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2010 LSG Preview — Katy Tigers

Team: Katy Tigers

District: 19-5A

Coach: Gary Joseph (6 years) 82-9 at Katy (#2 All-Time in Wins at Katy); 82-9 overall

Last Years Record: 14-2 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
vs G.P. North Shore (8-4) (W 9-7)
vs The Woodlands (11-1) (L 27-31)
vs Bellevue High School (Washington) (W 35-17)
at F.M. Marcus (7-4) (at Waco) (W 34-24)
vs Bmt. West Brook (9-4) (W 36-7)
at *Katy Morton Ranch (1-9) (W 39-0)
vs *Katy Seven Lakes (4-7) (W 50-0)
vs *Katy Taylor (6-4) (W 21-10)
vs *Katy Mayde Creek (1-9) (W 42-7)
at *Katy Cinco Ranch (13-2) (W 21-20)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Ups
vs Houston Stratford (8-3) (W 49-14) Bi-District
vs Humble Atascocita (10-2) (W 45-7) Area
vs La Porte (8-4) (W 37-3) Regionals
vs Clear Springs (11-3) (W 38-21) QuarterFinals
vs New Braunfels (11-4) (W 14-6) SemiFinals
vs Abilene (15-0) (L 17-28) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Galena Park North Shore 7:00
4-Sep vs. Alief Taylor 6:00
18-Sep @ Beaumont West Brook 6:00
24-Sep vs. Katy Seven Lakes 7:00*
1-Oct @ RICE vs. Strake Jesuit 7:00*
7-Oct vs. Katy Morton Ranch 7:00*
14-Oct @ Katy Mayde Creek 7:00*
23-Oct vs. Houston Memorial 6:00*
30-Oct @ Katy Taylor 11:00*
6-Nov vs. Katy Cinco Ranch 11:00*

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB JR Brooks Haack 479 yards 7 TDs
RB Donovonn Young 658 yards 9 TDs rushing TOP 30 RB
RB Vernon Jeffries 492 yards 10 TDs rushing
WR Greg Morris 25-452 3 TDs
DL Nick Narcisse 66 tackles 8 sacks TOP 25 DL
DL Cole Mayo
DL John Sampa
LB Grant Clifton 155 tackles 5 sacks
DB Colt Atwood 7 INTs 56 tackles 21 PBU
DB Channing Pate

Notes:
The Tigers are once again a title favorite in 2010. They lost a lot and only bring back 18 lettermen from last years team that fell just short of a three-peat championship. They have great players coming back though on both sides of the ball though and should win 10+ games again for the 9th consecutive season. One big change is that the Tigers are likely to be Division I in 2010 which would create some great matchups in the playoffs like games vs. North Shore, Pearland or Hightower. They once again have one of the toughest pre-district schedules in the Houston area with games against Galena Park North Shore, Alief Taylor and Beaumont West Brook.

History:
3 straight Championship Games
19 consecutive winning seasons
8 consecutive 10+ win seasons
17 of the last 24 season 10+ wins
All time record: 455-268-18 62.62% 741 games
Have won the district title 7 of the last 8 years (Cinco Ranch won in 2002)
When Katy fell to 0-2 in 2008 this was the first time since 1984
3-2 vs. The Woodlands since 2005 The Woodlands have won the last 2 games
The last time the Tigers lost in the second round of the playoffs was a 2001 to Madison and then-quarterback Vince Young.
Have won 12 regional title in school history
19th consecutive playoff appearance
19-6 all-time vs. Katy Taylor
8-1 all-time vs. Katy Cinco Ranch
All-Time Playoff Record : 78-20
Playoff Appearances (27)
1948,1959,1962,1963,1964,1986,1988,1989,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Bi-District -- 1948, 1962, 1986, 1988, 1993
Area -- 1989, 1991, 2001
Regionals -- 1963, 1964, 1995, 1996, 1998
Quarterfinals -- 1992, 2004, 2006
Semifinals -- 2002
State Runner Up -- 1994, 1999, 2005, 2009
State Champions -- 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008

Championship History: Katy (10) 6-4
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
2009 5A Division II - Abilene 28, Katy 17

Last 5 year record: 70-7

Last 10 year record: 132-18

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

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