Katy-Area Week 10 Football Roundup: Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes Nab Remaining 19-6A Playoff Spots

By George Slaughter

Taylor Mustang cornerbacks Josiah Rodriguez (26) and Hollis Robinson Jr. (9) limit running room for Katy receiver Ronnie Schneider (13) during the first half. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

Katy, Tompkins, Cinco Ranch and Seven Lakes have clinched the four playoff spots in District 19-6A.

For Katy and Tompkins, returning to the playoffs was no surprise. Katy is the defending Class 6A Division II state champion and has made the playoffs each season since 1991. Tompkins is making its fourth consecutive playoff trip this season.

Seven Lakes is returning to the playoffs for the third time in the past four years under coach Jimmy Hamon.

Cinco Ranch provides the most compelling story this season. Under third-year coach Chris Dudley, the Cougars have rebuilt and claimed both their first winning season and playoff berth since 2017.

Katy 67, Taylor 17

The Tigers rushed for 497 yards on 41 carries, and added 156 yards passing, en route to a big win against Taylor Thursday at Legacy Stadium.

Junior running back Seth Davis had 285 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries for Katy. Junior running back Dallas Glass had 137 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries.

Junior quarterback Caleb Koger was 8-of-10 for 112 and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Elijah Bowman was 2-of-2 for 44 yards and a touchdown.

Taylor senior quarterback Jackson Ingram was 12-of-17 for 240 yards and a touchdown with an interception.

The Tigers are 9-0 overall, 5-0 in district. Taylor finishes its season 2-8 overall, 1-5 in district.

Cinco Ranch 55, Morton Ranch 16

Cinco Ranch’s remarkable turnaround season continued with a big win against Morton Ranch Friday at Rhodes Stadium.

Junior quarterback Gavin Rutherford led the way for the Cougars, completing 15-of21 for 423 yards and six touchdowns. He was also the Cinco Ranch’s leading rusher, with 36 yards on five carries and a touchdown.

Cinco Ranch is 6-3 overall, 3-2 in district. Morton Ranch is 4-5, 2-3 in district.

Seven Lakes 50, Mayde Creek 10

Seven Lakes punched its playoff ticket with a win against Mayde Creek Friday at Legacy Stadium.

The win was a dramatic turnaround for the Spartans, who came off a lopsided loss the previous week against Tompkins.

Seven Lakes is 6-3 overall, 3-2 in district. Mayde Creek is 2-7 overall, 0-5 in district.

Manvel 33, Paetow 28

Manvel gave the Panthers their first loss of the season Friday at Freedom Stadium in Manvel.

Senior running back De’monte Seymore rushed for 98 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries to lead the Mavericks. He also had a 22-yard punt return for a score. Junior quarterback Kaeden Smith was 7-of-12 for 189 yards and two touchdowns.

The Maverick defense also stepped up, limiting the Panthers to only 45 yards rushing on 20 carries and 101 yards passing.

The loss snaps an eight-game winning streak for the Panthers, who fall to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in District 10-5A.

Manvel is 7-2 overall, 6-1 in district.

Jordan 55, New Braunfels Pieper 0

Jordan cruised to an easy win Friday at Pieper Stadium in New Braunfels.

Jordan is 2-6. Pieper is 1-4.

Week 11 schedule

Taylor has finished its season. Here’s the Week 11 schedule for Katy-area teams:

  • Angleton vs. Paetow, 6 p.m. Thursday, Legacy Stadium
  • Tompkins vs. Mayde Creek, 7 p.m. Thursday, Rhodes Stadium
  • Katy vs. Morton Ranch, 6 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium
  • Seven Lakes vs. Cinco Ranch, 7 p.m. Friday, Rhodes Stadium
  • Davenport vs. Jordan, 12 p.m. Saturday, Legacy Stadium