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FWA  Continues To Have Strong Running Game

By Tom Behrens Jacob Phillips, another new head coach in the Katy area, received his start at Faith West Academy when he  developed a strength and conditioning program at the school. Phillips’ background includes playing football at Belhaven, and was signed as a undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks. He spent time later playing arena football with the New Orleans Voodoo and Columbus Lions. While developing the strength and conditioning program for the Eagles, […]

Big Offensive And Defensive Lines For Taylor

In his 3rd season at Katy Taylor, Head Coach Trey Hermann sets out with his team leaders DB Ethan Beek (#4) and QB David Perkins (#17) to make some noise this season in District 19-6A. Photo by John Glaser, www.jmgcreativedesign.com

By Tom Behrens The Taylor Mustangs, under head coach Trey Hermann, ended the season at 4-6 with no trip to the playoffs last year. The year before the Mustangs went two games deep before losing to Cy Woods, 63-17. They were expecting more last year. Any time you’re making a run for the playoffs things have to fly your way. “We caught the injury bug early and often last year,” said Hermann. “Camron Horry, tight […]

Katy Opens Against Westlake

2015 Championship team, Katy Tigers Photo by Diana L. Porter www.designonlinehouston.com

By Tom Behrens “It can be a good thing for Katy as it might point out some weaknesses that will need work.” Coach Gary Joseph Regular season match-ups involving defending state finalists are rare. This year defending Class 6A Division II Champion Katy meets Class 6A division I runner up Westlake in a true road game for the Katy Tigers. The game is at Chaparral Stadium in Austin. Coach Gary Joseph of Katy shared that […]

SLHS: Young Team for 2016

Seven Lakes will be lead this season by Junior QB Dalton Wood, OL Devin Amodio, WR/QB John Harrington, and OL Brian Orlando. Photo by John Glaser, www.jmgcreativedesign.com

By Tom Behrens Coach Lydell Wilson of Seven Lakes says the best way to describe the 2016 football season (4-6) was just a lot of missed opportunities. “We played a bunch of young kids, many receiving some 6 A varsity football experience for the first time. We lost two games by one point, one game on the last series. It could have easily been a 7-3 season if some things had fallen our way, but […]

SJXXIII New Head Coach And New Division

Photo by Diana L. Porter, www.designonlinehouston.com

By Tom Behrens There are three things different this year for the Saint John XXIII Lions. They have a new head coach, Clay Richardson; more seating for their home field games; and a change in a schedule that is better suited for the Lions’ attendance numbers. Richardson comes to Saint John XXIII and Katy via California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, where he has coached the last 14 seasons and served as Offensive Coordinator […]

MCHS Focusing on Strength and Discipline

By Tom Behrens Mayde Creek High School varsity head football coach said the only thing he knew about the team he was taking over last year was what he saw on film. Mike Rabe replaced Lance Carter during the summer. Last year’s version of Ram football finished 0-10. On paper, last year looked like a disaster, but coach Rabe and his staff saw improvement from when they began the season till when they finished in […]

MRHS Starting Lineup Taking Shape

Morton Ranch head football coach Dave Meadows instructs the Mavericks during team warm-ups before taking on Tompkins at Rhodes Stadium in Katy on October 23, 2015.

By Tom Behrens “Spring is where we learn about our team for the coming year” Coach Dave Meadows. Coach Dave Meadow at Morton Ranch says he and his coaches try to learn as much as they can about their offense and defense possibilities in spring practice. “We try to find out who are the better players at the different positions. We try to find the guy who might be a good player at one position […]

Scrimmage Game Decides Positions

Cinco Ranch head football coach Don Clayton. Photo by Diana L. Porter, www.designonlinehouston.com

By Tom Behrens Coach Don Clayton of the Cinco Ranch Cougar football team said sometimes you really don’t know who has what position nailed down for the coming season until the scrimmage game before the season opens. And, then that can change in the first two weeks of the regular season. This year’s scrimmage is at the Cinco Ranch field against Stratford High School. “Like last year we thought we had a starting center, and […]

This Year’s Motto: “Finishing”

The Tomkins Falcons take the field for the first district game of the season against the Seven Lakes Spartans at Waller ISD stadium on September 25, 2015. Photo by Diana L. Porter, www.designonlinehouston.com

By Tom Behrens “The biggest thing is our numbers have increased,” said Tompkins High School varsity head football coach, Tony Tademy, in describing the start of practice for the upcoming season. Two years ago, Tompkins first year in District 19-6A, the Falcons had 60 kids for practice; this year they have over 300 kids. “Last year we didn’t finish games,” continued Tademy. “The game of football is about finishing plays, finishing strong in the classroom, […]