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Team: Katy Tigers

District: 17-5A

Coach: Gary Joseph (5 years) 68-7 at Katy (#2 All-Time in Wins at Katy); 68-7 overall

Last Years Record: 13-3 overall 4-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Galena Park North Shore (9-1) (L 6-10)
at The Woodlands (9-2) (L 0-47)
at Flower Mound Marcus (5-6) (at Waco) (W 17-14)
vs Conroe Oak Ridge (4-6) (W 27-10)
vs Cy Bay Florida (W 31-6)
at *Katy Morton Ranch (6-4) (W 44-14)
vs *Katy Seven Lakes (3-6) (W 54-14)
vs *Katy Taylor (8-5) (W 45-6)
vs *Katy Mayde Creek (5-5) (W 41-3)
at *Katy Cinco Ranch (11-2) (L 21-27)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
Won 42-7 vs Houston Stratford (5-4) -- Bi-District
Won 51-10 vs Humble (7-3) -- Area
Won 38-7 vs Dickinson (9-3) -- Regionals
Won 42-0 vs La Porte (8-5) -- QuarterFinals
Won 41-19 vs Smithson Valley (13-2) -- SemiFinals

LIVE blog: Katy vs. Smithson Valley @ Rice University
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/13/live-blogging-katy-vs-smithson-valley

Article on the Katy vs. Smithson Valley game
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/13/the-katy-tigers-are-set-to-defend-their-title

Won 17-3 vs Wylie (13-3) -- Championship

For Pictures and Audio of the Championship game go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/20/katy-wins-6th-state-championship-photos-and-video

**LIVE BLOG** 5A Division II Championship Wylie vs. Katy
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/20/5a-division-ii-championship-wylie-vs-katy

Championship Article:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/21/katy-wins-6th-state-championship

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB Michael Stojkovic
RB Will Jeffrey 1483 yards rushing 17 TDs
WR Ryan James
TE Zachary Swanson committed to Stanford
OL Shep Klinke 3 star committed to Texas A&M
DE Nick Narcisse 66 tackles 8 sacks
LB Grant Clifton 153 tackles 6 sacks
LB Terrence Barley 53 tackles 7 sacks
S Sam Holl 178 tackles 14 PB District Defensive MVP

Notes:
Katy is the favorite to win the state championship in 2009. Can they win it back to back to back? They have the talent on both sides of the ball plus this team is always well coached and they never make mistakes. Their pre-district schedule is 2nd to none. They will start the season against Galena Park North Shore (78 consecutive regular season wins) and follow that up with The Woodlands (47-0 loss in 2008). Oh...and they will play the Washington State Champion, Bellevue Washington in a "Clash of the Champions II". To read the article on this go to: http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2009/03/20/clash-of-the-champions-ii
Another run to the state championship game is not out of the question. A pre-season prediction could be seeing the Katy Tigers take on Allen or Cedar Hill in the Division II Championship game.

History:
Back-To-Back state Champions
18 consecutive winning seasons
7 consecutive 10+ win seasons
16 of the last 23 season 10+ wins
All time record: 441-266-18 62.07% 725 games
Katy Tigers didn’t win the district title in 2008 for the first time since 2002 (Cinco Ranch won)
When Katy fell to 0-2 in 2008 this was the first time since 1984
3-1 vs. The Woodlands since 2005
1997 playoff win vs Houston Madison was their sixth straight area-round playoff victory. The last time the Tigers lost in the second round was a 2001 to Madison and then-quarterback Vince Young.
Have won 11 regional title in school history
Playoff Appearances (26) 1948,59,62,63,64,86,88,89,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02, 2003,04,05,06,07,08

Bi-District -- 1948, 62, 86, 88, 93
Area -- 1989, 91, 2001
Regionals -- 1963, 64, 95, 96, 98
Quarterfinals -- 1992, 2004, 06
Semifinals -- 2002
State Runner Up -- 1994, 1999, 2005
State Champions -- 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008

Championship History: Katy (9) 6-3 (Tied in 7th place in All-Time State Championship Appearances)
1959 1A - Katy 16, Sundown 6
1994 5A Division I - Plano 28, Katy 7
1997 5A Division I - Katy 24, Longview 3
1999 5A Division II - Garland 37, Katy 25
2000 5A Division II - Katy 35, Tyler John Tyler 20
2003 5A Division II - Katy 16, Southlake Carroll 15
2005 5A Division II - Southlake Carroll 34, Katy 20
2007 5A Division II - Katy 28, Pflugerville 7
2008 5A Division II - Katy 17, Wylie 3

Last 5 year record: 68-7

Last 10 year record: 132-18

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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