High School Football Tips for Katy Newcomers; Coaches Preview Season


August 23, 2021

By Natalie Cook Clark

The excitement of Katy “Friday Night Lights” starts this week, including the very first varsity football season for Jordan High School. The stadium lights and sounds of high school football will fill the Katy night air. See what Katy families need to know to enjoy the season.

The Katy Tiger Football team at their State Championship game. Photo credit: KISD

Newcomers continue to pour into Katy as the city grows and it’s time to learn about the excitement of Katy high school football. From the sounds of the band, cheers from the cheerleaders and dance team and clashing sounds of football pads—Katy loves football.

Last year’s football season looked very different. Katy ISD Coaches and players are excited about the season ahead.

“I’m looking forward to full stadiums, pep rallies, and all of the pageantry that comes with high school football,” says Cinco Ranch High School Head Football Coach Chris Dudley.

Powerhouse teams from Katy High School and Tompkins High School look forward to defending titles. Last season Tompkins High School won the District Championship while the Katy Tigers went on the win State.

“The team is most excited about the opportunity to compete again for a District championship, and making another run at State,” says Katy High School Head Football Coach Gary Joseph.

How to Buy Tickets

For the first time this year, Katy families can purchase Katy ISD athletic tickets (including football) online.

Season tickets and tickets to individual games (both junior high and high school) are now available.

Follow your favorite Katy ISD football team. Here’s the 2021-2022 Varsity Football Schedule.

Clear Bags and Stadium Policies

Katy ISD varsity home games are held at Rhodes Stadium and Legacy Stadium both in downtown Katy.

For security purposes, the District encourages spectators to not bring bags into the stadiums. If you do need a bag it must follow their guidelines. All bags are subject to inspection.

  • Clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC bags

  • Clear, plastic, one-gallon, re-sealable, Ziploc-style bags

  • Clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (4 1⁄2” X 6 1⁄2”)

  • Medically necessary items

  • Food and drinks are not allowed

For a full list of prohibited items and stadium policies visit their website.

Face Masks

Just like all Katy ISD campuses, face coverings remain optional at both stadiums. Face coverings are highly recommended by the CDC.