Paetow Panthers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Katy-Tompkins Matchup Highlights Weekend Football Action

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter Going into last season’s game against Katy, Tompkins players and fans wore t-shirts that proclaimed, “A New Shade of Red.” It was, they surely hoped, the sign of a new power rising in District 19-6A. The Falcons had earned the right to be confident. Last season, they enjoyed their first-ever winning record and playoff berth. By any measure, it was an exciting, memorable season at Tompkins. But in last year’s Katy game, […]