Football News

Katy ISD Coach Joseph Receives Distinguished Honor  

Attribution for left to right: Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD Dr. Rick Hull, Principal of Katy High School Coach Gary Joseph, Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator of Katy High School Ken Gregorski, Acting Superintendent of Katy ISD Debbie Decker, Executive Director of Athletics Kyle Green, Assistant Athletic Director Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director Charlie Stevens, Assistant Athletic Director

KATY [December 10, 2018] –  He’s been with Katy Independent School District for the past 36 years and is best known for his passion and dedication to the Katy High School Tigers Football team.  However, Coach Gary Joseph’s influence and devotion is not limited to athletes only.  His guidance has been embraced by thousands of students who attend Katy High School.  For this reason, it was no surprise when he was awarded the 2018 University Interscholastic […]

Tompkins Falls to Beaumont West Brook in Playoffs

By George Slaughter Beaumont West Brook rallied from a 21-point deficit and withstood a late Tompkins rally to claim a 49-45 Class 6A Division II regional playoff win Saturday at NRG Stadium. West Brook improves improve to 11-2 and will play Cypress Creek, which defeated Summer Creek Saturday night at Rice Stadium. Tompkins ends its season at 10-3. Tompkins coach Todd McVey said that his team wasn’t nervous or intimidated by its first appearance at […]

Tigers Fall to North Shore, 49-38

By George Slaughter North Shore sophomore quarterback Dematrius Davis threw five touchdown passes to lead the Mustangs past Katy, 49-38, Friday night at NRG Stadium in the regional round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs. North Shore improves its record to 13-0. The Mustangs will play the winner of the Cy-Fair-Atascocita game, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 11-2, with both losses coming against […]

Katy, Tompkins Prepare for Football Regional Playoffs

NRG Stadium - John Glaser/The Katy News

By George Slaughter The regional round of the Texas high football playoffs is this weekend, and two Katy Independent School District teams remain in the thick of things. North Shore (12-0) vs. Katy (11-1) The Mustangs face the Tigers at 7 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium. This rematch has become a rivalry between the schools. The teams met in the playoffs last season, which Katy won, 31-3, in the quarterfinal round. In 2016, North Shore […]

Football Playoff Roundup: Tompkins and Katy Advance

Katy News photo

Story updated to reflect coverage of the Tompkins-Cy Falls game. By George Slaughter Tompkins and Katy will advance to the regional round of the high school football playoffs after posting wins on Saturday and Friday, respectively. Meanwhile, Taylor, the Katy Independent School District’s other team in the playoffs, lost a tough game against Cypress Creek Friday. Tompkins 31, Cy Falls 21 Tompkins scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to win its 31-21 area […]

Katy, Taylor, and Tompkins Prepare for Area Playoffs

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Katy, Taylor, and Tompkins continue their seasons in the area round of the Class 6A football playoffs this weekend. Jersey Village (10-1) vs. Katy (10-1) The Falcons face the Tigers at 1 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons defeated Chavez, 56-12, in the bi-district round. The Tigers defeated Fort Bend Travis, 52-7, in coach Gary Joseph’s 200th victory as Katy head coach. Both teams have won 10 consecutive games after dropping […]

Joseph, Katy Tigers Reach Milestone Win

By George Slaughter Katy fans are celebrating Friday’s 52-7 victory over Fort Bend Travis for several reasons. The first is that the win gets Katy off to a good start in the playoffs. The Tigers have now won 10 straight after losing their season opener. A second reason is more sentimental, in that the win marks coach Gary Joseph’s 200th head coaching victory. Following the game, Joseph was cited for the record and saluted by […]

Katy ISD Teams Prepare for Football Bi-District Playoffs

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter High school football playoff time is here, and Katy, Seven Lakes, Taylor, and Tompkins begin their football playoff quest Friday night. Katy (9-1) vs. Fort Bend Travis (8-2) The Tigers meet the Tigers at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The game is a rematch of last year’s bi-district game, which Katy won 45-14. Katy went on to the semifinal round before losing to Lake Travis. Gary Joseph is in his fifteenth […]

Seven Lakes Clinches Football Playoff Spot

By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes Spartans clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2014 with a 40-10 victory over Cinco Ranch Friday night. The win improves the Spartans to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in District 19-6A. The Spartans finish third behind Katy and Tompkins, and ahead of Taylor, which clinched the fourth playoff spot. The win is also the first ever for Seven Lakes against Cinco Ranch. “For our program, it’s pretty […]

Morton Ranch Defeats Seven Lakes, 34-14

By George Slaughter The folks at Morton Ranch celebrated their Homecoming Friday night at Legacy Stadium. They enjoyed a sharp-dressed Homecoming court, and plenty of the traditional mums on the sidelines and in the stands, on a perfect evening for a football game. Best of all, perhaps, was that the Mavericks won their first District 19-6A game of the season, a 34-14 triumph over Seven Lakes. The win improves the Mavericks to 4-5 overall and […]