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STATE CHAMPIONS DIVISION I – 6A North Shore Mustangs honored

Congressional and State Resolutions noting the successful season are presented to North Shore Head Foorball Coach Jon Kay and the 2015 State Champion North Shore football team by Congressman Gene Green Staff member Jorge Maldonado and State Representative Ana Hernandez last Thursday at the Galena Park Football Stadium. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)
Congressional and State Resolutions noting the successful season are presented to North Shore Head Foorball Coach Jon Kay and the 2015 State Champion North Shore football team by Congressman Gene Green Staff member Jorge Maldonado and State Representative Ana Hernandez last Thursday at the Galena Park Football Stadium. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

February 4, 2016 — The celebration continued this past Thursday at Galena Park ISD Football Stadium for the North Shore Mustangs football team after claiming the Class 6A, Division I championship with OT win over Austin Westlake.

It was the December 19, 2015 state championship final at NRG Stadium the Galena Park North Shore Mustangs (East Side) (13-3) beat the Austin Westlake Chaparrals (14-2) 2114 in overtime to win the Class 6A Division I championship.

Thursday before a packed home team bleacher of fans, family and elected officials the Mustang football team wearing shirts claiming ownership of not just the school or city but rather the state received volumes of praise.

Coach Kay says hard work and dedication is what reversed the 1-3 losing start of the season to be able to come back and claim the state title. This reminds me of the late baseball legend Yogi Berra’s famous quote, “it ain’t over til it’s over.”

Texas Army National Guard Specialist First Class Clarence E. Foster presented the National Ranking Banner and trophy from MaxPreps Tour of Football Champions. MaxPreps is American’s leading source for high school sports information and rankings.

Ana Hernandez State Representative of House District 143 praised the unforgettable successful season while mentioning some keys plays. They included linebacker Andrew Hyacinth’s returning a fumble 95 yards for the team’s first score, defensive tackle Britton Larkin blocking a field goal attempt in the final seconds of regulation which kept the teams tied 14 -14. In overtime, quarterback Maciah Long punched in a one-yard touchdown, and then the Mustangs defense stopped Westlake on the next possession to clinch the championship title.

A celebration banquet to cumulate the entire football season is set for Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Houston Marriot at Hobby Airport. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Galena Park ISD Administration Bldg. 14705 Woodforest Blvd. Houston, TX 77015 and for more information call,832-3861226.