The First High School Football Game

...played at NRG Stadium - August 28th, 2004

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The Katy Tigers on the NRG Jumbo Tron All lined up for the National Anthem

The Game

It was the Katy Tiger vs. the A&M Consolidated Tigers. The first game in a High School Football double header.

The game was made up of big plays, turnovers and big mistakes. Neither team embarrassed themselves and showed some great talent and moments of good play execution. There were also moments of pre season flubs on both teams and on both sides of the ball.

I would estimate that about 12,000 fans were on hand to cheer on the their team. In the end Katy won the contest 21 to 14. Both teams should have a good season.

Click below to see the opening kick off of the first High School game in NRG Stadium. Katy kicked off to A&M Consolidated and they had a big running back.

NRG Stadium

NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Super Bowl XXXVIII and the now infamous "costume malfunction" hosted its first high school football game August 28th, 2004.

The past few years the High School games played at the "NRG Astrodome", located just across the parking lot, have been understaffed and the facilities in a generally unkempt condition. Diamond vision? forget about it, they wouldn't even turn it on. Event staff? They seemed bothered that you were even there. Concessions? Underserved and over priced.

How did the NRG Stadium measure up to the Dome experience? No comparison. The facility was clean, the event staff was courteous. One NRG employee even greeted everyone as they left, thanking them for coming to the stadium.

Not only were the big screens turned on, there were sideline cameras, instant reply, and a no nonsense stadium announcer. There were a wide variety of concession served from clean bright stands and they were still over priced. (You can't have everything.)

The stadium atmosphere gave this "0" week pre-season game a playoff feel and excitement that is hard to come by in an August game.

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The A&M Consolidated Tigers kept the Katy Defense on the run most of the game.

Katy 7 0 0 14 21
A&M Consolidated 0 3 7 7 17

Game Statistics
Katy A&M Consolidated
First Downs 16 17
Rushes - Yards 41 - 150 40-198
Comp-Att-Int 7-13-7 7-14-1
Passing yards 102 75
Punts-avg. 4-39.2 2-38.0
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-2
Penalties-yards 4-20 1-5

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