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NORTH SHORE MUSTANGS STATE CHAMPIONS

MaxPreps names Mustangs #1 team in nation

Coach Jon Kay holds Championship trophy with Nation’s number one rated Mustang team.

Breath-Taking Ending

By Allan Jamail

Arlington, TX. — AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium — On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Galena Park ISD Mustangs spoiled the “home-field advantaged” Duncanville Panthers’ Christmas and New Years too.

At the start of the battle of the two Texas powerhouses, Texas Governor Greg Abbott came out from the Panthers sideline to toss the coin, wearing a Duncanville shirt. Abbott, a graduate from D’Ville, cheered from the sideline during the game for his Panthers. But even a Governor’s State of an Emergency couldn’t give his team the crown. The East Side Boys wouldn’t be intimidated and won 41 to 36.

Duncanville traveled only a few miles and five minutes to get to the game, while the Mustangs traveled 250 miles and 4 hours to play. Last week the undefeated 14 – 0 Panthers played on the same field beating Allen to reach the championship game.

On the game’s first play, it took only 10 seconds into the game for North Shore’s defensive lineman Jordan Revels to force a fumble on Duncanville. The alert Ashton Reynolds scooped up the ball trotted nine yards for a 7-0 lead.

After an undefeated 15 game winning streak season, and the state crown within reach, the visiting Mustangs found themselves in a never-before position. They found themselves trailing 35 to 36 in the fourth quarter with 63 seconds on the clock and 78 yards away from the Panthers’ goal.

Using the clock wisely, the offense moved the ball in 8 plays to the Panthers 35 yard line, leaving only 11 seconds remaining. After a failed pass attempt and a 10 yard penalty using 8 seconds, Coach Kay then used his last timeout with 3 seconds on the clock.

After 64 quarters of outstanding  coaching this season, Kay had only one play he knew of that could give his team and their fans the title: THE HAIL MARY pass. After calling the play, Kay took off his headset to watch the season’s last play.

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North Shore Mustangs Game Photos

Read the story: “North Shore Mustangs State Champions”

The last play of the State Championship game between North Shore Mustangs and Duncanville Panthers, Mustangs AJ Carter (#4) rips the ball free from two defenders for the game winning touchdown from quarterback Dematrius Davis’ 45 yard pass. Mustangs 41 – Panthers 36 (Photo: Fox Sports)

Photos below by Allan and Linda Jamail

Coach Jon Kay holds Championship trophy with Nation’s number one rated Mustang team.
Mustang receiver Shadrach Banks scores on a 80 yard touchdown pass from QB Dematrius Davis leaving a failing defender on the turf. This set a new record for the longest passing touchdown in championship history.
Keyoon Stewart, North Shore’s defensive back makes a game saving tackle near the Mustangs goal line on Panthers quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson.
Mustangs Coach Kay’s trick play using Defensive Lineman Jordan Revels on offense, scoring off a Dematrius Davis pass.

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North Shore Mustangs Individual Stats 2018 State Championship

Rushing – Zach Evans 104 yds. (16 consecutive over 100 yard games), Dematrius Davis 90 yds, John Gentry 3 yds, Roger Hagan 1 yd.

Passing – Dematrius Davis 333 yds – (history making 5 touchdowns, history making longest 80 yd.TD).

Receiving – Shadrach Banks 179 yds (2 TD) –  (80 yd. history making longest TD catch), Chance Pillar 42 yds, AJ Carter 53 yds (1 TD), Zach Evans 14 yds, John Gentry 33 yds (1TD), Jordan Revels 8 yds (1 TD) Zorhan Rideaux 4 yds.

Extra points – John Villalobos 3 (16 game perfect season no misses).

Center Snaps – Luke Chavanne (16 game perfect season no miss snaps).

Leading tacklers – Keyoon Stewart 10, Daymond Lewis 10, Marco Crawford 10, Cory Flagg 8, Dorian Hewett 7, Jordan Revels 6, Tony Bradford 6, Ashton Reynolds 5,  Darius Fitzpatrick 2, Joseph Wilson 2, Upton Stout 2, Marcus Cockrell 1, Kevin Gilliam 1.

Courtesy Allan Jamail

North Shore Mustangs headed to State

The Mustangs charge onto the field while fans chant, “East-Side Boys Show UP.” (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, at NRG Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs romped on the Lake Travis Cavaliers, bringing the Mustangs within one game of a state championship title. The 51 to 10 lopsided score put into Lake Travis’s football history as the worst playoff defeat ever.

