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Katy-Area Week 9 Football Roundup: Morton Ranch Defeats Mayde Creek

Morton Ranch quarterback Josh Johnson hands the ball to running back Santana Scott (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch knows it has its work cut out for it if it expects to make the playoffs this season. But the Mavericks took a step forward with a 43-17 win over Mayde Creek Thursday at Legacy Stadium. Morton Ranch is 4-4 overall, 2-2 in District 19-6A. Mayde Creek is 2-6 overall, 0-4 in district. The Mavericks did it with a strong running game featuring junior running back Santana Scott, who had […]

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 […]

Paetow Coach BJ Gotte Named Houston Texans Coach of the Week

BJ Gotte (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Paetow High School football coach BJ Gotte will be recognized as the Houston Texans Coach of the Week for his leadership of the Panthers athletic programs. Gotte was notified of his recognition during a surprise pre-practice visit Tuesday from students, staff, and the Houston Texans cheerleaders. He was presented with a $2,500 grant for the Paetow High School football program, along with a certificate signed by Texans coach David Culley. Gotte has […]

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 […]

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 […]