HUMBLE – Katy has never shied away from playing a strong non-district schedule.
The past few seasons it has been perennial playoff powers North Shore (2015 & 2018 State Champions), Atascocita (2016 State Semifinalist) and The Woodlands (2016 State Finalist) that has decorated the front-end of their schedule.
This season started no different.
Two road games against a pair of top-tier teams in the first two weeks and what does Katy have to show for it – a 24-21 victory over defending state champion North Shore on national television and 56-14 over Atascocita on Friday at Turner Stadium.
"We've played two teams about as good as there are in the Houston area," Katy coach Gary Joseph said. "It just speaks highly to what our kids have been able to do so far. We've got to continue getting better. Are we a finished product? By no stretch of the imagination. We made a lot of mistakes but if you play hard it can cover up a lot of mistakes.
"The kids played with a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of emotion and made plays."
Finally, it's time for football.
Houston-area teams have been prepping for this weekend since December and now we are on the eve. There are some marquee matchups in Week 1 that pit several preseason Top 20 programs.
Here are the can't-miss games of the week.