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The phrase “Everything is bigger in Texas,” came true over the weekend during the Texas State Championships games at NRG Stadium.
The Katy Tigers won its 8th state championship tied with Celina and Southlake Carroll High School for the most state titlesdefeating Lake Travis (Austin) 34-7. Since 1997, Katy won seven of those eight titles.
The Katy Tigers are in a similar spotlight and position as the New England Patriots. The disputing, opposing and fault-finding person considers them to be similar because both teams “bend the rules.” On the other side, the pleasing, understandable and well-informed person recognizes the greatness of the 2000’s era.
“I can say this is the best one I have had in 34 years at Katy High School,’’ said head coach Gary Joseph.
In another part of Texas, the comeback team North Shore can not be overlooked. This team is now the Class 6A Division Istate champions. North Shore has put this team out of GalenaPark back to the promise land after defeating No. Westlake Austin 21-14 in overtime fashion.
“If it wasn’t for our early-season adversity,” head coach Jon Kay said. “I don’t know if we would have had the guts to finish this.”
However the adversity played out, the competition of high school football in Texas legitimate expresses factual truth. If the testimony of someone’s hard work and dedication is playing in a high school championship game, then North Shore’s QB Maciah Long is destined for greatness.
"It felt amazing playing in a championship game,” Kansas commit Long stated after their successful victory. “We were blessed to be there. I think I played pretty good. My teammates kept faith in me and I stepped up. My skill set is that I am a well-rounded athlete who is able to do a lot of things with the ball.”
If the world understood Westlake Austin talent, this North Shore team would be appreciated much more on a higher note because Westlake had a squad point blank period.
“Playing in the state game was crazy,” Cedar Park’s Jordan Meredith said.
Cedar Park high school won their second Class 5A-DII state championship over the weekend defeating Frisco 22-6 after losing last season to Ennis in the same environment.
“We needed to slow down their quarterback because we know he’s a great player,” defensive MVP Mac McCaskill, said. “Losing in this game last year drove us all off-season. This is a great feeling.''
Junior Jason Shelley was the quarterback McCaskill was talking about. Shelley is a three star recruit with big offers from Clemson and Nebraska.
“This was one of the largest crowds that I have played in front of by far,” Meredith said. “It adds a lot of pressure on situations that would regularly be routine. The state game is the biggest stage and the ultimate finish of a great season. It can make or break a team. Overall, it was an amazing experience!”
Texas outshines the list of high schools that have had the most players drafted to the NFL along with California and Florida.
Over 250 NFL players came from a high school in Texas dealing with all classes. Superiority writes between the lone star state lines that crystalizes everything is bigger in Texas.
Undervalued flair is repeatedly found within blue-chippers. What is better than a two-star country boy from in the valleys being a future NFL star? America loves the JJ Watt and Johnny Manziel. Manziel was a three star recruit and Watt was two-star. The underestimated realization of legit talent generates conversation of Texas producing the best football athletes. Texas high school state championships aren’t nationally televised on ESPN. The average football fan unfortunately does not get a chance to see Friday night lights here weekly.
Richmond George Ranch, Waco La Vega, West Orange-Stark, Brock, Waskom, Canadian, and Bremond all were state champions after the weekend. Small schools need love too.
“It was awesome,” Canadian quarterback Tanner Schafer said. “Especially being that some of us seniors had went to state last year and had the opportunity to go back to back. I felt like we played as a team and probably had one of the best all-around team efforts we have had all year.”
Canadian Football had an undefeated season going 16-0 defeating Refugio 61-0. Four star University of Houston junior quarterback pledge Jaylon Mascorro loved the moment even after losing in the championship game.
“It is always a great feeling to play in the state game,” Mascorro said. “I did not play my best game, it was horrible.”
It is what it is. Talent is all over the board in Texas with kids being recruited from small schools. A state championship is a game where small town kids can get noticed by the top notch recruits.