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AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Mayde Creek’s Randle takes job at Randle High

By Dennis Silva II, Sports Editor
Posted 2/24/21

Mayde Creek head football coach/athletic coordinator Brian Randle has accepted the same role for Lamar Consolidated ISD’s newest high school, Randle High.

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AREA SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Mayde Creek’s Randle takes job at Randle High

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Mayde Creek head football coach/athletic coordinator Brian Randle has accepted the same role for Lamar Consolidated ISD’s newest high school, Randle High. Randle High, named after Brian’s father Dr. Thomas Randle, is set to open in the fall. Thomas Randle is retiring in June after serving as superintendent at LCISD for the last 20 years. Brian Randle led Mayde Creek to a 4-5 record last season in his only year at the helm of the Rams. “This is a very unique situation,” Randle said in a heartfelt goodbye video to Katy ISD and Mayde Creek posted on Twitter on Feb. 19. “To be able to open up a brand new school in itself is extremely unique, but to open up a school that’s named after your hero is surreal. It’s a dream come true.” Katy ISD officially posted the Mayde Creek job opening on Feb. 19. …

Katy High junior linebacker Ty Kana verbally committed to the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday, Feb. 20. Kana compiled 72 total tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery for the Class 6A Division II state champion Tigers last season. He was a team captain, the only junior to hold that recognition. …

Taylor senior linebacker Ahmed Thomas verbally committed to Texas Lutheran University on Saturday, Feb. 20. During his career as a Mustang, Thomas compiled 116 tackles, four tackles for a loss, three pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was revered in the program for his tireless work ethic and strong leadership skills. …

Former Taylor standout and Houston Texans fullback Cullen Gillaspia teamed up with Buffalo Bills linebacker Tyrel Dodson on Feb. 19 to provide meals at The Breakfast Club to help Houstonians impacted by the severe winter storm that hit the state last week. Gillaspia and Dodson are former Texas A&M teammates. …

The University Interscholastic League announced Friday, Feb. 19, updated basketball playoff information to accommodate interruptions created by the winter storm. The girls basketball championship games will now be played March 10-11 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Playoff round certification deadlines were also changed to allow all games to be played. The UIL also rescheduled the UIL girls state swimming and diving championships to March 1-2. The boys state swimming and diving championships are still scheduled for Feb. 26-27. …

Seven Lakes is ranked No. 6 in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 6A state soccer rankings. The Spartans are 12-1-0 overall.

 (The weekly sports notebook highlights notes and news that occurred in the Katy area within the last week. To submit a news item, email dennis.silva@katytimes.com or message on Twitter @densilva2).

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