Week 4 Katy ISD previews

By Tyler Tyre, Times Sports Editor
Posted 9/15/21

Morton Ranch bounced back in a big way last week with a 24-0 win over Alief Hastings as a strong defense and running game got the team back in the win column.

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Week 4 Katy ISD previews




Morton Ranch (2-1) vs. Lake Creek (3-0), 6 p.m., Legacy Stadium

  • Morton Ranch bounced back in a big way last week with a 24-0 win over Alief Hastings as a strong defense and running game got the team back in the win column. Santana Scott rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown and the team rushed for 280 yards in total in the win while the Mavericks defense held Alief Hastings scoreless. This week will be a much tougher task against an undefeated Lake Creek team that has had success both passing and running this season. Cade Tessier has passed for 484 yards and seven touchdowns so far this year while also rushing for 171 yards and two scores. Justin Freeney already has 520 rushing yards on the season and Sam Lee has 13 receptions and 206 yards receiving so far. Morton Ranch’s defense will again need to be at its best to come away with a win.

Katy (3-0) vs. The Woodlands (2-1), 7 p.m., Rhodes Stadium

  • Danbury gave Katy all it could handle last week, but the Tigers handled the gut punch and were still able to come away with a 28-21 win. Seth Davis rushed for 121 yards and Dallas Glass added 107 but it was Caleb Koger who led the way with 133 yards through the air and four total touchdowns. Ronnie Schneider was his biggest target with 71 yards receiving while Antonio Silva caught two passes, each for touchdowns, for 49 yards. Katy’s defense held the Dickinson pass offense in check, but the Gators did tally 182 yards on the ground. Things won’t get easier this week as the Tigers take on a Woodlands team whose only loss comes to Bridgeland.

Seven Lakes (2-1) at Heights (0-3)

  • Seven Lakes offense finally found itself as the Spartans exploded for 45 points in a win over Aldine Davis last week. Grayson Medford’s name was all over the game as he passed for 147 yards on 11 of 17 attempts while rushing for 95 more and accounting for four total touchdowns. Michael Amico added 89 yards on the ground and Barrett Hudson had 88 yards rushing in a very strong performance from the Spartans offense. While Heights is winless, they do have a strong passing game and a good quarterback in Jalen Morrison who already has 679 yards and seven touchdowns through the air this season and 129 yards rushing to lead the team as well. Xavier Neal is the biggest weapon through the for the team as he has 415 yards and four touchdowns receiving on the year.



Tompkins (3-0) vs. Clear Creek (1-2), 6 p.m., Legacy Stadium

  • Tompkins had a strong performance against Klein Collins last week to remain undefeated and will finish off its non-district schedule with a game against Clear Creek as the team will be making its final adjustments before District 19-6A play. Cole Francis has started to come into his own as the season has progressed as the senior already has 764 yards passing and eight touchdowns through three games and it isn’t just Josh MicMillan II getting in on the action receiving. McMillan leads the team with 18 catches for 251 yards but Wyatt Young is right behind him with 202 yards on 10 catches and Matthew Ogunrin has 167 yards receiving on the year.

Taylor (1-2) vs. Klein Cain (2-1) , 7 p.m., Rhodes Stadium

  • Taylor’s struggles continued against Cy-Fair as the Mustangs allowed 486 yards of offense and 277 yards through the air in the loss. The offense had its struggles as well as the team fumbled four times, losing two of them and Joe Jefferson had an interception. Jefferson had his positive moments as well, throwing for a touchdown and catching a touchdown from Jackson Ingram, who threw for 113 yards in the matchup. Klein Cain has a strong offense and Taylor’s defense will have a test to see if it can bounce back. Offensively the team will need to find ways to involve Michael Whitaker, who only had 28 yards rushing and 35 yards receiving last week.

Cinco Ranch (3-0) at Clear Falls, 7 p.m.

  • Cinco Ranch found its running game last week and has looked like a very strong team to start the season. Gavin Rutherford has continued to grow since his sophomore season and Seth Salverino gives him a very real threat in the passing game while Sam McKnight provided balance at the running back position. But the strongest part of Cinco Ranch so far has been its defense, which has allowed only 39 points through three games. Clear Falls will provide a very real test for Cinco Ranch this week though, as the undefeated Knights have averaged 204 yards on the ground and 132 through the air per game. The Knights also have a good defense, which will test the balance of Cinco Ranch’s offense.

Jordan (1-2) at Davenport (2-1), 7:30 p.m.

  • Jordan continues its first varsity season against Davenport, another new school without a district. Jordan was overmatched by the run game of Little Cypress-Mauriceville last week and will look to bounce back against Davenport. The Warriors will need to cut down on turnovers and be more efficient offensively and will need to be better against the run defensively if they want to get back to .500.


District 10, 5A-D1

Paetow (3-0) vs. Kempner 6 p.m., Legacy Stadium

  • Paetow showed off a strong run game and defense again in a 30-14 win over Richmond Foster last week as the Panthers have continued to impress to start the season. Jacob Brown showed what he could do on the ground for the second straight week, rushing for 294 yards and four touchdowns, while CJ Dumas went 8-14 for 123 yards, defensively, Paetow had seven hurries and Kentrell Webb nabbed yet another interception. Kempner has had a rough start to the season, with losses to Fort Bend Dulles and Alvin, but Paetow has to make sure that they don’t look ahead and overlook the Cougars in the second week of district play.


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