Last Saturday the Katy Tigers lost to the Abilene Eagles 28-17 in the State Class 5A Division II state championship football finals that was played in the Alamodome in San Antonio. My family and I were in San Antonio for family matters last weekend and we got to go the game. We really enjoyed watching the game and unfortunately the Tigers broke our hearts by losing. However, Katy still had another outstanding season and the players have no reason not to believe that this will probably happen again next year.
Abilene definitely deserved to win this game as Eagles quaterback Ronnell Sims had a great evening and ran for two touchdowns in the first quater. His couson Hershel Sims who is supposed to be the star of the team ( per folks we spoke to from Abilene ) was held in check most of the gane until he broke free for 60 yard touchdown in the 4 th quater. The Eagles gained 377 yards of total offense and almost put the game away in the first quarter. Katy held Abilene on a 4 th down attempt deep in their own territory late in the quater and Abilene was already ahead 14-0 at that point. The Tigers did fight back and had their own opportunities.
We kept pinching ourselves during the game as the Tigers were doing stupid things that we are use to seeing when watching the Seven Lakes Spartans play. Seven Lakes is another high school in the Katy ISD and plays Katy each year and Katy wins every year by a large margin. But here we all were watching the Tigers make uncharactistic errors; have untimely penalties called against them; make absolutely terrible play calls; and make stupid coaching decisions. Did you folks borrow some of the Seven Lakes coaches or play book or watch too many of our game films??? Just wondering!!!!
Abilene has an offensive line that looked big enough to play in the Big 12 conference right now. My guess is that that team will be back next year and could repeat as Champs as both the Sims cousins are back and they are excellent running backs. The Tigers I am sure will probably be playing in their 4 th staight championship game next year.
High School football is over for another year but basketball is still at the stage of playiong non district games.
If you like sports go to one one of your local high school games and support the teams. The competition is great and so is the talent of the kids who play. This is still one evening out that a normal family can still afford!!!