Archives: 2012

Weekend news roundup

HS Player of the Year, Longhorns in trouble, and Moore declares. It was a busy weekend of news across the Texas football landscape, and it wasn’t just the bowl games. Sure, there were plenty of bowls to talk about – and our man Jake Shaw will have a recap of them a little later – but there was plenty of…

Saturday bowl previews

Jake Shaw previews a busy Saturday of bowl action across Texas, including Rice, Texas and TCU. Bowl season is in full swing, and the postseason spotlight will shine brightly on the state of Texas Saturday. Three of the state’s programs — Rice, TCU and Texas — play their final games on Saturday. I preview them all below. 2012 BELL HELICOPTER…

And the winner is…

Who came out on top in the annual DCTF Playoff Pick ‘Em? Last year, when I put together the DCTF Playoff Pick ‘Em, I figured that we would get a dozen, maybe 20 entries. Boy, was I wrong. This year, we had more than 300 entries into our high school pick ’em contest, in which readers try to predict the 10…

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas preview

Jake Shaw previews the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, pitting Texas Tech against Minnesota. 2012 MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL > Texas Tech (7-5/4-5 Big 12) vs. Minnesota (6-6/2-6 Big 10), It gets pretty tiresome this joyous time of the year when fans and media alike deride college football for having too many bowl games. As I’ve written numerous times…

Holiday Bowl preview

Jake Shaw previews Baylor’s battle with UCLA in the Holiday Bowl. 2012 BRIDGEPOINT EDUCATION HOLIDAY BOWL > Baylor (7-5/4-5 Big 12) vs. No. 17 UCLA (9-4/6-3 Pac 12), 8:45 p.m. CST Thursday, ESPN These two programs, meeting for the first time in their histories, share a lot more than similar nicknames. Baylor has a high-powered offense where the quarterback’s numbers…

A weekend to remember

DCTF’s Greg Tepper ranks the nine state title games at Cowboys Stadium in terms of excitement for the viewer. It’s so hard to take sides when it comes to high school football games, especially with regards to the ever-elusive “excitement” category. Every game is exciting in their own way, and this past weekend, with nine state championship games in three…

2012 AP All-State Team: Class 5A

Offensive Player of the Year: Kenny Hill, Southlake Carroll Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Young, DeSoto   FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE Linemen: – TEJAN KOROMA, Allen, Jr. — Graded at 94 percent, 58 pancakes, 85 knockdowns – CAM MANNING, Southlake Carroll, Sr. — team averaged more than 500 yds per game – ADRIAN PARKER, Spring Westfield, Jr. — 142 pancakes, graded out at 82…

Merry Christmas from DCTF

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, from its very inception in 1960, has always had a very strong family element. From Dave Campbell and his wife Reba, through the now 52 years, to the current DCTF staff, family has always played an important role in the magazine’s operation. We’ve been incredibly blessed to cover the best football in the nation for…

3A/2A/1A Recap: Coronations

Greg Tepper recaps the 3A, 2A and 1A state championship games. After my 33-hour live-blogging marathon this weekend, in which I did play-by-play on TexasFootball.com for all nine state championship games, I’ve awoken from my coma, and I’ve had some time to digest what we saw this weekend. To me, this weekend was dominated by the sensational superstars — Dee…

5A/4A Review: Kings crowned

The 5A and 4A state champions were finally decided this weekend at Cowboys Stadium.  Well, folks, we finally made it. Nine state champions were crowned this weekend in a blizzard of fantastic football, and more than 200,000 total people flocked to Cowboys Stadium to be a part of the biggest high school athletics event in the country. All four 5A/4A…