Football News

Tompkins High School Coach Named Texans High School Coach of the Year  

KATY [January 13, 2020] –  The new year is off to a great start for Katy Independent School District’s Tompkins High School (OTHS) Head Football Coach Todd McVey after finishing a record breaking season.  McVey was presented with two prestigious recognitions from the Houston Texans.  He was selected as the Houston Texans Coach of the Year and will represent the NFL team nationally at the end of this month. It all began in October 2019 when […]

Austin Westlake Defeats Taylor, 63-3, in Semifinals

By George Slaughter Austin Westlake raced to a 35-3 halftime lead on its way to a 63-3 win over the Taylor Mustangs Saturday at McLane Stadium in a Class 6A Division II semifinal game. Taylor, making its first-ever semifinal appearance in the 40-year history of the school, finish its historic season at 9-6. The Mustangs finished 5-5 during the regular season but defeated Fort Bend Elkins, Memorial, Humble, and Cy Creek in impressive fashion to […]

Taylor to Play Austin Westlake in Class 6A Semifinal Game Saturday in Waco

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs face the Austin Westlake Chaparrals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Westlake is the home team. Reaching the semifinals is breaking new ground for the Mustangs. This is the first time in the program’s history that the Mustangs have gone this far in the playoffs, and they hope to keep their season going with a win. Westlake, meanwhile, has enjoyed its share of success over the […]

Taylor Stampedes to 58-20 Playoff Win over Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs cruised to a 58-20 victory over Cy Creek in a Class 6A Division II quarterfinal playoff game Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs improve to 9-5 with the win. After two weeks playing at NRG Stadium, the Mustangs will face their next opponent, Austin Westlake, Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Kickoff time has not been announced. Cy Creek ends its season at 9-5. Saturday’s game against Cy […]

Taylor’s Historic Season Continues Saturday Against Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs’ deep run in the high school playoffs must be a nice way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s opening. Taylor High School opened in November 1979. Its football team, making its first-ever Class 6A, Division II quarterfinals appearance, plays Cy Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs are the home team. Coach Chad Simmons’s Mustangs are 8-5. Last week Taylor defeated Humble, 35-14, to […]

Taylor Defeats Humble to Advance in Playoffs; Atascocita Defeats Tompkins

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs are the lone Katy-area team still in the high school football playoffs after defeating the Humble Wildcats, 35-14, Saturday night at NRG Stadium. Taylor improves to 8-5 with the win. The Mustangs will return to action next week against Cypress Creek, which defeated Strake Jesuit 45-33 Friday. Humble ends its season at 11-3. The Mustangs took command of the game early, racing to a 21-0 lead in the first […]

North Shore Ends Katy’s Season with 56-35 Playoff Win

By George Slaughter In August, Katy began its season by defeating by North Shore. Friday afternoon, North Shore returned the favor, defeating Katy 56-35 to advance in the high school football playoffs. North Shore, the defending state champion, improves to 12-1 and will face the winner of the Tompkins-Atascocita game, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 12-1. The Mustangs scored on their first possession of the game […]

North Shore-Katy Rematch Leads This Weekend’s Playoff Action

By George Slaughter Black Friday marks what is perhaps the busiest shopping day of the Christmas season. But for high school football fans, Friday could instead be called Red Friday, as it marks the renewal of the North Shore-Katy rivalry. The Mustangs play the Tigers at 4 p.m. at NRG Stadium in a Division I regional playoff game. The Tigers are the home team. The Mustangs are the defending state champions and won the District […]

Tompkins, Katy Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons needed two overtimes to do it, but they came away with an emotional 30-27 area playoff win against the Cy Falls Eagles Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 11-1. The Eagles end their season at 10-2. The winning touchdown, which came on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, clinched the victory after Cy Falls had taken a 27-24 lead earlier in the […]

Cy Creek Ends Mayde Creek’s Historic Season

By George Slaughter The Mayde Creek magic of 2019 came to an end Thursday with a 35-14 loss to the Cy Creek in the area round of the playoffs. The Cougars, now 8-4, will face the winner of the Beaumont West Brook-Strake Jesuit game, scheduled for Friday night. The Cougars scored on their first four possessions of the game and never looked back. All its first-half touchdowns came on passes from senior quarterback Julian Uwadia. […]