football

Katy Area All-District Football Players Honored

By George Slaughter Katy, which won its ninth state championship last week, placed 20 of its players on the District 19-6A teams, which were announced this week. Tompkins, which won the district title for the first time in school history, placed 17 of its players on those teams. Players are selected by a vote of the district coaches. Coach of the Year Todd McVey, Tompkins District Most Valuable Player Jalen Milroe, quarterback, senior, Tompkins Offensive […]

Katy ISD Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Ethan Onianwa, of Cinco Ranch High School, before signing his National Letter of Intent (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Thirteen Katy Independent School District student-athletes Thursday signed national letters of intent to play their chosen sport in their selected colleges. More student-athletes will commit to various schools on February 3, during National Signing Day. Cinco Ranch High School 2020 Signees Ethan Onianwa – Football – Rice University Paetow High School 2020 Signees Emanuel Forero – Track/Cross Country – William Penn University Kyle Glover – Track/Cross Country – University of Arkansas at […]

Seven Lakes Moves Closer to Playoffs with Win over Mayde Creek

By George Slaughter Having a bye week is nothing unusual in football. Having two consecutive bye weeks can be a cause for concern. But Seven Lakes needn’t have worried, as it earned a 38-26 homecoming win against Mayde Creek Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win puts the Spartans, now 2-4 overall and 2-2 in District 19-6A, in control of their playoff destiny. They will clinch a playoff spot with a win in their next […]

Tompkins Defeats Katy, 24-19, Ending Tigers’ 75-Game District Win Streak

By George Slaughter “It’s a Great Day to be a Falcon” is a popular catchphrase at Tompkins High School. Thursday night at Legacy Stadium proved to be a great night to be a Falcon, also, as Tompkins defeated Katy, 24-19, for its first-ever win against the Tigers. Tompkins improves to 6-0 overall, 4-0 in District 19-6A. Katy falls to 5-1 and 2-1, respectively. The loss is Katy’s first in district play since 2008. The loss […]

Tompkins Defeats Morton Ranch; Faces Katy Thursday

By George Slaughter Tompkins exploded for 27 second quarter points to cruise to a 48-0 victory over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. Tompkins improves to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in District 19-6A. Morton Ranch falls to 1-4 and 0-3, respectively. The Falcons are playing with confidence, and it showed against the Mavericks. Tompkins coach Todd McVey said the team had a good week of practice, adding that he tells the players they win games […]

Cinco Ranch Beats Mayde Creek For First Win Since 2018

By George Slaughter After suffering through a 14-game losing streak that dated back to November 2018, Cinco Ranch is once again in the win column. The Cougars defeated Mayde Creek, 21-17, Friday night at Rhodes Stadium. The Cougars improve to 1-3 overall, and 1-1 in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek falls to 3-1 and 0-1, respectively. The win is the first for Cougars Coach Chris Dudley, who took over last year after the retirement of longtime […]

Friday Night Lights Just Got Better: Abc13/KTRK-Tv Houston Teams Up With Texan Live To Stream High School Sports With A Football Kickoff

Viewers Can Stream Live Two Games Each Week on ABC13.com, ABC13’s app and ABC13’s Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku  ABC13, Houston’s news leader, is proud to partner with Texan Live, the authority on live and on-demand high school sports in Texas, to livestream two high school games throughout greater Houston each week on ABC13’s streaming apps. Kicking off the partnership with high school football, viewers can stream the highly anticipated annual “Battle Line on […]

Last-Second Field Goal Propels Paetow Victory

By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers reached a milestone Friday night at Legacy Stadium by playing their first-ever varsity football game against a fellow Katy Independent School District program. A last-second, 23-yard field goal by junior kicker Anthony Fuentes made the 38-35 win over Morton Ranch all the sweeter. Paetow is 2-0. Morton Ranch is 1-1. The Panthers, a Class 5A program, fielded their first varsity football team in 2018. The other Katy ISD programs […]

Katy High School Quarterback Leaves School, Team

By George Slaughter Bronson McClelland, a senior quarterback for the Katy High School football team, has withdrawn from school, a Katy Independent School District spokesperson said. McClelland was with the team, but did not play, in last week’s season opener against Clear Springs last Saturday. He did not play in the team’s scrimmage against Klein Collins two weeks earlier. The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that McClelland was transferred to the district’s Opportunity Awareness Center. McClelland’s […]

Taylor Opens Season With 37-0 Win

By George Slaughter Given the confusion—both for attending school and playing football—accompanying the coronavirus pandemic, that the Taylor Mustangs were able to play football Thursday was a victory in itself. That the Mustangs posted a 37-0 win over Cy Springs was even better. “It’s rewarding to play a little football,” Taylor coach Chad Simmons said, adding that the players had been coming in “religiously” over the summer to prepare for the season, despite concerns that […]