TAYLOR MUSTANGS

Taylor Opens Season With 37-0 Win

By George Slaughter Given the confusion—both for attending school and playing football—accompanying the coronavirus pandemic, that the Taylor Mustangs were able to play football Thursday was a victory in itself. That the Mustangs posted a 37-0 win over Cy Springs was even better. “It’s rewarding to play a little football,” Taylor coach Chad Simmons said, adding that the players had been coming in “religiously” over the summer to prepare for the season, despite concerns that […]

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 ISD Coaches Honored as Coaches of the Year

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Chad Simmons and Mike Rabe were honored by the Katy Independent School District as high school boys head coaches of the year, while Danielle Wells was honored as high school girls head coach of the year. Simmons is football coach at Taylor High School. Rabe was football coach at Mayde Creek High School and has moved on to the new Jordan High School. Wells is volleyball coach at Cinco Ranch High School. […]

Austin Westlake Defeats Taylor, 63-3, in Semifinals

By George Slaughter Austin Westlake raced to a 35-3 halftime lead on its way to a 63-3 win over the Taylor Mustangs Saturday at McLane Stadium in a Class 6A Division II semifinal game. Taylor, making its first-ever semifinal appearance in the 40-year history of the school, finish its historic season at 9-6. The Mustangs finished 5-5 during the regular season but defeated Fort Bend Elkins, Memorial, Humble, and Cy Creek in impressive fashion to […]

Taylor to Play Austin Westlake in Class 6A Semifinal Game Saturday in Waco

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs face the Austin Westlake Chaparrals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Westlake is the home team. Reaching the semifinals is breaking new ground for the Mustangs. This is the first time in the program’s history that the Mustangs have gone this far in the playoffs, and they hope to keep their season going with a win. Westlake, meanwhile, has enjoyed its share of success over the […]

Taylor Stampedes to 58-20 Playoff Win over Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs cruised to a 58-20 victory over Cy Creek in a Class 6A Division II quarterfinal playoff game Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs improve to 9-5 with the win. After two weeks playing at NRG Stadium, the Mustangs will face their next opponent, Austin Westlake, Saturday at McLane Stadium in Waco. Kickoff time has not been announced. Cy Creek ends its season at 9-5. Saturday’s game against Cy […]

Taylor’s Historic Season Continues Saturday Against Cy Creek

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs’ deep run in the high school playoffs must be a nice way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s opening. Taylor High School opened in November 1979. Its football team, making its first-ever Class 6A, Division II quarterfinals appearance, plays Cy Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Mustangs are the home team. Coach Chad Simmons’s Mustangs are 8-5. Last week Taylor defeated Humble, 35-14, to […]

Taylor Defeats Humble to Advance in Playoffs; Atascocita Defeats Tompkins

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs are the lone Katy-area team still in the high school football playoffs after defeating the Humble Wildcats, 35-14, Saturday night at NRG Stadium. Taylor improves to 8-5 with the win. The Mustangs will return to action next week against Cypress Creek, which defeated Strake Jesuit 45-33 Friday. Humble ends its season at 11-3. The Mustangs took command of the game early, racing to a 21-0 lead in the first […]

North Shore-Katy Rematch Leads This Weekend’s Playoff Action

By George Slaughter Black Friday marks what is perhaps the busiest shopping day of the Christmas season. But for high school football fans, Friday could instead be called Red Friday, as it marks the renewal of the North Shore-Katy rivalry. The Mustangs play the Tigers at 4 p.m. at NRG Stadium in a Division I regional playoff game. The Tigers are the home team. The Mustangs are the defending state champions and won the District […]

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 […]