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The best Thursday night action of opening week

Every week during the high school football season, Mike Craven will pick out the best Thursday games around the state. If you're near one, get your football weekend started early.

Mesquite Horn QB Chris Robison (Photo by Chris McGathey) Football is back. Breathe it in, kiss your loved ones goodbye for the next six months and enjoy the drama. Texas high school football starts Thursday with a solid night of action before the main course of pigskin is served up Friday night across the state. Gilmer vs. Texarkana Liberty-Eylau is…

WEEK 1 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

Katy vs. Westlake, Gilmer vs. Liberty-Eylau and Crosby vs. Manvel highlight a loaded Week 1 slate of Texas high school football action.

Photo by Dennis Clark Each week, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football high school insider Matt Stepp will preview and predict the biggest Texas high school football games across the Lone Star State. Plus, DCTF digital director Max Thompson and DCTF senior writer Mike Craven will offer their picks. And don’t miss DCTF managing editor Greg Tepper’s breakdowns of the biggest games in…

Best Case/Worst Case in 2016: Rice Owls

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S ABSOLUTE CEILING THIS YEAR? WHAT'S ITS ABSOLUTE FLOOR? WE PREDICT THE EXTREME ENDS OF THE POTENTIAL SPECTRUM.

Photo by Diana Porter Will this season be a dream or a nightmare for your favorite FBS program in the state of Texas? In this series, we take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for all 12 teams. Rice 2015 Record: 5-7 Best Case Rice’s chance to eliminate the 2015 season from memory takes place in the…

Best Case/Worst Case in 2016: Houston Cougars

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S ABSOLUTE CEILING THIS YEAR? WHAT'S ITS ABSOLUTE FLOOR? WE PREDICT THE EXTREME ENDS OF THE POTENTIAL SPECTRUM.

Photo by Diana Porter Will this season be a dream or a nightmare for your favorite FBS program in the state of Texas? In this series, we take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for all 12 teams. Houston 2015 Record: 13-1 Best Case The Cougars are poised to make history and become the first non-P5 program…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 16 – The battle for 6A Region IV, ATX vs. S.A.

THE SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING, AND WE'RE GEARING UP BY COUNTING DOWN THE BIGGEST STORIES WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL SEASON, MANY OF WHICH WERE SET UP BY MAJOR OFFSEASON SHIFTS. WHY 26? WHY NOT?

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb Business picked up in Region IV. The addition of state finalists Lake Travis and Westlake from the Austin area after the latest realignment creates more depth and potential playoff matchups to an often forgotten region in Class 6A. San Antonio powers – Converse Judson and Cibolo Steele – remain to keep the status quo. The…

Roundtable: How do you feel about “Texas vs. The World?”

Every week, our writers will do a roundtable about the topics buzzing around the Texas football world, covering everything from the serious to the absurd.

Allen QB Mitchell Jonke (Photo by Gary Sanderson) This week, a number of Texas high school football teams will take on “The World,” to kick off the season. These national showdowns always garner loads of headlines, but are they any better or more interesting than the blockbuster in-state games between top-ranked teams? Our team of scribes sat down to discuss…