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What Can The Houston Texans Look To Achieve In 2019?

The Houston Texans finished 2018 with a record of 11-5 which was enough to see them seal the AFC South title and advance into the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Unfortunately for Bill O’Brien’s side, they were beaten in the Wild Card Round 21-7 by their division rivals Indianapolis Colts. Preparations are already underway for the new campaign where Texans fans will be hoping their team can learn from their experience of last […]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas, Especially the Sport

Photo by Caitlyn Wilson on Unsplash License Around the world, everyone knows that everything’s bigger in Texas. This is so well known that it’s written on bumper stickers, mugs and even t-shirts. The Texas State Capitol is 14 feet taller than the United States Capitol in Washington DC. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is larger in area than Manhattan in New York. The state of Texas itself is actually nearly as big as Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, […]

Katy ISD Appoints Chris Dudley Cinco Ranch Football Coach

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By George Slaughter Chris Dudley returns to Cinco Ranch as football coach. He was appointed to the position Monday night at the Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting. Dudley has coached at Cinco Ranch his entire career, except for last season, when he was assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator at Taylor High School This is Dudley’s first head coaching job. Dudley has been in the Katy Independent School District since 2003, […]

Katy ISD Coach Joseph Receives Distinguished Honor  

Attribution for left to right: Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD Dr. Rick Hull, Principal of Katy High School Coach Gary Joseph, Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator of Katy High School Ken Gregorski, Acting Superintendent of Katy ISD Debbie Decker, Executive Director of Athletics Kyle Green, Assistant Athletic Director Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director Charlie Stevens, Assistant Athletic Director

KATY [December 10, 2018] –  He’s been with Katy Independent School District for the past 36 years and is best known for his passion and dedication to the Katy High School Tigers Football team.  However, Coach Gary Joseph’s influence and devotion is not limited to athletes only.  His guidance has been embraced by thousands of students who attend Katy High School.  For this reason, it was no surprise when he was awarded the 2018 University Interscholastic […]

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 […]

Tigers Fall to North Shore, 49-38

By George Slaughter North Shore sophomore quarterback Dematrius Davis threw five touchdown passes to lead the Mustangs past Katy, 49-38, Friday night at NRG Stadium in the regional round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs. North Shore improves its record to 13-0. The Mustangs will play the winner of the Cy-Fair-Atascocita game, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 11-2, with both losses coming against […]

Katy, Tompkins Prepare for Football Regional Playoffs

NRG Stadium - John Glaser/The Katy News

By George Slaughter The regional round of the Texas high football playoffs is this weekend, and two Katy Independent School District teams remain in the thick of things. North Shore (12-0) vs. Katy (11-1) The Mustangs face the Tigers at 7 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium. This rematch has become a rivalry between the schools. The teams met in the playoffs last season, which Katy won, 31-3, in the quarterfinal round. In 2016, North Shore […]

Football Playoff Roundup: Tompkins and Katy Advance

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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 […]