North Shore and Katy couldn’t have played a closer game. The game lived up to the hype and did not disappoint, North Shore only out-gained Katy by 13 yards and had two more first downs. North Shore stopped Katy at the goal line late in the 4th quarter to preserve their 20-17 lead and win.
Katy came into the game without their leading rusher and main offensive threat Deondrick Glass. Rocky Emery who had a great game last week against Cypress Ranch didn’t have near the game he needed to have today versus the Mustangs. Emery missed on his first three attempts and on his third miss it was picked off by North Shore. Katy struck first on a pitch to the right that Josh Oglesby took 38 yards for a touchdown.
Katy looked to have held North Shore to a field goal, but was called for roughing the center that is an automatic first down, and the Mustangs turned that into a touchdown. Looking back that play would be the difference in the game.
The game was full of big plays, North Shore’s first touchdown was the only score that came from inside the red zone. This game was the definition of old school football, a lot of running and good defense. Combined both quarterbacks failed to break 200 passing yards. Bryant Badie did just a little bit more than Rocky Emery to help North Shore win the game.
Josh Oglesby did a fine job filling in for Deondrick Glass. Katy had 1st and goal from the two-yard line after Emery hit JC Angulo for 43 yards. Katy coach Gary Joseph decided to go for it on fourth down from the one, but lost a yard on the pitch right and essentially the game.
North Shore’s defense rose to the occasion when the team needed it the most. After holding Dickinson to 24 yards on 24 carries last week Katy gained 172 yards on 40 carries, but needed 174. Katy ends their season at 10-3. North Shore moves to 12-1 and will play the winner of the Lamar vs. Atascocita game Friday at 7 pm at NRG.