The Katy Tigers’ Train is Not Full Steam Ahead

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Dean Bisceglia @dean_b23
September 3, 2016

The Katy “train” is in a slow crawl early this season. After losing to Austin Westlake in Austin in their season opener the Katy Tigers looked to get the Katy train rolling again. Giving up 32 points last week to Sam Ehlinger and Austin Westlake, the Katy Tigers’ defensive struggles continue giving up 49 points to Klein Collins.

Katy got off to a slow start on offense starting with back-to-back three and outs. The Tigers are usually the team running through teams, but Klein Collins was the team running the show early. D’Anthony Doyle started the scoring with a 52-yard touchdown run down the sidelines. On an untimed down Deondrick Glass punched in a two-yard run for a touchdown.

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On 4th and goal from the two, Glass was called on again, and delivered once again, giving Katy the lead 14-7. Glass, a sophomore, but familiar with varsity play was an intrical part of the Tigers’ state run last year. Glass will be able to go wherever he wants, already having offers from the likes of Florida State, Arkansas and Oklahoma State.

Doyle scored once again from 52-yards out, tying the game at 14-14. After holding the Katy offense in check. Collins drove down the field to take the lead 21-14 at the half.

One thing for sure is Katy’s defense is not the what is was last year. Klein Collins out gained Katy 227-207, and out rushed Katy by 25 yards in the first half.

Klein Collins is no slouch by any means ranked 28th in the state by MaxPreps, whooped up on Cy-Woods 42-14. Collins amassed over 400 total yards while holding Cy-Woods to a measly 120 total yards.

One play after the Katy defense forced Collins to punt on their second half opening drive, Glass rumbled through the defense and referees to get Katy even with Collins on a 56-yard touchdown run.

After another Collins rushing touchdown, things went from bad to worse for Katy when the Tigers were backed up in the shadows of their own goal posts. Katy was forced to punt when the snap went over the punter’s head, who was then forced to scramble to get the kick off which was then picked up and returned 31-yards for a touchdown by Collins to go up 35-21.

Josh Oglesby got the Tigers within one score, 35-28, on a early fourth quarter touchdown from the Collins five-yard line.

With 3:46 left in the 4th quarter Katy took a shot down the field and connected to tie the game with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Rocky Emery to JC Angulo.

Katy got the ball first and took the lead 42-35 on a 11-yard touchdown by Glass, his fourth touchdown run of the night. On 4th and 12 Collins converted on a slant route at the five-yard line to Jaylon Johnson, then D’Anthony Doyle scores one play later to send the game to double overtime.

In double OT Collins scored on a 13-yard rush by Quinton Newton to take the lead 49-42 and forced Katy to score a touchdown. Katy answered the call on a 16-yard rush by Glass his 5th of the night. Katy went for two and the win. On a play-action, bootleg to the right, Rocky Emery hit Masen Rivera in the end zone to win the game.

The super sophomore Glass finished with 250 yards on 29 carries. His counterpart for Collins D’Anthony Doyle was just as good, finishing with 167 total yards and three touchdowns.

Katy will need to look a lot sharper next week to have a chance against The Woodlands. As for Klein Collins they take on a very strong Lamar Texans team that will make for another tough game.

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