Katy ISD releases 2020 varsity football schedules

Katy ISD’s composite 2020 varsity football schedule, along with Jordan High’s inaugural sub-varsity schedule.

BY DENNIS SILVA II | densilva2@gmail.com

During uncertain times hungry for any semblance of normalcy due to a global pandemic, some came last week when Katy ISD released its composite varsity football schedules for the 2020 season.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, means nothing is sure for the upcoming high school football season. But the UIL and its districts are making any and all plans for when the 2020-2021 school year begins.

The  biennial realignment in February brought little significant change for Katy ISD athletics for the next two school years.

Cinco Ranch, Katy, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, Seven Lakes, Taylor and Tompkins will compete in District 19-6A, which has been the norm. Paetow moves up to Class 5A, Division I as its enrollment number is on the brink of Class 6A after just three years of existence. Jordan High, the district’s ninth high school scheduled to open in August to freshmen and sophomores only, will compete in Class 5A, Division II, but won’t have varsity football until 2022. Until then, the Warriors’ football schedule will be a makeshift rendition of mixing and matching opponents.

Katy, which opens the 2020 season with three of its first four games on the road, enters with a 73-game district winning streak. The Tigers have won 11 consecutive district titles and have been the class of Katy ISD for decades. Taylor, coming off a dramatic state semifinalist season, officially opens the 2020 season with a home game against Cypress Springs on Thursday, August 27, at 6 p.m.

Tompkins, with 21 wins in the last two seasons, has gone to the third round of the playoffs in back-to-back years and stands to be Katy’s primary threat to district supremacy. Mayde Creek is under new leadership in Brian Randle as Mike Rabe departed for Jordan after leading the Rams to their best season in 22 years in 2019.

2020 KATY ISD FOOTBALL (district games in italics)

Katy, Tx. Nov. 1, 2019: Katy’s Hunter Washington defends a pass thrown to a Rams receiver during a conference game between Katy Tigers and Mayde Creek Rams at Rhodes Stadium. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

KATY

Week 1

Friday, Aug. 28: at Clear Springs, at Challenger Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 5: at Cypress Woods, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 3

Friday, Sept. 11: vs. Dickinson, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: at The Woodlands, at Woodforest Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: vs. Seven Lakes, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Parent Night)

Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 1: at Tompkins, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 7

Thursday, Oct. 8: vs. Mayde Creek, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 17: at Cinco Ranch, at Rhodes Stadium, noon

Week 9

OPEN

Week 10

Thursday, Oct. 29: vs. Taylor, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 11

Friday, Nov. 6: at Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Houston, Tx. Nov. 30, 2019: Taylor’s QB J Jensen III (11) delivers a pass during the regional playoff game between Katy Taylor and Humble at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

TAYLOR

Week 1

Thursday, Aug. 27: vs. Cypress Springs, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 3: at George Ranch, at Traylor Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 3

Friday, Sept. 11: vs. Cy-Fair, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: at Klein Cain, at Klein Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 5

Saturday, Sept. 26: vs. Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 6

Friday, Oct. 2: at Seven Lakes, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 9: vs. Tompkins, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 17: at Mayde Creek, at Legacy Stadium, 11 a.m.

Week 9

Friday, Oct. 23: vs. Cinco Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 10

Thursday, Oct. 29: at Katy, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 11

OPEN

Katy, Tx. Oct. 10, 2019: Mayde Creek’s Julius Loughridge (15) carries the ball during a conference game between Tompkins Falcons and Mayde Creek Rams at Rhodes Stadium. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

MAYDE CREEK

Week 1

Friday, Aug. 28: vs. Conroe, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 5: vs. Cypress Lakes, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 3

Saturday, Sept. 12: vs. Aldine Nimitz, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 4

OPEN

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: at College Park, Woodforest Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 6

Friday, Oct. 2: vs. Cinco Ranch, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 7

Thursday, Oct. 8: at Katy, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 17: vs. Taylor, at Legacy Stadium, 11 a.m.

