Tompkins Falcons

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Falcons Fall Short in State Basketball Championship

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons boys basketball team can reflect on an historic season, even if it fell short in the state final. On Saturday, the Allen Eagles scored on an almost last-second basket to claim a 49-47 victory and the Class 6A state title at the Alamodome. Allen finishes at 35-5. Tompkins finishes at 32-9. Tompkins’s appearance in the title game was the first time a Katy Independent School District team had made […]

Falcons Soar to State Basketball Semifinals

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons boys basketball team is a senior-laden team, and it hopes to go out on a high note this weekend in San Antonio. The Falcons, 31-8, play South Garland, 36-3, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The winner plays the winner of the Austin Westlake-Allen semifinal game which immediately follows. The Class 6A state title game is at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alamodome. In describing […]

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 […]