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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, […]

Taylor Kicks Late Field Goal to Defeat Morton Ranch, 31-28

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs know that successful comebacks require a fighting spirit. They learned Friday night that having a kicker with some ice water in his veins helps, too, as junior kicker Renan Baeta kicked a 35-yard field goal with 16 seconds left to clinch a 31-28 win against Morton Ranch at Legacy Stadium. Taylor improves to 3-2 overall, and 1-0 in district 19-6A play. Morton Ranch falls to 3-2 overall, and 0-1 […]

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 […]

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 […]