Class 6A-Division I
Katy vs. Cy-Fair, 7 p.m. at the Berry Center
Last Meeting: Katy 27, Cy-Fair 14 (2019)
- Katy and Cy-Fair meet for the first time since 2019 in the second round of the playoffs, with both coming off big wins in the first round of the playoffs and looking to get to the regional semifinals next week.
Katy topped Fort Bend Travis 49-6 last week and had good days on both sides of the ball. The Tigers ran for 344 yards in the win, with Tremayne Hill rushing for 130 and three touchdowns, Tadi Zambe rushing nine times for 107 yards and a touchdown and Romel Jordan rushing for 29 yards and a score. The Tigers also had an efficient day through the air, Gunner Nelson threw for 96 yards and a touchdown. Israel Olotu-Judah led the way receiving with three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown and also added a punt return for a touchdown while Oliver Ginn had three catches for 20 yards and a score. Defensively, the Tigers only allowed the one score and had two interceptions, only allowing Travis to convert on one third down attempt and never letting Travis into the game.
Now Katy will take on a talented Cy-Fair team in round two. The Bobcats are 10-1 overall and finished 7-0 in District 17-6A to win a district championship. They come off a 55-10 win over Bellaire in the first round of the playoffs. The Bobcats are led by senior quarterback Trey Owens, a University of Texas commit. He has had a big year and has thrown for 2795 yards and 39 touchdowns to just four interceptions this year. Owen Carter and Connor Porter have been the teams biggest threats through the air, Carter has 52 catches for 854 yards and 11 touchdowns while Porter has 712 yards and nine touchdowns on 41 catches. Wyatt Herbel has added 25 catches for 467 yards and 11 touchdowns as Cy-Fair can spread around through the air. Cy-Fair has a two-headed running attack. Jamel Nickerson was injured most of the year but came back and ran for a touchdown last week while James Walker leads the team with 368 yards on the ground this year.
Katy’s defense will have to have one of their best games of the year against the pass, especially with the way Cy-Fair can spread the ball, the Tigers on offense will try to do the same thing with pounding the run game and finding a good balance with the pass.
Taylor, Jordan fall in Bi-District
Taylor and Jordan both had their seasons end in the first round of the playoffs after strong years.
Taylor had its game go all the way down to the final seconds against George Ranch. Dante Archie had two touchdowns in the game, on a 44-yard catch from Daniel Bruns and a 22-yard rush, while Cyrus Reyes added a touchdown catch from Daniel Bruns as well from 21-yards out. The difference in the game turned out to be a blocked extra point, as after Taylor’s second touchdown the extra point try was blocked and Taylor was unable to tie things on a two-point try in the third quarter, as it ended 21-19 in favor of George Ranch.
Jordan suffered a 35-7 loss to Hightower in the first round of the playoffs, after the schools best every season landed them their first playoff appearance in its second year in District 19-6A. Jordan’s lone touchdown came on a 26-yard touchdown from Colin Willetts to Andrew Marsh in the second quarter as Hightower pulled away from the second quarter on to secure the win.