Week 9

Friday, Oct. 23: at Morton Ranch, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 10

Friday, Oct. 30: vs. Seven Lakes, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 5: at Tompkins, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Cinco Ranch Cougars. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

CINCO RANCH

Week 1

Friday, Aug. 28: vs. College Park, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 3: at Aldine Davis, at Thorn Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 3

Friday, Sept. 11: at Brazoswood, at Hopper Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: vs. Clear Falls, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: vs. Tompkins, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 6

Friday, Oct. 2: at Mayde Creek, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 7

OPEN

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 17: vs. Katy, at Rhodes Stadium, noon

Week 9

Friday, Oct. 23: at Taylor, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 10

Friday, Oct. 30: vs. Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 11

Friday, Nov. 6: at Seven Lakes, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Katy Tx. – Nov 2, 2019: Morton Ranch’s Jaymarcus Wilson (23) finds an opening carrying the ball during a game with Seven Lakes Spartans and Morton Ranch Mavericks at Legacy Stadium in Katy Tx. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

MORTON RANCH

Week 1

Friday, Aug. 28: at Cypress Lakes, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 4: vs. Paetow, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 3

Thursday, Sept. 10: at Hastings, at Crump Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 19: at Lake Creek, at MISD Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.

Week 5

Saturday, Sept. 26: at Taylor, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 6

OPEN

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 9: vs. Seven Lakes, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 8

Friday, Oct. 16: at Tompkins, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 9

Friday, Oct. 23: vs. Mayde Creek, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 10

Friday, Oct. 30: at Cinco Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 11

Friday, Nov. 6: vs. Katy, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Parent Night)

Katy Tx. – Nov 2, 2019: Seven Lakes QB Cristian Beltran (12) delivers a pass during a game with Seven Lakes Spartans and Morton Ranch Mavericks at Legacy Stadium in Katy Tx. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

SEVEN LAKES

Week 1

Thursday, Aug. 27: at Memorial, at Tully Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 5: vs. Klein, at Rhodes Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 3

Saturday, Sept. 12: vs. Aldine Davis, at Rhodes Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: vs. Houston Heights, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: at Katy, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 6

Friday, Oct. 2: vs. Taylor, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 9: at Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 8

OPEN

Week 9

Thursday, Oct. 22: vs. Tompkins, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 10

Friday, Oct. 30: at Mayde Creek, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Parent Night)

Week 11

Friday, Nov. 6: vs. Cinco Ranch, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Katy, Tx. Oct. 19, 2019: Tompkins QB Jalen Milroe (4) carries the ball up the middle picking up the first down during a game between Morton Ranch Mavericks and Tompkins Falcons at Legacy Stadium in Katy. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

TOMPKINS

Week 1

Friday, Aug. 28: at Magnolia, at Magnolia High, 7 p.m.

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 4: vs. Clear Springs, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 3

Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. Klein Collins, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: at Clear Creek, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: at Cinco Ranch, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 1: vs. Katy, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 9: at Taylor, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Week 8

Friday, Oct. 16: vs. Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 9

Thursday, Oct. 22: at Seven Lakes, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 10

OPEN

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 5: vs. Mayde Creek, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m. (Parent Night)

Katy, Tx. Sept 12 2019: Paetows Damon Bankston( 26) carries the ball in for a TD during a game with Fort Bend Clements at Legacy Stadium in Katy. (Photo by Mark Goodman)

PAETOW

Week 1

Saturday, Aug. 29: vs. Barbers Hill, at Legacy Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 4: at Morton Ranch, at Legacy Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Week 3

Thursday, Sept. 10: vs. Foster, at Rhodes Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 18: at Kempner, at Mercer Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 5

OPEN

Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 1: vs. Milby, at Rhodes Stadium, 7 p.m. (Homecoming)

Week 7

Saturday, Oct. 10: at Wisdom, at Butler Stadium, 6 p.m.

Week 8

Friday, Oct. 16: vs. Terry, at Rhodes Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Parent Night)

Week 9

Thursday, Oct. 22: at Hightower, at Hall Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 10

Thursday, Oct. 29: vs. Manvel, at Rhodes Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 11

Friday, Nov. 6: at Angleton, at AHS Stadium, 7 p.m.

Jordan High School.

JORDAN

Week 1

Saturday, Aug. 29: at Austin LASA (Liberal Arts and Science Academy), at Nelson Field, 11 a.m.

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 5: vs. Corpus Christi London, at Jordan High, 7 p.m.

Week 3

Friday, Sept. 11: at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High, at Bear Stadium, 7 p.m.

Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 19: at Davenport-Comal, at Smithville, 2 p.m.

Week 5

Friday, Sept. 25: vs. Lake Belton, at College Station, 7:30 p.m.

Week 6

Friday, Oct. 2: at Hitchcock, at Hitchcock, 7:30 p.m.

Week 7

OPEN

Week 9

Friday, Oct. 23: at Lake Belton, at Bryan, 7:30 p.m.

Week 11

Saturday, Nov. 7: vs. Davenport, at Columbus High, 2 p.m.

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