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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 […]

Klein Cain-Tompkins Highlights This Week’s Katy ISD High School Football Matchups

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By George Slaughter Last season, the Tompkins Falcons were the surprise team in District 19-6A, finishing with both their first-ever winning record and playoff berth. The momentum has continued into this season, at least for the opening week, as Tompkins won its opener against Fort Bend Austin, 66-14. Tompkins hopes to continue their momentum when they play Klein Cain at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Hurricanes won their opener, 56-27, over Cypress Parks. […]

Football Kicks Off Thursday for Katy ISD Schools

By George Slaughter The Katy vs. North Shore game, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Galena Park ISD Stadium, is understandably getting its share of attention this week. Both schools are perennial powerhouses and have become rivals in recent seasons. The game itself will be broadcast on ESPNU and television watch parties have been set up for those fans unable to make the drive to Galena Park. But this matchup isn’t the only one that […]

Katy ISD Appoints Chris Dudley Cinco Ranch Football Coach

Chris Dudley - Katy News photo

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, […]

Cinco Ranch Football Coach Don Clayton to Retire

Cinco Ranch coach Don Clayton in a 2016 photo - John Glaser photo

By George Slaughter Cinco Ranch High School football coach Don Clayton Monday announced his intention to retire this spring following 20 years at the school. Clayton started the program when the school opened in 1999. He’s enjoyed success there, leading the Cougars to a 141-78 record. He also served as head coach at Livingston High School, in East Texas, between stints on the Katy High School coaching staff of Mike Johnston, who preceded current coach Gary […]

Seven Lakes Clinches Football Playoff Spot

By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes Spartans clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2014 with a 40-10 victory over Cinco Ranch Friday night. The win improves the Spartans to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in District 19-6A. The Spartans finish third behind Katy and Tompkins, and ahead of Taylor, which clinched the fourth playoff spot. The win is also the first ever for Seven Lakes against Cinco Ranch. “For our program, it’s pretty […]

Katy Tigers Crush Cinco Ranch, 70-17

By George Slaughter Historically speaking, the Cinco Ranch-Katy game is a rivalry game. But Friday’s matchup proved an easy win for Katy, as the Tigers crushed Cinco Ranch, 70-17, Friday at Legacy Stadium. The win clinches a playoff spot for the Tigers, now 7-1 overall and 4-0 in District 19-6A play. The Cougars fall to 2-6 overall and 2-2 in district play. The Tigers scored touchdowns on six of its seven first-half possessions while building […]

Cinco Ranch Loses 14-13 Homecoming Heartbreaker

By George Slaughter In tight games, little things can make a big difference. Just ask the Cinco Ranch Cougars, who dropped a 14-13 homecoming game to Cedar Park Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Timberwolves, of District 11-5A, to 2-2. The Cougars, meanwhile, fall to 0-4 as they prepare for District 19-6A play against Mayde Creek next week. Some of those little things turned out to big things that favored Cinco Ranch. […]

UIL Classifies Paetow Panthers in Class 5A

By George Slaughter The University Interscholastic League, which oversees Texas high school sports, placed Katy’s newest high school sports program in Class 5A this morning as part of its annual reclassification and realignment effort. Paetow High School opened last fall. The Panthers debut their varsity sports program this fall. Other teams in the District 10-5A, Division II, include Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, College Station A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Montgomery, Montgomery Lake Creek, and Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated. The […]

Katy Wins Bi-District Playoff Game with 45-14 Victory over Fort Bend Travis

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers can claim the distinction of winning the first playoff game in Legacy Stadium. It did so with a Friday night with a 45-14 victory over Fort Bend Travis. There was no drama in this one, as Katy scored the first four times it had the ball and took a 28-0 halftime lead. Junior running back Deondrick Glass scored the first touchdown on a two-yard run at the 5:21 mark […]