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2018 Region Outlooks: 3A Division I Region II — Kemp looks to build off 2017 with new coach, Mt. Vernon’s defense still sturdy

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 3A Division I Region II The big story in Region II heading into 2018 will be the addition of several 4A drop-downs who could be contenders come playoff time. Overall, there are four teams down from Class 4A and there’s at least two who could be in the mix around Thanksgiving. We start in 5-3A Division I…

“Win baby win” — How Jason Herring cast aside dentistry for a headset and became one of Texas’ best coaches

What's it like to go inside the hearts and minds of Texas high school football's best coaches? Dave Campbell's Texas Football and iCoach have teamed up to tell their stories — under and beyond Friday night lights.

Refugio’s Jason Herring is one of the most polarizing coaches in Texas high school football. He’s won 216 games and three state championships as a head coach. At times, he’s been painted out to be a ruthless, win-at-all costs signal caller. He can be seen on Friday nights pacing up and down the sideline yelling with a high-level of intensity…

UIL announces use of instant replay at football state championships beginning in 2018

Plus, our reaction to the announcement on Thursday's episode of Texas Football Today.

On Thursday morning, the University Interscholastic League issued a press release announcing that officials will use instant replay at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in 2018. From the release: UIL plays football by NCAA rules, and each year the UIL reviews exceptions to NCAA football rules through the UIL Football Rules Committee. UIL will use the NCAA rules…

2018 Region Outlooks — 3A Division I Region I – Shallowater geared for a big season while Wall reloads

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 3A Division I Region I We start with our look at Region I In 3A Division I with one of the most far-flung districts in the state as 1-3A Division I is a four team loop that features Brownfield (looking for a new coach) and Denver City both down from 4A Division II, joining Kermit and then…

Texas Football Today interview: McKinney North head coach Mike Fecci

It's a big year in McKinney as McKinney North will take on McKinney in the first-ever game at the brand new MISD Stadium. After 9 years in charge of the Bulldogs, Fecci says it's an exciting time to put on the shirt and go to work. Which is saying something since he's coached some of the best squads the district has produced.



2018 Region Outlooks — 4A Division II Region IV: Does Sinton take over the region as new faces take over other top programs?

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 4A Division II Region IV There is absolutely no question which district reigns supreme in Region IV in Class 4A Division II and that’s 13-4A Division II. The district features last year’s regional champion Wimberley and runner-up in Cuero along with the 2016 regional champion Geronimo Navarro. District 14-4A Division II is a familiar pairing of teams…

2018 Region Outlooks — 4A Division II Region III: Will anyone stop West Orange-Stark’s reign over the region?

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 4A Division II Region III West Orange-Stark’s reign of terror in Region III has lasted four years now, but the gap certainly has closed. The Mustangs had a couple of close games in the early rounds of the playoffs and with them being young and a few new faces in the region, could we see a new…