Football playoffs

Tompkins Cruises to 51-28 Win Over Cy-Fair; Katy, Taylor Also Win

By George Slaughter The Tompkins defense returned three Cy-Fair turnovers for scores as the Falcons cruised to a 51-28 Class 6A, Division I area playoff win Friday at Legacy Stadium. Tompkins, the District 19-6A champion, improves to 10-0. Cy-Fair, the District 17-6A champion, ends its season at 10-2. Tompkins had just taken a 10-7 second quarter lead on a 55-yard run by senior quarterback Jalen Milroe when the defense began forcing turnovers and making scores […]

Paetow Football Playoff Game Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

By George Slaughter Paetow’s Class 5A Paetow’s Class 5A area playoff game against New Braunfels Canyon was cancelled Thursday afternoon amid coronavirus concerns at Paetow High School. The cancellation does not change the records of the teams, but it ends Paetow’s season at 9-1. Canyon, which is 10-1, will play the winner of the Cedar Park-Foster game next week. Officials had originally moved the game to Saturday at Legacy Stadium, but the situation failed to […]

Four Katy-Area Teams Playing in Area Round of Playoffs This Week

By George Slaughter Paetow, Tompkins, Katy, and Taylor return to action this week as they pursue their state championship aspirations. Three of the games will be played in Katy. Only Taylor will have a road game, as they will travel to Delmar Stadium for its matchup against Heights. Here is a preview of the games. Canyon Cougars vs. Paetow Panthers The Cougars face the Panthers at 6 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Stadium. Canyon is 10-1, […]

Tompkins Defeats Fort Bend Travis to Advance in Playoffs

By George Slaughter Tompkins started fast and cruised to a 42-10 victory over Fort Bend Travis in a Class 6A, Division I bi-district playoff game Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons, now 9-0, advance to the area round of the playoffs. The Tigers finish their season at 4-5. Tompkins scored on the opening possession of the game and never looked back. The first touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from senior quarterback Jalen Milroe […]

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Two Playoff Games Involving Katy ISD Teams

Updated to reflect cancellation of the Fort Bend-Elkins and Taylor-George Ranch bi-district games. By George Slaughter Three of five Katy-area teams begin their football playoff quests this weekend. The coronavirus pandemic will keep the other two teams from playing until next week. Officials have cancelled the Taylor-George Ranch and the Fort Bend Elkins-Katy games, both set for Friday, due to coronavirus cases on the George Ranch and Elkins football teams. Both games will be counted […]

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 […]