Football weather is back

October 10, 2009 5:42:11 AM PDT
The cooler the temperature gets, the better the football-playing weather is around these parts. After weeks of wearing t-shirts and shorts to the games, people had to dig deep into their closets for jackets and winter gear. It was the Katy High School Tiger's homecoming against Morton Ranch and it finally felt like football.

It wouldn't be Friday night in Katy without football. Even though for weeks it's been Friday night football without football weather.

"Oh, it's been hot and muggy. Not typical football weather, but typical Texas weather," said fan Annie Bryan.

So this was a welcome change even though it was wet.

"This is definitely football weather. Definitely," said fan Sabrina Jones.

The stands at the Katy versus Katy Morton Ranch game were a sea of umbrellas and panchos, hats, blankets and even winter coats.

"First time I pulled it out this year. It's been too hot for it," said Katy High School sophomore Nysha Hodge.

For a short-sleeved Hailey Loggins, good thing it was homecoming.

"The mum (flower) is keeping me warm. I feel like if I come to a Katy football game, I don't need a jacket," said Loggins.

The rain was steady. It started early. Slick roads caused some minor problems during the morning commute, but for the most part the weather was an inconvenience.

Some were caught off guard. Katy's cheerleaders were not among the unprepared.

"We're wearing two pants, two jackets and our pancho," said Katy High senior and cheerleader Chrystal Mattozzi. It's a little bulky, but it's not weighing them down.

"The pancho kind of gets in the way, but it doesn't matter because we're cheering for the Tigers so we're going to do whatever it takes," said Mattozzi.

Apparently it worked as Katy shut out Morton Ranch, 39-0.

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