The “Katy Train” may have began to pick up a little steam against the Cinco Ranch Cougars. At the beginning of the game it looked like Katy’s struggles would continue. The Katy Tigers have owned the Cougars in this district rivalry to the tune of 15-1, with the Cougars only win coming in 2008. This may have been the Cougars best chance to beat the Tigers with the Tigers looking vulnerable.
The first quarter ended scoreless with not much offense. Once again Katy couldn’t get Deondrick Glass going. Luckily for the Tigers the Cougars beat themselves early on with offensive penalties.
Katy finally got Glass going on a 17-yard touchdown run, Katy led 7-0.
Katy’s defense played better than the score indicated last week against The Woodlands, and it carried over against Cinco Ranch. Cinco Ranch only managed to gain 60 yards of offense in the first half. The Katy defense finally got its first turnover of the year, which is hard to believe.
“We had a lot of kids that needed to do some growing up,” Joseph said about his young defense. “We had some kids last week that were trying to do too much, and in the second half they (the Tigers coaches) had to settle them down and do their jobs, it is just a part of growing up.”
Katy looked to have pointed the ship in the right direction against the Cougars, whether that ship sets sail only time will tell. This looked to be Katy’s only real competition for the district title, but an impressive performance nullified that. To show that they learned from their early season struggles Katy needed to have a performance like this.
Katy doubled up on Cinco Ranch’s total yards, 446-203. JC Angulo finished the night with seven catches for 204 yards and four touchdowns. Deondrick Glass looked like the Glass from last year a little bit finishing with 15 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Katy gets back to .500 (2-2),(1-0) for the season and wins their first district game. Cinco Ranch falls back to .500 (2-2),(0-1) on the season and loses their first district game.
To show that they learned from their early season struggles and were on the right path to growing and getting better the Tigers needed to have a performance like this.