HOUSTON – In a battle between two Championship teams, the North Shore Mustangs came out on top, and will advance to the semi-final regional play-offs this Friday in the NRG Stadium.
The final five minutes of the game were exciting, and determined the win.
North Shore’s Kerrion Hadnot ran 48 yards for a touchdown, thwarting Katy’s defenders. With five minutes left, the score was then 20-17, but Katy wasn’t through trying.
On the next round, Katy QB Rocky Emery hit JC Angulo with a 43 yard pass, bring them to the Mustang 2 yard line, and what looked like a game winning TD.
But four plays later, on a 4th and goal on the 1 yard line, Katy coach Gary Joseph decided to try for a winning TD instead of a tie with a field goal. The Mustang defense was up to the challenge. Jacoby Allen stopped Katy’s Josh Oglesby with a 1 yard loss, and a turnover.
Katy’s five year championship run ended with a 10-3 record, while the North Shore Mustangs, now 12-1, go on to the regional semi-finals Friday against Atascocita (11-1).
A large contingent of fans is expected at the NRG stadium to cheer the Mustangs on toward the state playoffs.