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North Shore Mustang Basketball defeats C. E. King Panthers 63-50

#22 Jakari Marshall, Mustang 3 point shooter makes six 3 point shots in 63 – 50 win over C. E. King. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. — Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the GPISD North Shore Mustangs basketball team went to the Sheldon ISD C. E. King court, defeating them 63 to 50 in their second district game.

The Mustangs opened their district season by beating the LaPorte Bulldogs 68 – 42.

North Shore’s coach is Sam Benitez, who last year took his team to the state’s final four championship contest, only to lose in a close game, one game away from playing in the final championship game. This year he has built a team that will once again be a strong force in the state.

North Shore (2-0) travels to Deer Park to play the Deer (1- 1) Friday, January 10 at 7 PM.

Galena Park Youngster wins Houston Texans Contest

Tristan Chavez of Galena Park runs off the field at NRG Stadium after picking up the tee from the opening kick off of the Houston Texans recent home playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. Tristan’s name was drawn as a winner of the Ashley HomeStore Kickoff Kid program. Visit any Houston-area Ashley HomeStore to enter for a chance to win.


Jon Kay, Mustangs head coach passing the championship trophy to John Gentry. (Photo by Allan and Linda Jamail)

North Shore 31 – Duncanville 17

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, Texas — On Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the AT&T Stadium, in front of 47,818 spectators, the North Shore Mustangs — rated number one in the state — became the first team in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 6A Division I history to win consecutive state championship games. In a rematch game with the Duncanville Panthers, who the Mustangs defeated in 2018, they once again won 31 to 17.

Since the beginning of the UIL Class 6A Division I in 2014, Coach Kay and the Mustangs made history by being the first to win three state championships.

North Shore won despite being without three of their starters. Zach Evans and Jermond Batiste were grounded because of not complying with the team’s cell phone policy. This made three games Evans has had to sit out due to disciplinary reasons. Shadrach Banks has been unable to play in several games due to an injury.


Mustangs win Back-to-Back Championships

On Saturday, in front of 47,818 spectators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, North Shore Mustangs in rematch game trampled the Duncanville Panthers 31-17 in the UIL Class 6A Division I championship game.

#9 Dematrius Davis, Mustang quarterback dashes 31 yards for the game’s first score. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

All photos by Linda & Allan Jamail.
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North Shore Mustangs crush Pasadena 58-35, Katy next

#3 Zach Evans, Mustang running back scores. Evans one of the nation’s top running backs averaged 17.7 yards per carry and compiled 354 yards, 2 TD’s. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Linda Jamail

Pasadena Memorial Stadium, Friday, November 22nd at 7 PM the North Shore Mustangs defeated the Dawson Eagles of Pearland ending their playoff hopes, 58 to 35.

Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs led in all categories including penalties with 9 and giving away 80 yards. In the playoffs against top ranked teams those free yards from penalties can cost you a game.

North Shore racked up 715 total offensive yards with running back Zach Evans making half of them on 20 running plays for 354 yards, averaging 17.7 yards a carry. Quarterback Demetrius Davis passed for 208 yards and 1 TD and he ran for 73 yards and 2 TD’s. They had 507 rushing yards and made 8 touchdowns and a John Villalobos 44 yard field goal. The defense gave up 388 yards and allowed 5 Dawson touchdowns.


North Shore wins Bi-District Playoff

#9 Dematrius Davis, scores a Mustang TD on a quarterback keeper play out maneuvering Longhorn defenders for a TD. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park ISD Stadium – Friday November 15, 2019 — The North Shore Mustangs, before thousands of fans, watched their team corral Pasadena’s Dobie Longhorns 54 to 0.

Perennial power North Shore was absolutely dominant in all their district games again this year. Having won the State Title in 2018 they’re attempting a BACK TO BACK title run this year too.


Galena Park Yellow Jackets end season with 41-0 victory

Yellow Jackets saying goodbye to an era. The 2019 Galena Park Yellowjackets seniors gathered on the field with teammates for their last time to bid farewell to an era. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park ISD Stadium, Friday, November 8, 2019 – The Galena Park Yellow Jackets ended their season with an easy win over the Houston Wisdom Generals 41 – 0. The Jackets showed improvement from the previous year winning more district games but not enough to qualify for the district playoff games.

Friday’s game was Parents Night that was never a real contest, from start to finish Coach Spiro Amarantos’ offensive and defensive team’s dominated the Generals.

Seniors having played together since their freshmen year became a close knit bunch, and found it to be emotional to part with their football relationships. The night’s joyous victory wasn’t enough to stop the tears from players, parents and friends that had gathered in a large crowd to say goodbye to the senior players.


North Shore Mustangs heading to the playoffs, Defeat Channelview 62 – 0

#28 Zorhan Rideaux, Mustang senior wide receiver goes airborne catching quarterback Dematrius Davis’ pass. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Channelview , TX – Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium the North Shore Mustangs easily defeated the Channelview Falcons 62 – 0.

Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs offense rushed for 365 yards and passed for 210 yards (575) and his defense held the Falcons to 83 rushing yards and 34 passing yards. They continued to have a high number of 9 penalties giving up 84 yards.


North Shore 54-25 over undefeated Westbrook

Mustang #14, Charles King wide receiver dives and stretches ball across the goal line scoring on a Dematrius Davis pass.
North Shore’s #3 Zach Evans gallops 64 yards for a touchdown. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

BEAUMONT, TX. – Thursday, October 24 – The Mustangs remain undefeated in district play by beating the undefeated Westbrook Bruins 54 – 25.

Mustang Coach Jon Kay mixed up his offense using several players both rushing and pass receiving to never fall behind in the game. His special teams players shined and scored numerous times.

North Shore’s offense racked up 470 total yards with 267 yards rushing and 203 yards passing. Their defense allowed the Bruins to make 500 yards but not allowing them in the end zone enough to threaten their lead.

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