Katy (Texas) earned a trip to the state 6A championship game in much the same way it has earned many of its victories this season — by shutout.
Katy, ranked No. 7 in the Super 25, beat No. 13 Steele (Cibolo) by a score of 38-0 for its 10th shutout of the season. The Tigers (15-0) have allowed a total of 55 points in 15 games.
The Tigers will meet Lake Travis next Saturday in Houston in hopes of adding an eighth state title to its trophy case, and apparently, a matchup with Katy is what the Lake Travis faithful wanted after a 49-21 victory against Mansfield.
The game will be the fourth consecutive state title for Katy, whose notable alumni include Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.
On a windy Saturday against Steele, Katy took an early 7-0 lead on a 20-yard TD pass from Garrett Doiron to J.C. Santana and never looked back. The Tigers added a field goal in the second quarter for a 10-0 halftime edge and then opened up the margin in the third quarter.
A touchdown on a fumble return by JoVani Stewart and a 1-yard TD run by Kyle Williams made it 24-0 after three quarters and then All-American Kyle Porter and Harold Turner III added two more rushing TDs in the fourth.