Katy Tigers

Council Hears Animal Control Concerns

Katy City Hall

By George Slaughter The Katy City Council heard from citizens concerned about the city’s animal control policies at its Monday afternoon meeting. “I’ve heard about the issues going on with animal control right now,” Ellen Schutz of Dallas, who is both an animal rights activist and attorney, said. “There are no protocols that you actually have in effect. You have somebody there that is running the place that obviously has no experience, murdering animals before […]

Houston Touchdown Club Honors Katy ISD Athletes and Coaches

Julius Loughridge, coach Gary Joseph, coach Todd McVey, and Bryce Foster receive honors (Houston Touchdown Club photo)

By George Slaughter The Houston Touchdown Club honored Katy coach Gary Joseph, along with other Katy-area football coaches and players, at its 2020 UIL High School Awards Dinner Thursday night. Joseph led the Tigers to a 13-1 record and their ninth state championship, which was capped with a 51-14 win over Cedar Hill Saturday. The title is Joseph’s fifth as coach, with the last title coming in 2015. He was an assistant on three of […]

Katy Wins Title with 51-14 Victory Over Cedar Hill

By George Slaughter ARLINGTON—The Katy Tigers won the Class 6A Division II football state championship with a 51-14 victory over Cedar Hill Saturday afternoon at AT&T Stadium. The title is the first for Katy since 2015 and is the ninth in the history of the program. The Tigers have the second-most football state titles in the history of the University Interscholastic League, trailing only Aledo, which defeated Crosby Friday for its 10th title. Katy coach […]

Katy, Cedar Hill Play for State Title Saturday

City Administrator Byron Hebert, Mayor Bill Hastings (back row), and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Harris (front row center) join the Katy High School cheerleaders (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter For Katy, the town has been painted, the red Tigers paraphernalia is out, and fans Friday morning gave a warm send-off to the team, which departed to Arlington in preparation for its state title game against Cedar Hill. All that’s left is to play the game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest. The programs have faced each […]

Lots of Memories as Katy Prepares for Its 15th State Title Game

By George Slaughter Katy is preparing for Saturday’s football state title game against Cedar Hill. It’s an exciting time, as Katy cheerleaders painted city buildings with inspirational messages Monday afternoon and football fans break out their red Tigers paraphernalia. Yet for one fan, Ward B City Council Member Rory Robertson, Saturday’s game is more personal. Robertson, elected last November to his first term on the council, played offensive guard for Katy’s 1992-94 teams. His senior […]

Katy Returning to Title Game after Win over Hays Buda

By George Slaughter WACO—The Katy Tigers earned a berth in next week’s state title game after defeating Hays Buda, 63-7, Saturday at McLane Stadium. Katy, now 12-1, will face Cedar Hill at 1 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the Class 6A, Division II state championship. The Longhorns, also 12-1, defeated Guyen, 27-17, Saturday afternoon at McKinney ISD Stadium. Cedar Hill is south of Dallas and part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Katy […]

Katy Prepares for Semifinal against Buda Hays

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers continue their championship quest Saturday, when they face the Buda Hays Rebels. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. The game will also be broadcast on TexanLive. The Tigers, 11-1, defeated Clear Falls, 51-14, last week. They defeated Shadow Creek and Houston Lamar in previous playoff games. Katy’s bi-district game against Fort Bend Elkins was canceled due to coronavirus cases on the Elkins team. […]

Katy Defeats Clear Falls, Advances to Semifinals

By George Slaughter Katy coach Gary Joseph celebrated his 65th birthday Saturday, and the Tigers gave him a 51-14 playoff win over Clear Falls at Legacy Stadium for a present. The win improves Katy’s record to 11-1. Clear Falls ends its season at 8-4. The Tigers move on to the semifinals, where they will face Hays at 2 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Hays, 10-3, defeated Vandegrift 38-10 Saturday. High school football season […]

Katy to Face Clear Falls in Football Quarterfinals Saturday

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers begin 2021 hoping to continue what they did at the end of 2020—winning in the playoffs. They return to action against Clear Falls in the Class 6A, Division II quarterfinals this weekend. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Stadium. The Tigers, 10-1, defeated Shadow Creek 49-24 last week in the regional round. In that game, sophomore quarterback Caleb Koger completed 8 of 15 passes for 193 yards […]

Katy Defeats Shadow Creek 49-24 to Advance in Playoffs

By George Slaughter ALVIN—Katy rolled to a 49-24 win over Shadow Creek in a regional playoff game Saturday at Freedom Field. Katy, now 10-1, will next play Clear Falls in the quarterfinal round. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Stadium. Shadow Creek ends its season at 6-4. After Shadow Creek took an early 3-0 lead, the Tigers went to work, scoring 21 straight points. Two of those scores came on long touchdown […]