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Six Katy Area Varsity Football Teams Defeated First Week


September 2, 2018

By Jennifer Lynn

After all the Katy teams lost their varsity football games Friday night, Saturday teams came back strong. See the highlights below.

(Photo credit...Bob McSpadden on the Facebook group The Katy Train)


The battle of the Ranches took place on Thursday, August 30. In the first half, Cypress Ranch struggled only scoring three points versus Cinco Ranch's two touchdowns, for 14 points. During the second half, Cinco Ranch's defense couldn't keep Cypress Ranch's offense at bay. The finals score was 32-21 Cypress Ranch.

Cinco Ranch will play Jersey Village at Jersey Village on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.

KATY Tigers

After the Tigers ended North Shore's playoff bid during the 2017 season with a score of 31-3, the Mustangs were looking for redemption. "The young Katy Tigers ran into an experienced North Shore team in their season opener, losing 35-21. The Tigers showed a lot of promise, but still have some work to do in preparation for their 2018 district and playoff run. Northshore returned almost all of their 2017 playoff team and Katy returned only 5 players", stated Robert Willeby, who is a long-time Katy Tigers fan and co-founder of the Facebook group "The Katy Train" that has risen to over 6,000 members. The group is dedicated to all things Katy Tigers.

According to long-time Katy Tiger fans, this was the first home game that the varsity team has lost in 10 years.

Katy will take on Atascocita on Saturday, September 8 at 6:00 pm.


Mayde Creek entered the 2018 season full of hope for a play off run, which they haven't seen in 10 years. Conroe also had a lot to prove in this season opener as they have not won a season opener in two years. With a new coach, Conroe Tigers reached the end zone on their first possession of the game showing the Rams that they were in this to win. Win they did with a final score of 37-22. The Rams made adjustments throughout the game and proved to be tough team to beat.

The Rams will play Fort Bend Austin at Fort Bend Austin on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.


As Morton Ranch stepped onto the field this past week, Coach Stephen Papp was on their mind and in their hearts. Coach Papp was the freshman football coach and video coordinator who tragically passed away over the summer in a car accident. The

Mavericks did Coach Papp proud leaving it all out on the field to dominate Cypress Lakes with a final score of 22-20.

Morton Ranch will play Cypress Ridge at home on Friday, September 7 at 6:30 pm.


The Paetow Panthers played their first varsity football game with a team, made up of sophomore's and juniors, in the school's history on Friday night against Stafford Spartans. Although the panthers played their heart out at home, they fell to Stafford with a final score of 41-14.

Paetow will take on Northbrook at Northbrook on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00 pm.



Seven Lakes was aiming to win their 2018 season opener under new coach, Jimmy Hamon. Both teams played hard and leading into the 4th quarter, the Spartans were not on the scoreboard. The Seven Lakes Spartans lost their away game to Memorial , who had not won a game opener in four years, with a final score of 17-14.

Seven Lakes Spartans will take on the La Porte at home on Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm.


Taylor, ranked 120 in Texas, fell to Atascocita, ranked 32, in the season opener. Taylor fought hard but were not able to get on the scoreboard while Atascocita scored in three of the four quarters. Both teams have Texas A&M commits, Atascocita five-star offensive tackle Kenyon Green and Taylor defensive end Braedon Mowry along with lots of other talent on both teams. Looking ahead this week, Taylor will watch the game plays and make adjustments to ensure a win against Cypress Springs who is ranked 277 in Texas and lost their opener against Pearland.

Taylor will play Cypress Springs at home on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 pm.


Coming off a losing season, 0-9, the Tompkins Falcons had a lot to prove which they did in their opener against Fort Bend Austin. With a moto of "Why not us?", Coach McVey and the team showed that they are a different team this year. The Falcons scored five touchdowns before the halftime after only scoring four the entire 2018 season. The win was exciting for the team and the fans with a final score of 38-21.

The Tompkins Falcons will play Klein Cain at Klein Cain on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 pm.


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