By Tom Behrens


Houston Strake Jesuit 35, Tompkins 10

“In the first half we kind of let it get away from us,” said Tompkins Head Coach, Todd McVey. “In the second half we basically played to a 7-7 tie,” but the Falcons lost to Strake Jesuit 35-10 at Clay Stadium.

“We were working on keeping Nathaniel Beal, Strake Jesuit wide receiver, from making a bunch of plays. He had a few catches. We were blitzing on one, and he caught us with our corner out of position, scored on us.

“Our goal was to hold Michael Wiley, a very elusive running back, to under a 100 yards and he had 111.

Linebacker Michael Jewett made a play on our receiver with an interception. We needed to know where he was all night.”

Scoring for Tompkins was Ryan Schmidt with one touchdown, point-after by Jacinto Esteban. Pablo Garcia added a field goal.


Katy 65, Morton Ranch 13

The Katy Tigers continue to improve each week with a walloping of Morton Ranch 63-13.

Scoring 21 points in each the first and second quarters, Tiger back-up players took over to start the second half.

Deondrick Glass for the Tigers had six carries for 211 yards and five touchdowns. David Buteaux, Joshua Oglesby, Colton Meints and Michael Matus each contributed one TD.

Victor Rangel pulled in a pass for Morton Ranch’s lone touchdown.


Cinco Ranch 61, Mayde Creek 13

Cinco Ranch jumped out to secure a three-score lead at the end of the first quarter to begin the Cougar scoring rampage.

Jalon Strong and Keyonte Fiakpui accounted for the Rams’ two scores. In the third quarter, receiver Strong raced down the sidelines on the end-around play, for a 40-yard touchdown. Quarterback Keyonte Fiakpui ran to the front right pylon of the end-zone as he extended the ball just over the plane to make it the final score of 61-13.

Cinco Ranch running back Brant Kuithe again had a stand out game, scoring four touchdowns on 206 yards rushing. Wide receiver Devin Staton scored on a 50-yard pass reception. Backup running back Sanders Crawford IV broke off a 54-yard touchdown. Quarterback Cam Harper scored twice on the ground and once in the passing game.

Too bad the Cinco Ranch – Katy showdown couldn’t have come late in the season this year, as it usually does. But, who knows…they may meet again in the playoffs.


Taylor 19, Seven Lakes 17

With less than five minutes left in the game, Mustang Randall Miller’s field goal attempt sailed through the Seven Lakes uprights to give Taylor a hard fought 19-17 victory. The winning kick was his second field goal of the game. He had an earlier completion from 38 yards in the third quarter.

Ean Beek, the Taylor prolific running back, ended the game with 178 yards on 38 carries, and one touchdown.

Seven Lakes scoring came on a 37 yard field goal in the first quarter, a 49 yard run by Michael Batton in second quarter, and a 39 yard pass completion from Batton to David Ugwoegbu in the fourth quarter.


 Tompkins swept Mayde Creek to win its seventh District 19-6A game and assure itself a spot in the playoffs for the first time in the program’s four year history.

Joining Tompkins in the playoffs are Seven Lakes, Katy and Cinco Ranch.

Following Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Katy, the Falcons are 8-2 in 19-6A (19-3 overall), tied with Seven Lakes for first place in district with two games left. Cinco Ranch (7-3) is in third,  followed by the Tigers (7-4).

The latest stats available show Katelyn Finch, Tompkins, with the highest hitting percentage; Allysa Batenhorst, with 433 kills; Morgan Janda with 811 assists; Allison Park, Katy with 55 serving aces; Kailee Moon, Taylor, 84 total blocks; and Marcela Livemois, Taylor with 462 digs.

Volleyball playoffs begin with bi-district competition Oct. 30-31.


Katy Tompkins boys captured the Region III team crown with 74 points, Seven Lakes, 139, and Strake Jesuit with 146 points. All three teams earned an invitation to the state championship meet.

The Tompkins girls made it a sweep for the Falcons after posting 81 points. Cinco Ranch and Katy girls’ teams will also make the trip to Round Rock.

In individual finishes, Freshman Heidi Nielson, Cinco Ranch, bested a field of 180 runners for first place honors with a time of 18:44.

The cross country State Championship meet is Nov. 4, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. A complete listing of all runners and their finishes can be found at