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Our dark horse picks for 2A in 2017

They don't have glitzy preseason rankings, but we could see these teams storming through the playoffs if things fall right.

Every year there’s a team or two that surprises most of the observers with a longer than anticipated playoff run. There are always a lot of variables involved with making that run, but — as always — a little challenge never deterred us at DCTF. So we take a look at one team from each region that we think has…

Position battles to watch in 2017 at Texas FBS programs: Part II

Your favorite team's success may hinge on a battle between teammates, and we're monitoring those showdowns closely.

Now that spring football is in the books and fall camp is right around the corner, coaches across the state are beginning to address areas of concern on both sides of the ball. There are several key position battles that will go a long ways towards determining what football in Texas looks like this season, so here are a few…

Our dark horse picks for 3A in 2017

They don't have glitzy preseason rankings, but we could see these teams storming through the playoffs if things fall right.

Every year there’s a team or two that surprises most of the observers with a longer than anticipated playoff run. There are always a lot of variables involved with making that run, but — as always — a little challenge never deterred us at DCTF. So we take a look at one team from each region that we think has…

Position battles to watch in 2017 at Texas FBS programs: Part I

Your favorite team's success may hinge on a battle between teammates, and we're monitoring those showdowns closely.

Now that spring football is in the books and fall camp is right around the corner, coaches across the state are beginning to address areas of concern on both sides of the ball. There are several key position battles that will go a long ways towards determining what football in Texas looks like this season, so here are a few…

Our dark horse picks for 4A in 2017

They don't have glitzy preseason rankings, but we could see these teams storming through the playoffs if things fall right.

Every year there’s a team or two that surprises most of the observers with a longer than anticipated playoff run. There are always a lot of variables involved with making that run, but — as always — a little challenge never deterred us at DCTF. So we take a look at one team from each region that we think has…

Our dark horse picks for 5A in 2017

They don't have glitzy preseason rankings, but we could see these teams storming through the playoffs if things fall right.

Every year there’s a team or two that surprises most of the observers with a longer than anticipated playoff run. There are always a lot of variables involved with making that run, but — as always — a little challenge never deterred us at DCTF. So we take a look at one team from each region that we think has…

Our dark horse picks for 6A in 2017

They don't have glitzy preseason rankings, but we could see these teams storming through the playoffs if things fall right.

Every year there’s a team or two that surprises most of the observers with a longer than anticipated playoff run. There are always a lot of variables involved with making that run, but — as always — a little challenge never deterred us at DCTF. So we take a look at one team from each region that we think has…

One underrated player from each 2A region to watch in 2017

THERE ARE ONLY SO MANY HEADLINES TO GO AROUND IN THE LONE STAR STATE, BUT THESE GUYS DESERVE A SPOTLIGHT.

With over 1,400 high schools in the great state of Texas that play football in some form or fashion, there’s no way that every deserving player can be recognized properly with all-state honors or a scholarship to play at the next level. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some under-the-radar guys who could make a big impact…