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Undefeated Tompkins leads five winning teams in 19-6A

September 24, 2018

The District 19-6A football standings might appear upside down after four weeks of competition. A postseason regular seeks its first victory, while a team winless last year is the lone remaining unbeaten.

In terms of district records, everything is even. But Katy ISD closed a strong collective pre-district season with an 18-10 record, highlighted by Tompkins’ 4-0 mark.

Katy, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch and Seven Lakes all enter the 19-6A schedule 3-1, with Taylor 2-2 and Cinco Ranch 0-4. Realistically, everyone is chasing the Tigers, who could complete an entire decade of district domination with another perfect run this season.

But Tompkins has done everything through four weeks to suggest it is prepared for a run at its first playoff spot. The Falcons have outscored opponents 204-48, ranking first in the district in scoring defense and second in offense.

They closed pre-district play with a 38-7 victory against Clear Creek, holding a shutout through more than 40 minutes. R.J. Smith scored two more touchdowns to lead a balanced offense that included touchdowns from Ryan Schmidt and Jalen Milory. Jacinto Esteban added a 39-yard field goal. The Falcons averaged 7.4 yards per rush.

Remarkably, the Falcons have already surpassed their previous best for victories in a season, represented by a 3-7 mark in 2015, their second year of varsity competition.

They face an immediate test in Week 5, facing rival Seven Lakes on Sept. 28 at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons’ only victory in four tries against the Spartans came in 2015.

Seven Lakes has been good since a rough opening half of the season, following with a 49-7 rout of La Porte and a 30-29 thriller against Fort Bend Austin. The Spartans scored the first three touchdowns against Heights in a 30-13 victory last week, allowing less than 200 yards.

Parker Jones scored on a return for the second consecutive week, including a key blocked punt return against Austin. He took back an interception 75 yards for a 20-0 lead against Heights.

Corey Anderson rushed for 105 yards on 27 carries, while quarterback John Harrington scored twice on the ground in his second game under center following an injury to Michael Batton. Rasheen Green hauled in a 31-yard touchdown, while Austin Angelo completed the scoring with a 38-yard field goal.

Mayde Creek opens 19-6A play Sept. 28 against Cinco Ranch at Rhodes Stadium, while Morton Ranch meets Taylor the following night at Legacy Stadium. Katy will take its bye week after a dominant 59-7 win against Clear Springs.

Taylor has an even record despite a district-low total of 61 points through four games. The Mustangs have been stingy on defense, holding Atascocita to 16 points before a 35-14 win against Cypress Springs and a 19-10 victory against Deer Park. Dickinson handed the Mustangs their most one-sided loss of non-district play last week, 35-7.

The Mustangs remain a solid pick for one of the four playoff spots in the seven-team district, having advanced three of the last four seasons.

Cinco Ranch looks to put behind it a frustrating start that includes a league-high 152 points allowed. Two of the Cougars’ defeats were by two points or less — a 50-48 track meet against Jersey Village and a 14-13 loss last week to Cedar Park.

Cinco Ranch has not missed the playoffs since 2005. The next eight weeks will determine if the Cougars can keep one of the longest streaks in Texas alive.

WEEK 4 SCORES

Sept. 20

Seven Lakes 30, Heights 13

Sept. 21

Cedar Park 14, Cinco Ranch 13

Morton Ranch 62, Houston 15

Dickinson 35, Katy Taylor 7

Tompkins 38, Clear Creek 7

Lutheran South 42, Royal 11

Veritas Academy 64, Faith West 16

St. John XXIII 21, Brazos 14

Tyler King’s Academy 41, Texas Christian 6

Sept. 22

Katy 59, Clear Springs 7

Mayde Creek 73, Alvin 7

WEEK 5 SCHEDULE

Sept. 27

Texas Christian vs. Apple Springs, 6 p.m., Away

Sept. 28

Seven Lakes vs. Tompkins, 6:30 p.m., Legacy Stadium*

Cinco Ranch vs. Mayde Creek, 7:30 p.m., Rhodes Stadium*

Paetow vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m., Indian Stadium*

Royal vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m., Falcon Stadium

Faith West vs. Fort Bend Chargers, 7 p.m., Kerr Field

St. John XXIII vs. Lutheran North, 7 p.m., Lion Stadium

Sept. 29

Morton Ranch vs. Katy Taylor, 6 p.m., Legacy Stadium*

STANDINGS

19-6A

Tompkins 4-0 (0-0)

Katy 3-1 (0-0)

Mayde Creek 3-1 (0-0)

Morton Ranch 3-1 (0-0)

Seven Lakes 3-1 (0-0)

Taylor 2-2 (0-0)

Cinco Ranch 0-4 (0-0)

10-5A DII

A&M Consolidated 3-0 (0-0)

Lamar Consolidated 3-0 (0-0)

Huntsville 2-1 (0-0)

Paetow 2-1 (0-0)

Rudder 1-2 (0-0)

Cleveland 0-3 (0-0)

Montgomery 0-3 (0-0)

Lake Creek 0-3 (0-0)

12-4A DII

Giddings 4-0 (0-0)

Bellville 3-1 (0-0)

La Grange 2-1 (0-0)

Smithville 2-2 (0-0)

Caldwell 1-3 (0-0)

Royal 1-3 (0-0)

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