The super-charged Mustangs came out on the field and waged a relentless four quarter assault of rough and tumble football on both offense and defense. After dominating the Cavaliers for three quarters with his starters, Coach Jon Kay began substituting his talented backup players into the game, who continued the domination.

The Mustang offense was hitting on all cylinders as running back Zach Evans ran for 196 yards and four touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Dematrius Davis gave them plenty of balance with 231 passing yards for two scores.

The galloping Mustang offense made 7 touchdowns (TD’s), Zach Evans ran for 4 TD’s, John Gentry ran for 1 TD, quarterback Dematrius Davis passed to Zorhan Rideaux for 2 TD’s and John Villa lobos kicked a field goal. They garnered 557 total yards and 28 first downs. The Cavaliers only got half as much, with 268 yards and 14 first downs.

At the end of the game many of the fans cheered the players with the continuous chant, “EAST SIDE BOYS SHOW’D UP.” Fans have tagged the team “East Side Boys” for several years.

Kay’s 15 – 0 undefeated Mustangs head to Dallas to play the undefeated 14 – 0 Duncanville Panthers. These two will battle it out at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 22nd, at the AT&T Cowboys Stadium, with the UIL 6A Division I state title on the line.

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North Shore Mustangs headed to Semifinals

The North Shore Mustangs football team defeated Cy-Fair High School this past Friday and have advanced to the 6A Semifinal Playoff Game! They will take on Lake Travis High School on Saturday, December 15 at NRG Stadium. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, December 8, 2018, at NRG Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs remained undefeated, ending the season for the Cy-Fair Bobcats, the 2017 reigning 6-A Division II state champions, 38 to 21.

The new 6-A Division 1 Region III Champion Mustangs (14-0) will play Austin’s Lake Travis Cavaliers’ (13-1) at 2 PM on Saturday, December 15 at NRG Stadium in the state semifinals. This game is a part of the 2018 Football State Championships – 2018 Football Conference 6-A D1 tournament.

Mustang Coach Jon Kay said about the Bobcats, “They’re a well coached team that executes and plays hard. They won a state championship last year and came here to win. We still have a ways to go; we didn’t set our sights on winning a regional championship. We set our sights on being the best possible team we can be.”

North Shore’s success can’t be given to the offense or defense; they’re a well balanced team as a whole on both sides of the ball. Disciplined to execute as coached, this year’s team has the makings of winning a state championship.

The upcoming game against Lake Travis will test North Shore’s pass defense. Pass defense execution is going to be a key factor as they matchup against some of the state’s best passing quarterbacks.

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North Shore advances to finals

Mustangs defensive lineman #95 Jordan Revels tackles Katy’s running back Deondrick Glass for a loss of yards, Upton Stout assisted on the stop. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

NS Mustangs defeat Katy Tigers 49-38

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 30, 2018, at NRG Stadium, the football game between two of the state’s topped ranked teams ended with the North Shore Mustangs knocking-out the Katy Tigers 49 to 38 in the regional semifinal showdown. This makes twice this season Katy lost to North Shore in their annual rivalry.

A year ago on December 9, 2017, at NRG Stadium, it was the Katy Tigers who prevailed 31 – 3 in the playoffs to payback the North Shore Mustangs for having defeated the Tigers the previous year on November 25, 2016, in a 20-17 regional final showdown.

Jon Kay, North Shore’s coach, had the Mustangs sharply focused both offensively and defensively, so the Tigers could never gain the upper hand or momentum. There were star performances on both sides of the ball, as it has been all season, which explains their 13-0 undefeated season.

The Tigers team ran threw a huge banner on the field which read, “You laughed at our setback, but you’re not ready for our comeback.” The Mustangs made sure there’d be no Katy comeback, and it fired up the Mustangs more than it did the intended Tigers.

On the first play of the game Mustangs quarterback Dematrius Davis threw a 61 yard laser pass to Shadrach Banks rattling the Tigers and shutting down their chanting fans. That wasn’t the end for the Davis and Banks combination; Davis hits Banks again for a 29 yard touchdown strike with 6 minutes still in the first quarter, making it a 14-0 Mustang lead, and again for a third touchdown pass before halftime.

