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Paetow Football Playoff Game Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

By George Slaughter Paetow’s Class 5A Paetow’s Class 5A area playoff game against New Braunfels Canyon was cancelled Thursday afternoon amid coronavirus concerns at Paetow High School. The cancellation does not change the records of the teams, but it ends Paetow’s season at 9-1. Canyon, which is 10-1, will play the winner of the Cedar Park-Foster game next week. Officials had originally moved the game to Saturday at Legacy Stadium, but the situation failed to […]

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 […]

Last-Second Field Goal Propels Paetow Victory

By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers reached a milestone Friday night at Legacy Stadium by playing their first-ever varsity football game against a fellow Katy Independent School District program. A last-second, 23-yard field goal by junior kicker Anthony Fuentes made the 38-35 win over Morton Ranch all the sweeter. Paetow is 2-0. Morton Ranch is 1-1. The Panthers, a Class 5A program, fielded their first varsity football team in 2018. The other Katy ISD programs […]

Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

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

By George Slaughter Legacy and Rhodes stadiums will be filled only to 50% capacity for sporting events this fall, under ticketing and attendance plans announced by the district in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The district said it will sell tickets to 40% of stadium capacity, with the remaining 10% to account for late-arriving passholders and parents of athletes. Ticket pre-sales will be online only at two websites: http://www.katvisd.org/deDt/athletics/Pages/default.aspx https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11016/academvsports-outdoors-student-activities-complex Purchasing Varsity Football Tickets On […]

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 […]