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Mayde Creek Beats Morton Ranch, 47-27

By George Slaughter The best thing about Mayde Creek’s 2019 football season is that it will continue in the playoffs. The Rams finished their regular season with a hard-fought 47-27 win over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. This has been a historic season for the Rams, who with the win improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in District 19-6A. This season, Mayde Creek: Enjoyed its first winning season since the 2007 season, when […]

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 […]

Morton Ranch Beats Seven Lakes, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch’s 10-7 victory over Seven Lakes Saturday at Legacy Stadium wasn’t pretty, but it was important to the Mavericks’ playoff hopes this season. Four teams from District 19-6A will make the playoffs. Katy and Tompkins have earned the top two spots, and things get interesting after that. Three teams—Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, and Taylor—are competing for the last two spots. For Morton Ranch to make the playoffs, Katy must defeat Taylor […]

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-Katy Leads This Weekend’s Football Action

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

By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes Spartans had a bye week last week, which is a good thing as it seeks to refocus from an 0-2 start in District 19-6A play. The Spartans, 3-3 overall, play Katy at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Spartans’ two losses came in rough fashion. They lost to Tompkins, 63-27, in their September 27 district opener. They lost to Taylor, 45-10, on October 4. Katy, meanwhile, comes in […]

Tompkins Hopes to Rebound Against Undefeated Mayde Creek

By George Slaughter A new week brings new opportunities. For the Tompkins Falcons, coming off an emotional 35-30 loss to Katy last week, the opportunity comes against the other undefeated team in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in district play after a 41-10 win against Cinco Ranch. The five wins are the most the Rams have posted since the 2008 season, when they finished 5-5. Mayde Creek’s last winning season came […]

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 […]

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 […]