GALLERY: Katy High School football fans celebrate Tigers’ championship win

The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school's ninth UIL 61 championship title. (Courtesy Dana Congleton Koger)
The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school's ninth UIL 61 championship title. (Courtesy Dana Congleton Koger)

The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school's ninth UIL 61 championship title. (Courtesy Dana Congleton Koger)

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The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16 to claim the school’s ninth UIL 6A championship title. (Courtesy Vanessa Silva)
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Baylea Gammel, middle, cheers as the Katy High School Tigers compete in the state championship game Jan. 16. (Courtesy Rams Reyna)
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The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16 to claim the school’s ninth UIL 6A championship title. (Courtesy Vanessa Silva)
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The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school’s ninth UIL 6A championship title. (Courtesy Mariposa Vella)
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This car is painted to show support for Broderick Johnson, a sophomore Katy High School football player. Johnson's sisters, Brooklyn, Bentley and Bristol, painted the car. (Courtesy Audrey Riffel-Johnson)
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The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school’s ninth UIL 6A championship title. (Courtesy Brent Hallmark)
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From left: Rod Anderson; Nic Anderson, No. 4, son of Rod; Caleb Koger, No. 10; Jeremy Koger, father of Caleb. (Courtesy Dana Congleton Koger)
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The Katy High School Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Jan. 16, earning the school’s ninth UIL 6A championship title. (Courtesy Mariposa Vella)
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Jeremy Koger, father of quarterback Caleb Koger, and his friend, Robyn West, cheer after the first Katy touchdown during the state championship game Jan. 16. (Courtesy Dana Congleton Koger)
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Katy High School varsity cheerleaders pose for a photo at the state championship game Jan. 16. (Courtesy Anissa Gammel)
For the ninth time in school history, players, parents, friends and fans of the Katy High School Tigers are celebrating in a big way.

The Tigers beat the Cedar Hill Longhorns 51-14 on Jan. 16 to win the State UIL 6A Championship, marking the ninth championship title in school history.


In the days following the team's victory, parents, players and fans continued to celebrate and share photos from the game.

Katy High School has won UIL State Championships in 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2021, according to the school.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.


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