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The Katy Tigers School Cy Ranch 70-21

December 15, 2012
By Doug Johnson of The Grind

Domination:  to be much more powerful or successful than others in a game, competition, etc.

The definition of "domination" does not do the word justice. The word itself sounds so much more powerful than the definition. When you add the word "total" in front of domination you could only then begin to describe how the Katy Tigers have played in this 2012 playoff season. Complete and absolute domination would then be how one could define how Katy played last Saturday at Rice Stadium against the Cypress Ranch Mustangs.

Some may look at the final score of 70-21 and say well wouldn't complete and absolute domination mean a shut out where the other team didn't score any points at all. That could be the legitimate definition of the phrase, but you must consider that this is the fourth round of the playoffs and Katy head coach Gary Joseph has always taken the opportunity to allow underclassmen to play in state playoff games for the experience they get cannot be found anywhere except the playoffs. That being said you have to breakdown the scoring of the game to realize that Katy dominated Cy Ranch.

The first example of domination after breaking down the entire game is that Katy had 49 unanswered points in the first half alone.  28 of these points came in the first quarter. In fact Katy scored 56 points before Cy Ranch's Keith Ford put the Mustangs first six points up on a 77 yard run with 8:50 left in the third quarter. Katy's third string fullback retaliated with his first touchdown and second touch of the season from five yards out with 4:36 left in the third.

Cy Ranch was obviously high on the momentum of the first score and in less than a minute football time Kewai Wilder had a 16-yard run for the their second score of the game. This was the last offensive score of the game and was just a little too late.

On Katy's next drive and just 2:35 seconds later "tricky" Ricky Bickham , the Tigers third string running back ran 32 yards for his 12th touchdown of the season. This made the score 69-14 and with a Manny Mendoza kick the score was now 70-14 with a minute left in the third.

In the fourth quarter Katy tried to get everybody who was suited up a chance to play, as Kyle Porter has some nice runs along with Demonte Davenport who also had some nice runs but no scores.

The last score of the game was a fumble recovery in the end zone by Randy Noel which made the score 70-21 with 8:00 minutes left in the game.

Katy will move on to the semifinals in Division 2 of the Texas 5A football playoffs. Katy will face Cibilo Steele at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas Saturday December 15, 2012

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