Loss to Katy finishes regular season

Senior RB Devion Johnson runs to get a first down while blocking the Katy player from tackling him. Johnson has had 102 carries, 723 yards, and 8 touchdowns in the season, making him the leading rusher on the team. (Reagan Bunch)

Reagan Bunch, Photo Editor

Regular season district play ended on a slightly solemn note Saturday when Cinco’s undefeated streak came to an end following a 24-0 loss to Katy. The loss broke the district tie for first place, leaving the Tigers with the district title and the Cougars as runner-up. 

Cinco held Katy from scoring until near the end of the second quarter, but the Tigers finally crossed the goal line and then added a field goal for a 10-0 halftime lead. 

The second half did not bring the Cougars any more luck, and Katy scored touchdowns in the third and fourth quarter. The Cougar defense kept the score closer than past seasons, but it was still a tough defeat for players, coaches and fans. 

“Any loss, I’m not going to say is a good loss,” Cinco Ranch coach Don Clayton said. “But you have to get some value out of it. We will.”

Cinco will open the playoff season when they meet Bellaire High School in the Bi-district round next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rhodes Stadium.