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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 […]

Mayde Creek HS’s Shay Govan signs with Stephen F Austin

Shay Govan with Coaches and Teammates

Shaylon Govan of Mayde Creek High School, has signed a letter of intent to play for Stephen F. Austin University’s softball team. Shay has had a great ride at Mayde Creek. As a Freshman she was elected 1st Team All-District as well as Academic All-District, and was number 3 in the state of Texas for 6-A in home runs. She continued to maintain her 1st Team All-District and Academic All-District in both her Sophomore and […]

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 […]

Katy Tigers Crush Cinco Ranch, 70-17

By George Slaughter Historically speaking, the Cinco Ranch-Katy game is a rivalry game. But Friday’s matchup proved an easy win for Katy, as the Tigers crushed Cinco Ranch, 70-17, Friday at Legacy Stadium. The win clinches a playoff spot for the Tigers, now 7-1 overall and 4-0 in District 19-6A play. The Cougars fall to 2-6 overall and 2-2 in district play. The Tigers scored touchdowns on six of its seven first-half possessions while building […]

Taylor Defeats Mayde Creek, 28-21

By George Slaughter Homecoming weekend has come to Taylor High School, and while Friday night’s rain might have gotten everyone wet, it didn’t get in the way of a 28-21 Mustang victory over Mayde Creek at Legacy Stadium. The victory improves the Mustangs to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A play. The Rams fall to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in district play. Mayde Creek opened the scoring on its second drive of the first […]