Four Katy ISD Football Teams Start the Playoffs Friday

KATY (Covering Katy News)—Four Katy Independent School District football teams begin their playoff journey Friday.

Of the four teams, two are familiar: Katy and Taylor made the playoffs last season. Seven Lakes and Taylor are under first-year head coaches.

Meanwhile, Tompkins, which enjoyed its first-ever winning season this year, is making its first playoff appearance.

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Katy Tigers vs. Fort Bend Travis Tigers

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Legacy Stadium

Briefly: After losing its season opener to North Shore, Katy has won all its games since, and is the District 19-6A champion with a 9-1 record. Travis is District 20-6A runner-up and has a 8-2 record.

This game is a rematch of last year’s bi-district round, in which Katy defeated Travis, 45-14.

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Seven Lakes Spartans vs. Ridge Point Panthers

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hall Stadium

Briefly: The Spartans are making their first playoff appearance since 2014 and have a 6-4 record. Ridge Point is the District 20-6A champion and has a 9-1 record.

While Hamon is in his first year at Seven Lakes, he knows the Panthers program. He was defensive coordinator at Ridge Point before joining the Spartans last spring.

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Tompkins Falcons vs. Elkins Knights

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Rhodes Stadium

Briefly: With an 8-2 record, the Falcons have soared to new heights this season under second-year coach Todd McVey.

Elkins enters the playoffs with a 7-3 record, with losses to Travis, Dulles, and Ridge Point.

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Katy Taylor Mustangs vs. Fort Bend Dulles Vikings

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Mercer Stadium

Briefly: The Mustangs are 5-5 and making their fourth playoff appearance in the last five seasons. Taylor coach Chad Simmons and his team hope to advance further this time. Last year, the Mustangs fell in the bi-district round to Langham Creek.

The Vikings are 8-2, with losses to Fort Bend Travis and Ridge Point.

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