On paper this looked like this could be the end of the
road track for Katy. Cy Ranch came in undefeated and just got done putting up 63 points last week against Bellaire. The Mustangs were the highest scoring offense on the great Katy Tigers defense last year, so it looked like that could spell trouble for the defense this year. The Tigers defense did one better and held the Mustangs high powered offense to a season low 14 points in Katy’s 31-14 win.
Early on Katy looked like they were going to do what they do to most teams, run the ball and play great defense, and they did that, just not with who they expected. Star running back Deondrick Glass went out early in the first half with what looked to be a right knee injury and needed help getting off the field, and would not return. Josh Oglesby a very capable backup filled in, but on his first carry had a 20 yard run, and fumbled as he was going down.
You could almost feel the nervousness in the air for Katy when Glass went out aka the whole offense. Tigers quarterback Rocky Emery hasn’t been asked to do much this year, and when he was asked to do more than turn around and hand it to Glass it hasn’t been all that pretty, just look at The Woodlands game. Emery definitely stepped up when Glass went down. Emery went 15 of 17 with 216 yards and two touchdowns and it should’ve been 16-17 with 230+ yards and three touchdowns. Replay showed Emery connected with JC Angulo at the front pylon with control and one foot in, but was called incomplete.
Angulo has had some up and down games this season, but showed up as well when the Tigers really needed him. Angulo finished the night with six catches for 130 yards.
The scoreboard and stats is not indicative of how close the game actually was. A 17 point win and almost 200 total yard differential looks like a beat down, but this was far from that. Cy Ranch was only down one score for most of the game, and had a lot of big plays to keep it closer. Austin Goffney got the Mustangs the closest they would be the whole night on a 63-yard run to cut the Katy lead to 17-14 in the third quarter. It would be all Katy after that, a 7:47, 16 play 74 yard drive capped off by Olgesby second touchdown all but put the game away for the Tigers. The Mustangs answered back-to-back Katy touchdowns with back-to-back first play of the drive interceptions that finally put the nail in the coffin.
The Tigers end the Mustangs season once again, Cy Ranch finishes the season at 11-1. Katy moves to 10-2 on the season and will take on fellow defending state champ North Shore Friday at noon at NRG Stadium.