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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 […]

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 […]

Houston Touchdown Club Honors Katy ISD Athletes and Coaches

Julius Loughridge, coach Gary Joseph, coach Todd McVey, and Bryce Foster receive honors (Houston Touchdown Club photo)

By George Slaughter The Houston Touchdown Club honored Katy coach Gary Joseph, along with other Katy-area football coaches and players, at its 2020 UIL High School Awards Dinner Thursday night. Joseph led the Tigers to a 13-1 record and their ninth state championship, which was capped with a 51-14 win over Cedar Hill Saturday. The title is Joseph’s fifth as coach, with the last title coming in 2015. He was an assistant on three of […]

Tompkins, Taylor Fall in Playoff Action

By George Slaughter The North Shore Mustangs rolled to a 47-22 playoff win over Tompkins in a regional playoff game Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The loss ends a historic season for the Falcons, who won their first district title in school history. The Falcons finish at 10-1. The Mustangs, meanwhile, improve to 13-0 and will play the winner of Saturday’s Ridge Point-Atascocita game. The Mustangs got to work early, racing to a 13-0 first quarter […]

Tompkins, Taylor, and Katy Continue Playoff Quest This Week

By George Slaughter Christmas time is here, the song says, and so is the regional round of the Texas high school football playoffs. Three Katy-area teams—Tompkins, Taylor, and Katy—will play, hoping to advance to their respective quarterfinal rounds. Two games are set for Thursday, and the third is set for Saturday, to accommodate the Christmas holiday. The games will all be broadcast on texanlive.com. Here’s an overview of the upcoming matchups. North Shore Mustangs vs. […]

Tompkins Cruises to 51-28 Win Over Cy-Fair; Katy, Taylor Also Win

By George Slaughter The Tompkins defense returned three Cy-Fair turnovers for scores as the Falcons cruised to a 51-28 Class 6A, Division I area playoff win Friday at Legacy Stadium. Tompkins, the District 19-6A champion, improves to 10-0. Cy-Fair, the District 17-6A champion, ends its season at 10-2. Tompkins had just taken a 10-7 second quarter lead on a 55-yard run by senior quarterback Jalen Milroe when the defense began forcing turnovers and making scores […]

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, […]