Katy Tigers

North Shore Ends Katy’s Season with 56-35 Playoff Win

By George Slaughter In August, Katy began its season by defeating by North Shore. Friday afternoon, North Shore returned the favor, defeating Katy 56-35 to advance in the high school football playoffs. North Shore, the defending state champion, improves to 12-1 and will face the winner of the Tompkins-Atascocita game, scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 12-1. The Mustangs scored on their first possession of the game […]

North Shore-Katy Rematch Leads This Weekend’s Playoff Action

By George Slaughter Black Friday marks what is perhaps the busiest shopping day of the Christmas season. But for high school football fans, Friday could instead be called Red Friday, as it marks the renewal of the North Shore-Katy rivalry. The Mustangs play the Tigers at 4 p.m. at NRG Stadium in a Division I regional playoff game. The Tigers are the home team. The Mustangs are the defending state champions and won the District […]

Tompkins, Katy Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons needed two overtimes to do it, but they came away with an emotional 30-27 area playoff win against the Cy Falls Eagles Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 11-1. The Eagles end their season at 10-2. The winning touchdown, which came on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, clinched the victory after Cy Falls had taken a 27-24 lead earlier in the […]

Mayde Creek-Cy Creek Matchup Kicks Off This Weekend’s Playoff Action

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Mayde Creek Rams continue their memorable season Thursday when they face the Cy Creek Cougars in an area playoff game at Prigedon Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Rams, 9-2, won their first playoff game since 1997 on Friday, defeating Fort Bend Bush 27-21. The Rams defense put on an impressive show, holding the Broncos to only 97 yards and seven first downs. The Rams offense, by contrast, had 273 […]

Katy Defeats Ridge Point, Paetow Loses to Whitehouse in Playoffs

By George Slaughter After a season of mostly blowout wins, perhaps it’s a good thing that the Katy Tigers had a hard-fought, gut-check type of game to start the playoffs. They got such a game Friday night, and pulled out a 35-28 win over Ridge Point at Legacy Stadium. The Tigers improve to 11-0 with the win. Ridge Point ends its season at 8-3. The Panthers took an early lead on a 52-yard pass from […]

Bush-Mayde Creek Matchup Kicks Off Football Playoff Schedule

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter The high school football playoffs begin Thursday, and feature a blend of new and familiar faces. Paetow is making its first ever playoff appearance in only its second season of varsity football. Meanwhile, Mayde Creek returns to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The Rams are the first of the five Katy-area teams to kick off the playoffs, as they’ll face Fort Bend Bush Thursday night. The Tompkins Falcons can […]

Mayde Creek, Taylor Compete for Final Playoff Spot

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Call it a case of musical chairs, District 19-6A style, with two teams—Morton Ranch and Taylor—competing for the final playoff spot this weekend, the last of the regular season. Katy, at 9-0 overall and 5-0 in district, has clinched the top spot. Tompkins, at 9-1 overall and 5-1 in district, has clinched the second spot. Tompkins has a bye this week. Mayde Creek, at 7-2 overall and 3-2 in district, has the […]

Mayde Creek-Katy Matchup Leads This Week’s Football Action

Mayde Creek coach Mike Rabe.

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek continues its impressive season Friday when it faces Katy. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Stadium. Coach Mike Rabe’s Rams are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A after defeating Seven Lakes, 41-31, last week. The seven wins are the most by a Rams team since 1997, when it finished with a 10-2 record. Katy, meanwhile, remains the district juggernaut. The Tigers are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in […]

Seven Lakes-Mayde Creek Leads This Week’s High School Football Schedule

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter With a 6-1 record (and 2-1 in District 19-6A), the Mayde Creek Rams are enjoying their first winning season since 2007. Last week, the Rams rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 14-10 come-from-behind win over Taylor. Mayde Creek’s rushing attack is led by Julius Loughridge, who last week had 17 carries for 91 yards against Taylor. Donte Jones had 11 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown. He […]

Katy Defeats Seven Lakes, 47-0

By George Slaughter There’s a cliché in football that defense wins championships. But defense also plays a big role in winning regular season games, also, as Katy showed in its 47-0 win over Seven Lakes Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Tiger defense held the Spartans to only four first downs, and 17 total yards, in posting the shutout. The win improves Katy’s record to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 19-6A. The win is […]