Football News

Safety Tips for Football Players

Any physical confrontational game requires proper safety. Along with the game’s popularity, its risks are also on the rise. And, it needs not only to protect you from any physical collision but also to perform better. So, performing better also depends on your appropriate safety. You can speed up your performance by protecting you from any high impact of other players while playing in the filed. Nowadays, most players go to the gym to increase […]

Mayde Creek, Tompkins Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter In a historic night for the Mayde Creek Rams, perhaps one play best told the story of their 27-21 win over Fort Bend Bush Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The game was tied at 7 in the third quarter, and the Rams were driving. Junior quarterback Donte Jones went around the left side and fumbled the ball. Yet the ball bounced off the turf, back into his hands, and Jones went in for […]

What does the future hold for former Katy alum Dalton?

Former Katy High School alum Andy Dalton enjoyed a fine run as the starting quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals before being ousted during the middle of the 2019 campaign. Dalton arrived in 2011 in Cincinnati and helped the franchise reach the post-season four years in a row, although they failed to progress beyond the Wild Card round under the tenure of Marvin Lewis. Dalton produced solid statistics during his time as the starter, breaking several […]

Bush-Mayde Creek Matchup Kicks Off Football Playoff Schedule

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter The high school football playoffs begin Thursday, and feature a blend of new and familiar faces. Paetow is making its first ever playoff appearance in only its second season of varsity football. Meanwhile, Mayde Creek returns to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The Rams are the first of the five Katy-area teams to kick off the playoffs, as they’ll face Fort Bend Bush Thursday night. The Tompkins Falcons can […]

Mayde Creek Beats Morton Ranch, 47-27

By George Slaughter The best thing about Mayde Creek’s 2019 football season is that it will continue in the playoffs. The Rams finished their regular season with a hard-fought 47-27 win over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. This has been a historic season for the Rams, who with the win improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in District 19-6A. This season, Mayde Creek: Enjoyed its first winning season since the 2007 season, when […]

Mayde Creek, Taylor Compete for Final Playoff Spot

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Call it a case of musical chairs, District 19-6A style, with two teams—Morton Ranch and Taylor—competing for the final playoff spot this weekend, the last of the regular season. Katy, at 9-0 overall and 5-0 in district, has clinched the top spot. Tompkins, at 9-1 overall and 5-1 in district, has clinched the second spot. Tompkins has a bye this week. Mayde Creek, at 7-2 overall and 3-2 in district, has the […]

Morton Ranch Beats Seven Lakes, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch’s 10-7 victory over Seven Lakes Saturday at Legacy Stadium wasn’t pretty, but it was important to the Mavericks’ playoff hopes this season. Four teams from District 19-6A will make the playoffs. Katy and Tompkins have earned the top two spots, and things get interesting after that. Three teams—Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, and Taylor—are competing for the last two spots. For Morton Ranch to make the playoffs, Katy must defeat Taylor […]

Mayde Creek-Katy Matchup Leads This Week’s Football Action

Mayde Creek coach Mike Rabe.

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek continues its impressive season Friday when it faces Katy. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Stadium. Coach Mike Rabe’s Rams are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A after defeating Seven Lakes, 41-31, last week. The seven wins are the most by a Rams team since 1997, when it finished with a 10-2 record. Katy, meanwhile, remains the district juggernaut. The Tigers are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in […]

Mayde Creek Improves to 7-1 with Win Over Seven Lakes

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek’s 41-31 win over Seven Lakes Thursday night at Legacy Stadium provided more of the magic for which Rams fans have waited for years. The win improves Mayde Creek to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A. The seven wins are the most by a Rams team since 1997, when they finished with a 10-2 record under then-coach Joe Sheffy. The loss drops the Spartans to 3-5 and 0-4, respectively. The […]

Seven Lakes-Mayde Creek Leads This Week’s High School Football Schedule

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

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 […]