After a convincing opening win against Katy Taylor, the Atascocita Eagles returned home for a huge showdown with the Katy Tigers.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the game did not go as hoped as the visiting Tigers made a statement one week after beating North Shore.
Thanks to a devastating running game and a defense which picked up multiple takeaways, the Tigers rolled to a 56-14 win.
Katy’s offense started right out of the gate and continued throughout the game. On the first series, the Tigers were backed up to their own 2-yard line after a penalty, but it took them just four plays to cover 98 yards. The last play, a 77-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Patrick, put Katy ahead 7-0.
On the next possession, the Eagles offered hope that they could match the Tigers, as they drove 65 yards in six plays. The drive was capped off by a 36-yard touchdown from Brice Matthews to Darius Edmonds which tied the score at 7.
However, from there, Katy kicked their game into high gear and never looked back. On the next possession, they used their running attack to drive 75 yards in eight plays.
Ron Hoff, who ran 15 times for 104 yards and two TDs in the first half alone, finished the drive with a 36-yard touchdown run on fourth and one to put the Tigers up 14-7.
On the next Eagles’ possession, Atascocita drove the ball near mid-field, but then Katy’s Hunter Washington picked off a pass and followed a convoy down the sideline for a 53-yard pick six to give the Tigers a 21-7 lead.
That was followed by another interception by Katy’s D.Q. Dawson on the Eagles’ next series. It would be the first of two INTs for Dawson on the evening and it set up another Katy touchdown.
By halftime, the Tigers were up 42-7. The Eagles did pick up one touchdown in the second half on the opening series; it was an 18-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Bobb.
Atascocita, now 1-1, returns to the field against Kingwood this coming Friday night.