KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 11, 2018
Jennifer Lynn Greenway
Playoff games begin this week for four Katy ISD high school varsity football teams...Katy High, Seven Lakes High, Taylor High and Tompkins High.
(Photo Credit...Chris Colihan)
Katy ISD high school varsity football teams played hard this season, leaving it all out on the field. Four of the eight varsity teams made it to the 2018 playoffs...two teams in 6A Division I and two teams in 6A Division II. This was a very noteworthy season for many of the teams. Tompkins is making their first run in the playoffs since the school opened in 2013. Cinco Ranch did not make the playoffs this year after falling to Seven Lakes for the first time in the school's history. Paetow made their debut in varsity football this season. Katy is making a return to the playoffs hoping to secure the victory of a state championship after a devastating loss to Lake Travis in the Semifinals in 2017.
Katy High School
The Katy Tigers, who made it to the semifinals in 2017, is entering the 2018 playoffs with a 9-1 record. The Tigers fell only to North Shore in their season opener on August 31. They took home wins against Atascocita, Aguilas Biancas IPN, Clear Springs, Tompkins, Morton Ranch, Seven Lakes, Cinco Ranch, Mayde Creek and Taylor. Katy is currently ranked #9 in Texas.
On Friday, November 16 at 6:30 pm, the 2018 6A Division I playoff season will begin with a matchup of the Tigers, Fort Bend Tigers and Katy Tigers, at Legacy Stadium. Katy and Fort Bend Travis battled in the 2017 Bi-District playoff game where Katy dominated 45-14.
Seven Lakes High School
The Seven Lakes Spartans ended the 2018 season with a record of 6-4. The Spartans took home wins against La Porte, Fort Bend Austin, Heights, Taylor, Mayde Creek and Cinco Ranch. Seven Lakes final match up against Cinco Ranch is what secured their playoff spot, with their first win ever against Cinco Ranch.
The Spartans will take on Ridge Point in the Bi-district 6A Division I playoffs on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm at Hall Stadium in Missouri City. Ridge Point is coming into the playoffs with a 2018 regular season record of 9-1. In 2017, Ridge Point made it to the Area Playoffs before they were taken out by Lamar.
Taylor High School
The Taylor Mustangs ended the season with 5 wins and 5 loses. During the regular 2018 season, the Mustangs took home a win against Cypress Springs, Deer Park, Morton Ranch, Cinco Ranch, and Mayde Creek. In 2017, Taylor advanced to the Bi-district and Area playoffs before falling to Langham Creek. This is their fourth time to make the playoffs in 5 years.
The Mustangs will take on the Fort Bend Dulles Vikings, Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm, in 6A Division II at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land. The Vikings, who are entering the playoffs with a 2018 season record of 8-2, are hoping to go far in their first playoff bid in 6 years.
Tompkins High School
The Tompkins Falcons had their best season since the school opened in 2013 with a record of 8-2 in regular season play. During the 2018 season, the Falcons won games against Fort Bend Austin, Klein Cain, Alvin, Clear Creek, Seven Lakes, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, and Taylor.
Their first Bi-district 6A Division II playoff game will take place on Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm against Fort Bend Elkins at Rhodes Stadium. The Elkins Knights are entering the playoffs with a regular season of 7 wins and 3 losses.
Visit the University Interscholastic League website for updated information on playoff games. Please note that as Sunday, some of the information on the first round of playoff games was incorrect. We verified with multiple sources and posted the correct information above.