football

Tompkins defeats Mayde Creek, 28-0

By George Slaughter Tompkins brought its defense to its District 19-6A matchup with Mayde Creek Thursday, and it stepped up to shut out the Rams, 28-0 at Rhodes Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Rams fall to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in district. It proved a gutsy comeback for Tompkins following last week’s emotional 35-30 loss to Katy. Tompkins scored on its first two possessions to […]

Katy High School Quarterback Out Two Games, Stripped of Team Captaincy, For Social Media Rant

By George Slaughter Bronson McClelland, the Katy High School quarterback, will miss the next two games and has been stripped of his team captaincy following the release of a social media video in which he used a racial slur. Katy Independent School District administrators and police said they were made aware of the video following Thursday night’s game, a 35-30 Katy victory over Tompkins. The Tigers are 5-0 overall and 1-0 in District 19-6A play. […]

Katy Defeats Tompkins, 35-30

By George Slaughter Maybe it’s a good thing that the Katy Tigers had to fight for a win, given how easy things have seemed for them lately. In a hard-fought game against a valiant Tompkins Falcons squad, Katy held on to win, 35-30, Thursday night at Legacy Stadium. The victory improves Katy to 5-0, and 1-0 in District 19-6A. The loss drops Tompkins to 5-1, and 1-1 in district. Katy scored first, on a four-yard […]

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, […]

Taylor Kicks Late Field Goal to Defeat Morton Ranch, 31-28

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs know that successful comebacks require a fighting spirit. They learned Friday night that having a kicker with some ice water in his veins helps, too, as junior kicker Renan Baeta kicked a 35-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to clinch a 31-28 win against Morton Ranch at Legacy Stadium. Taylor improves to 3-2 overall, and 1-0 in district 19-6A play. Morton Ranch falls to 3-2 overall, and 0-1 […]

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 […]

Paetow Beats Fort Bend Clements 48-7, Improves to 3-0

By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers are making history in their second season of varsity football. They improved to 3-0 Thursday night with a 48-7 victory Fort Bend Clements at Legacy Stadium. The Panthers scored on three of its five first half possessions to take command of the game. Other than on its first drive, which ended with a missed field goal, and its last drive, in which time ran out, everything was coming up […]

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 […]

Tompkins Defeats Klein Cain, 42-24

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons needed a halftime talk from coach Todd McVey, but it worked and they came back to defeat Klein Cain, 42-24, Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Hurricanes used a fast tempo and a no-huddle offense to take charge in the first half. They scored on their first possession with a six-yard run by sophomore running back Jaydon Blue with 7:39 in the first quarter. Cain added to its lead […]