Katy-Area Week 7 Football Roundup: Tompkins Resumes Winning Ways

By George Slaughter

Taylor wideout Michael Whitaker III struggles for yardage and possession of the football as Falcon defender Eduwa Okundaye (20) tries to make the stop. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

After suffering a tough loss last week to Katy, Tompkins rebounded with a strong 52-7 win over Taylor Thursday at Legacy Stadium.

The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall, 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Mustangs fall to 1-6 overall, 0-3 in district.

Tompkins wasted no time getting started Thursday, scoring on its first three drives of the game.

On the first drive, Falcons senior quarterback Cole Francis connected on a 51-yard strike to senior running back Colin Marshall.

On their next drive, Francis connected with senior wide receiver Joshua McMillan on a 65-yard touchdown pass.

On their third drive, senior kicker Mario Garcia hit a 26-yard field goal with 1:25 remaining in the first quarter to put the Falcons up by 17 points.

The Francis-to-McMillan combination came up twice more for Tompkins in the second quarter, with touchdown passes going for 66 and 48 yards. At this point, the Falcons led 31-0 and the game had effectively been settled.

Francis finished 14-of-21 for 365 yards and five touchdowns. Three of them went to McMillan, who finished with seven catches for 215 yards.

The Mustangs came back with their own score just before the end of the first half. It came on a 72-yard run by senior running back Michael Whitaker III.

Falcons sophomore running back Caleb Blocker’s second effort resulted in a 21-yard score with 7:57 in the third quarter. Blocker finished the game as the Falcons’ leading rusher, with 61 yards on 11 carries.

McMillan said the team wanted to “flush” last week’s game behind them and move forward, which they did.

“Last week is last week, so I’m not going to talk about last week,” McMillan said. “We were just worried about us. We were really motivated. We got that game out, and took it out on somebody else. We minimize our mistakes from last week and did our jobs.”

Paetow 77, Wisdom 0

The Paetow defense overwhelmed Wisdom’s rushing attack when they met Thursday at Rhodes Stadium. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

The Panthers scored 41 first quarter points in rolling to a lopsided win over Wisdom Thursday at Rhodes Stadium.

Senior quarterback C.J. Dumas completed 4-of-5 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Panthers. Senior running back Jalyn Richardson had seven carries for 112 yards and a touchdown.

The Paetow defense was particularly dominant, holding Wisdom to minus-50 yards of total offense.

The win is the Panthers’ third consecutive shutout. Two weeks ago, Paetow defeated Fort Bend Kempner, 65-0. Last week, Paetow defeated Milby, 56-0.

The Panthers are now 6-0 overall, 4-0 in District 10-5A. The Generals fall to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in district.

Seven Lakes 21, Morton Ranch 14

Senior Scott Stanford scored on a one-yard run with 22 seconds remaining to give the Spartans a 21-18 win against Morton Ranch Friday at Legacy Stadium.

Morton Ranch junior quarterback Josh Johnson led the Mavericks to two scores in the fourth quarter to put the Mavericks up 18-14 before Seven Lakes made its comeback. He scored on a five-yard run with 6:16 remaining. He later completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to junior running back Santana Scott with 2:01 remaining.

Johnson finished the game 8-of-17 for 135 yards and two touchdowns for Morton Ranch. Scott finished a game with 25 carries for 112 yards. He was also Morton Ranch’s leading receiver, with four catches for 98 yards.

Senior quarterback Grayson Medford was the offensive leader for Seven Lakes. Passing, he was 7-of-8 for 67 yards. He had 14 rushes for 106 yards.

The Spartans are 5-2 overall, 2-1 in district. The Mavericks are 3-3 overall, 1-1 in district.

Katy 65, Mayde Creek 7

Katy cruised to a 65-7 win over Mayde Creek Friday night at Rhodes Stadium.

The Tigers are 7-0 overall, 3-0 in district. The Rams are 2-4 overall, 0-2 in district.

Week 8 Matchups

Seven Lakes has a bye week. Here’s the Week 8 schedule for Katy-area teams:

  • Tompkins vs. Morton Ranch, 6 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium
  • Mayde Creek vs. Taylor, 7 p.m. Friday, Rhodes Stadium
  • Paetow vs. Terry, 7 p.m. Friday, Traylor Stadium
  • Cinco Ranch vs. Katy, 11 a.m. Saturday, Legacy Stadium
  • Lake Belton vs. Jordan, 12 p.m. Saturday, Rhodes Stadium