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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 […]

Klein Cain-Tompkins Highlights This Week’s Katy ISD High School Football Matchups

Todd McVey

By George Slaughter Last season, the Tompkins Falcons were the surprise team in District 19-6A, finishing with both their first-ever winning record and playoff berth. The momentum has continued into this season, at least for the opening week, as Tompkins won its opener against Fort Bend Austin, 66-14. Tompkins hopes to continue their momentum when they play Klein Cain at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Hurricanes won their opener, 56-27, over Cypress Parks. […]

Atascocita Crushes Taylor, 69-7

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs made the playoffs in their past two seasons, and entered this season confident it would again be a contender. They’ve got some work to do after a tough 69-7 loss against Atascocita Friday at Legacy Stadium. After an exchange of punts to start the game, Taylor opened the scoring with a dramatic 70-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Dalton Burden to senior running back Marcus Grant, who was wide […]

Football Kicks Off Thursday for Katy ISD Schools

By George Slaughter The Katy vs. North Shore game, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Galena Park ISD Stadium, is understandably getting its share of attention this week. Both schools are perennial powerhouses and have become rivals in recent seasons. The game itself will be broadcast on ESPNU and television watch parties have been set up for those fans unable to make the drive to Galena Park. But this matchup isn’t the only one that […]

Football Playoff Roundup: Tompkins and Katy Advance

Katy News photo

Story updated to reflect coverage of the Tompkins-Cy Falls game. By George Slaughter Tompkins and Katy will advance to the regional round of the high school football playoffs after posting wins on Saturday and Friday, respectively. Meanwhile, Taylor, the Katy Independent School District’s other team in the playoffs, lost a tough game against Cypress Creek Friday. Tompkins 31, Cy Falls 21 Tompkins scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to win its 31-21 area […]

Joseph, Katy Tigers Reach Milestone Win

By George Slaughter Katy fans are celebrating Friday’s 52-7 victory over Fort Bend Travis for several reasons. The first is that the win gets Katy off to a good start in the playoffs. The Tigers have now won 10 straight after losing their season opener. A second reason is more sentimental, in that the win marks coach Gary Joseph’s 200th head coaching victory. Following the game, Joseph was cited for the record and saluted by […]

Taylor Defeats Mayde Creek, 28-21

By George Slaughter Homecoming weekend has come to Taylor High School, and while Friday night’s rain might have gotten everyone wet, it didn’t get in the way of a 28-21 Mustang victory over Mayde Creek at Legacy Stadium. The victory improves the Mustangs to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A play. The Rams fall to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in district play. Mayde Creek opened the scoring on its second drive of the first […]

UIL Classifies Paetow Panthers in Class 5A

By George Slaughter The University Interscholastic League, which oversees Texas high school sports, placed Katy’s newest high school sports program in Class 5A this morning as part of its annual reclassification and realignment effort. Paetow High School opened last fall. The Panthers debut their varsity sports program this fall. Other teams in the District 10-5A, Division II, include Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, College Station A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Montgomery, Montgomery Lake Creek, and Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated. The […]

Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]