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Houston Roundup – 9/9/13

Houston area Texas high school football roundup

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Katy Romps on National TV: Even an injury to its starting quarterback couldn’t stop Katy from rolling Alief Taylor 49-0 on ESPNU.  After Kiley Huddleston went down on their second series, sophomore Garrett Doiron led the Tigers to five scores on his first six drives. Running back, Rodney Anderson was the star again, racking up 206 yards and five total touchdowns before sitting out the second half.  Gary Joseph’s squad has outscored its opponents 90-3 through two games, and appears to be one of the best teams in the nation.

Texas City Cruises Past Rival La Marque: Got to hand it to Chris, because he nailed his prediction about Texas City. In our “The Battle by the Bay,” the Stingarees rode the Foreman twins to 213 total yards and five touchdowns. On defense, the Stings were able to force six first-half turnovers, paving the way for an early 21-point lead. Running back, D’Onta Foreman was named the game’s MVP with five minutes to play, and Texas City posted a rivalry-best 56 points. Make no mistake, this is a serious 3A contender.

Kinkaid’s Granato Bursts Onto Scene: Houston Kinkaid sophomore JT Granato had a career night in the nail-biter win over 3A Bellville. Granato threw for 451 yards and 4 touchdowns to edge the Brahmas 39-38 at home. He may be a private school star, but Granato has some big-time talent. Watch for his name to pop up on the recruiting radar for some major Division I programs.

Big Weekend For Lamar’s Bonney: Redskins’ senior safety John Bonney committed to the Texas Longhorns on Thursday. The next day, he helped his current team swarm Elkins in a 38-6 victory. A late riser on the recruiting trail, Bonney picked the ‘Horns out of 30 offers from some of the nation’s premier programs. Bonney’s Redskins are now 2-0 heading into this week’s matchup with Beaumont West Brook.

North Shore Edges Manvel: Down 20-10 in the third, the Galena Park North Shore Mustangs found their stride late in a comeback win over Manvel. After struggling early, quarterback Lawance McCardell ran in the go-ahead score with 9:09 remaining. From there it was all defense, getting on a fourth-down sack on Deriq King in the red zone to preserve the 24-20 victory. The Mustangs did lose All-State linebacker Zach Whitley to a first-half head injury, which could be a key loss for them moving forward.

by Zach Shelton
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