By George Slaughter
With a 6-1 record (and 2-1 in District 19-6A), the Mayde Creek Rams are enjoying their first winning season since 2007. Last week, the Rams rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 14-10 come-from-behind win over Taylor.
Mayde Creek’s rushing attack is led by Julius Loughridge, who last week had 17 carries for 91 yards against Taylor. Donte Jones had 11 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. He also caught four passes for 84 yards and another touchdown. Quarterback John Zolacha completed six of 13 passes for 105 yards.
This week, the Rams play Seven Lakes, which at 3-4 and 0-3 is looking for its first district win of this season. Last week the Spartans lost to Katy, 47-0. Tompkins (63-27, on September 27) and Taylor (45-10, on October 4) also defeated the Spartans in district play.
Milton Jones leads the Spartans rushing attack, with 85 carries for 556 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Eric Johnson, with 21 catches for 254 yards, is the team’s leading receiver. Quarterback Cristian Beltran has completed 51 of 94 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns.
Morton Ranch has an open date this week. Here’s a preview of the other football games involving Katy-area teams.
Katy Tigers vs. Cinco Ranch Cougars
The Tigers play the Cougars at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium.
Katy is 7-0 and 3-0 after defeating Seven Lakes, 47-0, last week. Cinco Ranch is 0-7 and 0-3, and coming off a bye week.
Tompkins Falcons vs. Taylor Mustangs
The Falcons play the Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Stadium.
Tompkins is 7-1 and 3-1 after defeating Morton Ranch, 29-16, last week. Taylor is 5-3 and 3-1 after losing to Mayde Creek.
Huntsville Hornets vs. Paetow Panthers
The Hornets play the Panthers at 12 p.m. Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.
Huntsville is 5-2 and 3-1 after defeating Lamar Consolidated, 35-21, last week. Paetow is 6-1 and 3-1 after losing to A&M Consolidated, 55-17.