Brady Keane

Five questions that have to be asked after college football Week 4

The Red Raiders are finally playing some defense, and Baylor shows signs of life.

Can we finally get excited about Texas Tech and its defense? Clearly the Texas Tech (3-0) defense has improved from last year. The 27-24 win over Houston marked just the third time in 16 games since the beginning of last season that the Red Raiders held an FBS team to fewer than 30 points. The improvement is encouraging for Tech,…

Friday night’s must-see Texas high school football games for Week 4

HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING WHICH GAME TO SEE ON FRIDAY NIGHT? EVERY WEEK, DCTF’s BRADY KEANE WILL PICK OUT A CAN'T MISS SHOWDOWN IN EVERY CLASS.

Thursday night’s action was packed with a rare mix of top tier names, but don’t worry, Friday still has plenty to offer. 6A: Cibolo Steele (1-2) vs. Smithson Valley (3-0) Smithson Valley has been rolling through the early part of its schedule, using a 24-20 win over Pflugerville Hendrickson in the opener to fuel a hot start. The Rangers have…

Thursday night’s must-see Texas high school football games for Week 4

EVERY WEEK DURING THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, BRADY KEANE PICKS OUT THE BEST THURSDAY GAMES AROUND THE STATE. IF YOU'RE NEAR ONE, GET YOUR FOOTBALL WEEKEND STARTED EARLY.

Last week marked the first full slate of Texas high school games this season, and the schedule lived up to the hype. But the return to normality didn’t last long – there are 216 teams on a bye this week, and several teams played in some rare Wednesday action. Regardless, there is still a strong slate of games Thursday night…

Cy-Fair, Cy Springs ready for pivotal district clash

The Taco Bell Road Tour highlights marquee matchups across the Houston area throughout the season.

Taco Bell and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have teamed up to feature one must-see Texas high school football matchup each week in the Houston area. This week: Cypress Springs vs. Cy-Fair, 7 p.m. Friday night at Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union Stadium. As Cypress Springs enters its sixth season under coach Rick Cobia, the Panthers are confident they have the pieces needed…

Teams to Watch: Jim Ned Indians

THROUGHOUT THE 2017 SEASON, WE'LL SPOTLIGHT TEAMS THAT FLEW UNDER THE RADAR ENTERING THE SEASON, BUT DELIVERED BIG RESULTS WHEN THEY STEPPED ON THE FIELD. Today's team is Jim Ned, which is off to a 3-0 start after going 3-7 in 2016.

When Jim Ned began its offseason program this year, senior Coalby Rives was preparing to line up at several different positions all across the field. Rives, who has been at the varsity level since his freshman year, saw time in the secondary, at running back, wide receiver and even a little quarterback heading into this season. But when the Indians’…

Surprise star of the weekend: Sam Ehlinger

Every college football weekend, we'll pick out a player in the FBS ranks who rose above expectations

Sam Ehlinger was one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in the country coming out of Westlake high school last year. A four-star prospect, Ehlinger committed to Texas when Charlie Strong still had the reigns to the program. When Tom Herman took over, he was able to keep Ehlinger on board even with quarterback Shane Buechele coming back. But with…

Friday night’s must-see Texas high school football games for Week 3

HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING WHICH GAME TO SEE ON FRIDAY NIGHT? EVERY WEEK, DCTF’s Brady Keane WILL PICK OUT A CAN'T MISS SHOWDOWN IN EVERY CLASS.

As the Texas high school football season progresses into Week 3, the number of quality games takes a step up this week as well. There are state-ranked clashes all across the state – here are the five 11-man games I would attend. 6A: Temple (2-0) vs. Hewitt Midway (2-0) The No. 3 team in Class 5A (Temple) taking on the…

Thursday night’s must-see Texas high school football games for Week 3

EVERY WEEK DURING THE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, BRADY KEANE PICKS OUT THE BEST THURSDAY GAMES AROUND THE STATE. IF YOU'RE NEAR ONE, GET YOUR FOOTBALL WEEKEND STARTED EARLY.

With several big matchups around the state Thursday night, here are a few that stand out in week three of the Texas high school football season. Graham (2-0) vs. Wichita Falls Hirschi (2-0) One of the top matchups of the night comes at the Class 4A level as two of the classification’s most explosive offenses meet up in Wichita Falls….

Milby and Austin prepare for Houston-area slugfest

The Taco Bell Road Tour highlights marquee matchups across the Houston area throughout the season.

Taco Bell and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have teamed up to feature one must-see Texas high school football matchup each week in the Houston area. This week: Houston Austin vs. Houston Milby, 7 p.m. Friday night at Barnett Stadium. When Houston Austin and Houston Milby meet in the team’s season opener Friday night, the two programs will be looking to return…

Teams to Watch: Arlington Martin Warriors

THROUGHOUT THE 2017 SEASON, WE'LL SPOTLIGHT TEAMS THAT FLEW UNDER THE RADAR ENTERING THE SEASON, BUT DELIVERED BIG RESULTS WHEN THEY STEPPED ON THE FIELD. TODAY'S TEAM IS ARLINGTON MARTIN, OFF TO A 2-0 START AFTER UPENDING BOTH SKYLINE AND SOUTHLAKE CARROLL.

When Arlington Martin senior Juma Otoviano made the switch from running back to quarterback in the offseason, there was little question about his playmaking ability in the backfield. What’s been more impressive to coach Bob Wager is Otoviano’s control of the offense. Otoviano’s play has the Warriors rolling early in the season, as Martin has knocked off both Skyline and…