By Tom Behrens: According to the Austin American Statesman Katy and Lake Travis match up almost even.
Quarterbacks: Matthew Baldwin for the Lake Travis Cavaliers season passing numbers are 3,621 yards and 43 touchdowns. Katy QB Austin Marshall is counted on for a steady hand as opposed to eye-popping stats. Edge: Lake Travis
Other offense: Lake Travis wideout Garrett Wilson has 83 receptions for 1,558 yards and 25 TDs. Kyle Wakefield is the first Cavaliers RB to top 100 yards rushing in a game. Katy RB Deondrick Glass, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior, has 1,467 yards and 25 TDs rushing in 12 games. Edge: Lake Travis
Defense: Katy’s defense has allowed just eight points a game and has drawn comparisons to the 2015 unit that helped the Tigers to the Class 6A, Division II championship with a 34-7 victory over Lake Travis. Edge: Katy
Special teams: Cameron Dicker gives Lake Travis one of the best kickers in the state. Seth Small, a Texas A&M pledge, is in his third season as Katy’s first-string kicker and has a career-long FG of 50 yards. Edge: Even
Intangibles: Lake Travis has posted a 134-14 record since 2007, when it won the first of its six state championships. Katy is one of the few teams that can boast of more trophies than the Cavaliers; the Tigers have won eight state titles, tying Katy with Celina and Southlake Carroll for the most 11-man championships in state history. Edge: Katy
Action continues at Legacy Stadium this Friday
Class 4A, Division II
Wimberley (13-1) vs. West Orange-Stark (12-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium in Katy
Wright commits to Texas A&M
Put a big commitment on the board for new Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher with four-star defensive end Max Wright from Taylor High School. Wright is ranked among the top 200 prospects in America and seventh-best strongside defensive end according to the 24/7 Sports Composite.