Week 1 of the Texas High School Football season kicked off and the rust was definitely been shaken off by a lot of teams to start off the regular season.
tdrecruits was there to provide live coverage of what would be an exciting matchup between the Katy Tigers and Clear Springs Chargers. We have a game recap, player of the game, stand out recruits and a photo gallery of last nights game.
The Katy tigers came out swinging for the fences in the first half of play with running back Seth Davis taking one all the way into the end-zone on a long run on what appeared to be Katy’s very first position. They were able to come up with some good stops on defense and continue to put points up on the board.
In the first half, some defensive players came up with some big plays for Katy, in senior cornerback Micah Sweats who was able to come up with Katy’s first interception of the game and keep the momentum in their favor
Later, one notable player that stood out and made some plays during the game was senior linebacker Damian Neveaux who came up with some excellent stops for Katy and this sack in the backfield.
Clear springs were able to keep it a game in the first half coming up with some big-time run plays. Their power-running attack seemed like a threat that Katy would have to fight all night. The offensive line for Clear Springs was able to move the pile and open the lanes for Clear Springs to punch the ball into the end zone on a few different occasions.
Going into half-time Katy would lead 28-10 with the momentum in their favor. Senior quarterback Caleb Koger struggled on the night to make connections. He looked out of synch and couldn’t find a rhythm in the first half despite still throwing for a few touchdowns. There were a few ramped-throughs. Nothing you wouldn’t expect to see in the first game of the regular season for both teams. Both shook off the rust in the first half of play but still put together a very entertaining first half with some big defensive stops and plays as well as on offense.
The Second Half
The second half of the play was nothing less than exciting and a dominating play by the Katy Tigers. Defensive standout from the first half in Micah Sweats contented to make big plays throughout the night coming up with tackles, pat-downs, and making his second interception of the game look routine. Sweats are defiantly a name to know who right now is flying largely under the radar.
On offense Sent Davis continued to have success and made multiple 50-plus-yard touchdown runs into the endzone to contuse to add on to the Katys tiger’s lead. The Tigers never let their foot off the gas and did not let Clear Springs back into the game despite giving up a few aerial scores throughout the game to the Chargers. The offensive line for the Clear Springs was a good unit that could move the pile and open up running lanes for their running back to capitalize on. The receiving core even looked good for Clear Springs but they were off on a night against a very good Katy secondary that is loaded with talented players likes Utah commit Jonathan Hall, who also made so very impressive lays and stops throughout the game. Hall definitely delivers on his physical ability, size, and skills out on the field. Others who made their names known made our Standout Recruits of the game below.
Katy was able to seal the deal in this one with a score of 49-16 over Clear Springs. Next week Katy will face Atascocita which will also be another exciting matchup to watch.
Player of the Game
CB – Micah Sweats (23′), 6′ / 165
Sweats impressed to say the least. With his two interceptions on the night. Micah is our Player of the Game and a breakout one at that. This could be a senior recruit who makes a name for himself in his senior season playing for Katy and could start picking up interest from colleges very soon. An under-the-radar recruit worth keeping an eye on this season. Last night for Katy he was flying all around the ball. showing a high motor, smooth backpedal, and the ability to make a play on the football. Looks every bit of 6-foot if not bigger on the field with long arms and lengthy frame.
CB – Micah Sweats (23′), 6′ / 165
DB – Jonathan Hall (23′), 6-2 / 205
QB – Caleb Koger (23′), 6-2 / 170
RB – Dallas Glass (23′), 5-7 / 155
RB – Seth Davis (23′), 5-7 / 175
LB,DB – Damian Neveaux (23′), 5-10 / 185
OL – Nick Cravaritis (23′), 6-6 / 285
TE – Luke Carter (24′), 6-3 / 235
To view the full photo gallery please click on the link below.