Katy Tigers

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 […]

Football Playoff Roundup: Tompkins and Katy Advance

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Katy Tigers Drop Season Opener, 35-21

By George Slaughter North Shore took the early lead and never looked back as it defeated Katy, 35-21, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The game was the season opener for both teams. The Mustangs began the game with an impressive three-play scoring drive. On the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Dematrius Davis completed a 48-yard pass to wide receiver Shadrach Banks. Two plays later, running back Zach Evans scored on an 18-yard run. After an […]

UIL Classifies Paetow Panthers in Class 5A

By George Slaughter The University Interscholastic League, which oversees Texas high school sports, placed Katy’s newest high school sports program in Class 5A this morning as part of its annual reclassification and realignment effort. Paetow High School opened last fall. The Panthers debut their varsity sports program this fall. Other teams in the District 10-5A, Division II, include Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, College Station A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Montgomery, Montgomery Lake Creek, and Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated. The […]