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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 […]

Tompkins, Katy Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter The Tompkins Falcons needed two overtimes to do it, but they came away with an emotional 30-27 area playoff win against the Cy Falls Eagles Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 11-1. The Eagles end their season at 10-2. The winning touchdown, which came on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, clinched the victory after Cy Falls had taken a 27-24 lead earlier in the […]

Mayde Creek-Cy Creek Matchup Kicks Off This Weekend’s Playoff Action

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Mayde Creek Rams continue their memorable season Thursday when they face the Cy Creek Cougars in an area playoff game at Prigedon Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Rams, 9-2, won their first playoff game since 1997 on Friday, defeating Fort Bend Bush 27-21. The Rams defense put on an impressive show, holding the Broncos to only 97 yards and seven first downs. The Rams offense, by contrast, had 273 […]

Mayde Creek, Tompkins Post Playoff Wins

By George Slaughter In a historic night for the Mayde Creek Rams, perhaps one play best told the story of their 27-21 win over Fort Bend Bush Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The game was tied at 7 in the third quarter, and the Rams were driving. Junior quarterback Donte Jones went around the left side and fumbled the ball. Yet the ball bounced off the turf, back into his hands, and Jones went in for […]

Bush-Mayde Creek Matchup Kicks Off Football Playoff Schedule

Katy News photo

By George Slaughter The high school football playoffs begin Thursday, and feature a blend of new and familiar faces. Paetow is making its first ever playoff appearance in only its second season of varsity football. Meanwhile, Mayde Creek returns to the playoffs for the first time since 1997. The Rams are the first of the five Katy-area teams to kick off the playoffs, as they’ll face Fort Bend Bush Thursday night. The Tompkins Falcons can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]