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Katy Wins 9th Title with Old-School Football


In the age of spread offenses and 100-point halves, the Katy Tigers win the old-fashioned way with runs, plays based off of runs, and defense. Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium for the 6A Division II Championship against the Cedar Hill Longhorns was no different.

Using a combination of traps, draws, and play action passes and a stifling defense, the Tiger prevailed 51-14 over the Longhorns to win the 9th title in school history.

Katy won the coin toss and elected to defer giving Cedar Hill the ball to start the game. The teams exchanged punts on their opening drives and the Longhorns were forced to punt on second possession. The Tigers then drove 71 yards in 9 plays taking 4:51 off the clock to take a 7-0 lead with 1:18 left in the first quarter on a 37-yard pass from Caleb Kroger to Taylor Saulsberry.

After an interception by Sheppard Bowling set the Tigers up at the Longhorn 41, Katy covered the distance 3 plays taking 1:07 off the clock to take a 14-0 lead with 11:18 remaining before the half on a 3-yard run by Jalen Davis.

Nemanja Lazic added a 49-yard field goal with 3:31 left in the half and Isiah Smith broke free for a 55-yard touchdown run on his only carry of the first half to give Katy a 24-0 lead at the half.

Lazic added a 21-yard field goal to end Katy’s first drive of the second half to extend their lead to 27-0 with 7:30 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

On the next possession, Katy’s Hamilton McMartin scooped up a fumble and returned it 55 yards for TD to extend the Tigers lead to 34-0 with 6:16 remaining in the 3rd.

Cedar Hill got on the board on their next possession with a 4-yard run from Kaidon Salter to cut the Katy lead to 34-7 with 4:28 left in the 3rd.

Lazic added a 38-yard field goal with 2:18 left in the 3rd to stretch the Katy lead to 37-7 with 2:18 left in the 3rd.

Cedar Hill cut further into the lead with a 10-yard touchdown run from Salter to make the score Katy 37, Cedar Hill 14 with 0:07 left in the 3rd.

The fourth quarter was all Katy as Seth Davis score on a 25-yard TD run to push the Tiger lead to 44-14 and Cal Varner returned an interception 15 yards for TD to make the final score Katy 51, Cedar Hill 14.


Caleb Varner (3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, 1 TD) was named the Defensive MVP.

Seth Davis (stats below) was named the Offensive MVP


Statistical Leaders


Passing – Caleb Koger 5 of 9 for 92 yards and 1 TD.

Rushing – Seth Davis 14 carries for 123 yards and 1 TD.

Receiving – Taylor Saulsberry 3 receptions for 59 yards and 1 TD.


Cedar Hill

Passing – Kaidon Salter 12 of 24 for 112 yards.

Rushing – Kylon Ashton 2 carries 69 yards.

Receiving – Anthony Thomas 3 receptions for 49 yards.

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