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Craven: Five things we learned about Texas high school football Thursday night

Gilmer's legit, Stony Point's rising, and six-man is awesome.

Photo by Robert Martinez The Texas high school football season kicked off last night. The main course is served tonight, but there were plenty of games around the state last night to give fans a preview of what is to come this season. Here are five things we learned from the first night of the high school football season. Gilmer…

Slovacek’s I-35 Showdowns of the Week — Week 1

Previewing the best games along the I-35 corridor.

To honor the loyal football fans that travel great distances to support their favorite team, DCTF and our friends from Slovacek’s in West, Texas are proud to present The Slovacek’s I-35 Showdowns of the Week: Southlake Carroll (0-0) at Austin Westlake (0-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chaparral Stadium in Austin This one would be big, even without the elephant in…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 28): High school football season is officially underway, and Stidham climbs Baylor QB depth chart

Photo by Diana Porter Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools The battle for Dixie rages on…

The Texas 20, No. 3: Who is the new face of Texas HS football?

DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season rolls on.

Photo by Tim Huchton This is the Texas 20, DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season. No. 20: Is there a college sleeper in Texas? No. 19: Which Texas high school football records will be broken? No. 18: State title games headed to Houston No. 17: Will anyone play defense this season? No. 16: Can…

Craven: Lake Travis, Westlake shape Austin-area football scene

Capitol City area is loaded, but two preeminent program shape the statewide perspective.

Photo by Robert Ward Lake Travis is back. The Cavaliers’ streak of five-straight state championships was ended in 2012 when Lake Travis moved up to Class 5A from Class 4A and lost in the bi-district round to Pflugerville, but head coach Hank Carter fields his best team in years this season. The knock on Lake Travis has been it can’t…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 27): High school season kicks off, and what if Tech had hired Tom Osborne in 1969?

Photo by Will Leverett Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools Breaking down the notable games in…

Morning Jolt (Aug. 27): A love letter to Texas high school football

Photo by Will Leverett This is the Morning Jolt, TexasFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. Dear Texas high school football, Hey. Haven’t seen you in a while. How you been? You look great. Listen, Texas high school football, there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you. Something I should’ve said a long time ago. Something…

The Texas 20, No. 4: Who will be Texas HS football’s Cinderella?

DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season rolls on.

Photo by Shane Roper This is the Texas 20, DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season. No. 20: Is there a college sleeper in Texas? No. 19: Which Texas high school football records will be broken? No. 18: State title games headed to Houston No. 17: Will anyone play defense this season? No. 16: Can…

Newton-Tatum highlights huge Week 1 in small school ranks

Don’t forget the small schools.

Photo by Will Leverett As the state prepares for high school football season to kickoff Thursday most of the focus will be on the Class 6A and Class 5A matchups across the state. The amount of stellar games around the state is plentiful, but the small schools deserve as much attention. Sure, defending Class 6A state champion Allen takes on…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 26): Drones buzzing over high school fields, Texas Tech weighing defensive priorities

Photo by Juan Zamora Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools New buzz around high school football…