"It will be my first game as a starter," said Blomstrom of this week's tilt vs. North Shore. "The more reps I get, the more comfortable I think I'll be. Last year, I played on the freshman team and learned the basic structure of the defense.
"I'm an inside, mike, strongside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. My teammates have treated me the same as any other player. They support me and pat me on the back when I do a good job, and help me learn from my mistakes when I mess up."
Katy, which reached the Class 5A Division I semifinals last year (lost to eventual state champ Pearland), is ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to Fox Sports/Scout.com.
"We have a solid defense and an all-around, good offense," said Blomstrom. "We try to be a good, disciplined football team that also does well on special teams. We hope to win our district."
In 2010, Katy faced North Shore twice, routing the Mustangs (44-6) in the regular season and winning a much closer (32-27) decision in a postseason rematch.