‘Katy train' rolls over Seven Lakes

At TexasPrepInsider our tag line is ‘We are There.' And unlike some publications, we try and get out to the entire Greater Houston (and statewide) area in our coverage. Tonight we bring you updates from the Week 7 Friday match up between Katy and Seven Lakes. Game-day coverage from TPI is free so check it out.

There was not much more that the Katy football team could have done in Friday's match up against Seven Lakes. The Tigers caused five turnovers and scored on all of them as they roll to 2-0 in District 17-5A play with a 54-14 victory. 

"Seven Lakes has a good offense and have some potent receivers, but our biggest thing I've told our kids all along, it not about our opponents, it's about us getting better every week. We're striving to do that," Katy coach Gary Joseph said. "I think that they can see now that if they work hard then they have a chance to compete and play for the district championship.

At this point in time, the Tigers are right in line. On offense, Katy racked up 460 total yards. Quarterback Parker Ray was a perfect 6-for-6 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Parker's touchdown strikes were to Kyle Hirschfelder from 72 yards out and to Taylor Brandt.

Brandt was the leading receiver on the night with four catches for 98 yards and a score. 

And while the Tigers are quick to promote the team concept, the Tigers' ground game was equally effective. Running back Will Jeffery was the game's leading rusher with 135 yards and four touchdowns. Vernon Jeffries added 65 yards and a score as well. 

Jeffery, who is the Tigers' reserve back, came in when Jeffries got a little stinger early in the second quarter. 

"I'm that LT (Jeffery) came in and ran the football well when we got a little injury to Vernon (Jeffries)," Joseph said. "Good thing is the kids have to learn to grow up and it's all about being a team and I'm proud of the effort tonight from all of the kids."

On defense, the Tigers held the Spartans to 209 total yards, giving up on 65 on the ground. Ryan Rose intercepted two passes on the night and Caleb Chandler hauled in one as well. The Tigers also forced a two fumbles on special teams. Both led to scores.

As for the Spartans, they fall to 2-4 on the year after Friday's loss. Quarterback Dalton Livingston was 15-of-28 for 144 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. His primary target was Anthony Kendrick, who had seven catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. Steve McCormack caught two passes for 45 yards and a score. 

While this win was good an equally important, Joseph quickly focused his attention to the next task at hand.

Next week is Taylor and that is out No. 1 concern right now, Katy Taylor," Joseph said. "We have three more tough games before we will have the chance to play for the title. It's a long road, but we have to continue getting better each week."

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