Seven Lakes Spartans

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 […]

Mayde Creek Improves to 7-1 with Win Over Seven Lakes

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek’s 41-31 win over Seven Lakes Thursday night at Legacy Stadium provided more of the magic for which Rams fans have waited for years. The win improves Mayde Creek to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A. The seven wins are the most by a Rams team since 1997, when they finished with a 10-2 record under then-coach Joe Sheffy. The loss drops the Spartans to 3-5 and 0-4, respectively. The […]

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 […]

Katy Defeats Seven Lakes, 47-0

By George Slaughter There’s a cliché in football that defense wins championships. But defense also plays a big role in winning regular season games, also, as Katy showed in its 47-0 win over Seven Lakes Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Tiger defense held the Spartans to only four first downs, and 17 total yards, in posting the shutout. The win improves Katy’s record to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 19-6A. The win is […]

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, […]

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 […]