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Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from the Texas high school football Week 4

DCTF'S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INSIDER LOOKS BACK ON THE LAST WEEKEND ON THE GRIDIRON.

An eight-year district winning streak comes to an end After telling everyone not to panic about Cibolo Steele, it might be at least time to start taking a look at that button after the Knights fell to 1-3 after Friday’s 43-20 loss to Smithson Valley. Steele again started strong jumping out to a 14-6 lead, but allowed 30 consecutive points…

WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

AMARILLO'S BIG SCHOOLS GO AT IT AND CIBOLO STEELE LOOKS TO REBOUND AFTER AN UPSET LOSS A WEEK AGO

Carthage (3-0) at Gilmer (3-0) It’s a Saturday night showdown in Gilmer as DCTF’s No. 1 4A team in Division I, Carthage, takes on our third ranked team in 4A Division II, Gilmer. Carthage led by Texas-commit running back, Keontay Ingram, ran past Class 5A Whitehouse 42-20 last week. Ingram had over 200 yards of total offense and a pair…

Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from Texas high school football Week 3

DCTF's High School Football Insider looks back on the last weekend on the gridiron.

A night for streaks to end Friday night saw several long streaks end in the state of Texas, most notably in Bremond where the Tigers saw their 49-game winning streak end at the hands of Milano in a 28-21 loss. It has been an incredible run for the Tigers who have won three consecutive 2A Division II state titles, so…

WEEK 3 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

Westfield-North Shore and Woodlands-Katy help kick-off the Houston area's football season post-Harvey.

Hutto (2-0, 0-0) at Georgetown (2-0, 0-0) It’s the district opener in this nine-team Austin area loop and once again this matchup features playoff implications. Both teams are expected to be right in the thick of the playoff race behind front-running Cedar Park, so a win to open up district play is massive. Hutto dominated the city of Bryan in…

Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from the Texas high school football Week 2

DCTF's High School Football Insider looks back on the last weekend on the gridiron.

Photo courtesy Duncanville ISD Samples Record With Duncanville’s 48-0 win Friday night over Arlington Sam Houston, head coach Reggie Samples tied the legendary Allen Wilson for the most wins by a black head football coach in UIL football. Samples, who now has 244 victories can break Coach Wilson’s record next week. The Panthers’ opponent is Dallas Skyline, ironically a place…

WEEK 2 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

Cuero-Yoakum, Midway-Cedar Ridge, Steele-Lake Travis highlight a huge Week 2 across the state.

Cuero (0-0) vs Yoakum (1-0) One of the state’s most underrated rivalries is renewed this week in front of what should be a packed house in Cuero. The Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) talent on the field will be in large supply as both teams have realistic state title hopes in their respective classifications. Cuero had its opener cancelled last week…

Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from Texas high school football Week 1

DCTF's High School Football Insider looks back on the last weekend on the gridiron.

Harvey Takes a Bite Out of TXHSFB Although inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, we are a football site and we report on football. So obviously the storms that affected the Coastal Bend and Houston area have much greater impact than simply the cancellation of athletic events, but nonetheless there were impacts to respective game schedules. The season won’t…

Top Texas high school football rivalries — No. 1: Port Neches-Groves vs. Nederland

To celebrate the start of the 2017 season, we spent weeks trying to pick the top rivalries in the state, using interviews, archives and a unique scoring system.

Previously: No. 10 — Harlingen vs. San Benito / No. 9 — El Campo vs. Bay City / No. 8 — Cuero vs. Yoakum / No. 7 — Stephenville vs. Brownwood / No. 6 — Abilene vs. Abilene Cooper / No. 5 — Ennis vs. Waxahachie / No. 4 — Midland Lee vs. Odessa Permian / No. 3 — Sherman vs. Denison / No. 2 — Marshall vs….