Hair Balls learned there would be a little hoopla in Katy last night, as the team and town geared up for Saturday's state championship game, so we went there expecting to see bonfires lining the streets with the band, drill team and cheerleaders marching down Stadium Lane.
We were wrong, and according to Leonard Sadler, whose son plays for the team, we were foolish to expect something different. The team has advanced to the championship game eight times in the last 15 years, and the weeks leading up to those games were quiet, too, according to Sadler.
"We don't break routine," he says.
However, we were assured that if the Tigers win, the town will break loose and on Saturday night in Katy, the tires will be kicked and the fires will be lit.
The players and coaches, along with some parents, met at the high school for the traditional Thursday night team dinner and locker room decorating. Booster club members were also selling T-shirts and programs, since state rules keep them from selling anything at Reliant Stadium.
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The booster club also put up a cardboard sign that said 'Tickets: Sold Out,' but quite a few people came through the high school still wanting to buy tickets. They'll have to get them at Reliant, and we expect to see a whole bunch of Katy fans at Saturday's game.
about the Katy Nation, written, performed and produced by Brad Bowman, whose son plays for the junior varsity squad.
-- Paul Knight