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Posts published in “Day: January 6, 2022


Coach Jon Kay, North Shore head football coach, has been selected as the 2020-2021 Southwest Section Boys Football (11-player) Coach of the Year.

Head Coach Jon Kay as he gets on the bus taking him to Arlington’s AT&T stadium to play for his 4th State Championship Title. North Shore Mustangs won the title 17-10 over Duncanville (12-18-21).(Jamail photo)

The National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) Coaches Association selected Coach Kay based upon his performance during the 2020-2021 school year, lifetime community involvement, school involvement, philosophy of coaching and his contribution to the students of the North Shore community.

Congratulations, Coach Kay! Galena Park ISD and North Shore are lucky to have you as an outstanding coach in the District.


Mustangs celebrate winning the Texas 6A-Division I state championship for the school’s third state title in four years. Coach Jon Kay hoists up trophy so fans can join in the celebration. (Photo by Linda Jamail)

Defeat Duncanville 17-10 in tough Defensive Battle

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, TX — Saturday, December 18, 2021, the North Shore Mustangs won their 3rd state championship title in 4 years, defeating Duncanville 17-10, a repeat of last year’s victory over the same team.

Sports reporters across the state and nation are repeatedly saying Coach Jon Kay has well established a football dynasty in the North Channel area. I must agree: after covering his teams now for quite a few years, it’s apparent he knows what he’s doing when teaching young athletes into becoming champions. However, he’s not just about teaching his athletic programs into producing champion players. He’s very interested in helping young men and women into becoming successful in life, and in providing the East Harris County Community with something to have a sense of pride in.

Kay said early in his teaching career, when he saw how athletics can be used to help young kids develop into something positive, he then decided he wanted to be a part of it. Coach Kay and his highly talented coaching staff always keeps their junior varsity players ready to move up to the varsity squad. And that’s what happened this year: they moved up junior varsity players, plus used their returning juniors and sophomores, into a state championship team.

North Shore Mustangs beat the Duncanville Panthers in a thriller to capture the UIL 6A Div. 1 Texas high school football state championship in front of 43,000 plus spectators. This game was one of the hardest fought contact sport games I’ve seen in years. They played each other in 2018, 2019, and now 2021, and the Eastside Boys have won all three championships.

North Channel communities celebrate the Holidays

Communities throughout the North Channel area celebrated the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with parties, parades, church services, and family outings. In addition, many sought to help others to enjoy the holidays. AT RIGHT, the North Shore Rotary Club members, including Dr. Donald Dino (the elf) and Danna Dino, help collect funds in the Red Kettle at the Walmart entrance, for the Salvation Army.

The traditions of Christmas lights and Parades were all through the neighborhoods of Channelview, Cloverleaf, Sheldon, Jacinto City, and Galena Park. AT LEFT, Santa rides the Channelview Fire Truck on his visit through many of the neighborhoods around their service area. The other fire departments also had similar holiday tours with Santa.