total offense with 170 of those yards in the air in this 56-7 affair.
Katy won the coin toss and as usual deferred to the second half. After a quick three and out the Tigers went to work with back to back touchdowns by senior running back Adam Taylor using just eight minutes of the first quarter up.
Kiley Huddleston called his own number in the second quarter for the third touchdown of the game and his first of the season on the ground (Huddleston has 8 passing TD’s). Manny Mendoza was three for three in his first three attempts for extra points and eight for eight during this game.
The Taylor Mustangs put together a nice 11 play drive for a score in the second quarter for their only score of the game. A Za'Quavion Basey two-yard run and Chad Cooper kick left just 6:23 left in the second. At this time the score was only 21-7 and it appeared Taylor looked like they were stil in the game as their fans got really pumped up at their first and only score of the game.
Katy’s number one running back Adam Taylor went back to work scoring the next two touchdowns. The first one was 4:10 left in the half.
What happened after half time completely shut down the Mustangs and left the entire crowd amazed.
On the ensuing kick-off the Mustangs messed up by kicking the ball to Isaiah Brown who returned it for 9 yards making it an easy rush of just eight yards making the score now 35-7. That wasn’t even the most amazing part of what happened in the second half.
Katy then kicked off to Taylor who started the next drive on their own 23 yard line. The first play from scrimmage was a pass blocked by Carson Strickler and scooped up by Tanner Ebrecht who skated into the endzone via a large downfield block by Matt Dimon for his first pic six of the season.
If you thought that was amazing just hold on. Mendoza had a good PAT making the score now 42-7. On Taylors second drive of the half and second play of the drive threw the ball to their best defensive back who returned his sixth interception of the season and fourth pick six of the season. Making the score now 47-7 and a season best scoring record of 21 points in just :55 seconds.
The final score of the game was run in by “Tricky” Ricky Bickham who now is second on the team in rushing yards at 325 yards on 28 attempts and more than 11 yards a carry. Leading Katy rusher and LSU commit Adam Taylor has 738 yards on the season with 16 touchdowns and 85 attempts going into the next game vs Seven Lakes.
Katy will be the visitors Friday night at Rhodes Stadium against the 3-0 (in district) Spartans of Seven Lakes at 7 PM.