football

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 […]

Katy Overcomes Slow Start to Beat Morton Ranch, 44-7

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers overcame a slow start to defeat the Morton Ranch Mavericks, 44-7, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The early struggles for Katy, now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in District 19-6A play, came primarily on offense, though the defense gave up a couple of big plays to the Mavericks, now 3-4 overall and 0-3 in District 19-6A. On Morton Ranch’s second drive, it got a 12-yard run from junior running back […]

Katy Defeats Tompkins, 66-13

By George Slaughter Thanks to Katy’s 66-13 victory over Tompkins Friday night at Rhodes Stadium, the Katy City Council can expect a special guest at its Monday meeting at City Hall: Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff. Earlier this week, Groff and Katy City Council Member-at-Large made a good-natured bet on the Falcons-Tigers game. If the Falcons won, then Harris, or perhaps Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle or new Ward A Council Member Frank Carroll, would wear […]

Tompkins Earns 15-10 Victory over Seven Lakes

By George Slaughter A popular football cliché is that defense wins championships. It certainly was the key for Tompkins in its 15-10 victory over Seven Lakes Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons are soaring to new heights this season. Friday’s victory improves Tompkins to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in District 19-6A play. The victory equals the total number of victories the Falcons have earned over the last three years. Tompkins finished 0-9 last season, […]

Cinco Ranch Loses 14-13 Homecoming Heartbreaker

By George Slaughter In tight games, little things can make a big difference. Just ask the Cinco Ranch Cougars, who dropped a 14-13 homecoming game to Cedar Park Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Timberwolves, of District 11-5A, to 2-2. The Cougars, meanwhile, fall to 0-4 as they prepare for District 19-6A play against Mayde Creek next week. Some of those little things turned out to big things that favored Cinco Ranch. […]

KISD Appoints New Seven Lakes High School Football Coach

Jimmy Hamon, head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Jimmy Hamon, football defensive coordinator and junior varsity baseball coach at Ridge Point High School, has been appointed head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School. The district made the appointment Monday night at its Board of Trustees meeting. Hamon has coached at Ridge Point High School, which is the Fort Bend Independent School District, since 2012.Ridge Point football coach Brett Sniffin praised Hamon and his hire at […]

Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]

Katy-Area Student Athletes Receive Honors

By Tom Behrens Katy Independent School District student-athletes have worked hard to master their sports, and various media organizations and associations have recently honored several of them. Cross-Country Cinco Ranch High School freshman Heidi Nelson and Tompkins High School senior Daniel Figueroa received Houston Chronicle All Greater Houston honors. Football Katy High School senior offensive lineman Connor Galvin, senior kicker Seth Small, and senior defensive lineman Moro Ojomo, along with Taylor High School junior offensive […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-29-17

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals Class 6A Division I Region III Atascocita (10-1) vs. Katy (10-0) – 7 p.m. Friday, NRG Stadium  BASKETBALL Basketball Top 10 in Texas High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Nov. 27: BOYS PUBLIC SCHOOL – Class 6A Top Ten Cypress Falls, 4-0 Denton Guyer, 5-0 Austin Westlake, 5-1 Katy Tompkins, 7-2 DeSoto, 7-0 South Garland, 8-2 Spring Dekaney, 5-0 Aldine Eisenhower, […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

FOOTBALL Football Playoff Results – Bi-District Division One – Large School Katy 45, Travis 14 Ridge Point 40, Cinco Ranch 23 Division Two – Small School Strake Jesuit 28, Hightower 10 Taylor 14, Bush 0 Playoff Schedule for this coming week: Division One – Large School Katy vs. Cypress Ranch Noon, Saturday, NRG Stadium Division Two – Small School Cy-Fair vs. Strake Jesuit 6 p.m., Friday, Legacy Stadium Langham Creek vs. Taylor 7 p.m., Friday, […]