The west side of Houston versus the east side…might as well be two different worlds except for the high school football programs and proximity to Houston proper.
North Shore won the game, besting Katy for the second time this season, 49-38. They were Katy’s only two losses while Katy won most of their games by 30+ points against good competition. Prior to the game, North Shore had outscored their opponents 400-33 while going 12-0. They’re 13-0 now scoring more points on Katy than they had given since losing to Houston Madison in 2001. Was that the Vince Young team…I’m not sure.
This game was littered with Power 5 prospects at nearly every position on both sides of the ball. Possibly the most talent that I’ve ever seen in one high school game. Without a doubt, I’ve never seen this type of speed on both sides of the ball.
While we focus on John Gentry at North Shore (they played him all over the field at Wildcat QB, WR, RB), I will say that I saw 6-7 other players on North Shore’s roster with incredible speed. North Shore boasts the nation’s #1 RB in the class of 2020, Zachary Evans and he was not the best player on the field.
Shadrach Banks is a 6’1", 200 lb kid that they played at WR who ran away, through and around Katy’s defense all night long. I haven’t seen a box score, but one article mentioned that Banks had 3 catches for 165 yards and 3 TD’s…in the first half. Edit: I failed to say that he is a Sophomore.
Oh yea, Katy was led by 4 star running back, Deondrick Glass who will choose between Ok State, Michigan, Alabama and a host of others. I’ve seen Glass 4 times now over the last two years and he’s the real deal, but I’m still in awe of the display of speed that North Shore put on the field.
If you have any question about Zach Zimos whose Travis team lost last week Katy, this is the level of competition that he has played against for three years in high school. I doubt his eyes will be too overwhelmed when he gets to The Hill.