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2013 LSG Team Preview — Katy Tigers

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Katy Tigers

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Team: Katy Tigers (19-5A)

Twitter: Go Tigers!!
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Facebook: Go Tigers!

Colors: Red/White

1st varsity season: 1939

Enrollment: 2,810.5 -- 4th largest in the district out of 8 schools

Stadium: Jack Rhodes Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 9,768)

2013 Schedule:
Aug. 29, 2013 KLEIN @ Reliant Stadium
Sep. 6, 2013 AT ALIEF TAYLOR
Sep. 14, 2013 THE WOODLANDS
Sep. 20, 2013 AT KATY MAYDE CREEK
Sep. 26, 2013 AT KATY MORTON RANCH
Oct. 11, 2013 AT KATY TAYLOR
Oct. 18, 2013 KATY SEVEN LAKES
Oct. 26, 2013 AT HOUSTON STRAKE JESUIT @ Tully Statium
Nov. 2, 2013 AT KATY CINCO RANCH
Nov. 8, 2013 HOUSTON MEMORIAL

Coach: Gary Joseph (8 years) 123-11-0 (#2 All-Time in Wins at Katy); 123-11-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 4  Defense: 4

Key Players:
* Katy RB, Rodney Anderson Top JR DIST Special Teams MVP 2nd Team All-District RB 864 yards 24 TDS rushing
* TE Logan Lister TOP 10 TE 1st Team All-District
* LB Jake Blomstrom TOP 25 LB 1st Team All-District Pre-Season All-State 106 tackles
* RB SOPH Kyle Porter
* QB Kiley Huddleston 1,439 yards 19 TDs passing
* DL Cody Gessler 1st Team All-District 51 tackles 7 sacks
* DL Tim Wilkerson 1st Team All-District 48 tackles 4 sacks
* TE Sloan Spiller 2nd Team All-District
* DB Tanner Ebrecht 2nd Team All-District
* K Manuel Mendoza 2nd Team All-District
* DB SOPH Colin Wilder 56 tackles

2012 JV Record: 9-1

Notes:
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking #3
* Motto -- Home of Champions
* The last time the Tigers lost in the second round of the playoffs was a 2001 to Madison and then-quarterback Vince Young
* 22 consecutive winning seasons
* 11 consecutive 10+ win seasons
* 20 of the last 27 season 10+ wins
* Coach Joseph Was LSG's Class 5A Coach Of The Year Last Year

  • Mike Says: The Tigers were a dominating team last year winning the Division II Championship. Along the way their average margin of victory was 39 points...40+ in the playoffs. Once again this year they will be the heavy favorite in Region III even though they graduated 59 lettermen and only have 6 starters coming back. The tradition is alive and well in Katy land. That along with a strong running game and great defense could spell another championship run. RB Rodney Anderson will be the feature back this year so expect big things from him. If there is a weakness it may in the secondary where they were hit hard by graduation. Look for another undefeated regular seasons with great games against Alief Taylor and The Woodlands early on. Once in the playoffs, everyone would love to see another match-up between them and Cibolo Steele in the Semifinals.
  • Chris Says: It looks like a rebuilding year for Katy...  I know, I know - Katy doesn't rebuild, they reload.  Whatever you call it, with only 4 starters returning on each side of the ball, they will struggle early.  By "struggle" I mean they won't win by 40.  There is nobody better at getting athletes into "the system" and believing in themselves than Gary Joseph.  For that reason, I feel the Tigers will be fine once they get rolling.  At most, they will drop 1 regular season game and once the Tigers reach the postseason, it's on like Donkey Kong!  Once in the playoffs, Katy will drop a game in the 3rd or 4th round to some overlooked upstart.  This will give them the education and motivation to win it all again in 2014.

Last Years Record:  Overall 16-0 District 7-0

2012 Games:
vs Klein (6-5) (at Reliant Stadium) (W 48-7)
vs Alief Taylor (8-4) (W 23-9)
at The Woodlands (8-4) (W 63-10)
vs Katy Morton Ranch (7-3)* (W 62-24)
at Katy Mayde Creek (3-7)* (W 70-7)
vs Katy Taylor (1-9)* (W 56-7)
at Katy Seven Lakes (5-6)* (W 38-13)
vs Houston Strake Jesuit (2-8) (at Tully)* (W 62-7)
vs Katy Cinco Ranch (8-4)* (W 35-21)
at Houston Memorial (8-4)* (W 41-6)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
vs Houston Westbury (3-8) (Houston's Butler) (W 77-7) Bi-District
vs Langham Creek (9-3) (Houston's Reliant) (W 49-0) Area
vs La Porte (11-2) (Houston's Reliant) (W 55-10) Regionals
vs Cypress Ranch (9-5) (Houston's Rice) (W 70-21) QuarterFinals
vs Schertz Cibolo Steele (14-1) (Waco's Floyd Casey) (W 45-33) SemiFinals
vs Cedar Hill (11-5) (Cowboys Stadium) (W 35-24) Championship

History:
* Won 7th all-time state championship #2 in history
* Have won the district title 10 of the last 11 years (Cinco Ranch won in 2002)
* 15 Region III finalist out of the last 16 years (only loss in 2001)
* Have won 13 regional titles in school history
* 22-6 all-time vs. Katy Taylor
* 12-1 all-time vs. Katy Cinco Ranch
* All-Time Record 507-284-19 63.77% 810 total games
* 22nd consecutive playoff appearance
* Playoff Record : 89-22
* playoff History (30) 1948,1959,1962,1963,1964,1986,1988,1989,1991,1992,1993,1994
1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

Bi-District -- 1948, 1962, 1986, 1988, 1993
Area -- 1989, 1991, 2001
Regionals -- 1963, 1964, 1995, 1996, 1998,2011
Quarterfinals -- 1992, 2004, 2006, 2010
Semifinals -- 2002
State Runner Up -- 1994, 1999, 2005, 2009
State Champions -- 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012

Championship History: Katy (11) 7-4 (Tied for 1st in All-Time appearances in Championship History)
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
2012 5A Division II - Katy 35, Cedar Hill 24

Last 5 year record: 68-7

Last 10 year record: 138-12

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