High School Football

Katy quarterback McClelland no longer enrolled at Katy ISD

By Dennis Silva II | Sports Editor
Posted 9/30/20

Katy High senior quarterback Bronson McClelland is no longer with the team and has withdrawn from the school.

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Katy quarterback McClelland no longer enrolled at Katy ISD

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Katy High senior quarterback Bronson McClelland is no longer with the team and has withdrawn from the school.

Katy ISD spokesperson Maria DiPetta confirmed Wednesday afternoon that McClelland is no longer enrolled in Katy ISD. DiPetta said the district would have no further comment on the situation.

McClelland, a two-year starter and three-year letterman for the Tigers, did not play in Katy’s season opener against Clear Springs on Saturday. McClelland was not listed on the team roster for the game, but he was on the team depth chart and was with the team in League City. The Houston Chronicle reported after the game that McClelland was caught with an illegal substance, according to an anonymous source close to the situation.

Last season, following a win against Tompkins in October, McClelland was caught saying a racial slur on a video posted on social media, leading to a two-game suspension.

McClelland was a prolific passer during his time with the Tigers. A Beaumont native whose family moved to Katy because of his passion for Tigers football, McClelland was the first quarterback in the program to make the varsity roster as a freshman.

For his career, McClelland completed 60 percent of his passes for 4,078 yards and 55 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 315 yards and 11 touchdowns on 83 carries.

The 6-2, 210-pounder has college offers from Tulsa and Rutgers.

During last week’s win against Clear Springs, coach Gary Joseph started junior Bryce Nirider at quarterback, but primarily used sophomore backup Caleb Koger midway through the second quarter and on. Nirider did not complete a pass in four attempts. Koger completed 3 of 7 passes for 26 yards and also had a 1-yard rushing score in the game.

Katy is ranked No. 3 in Class 6A in the state.

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