Katy ISD dominates non-district play in Week 3
Katy ISD football teams have easily made up for a slow start to the season, including a sweep of six non-district matchups Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.
Seven Lakes started the winning streak in dramatic fashion, taking the lead in the fourth quarter and stopping a two-point conversion late to edge Fort Bend Austin 30-29. The Spartans improved to 2-1.
Parker Jones returned a blocked punt for a touchdown to get Seven Lakes going, with Austin Angelo adding a field goal.
John Harrington stepped in at quarterback after Michael Batton’s start and rallied Seven Lakes from a second-quarter deficit with touchdown runs of 20 and 10 yards.
The teams were tied at 23 entering the half, with Corey Anderson giving the Spartans the final points they needed on an eight-yard run early in the fourth. Jaden Embra led Seven Lakes with 63 yards on eight catches.
Katy welcomed Aguilas Blancas to Legacy Stadium from Mexico and offered a classy ovation for the visiting team. As for the game, the Tigers cruised 63-0 triumph behind Deondrick Glass’ 199 yards and five touchdowns on only 10 carries.
Mayde Creek also improved to 2-1 with a 68-50 victory against Nimitz, a track meet the Rams led 47-28 at halftime and scored in all three phases.
Tompkins remained the only undefeated team in KISD with a 70-0 rout of Alvin. One year after going winless, the Falcons have outscored three opponents 236-48, including wins against Fort Bend Austin and Klein Cain.
Paetow, which earned the first win in school history in Week 2, now has a winning streak going after a 30-28 victory against Clements. Both wins have come against Class 6A schools for the 5A Panthers.
Major Payne rushed for 164 yards on 30 carries, while Harrison Sager threw touchdown passes to Alex Elko and Dane Presto (twice), who added an interception on defense.
Agumba Otuonye rushed in from 56 yards out for a 27-7 lead in the third, while Isaac Jimenez made what proved to be a crucial field goal in the fourth as Clements rallied.
Cinco Ranch and Morton Ranch were scheduled to play Sept. 15, potentially adding to the district’s strong showing in Week 3.
St. John XXIII unbeaten, Royal wins
Royal earned its first victory of the season in convincing fashion, routing Scarborough 48-0. Jaden Burr led the way with 110 yards and two touchdowns on six carries, adding a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Joseph Comeaux added 71 yards and two scores on only four carries, while Darius Parker and Devin Tiney challenged the 100-yard mark and reached the end zone. The Falcons amassed 358 rushing yards on 25 carries for a remarkable 14.3 average.
St. John XXIII remained undefeated with a 24-21 victory against Westbury Christian, its second straight win against a TAPPS Division II team.
The TAPPS independent Lions have outscored Bay Area Christian, Fort Bend Christian and the Wildcats by a combined 75-31 margin entering a Week 4 home date against Brazos, their first UIL opponent.