Kats stumped by Woodlands HS at bi-district playoffs


The 39 Klein seniors that make up the varsity football team took to the field in blue and gold for the final time on Nov. 15 for the bi-district playoffs, but fell short to The Woodlands Highlanders 34-31.

Klein tied up the game not once, not twice, but three times and forced the Highlanders into overtime. The Klein offense took the first lead in overtime with a 25-yard field goal from senior kicker Kyle Pfau bringing the game to 28-31. However, it was a 9-yard touchdown from the Highlanders quarterback that ultimately swept the Bearkats.

“It was a tough game and it came down to the wire,” said junior right guard Austin Stelter. “It wasn’t the how we wanted to end the season, but we fought hard and tried the best we could.”

Despite the loss, the Bearkats still had a positive ending to the season. Senior running back David Hamm was selected as a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club’s Player of the Year Award.

“It was very humbling and I feel incredibly honored to be considered the best in Houston because all the hard work I have put in since summer and all my years at Klein have really paid off,” said Hamm.