Another Katy banner read, “Challenges, everyone has them, but Katy CONQUERS them.” The Mustangs made the banner’s author regret having made that boast by scoring more points on the Tigers in a playoff game in 13 years. The Mustangs offense made 7 touchdowns from, Shadrach Banks (3), Chance Pillar, Jordan Revels, Zach Evans and Upton Stout. They had made 500 yards, 341 passing yards, 159 running yards. Kicker John Villalobos again was flawless making all 7 extra points.

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Mustangs crush Gators 65 – 21

Mustangs Dematrius Davis goes airborne, leaping across the goal line on a 59 yard quarterback keeper play for the game’s first score. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

PLAYOFF GAME NORTHSHORE vs KATY on Nov. 30

By Allan Jamail

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at 1 PM at the Galena Park ISD football stadium, the North Shore Mustangs took the bite out of the Dickinson Gators, eliminating them from the state football playoffs 65 to 21.

Mustang Coach Jon Kay’s offense and defense played like a team hungry for another State Championship title.

Kay’s offense compiled 549 yards for 9 touchdowns, completing 7 of 13 passes for 144 yards and running 38 times for 405 yards.

The Gators posted stadium signs reading, “Gators Chomp on Mustangs” but as it ended up the Gators appeared toothless and no match for the high level of playing the Mustangs repeat weekly.

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North Shore eliminates Dobie from Playoffs 56-19

Mustangs’ junior running back #3 Zach Evans shakes loose a Longhorn defender to score one of his 3 touchdowns. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Galena Park ISD football stadium, the North Shore Mustangs chased the Dobie Longhorns back to Pasadena, eliminating them from the state football playoffs 56 to 19.

Coach Jon Kay’s aggressive and heavily starred defense early in the game rounded up, dehorned and closed the gate on the Longhorns offense keeping them to only 7 points in the first half. The defense helped with the score-making in the first quarter when senior defensive back Keyoon Stewart scooped up a loose ball and trotted 30 yards for a touchdown.

Kay’s Mustang offense compiled 434 yards for 8 touchdowns, completing 15 of 21 passes for 203 yards, and running 24 times for 231 yards. Kicker’s John Villalobos made 6 extra points and Kevin Flores made 2 extra point kicks.

Touchdowns were made by Zach Evans (3), Shadrach Banks (2), John Gentry, Ismael Villafuerte and Keeyon Stewart.

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Mustangs gallop over Falcons 70-7

Mustangs #16 John Gentry breaks through the Falcons defense and dashes for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 9, 2018 — At the Galena Park ISD football stadium the North Shore Mustangs crushed the visiting Channelview Falcons 70 to 7.

Coach Jon Kay’s high powered offense scored 10 touchdowns with 531 total yards. The passing game completed 8 out of 11 passes for 172 yards while the running game made 359 yards. Kicker John Villalobos made 7 extra points and Kevin Flores made 3 extra point kicks.

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Galena Park Yellow Jackets swarm over Generals 68-6

Yellowjacket receiver Patrick Hernandez #88 scores on a 49 yard pass play from quarterback Julian Macias outrunning the Generals defense making one of his 2 touchdowns. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. — Thursday, November 8, 2018 — The Galena Park Yellow Jackets traveled to Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) Butler Stadium to take on the Wisdom Generals in their final district game of the season.

Coach George Young had the Yellow Jackets well prepared for the Generals and the team played near flawless on both offense and defense.

The offense made 445 total yards, rushing for 265 yards and passing for another 180 yards. Their 10 touchdowns gave them their season high of 68 points.

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North Shore Mustangs remain undefeated

Shadrach Banks, North Shore’s six-foot sophomore wide receiver goes airborne to pull down a touchdown pass in the end zone from sophomore quarterback Dematrius Davis. Later Banks ran for a 94 yard touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Beaumont, TX. — On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the visiting North Shore Mustangs had their usual run-away victory by scoring 9 touchdowns, and stopped the Beaumont United Wolverines from making a single point.

The lopsided score 63 – 0 is because the Mustangs has an awesome offense and a tough defense with a roster full of talented players. Even when Coach Jon Kay puts into the game his non-starting offensive and defensive players, they continue to dominate over the other teams best players. In the season’s 9 games, the explosive offense has made 484 points and the scrappy defense has only allowed 47 points scored on them. Mustangs kicker John Villalobos was perfect with 9 extra point kicks.

With the win, North Shore remains undefeated and improves its record to 9-0 on the season. The Mustangs host their last district game at 7 pm, Friday, November 9th. in the IH-10 Showdown against their arch-rival Channelview Falcons, with 4 wins and 5 loses in a 6A Region III District 21 game.