Katy Tigers

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 […]

Tompkins, Taylor, and Katy Continue Playoff Quest This Week

By George Slaughter Christmas time is here, the song says, and so is the regional round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Three Katy-area teams—Tompkins, Taylor, and Katy—will play, hoping to advance to their respective quarterfinal rounds. Two games are set for Thursday, and the third is set for Saturday, to accommodate the Christmas holiday. The games will all be broadcast on texanlive.com. Here’s an overview of the upcoming matchups. North Shore Mustangs vs. […]

Tompkins Cruises to 51-28 Win Over Cy-Fair; Katy, Taylor Also Win

By George Slaughter The Tompkins defense returned three Cy-Fair turnovers for scores as the Falcons cruised to a 51-28 Class 6A, Division I area playoff win Friday at Legacy Stadium. Tompkins, the District 19-6A champion, improves to 10-0. Cy-Fair, the District 17-6A champion, ends its season at 10-2. Tompkins had just taken a 10-7 second quarter lead on a 55-yard run by senior quarterback Jalen Milroe when the defense began forcing turnovers and making scores […]

Four Katy-Area Teams Playing in Area Round of Playoffs This Week

By George Slaughter Paetow, Tompkins, Katy, and Taylor return to action this week as they pursue their state championship aspirations. Three of the games will be played in Katy. Only Taylor will have a road game, as they will travel to Delmar Stadium for its matchup against Heights. Here is a preview of the games. Canyon Cougars vs. Paetow Panthers The Cougars face the Panthers at 6 p.m. Thursday at Legacy Stadium. Canyon is 10-1, […]

Tompkins Defeats Fort Bend Travis to Advance in Playoffs

By George Slaughter Tompkins started fast and cruised to a 42-10 victory over Fort Bend Travis in a Class 6A, Division I bi-district playoff game Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons, now 9-0, advance to the area round of the playoffs. The Tigers finish their season at 4-5. Tompkins scored on the opening possession of the game and never looked back. The first touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from senior quarterback Jalen Milroe […]

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Two Playoff Games Involving Katy ISD Teams

Updated to reflect cancellation of the Fort Bend-Elkins and Taylor-George Ranch bi-district games. By George Slaughter Three of five Katy-area teams begin their football playoff quests this weekend. The coronavirus pandemic will keep the other two teams from playing until next week. Officials have cancelled the Taylor-George Ranch and the Fort Bend Elkins-Katy games, both set for Friday, due to coronavirus cases on the George Ranch and Elkins football teams. Both games will be counted […]

Katy ISD Updates Ticketing Policy for Basketball Games

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Athletics Department Thursday updated its ticketing policy for basketball games in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the district said parents of basketball players will be provided parent cards, and when they present those cards at games, they will be permitted to purchase up to four tickets. Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for adults. Students will be admitted only if accompanied by […]

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 […]