KATY WINS DISTRICT IN 41-6 VICTORY OVER MEMORIAL
November 13, 2012By Doug Johnson of The Grind
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Twenty Seven, its the number of times the Katy Tigers have won the district championship since 1939 when they first suited up as a varsity high school team. This years 42-6 win over Houston Memorial awarded the Tigers with District Championship number 27. This respectable number came only one week after the Tigers scored their 500th program win over Cinco Ranch in a 35-21 battle.
Katy came into the Memorial game expecting to play a very good team and after a slow start the Tigers outscored the Mustangs 42-6. On the season Katy has out scored its opponent 498 to 102 with an average of 50 to 10 dominating district 19-5A for the fourth straight year.
Not only did Katy add to its already historic number of district championships the Tigers won their 500th program victory against Cinco Ranch on November 3, 2012. Lets think about this for a minute. Katy's first year as a varsity team was 1939 that's 74 years as an 11 man football team. In the current system a State championship team has to play 16 game. In order to win 500 games it would take 31 years of undefeated seasons. Now lets think about this Katy has won 10 or more games in a season 23 times since its first state title in 1959. 18 of these 10 or more win seasons happened between 1992 and 2012. Katy has also won 10 or more games for the past eleven years in a row.
Katy's senior running back Adam Taylor has 1366 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns this season earned 134 of those against Memorial along with 2 touchdowns.
Taylor knocked the wind of Memorial's sails early scoring both of those touchdowns in the first six minutes of the game. Taylor got more yardage in the second quarter and set up a nice 32 yard touchdown run by Rodney Anderson making the score 21-0 with 7:01 left in the half.
Katy's balanced defense shut down Memorial's offense for the first three quarters. This allowed Alex Fisher to sneak in another score from one yard out leaving 1:51 in the second quarter. Manny Mendoza nailed his 4th PAT that evening making the score 28-0 going into half time.
In the third quarter it as all Anderson and Kyle Fulks who found the endzone leaving Memorial scoreless until the start of the 4 quater when Matt Collins sneaked in from 4 yards out leaving the final score 41-6.
Katy enters the first round of playoffs next Thursday night at 7:00pm at Butler stadium against Westbury