Katy Tigers

Katy-Area Week 8 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Cinco Ranch

Tompkins senior linebacker Bryce Shaink (32) hauls down Morton Ranch running back Santana Scott (3) in the backfield. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter For Katy Tigers fans, Saturday’s cooler weather and the other Saturday attractions, including the monthly Katy Market Day and first annual Katy Heritage Carnival, were welcome. But the Tigers’ 49-3 win over Cinco Ranch Saturday at Legacy Stadium was even more welcome. The win puts the Tigers at 8-0 overall, 4-0 in District 19-6A, going into a bye week. The Cougars are 4-3 overall, 1-2 in district. Katy scored on its second […]

Katy-Area Week 7 Football Roundup: Tompkins Resumes Winning Ways

Taylor wideout Michael Whitaker III struggles for yardage and possession of the football as Falcon defender Eduwa Okundaye (20) tries to make the stop. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter After suffering a tough loss last week to Katy, Tompkins rebounded with a strong 52-7 win over Taylor Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall, 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Mustangs fall to 1-6 overall, 0-3 in district. Tompkins wasted no time getting started Thursday, scoring on its first three drives of the game. On the first drive, Falcons senior quarterback Cole Francis connected on a 51-yard […]

Katy-Area Week 6 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Tompkins, 56-21

Katy senior receiver Nic Anderson (4) hauls in a touchdown pass against Tompkins (photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos.com)

By George Slaughter Katy celebrated its homecoming with a 56-21 win over Tompkins Friday at Legacy Stadium. Unlike last year’s 24-19 Tompkins win, this one wasn’t close. Katy junior quarterback Caleb Koger completed 14-of-17 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns. His favorite targets were seniors Nic Anderson and Antonio Silva. Anderson had six catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Sliva finished with five catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. The Tigers ran […]

Katy-Area Week 5 Football Roundup: Tompkins Defeats Cinco Ranch

Tompkins senior quarterback Cole Francis (9) pushes the football upfield with Cinco Ranch's Brayan Perez Gilbes (37) closing in for an open-field stop on Thursday in district play. (Photo by Terry Carter/UD Photos)

By George Slaughter Tompkins showed its mettle in a tough district opener against Cinco Ranch, pulling out a 32-28 win Thursday at Rhodes Stadium. The Falcons, defending District 19-6A champions, improved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in district. The Cougars fall to 3-2 overall, 0-1 in district. Cinco Ranch drew the first score with 5:36 in the first quarter, when junior quarterback Gavin Rutherford completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Seth Salverino. The […]

Katy-Area Week 4 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats The Woodlands

Katy senior receiver Antonio Silva (9) battles for yard after a catch against two Highlander defenders. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos.com)

By George Slaughter Junior running back Seth Davis rushed for two touchdowns to help lead the Katy Tigers to a 21-14 win over The Woodlands Thursday night at Rhodes Stadium. Davis finished the game with 21 carries for 223 yards. After the Highlanders took an early 7-0 lead, Davis scored the first of his touchdowns on a six-yard run with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter. His second touchdown came on a 49-yard run late […]

Katy Defeats Clear Springs in Season Opener

By George Slaughter Katy started its state title defense with a 40-7 win over Clear Springs Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Chargers, coming off a 7-4 record last season, had high hopes for the game. But they got off to a rough start. Clear Springs fumbled the opening kickoff and recovered the ball at their own 4-yard line. The Chargers then drew a penalty before the first play from scrimmage. Now they were at […]

Joseph Receives Tom Landry Award from Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

Katy football coach Gary Joseph (Texas Sports Hall of Fame photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Tigers football coach Gary Joseph has received the Tom Landry Award from the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. The award, according to the hall, “acknowledges outstanding contributions to the game by a Texas high school coach. Award winners, through their life and actions, serve as positive role models for athletes and are a credit to the coaching profession.” Debbie Decker, Katy Independent School District athletic director, said Joseph was […]

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 […]