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Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

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

By George Slaughter Legacy and Rhodes stadiums will be filled only to 50% capacity for sporting events this fall, under ticketing and attendance plans announced by the district in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The district said it will sell tickets to 40% of stadium capacity, with the remaining 10% to account for late-arriving passholders and parents of athletes. Ticket pre-sales will be online only at two websites: http://www.katvisd.org/deDt/athletics/Pages/default.aspx https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11016/academvsports-outdoors-student-activities-complex Purchasing Varsity Football Tickets On […]

Katy ISD Coaches Honored as Coaches of the Year

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Chad Simmons and Mike Rabe were honored by the Katy Independent School District as high school boys head coaches of the year, while Danielle Wells was honored as high school girls head coach of the year. Simmons is football coach at Taylor High School. Rabe was football coach at Mayde Creek High School and has moved on to the new Jordan High School. Wells is volleyball coach at Cinco Ranch High School. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tompkins Hopes to Rebound Against Undefeated Mayde Creek

By George Slaughter A new week brings new opportunities. For the Tompkins Falcons, coming off an emotional 35-30 loss to Katy last week, the opportunity comes against the other undefeated team in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play after a 41-10 win against Cinco Ranch. The five wins are the most the Rams have posted since the 2008 season, when they finished 5-5. Mayde Creek’s last winning season came […]

Katy-Tompkins Matchup Highlights Weekend Football Action

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter Going into last season’s game against Katy, Tompkins players and fans wore t-shirts that proclaimed, “A New Shade of Red.” It was, they surely hoped, the sign of a new power rising in District 19-6A. The Falcons had earned the right to be confident. Last season, they enjoyed their first-ever winning record and playoff berth. By any measure, it was an exciting, memorable season at Tompkins. But in last year’s Katy game, […]

District Play Begins This Week for Katy ISD High School Football Teams

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

By George Slaughter District play begins this week for Katy-area high school football teams, and with it, a chance to begin anew, albeit in midseason. For the Morton Ranch Mavericks, who play the Taylor Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium, district play offers a chance to build momentum. Morton Ranch is 3-1 and coming off a 41-6 win over the Sam Houston Tigers last week. For Taylor, 2-2, the game offers a chance […]

Mayde Creek-Alvin Game Leads This Week’s KISD Football Matchups

Mayde Creek coach Mike Rabe.

By George Slaughter The Mayde Creek Rams, at 3-0, have tied their number of wins in both of the last two seasons. This week they hope to reach new heights when they play the Alvin Yellowjackets. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Freedom Field in Alvin. In 2018, the Rams finished 3-7, and in 2017, they finished 3-6. Mayde Creek’s last .500 season was in 2008, when it finished 5-5. Its last winning […]

Clements-Paetow Matchup Headlines KISD High School Football Weekend

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

By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers hope to improve their record to 3-0 when they play Clements at 6 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The Panthers, in only their third football season, and second with a varsity program, are coming off a 64-0 victory over Northbrook last week. Coach B.J. Gotte said the Panthers as making optimistic progress. He described the program as being on schedule, but it would become more clear by season’s end […]