Class 3A

High school football opening week mega preview

If you're as excited about this week as we are, this guide will get you up to speed by the first kickoff on Thursday afternoon.

Galena Park North Shore head coach Jon Kay (Photo by Diana Porter) So much has happened since Katy defeated Lake Travis 34-7 in the 6A DII state championship to close out a memorable title weekend at NRG Stadium in Houston. If you need a quick primer to get ready for the beginning of the season, we’re here to help. Your…

REVEALED: 2016 Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year Watch List

Dave Campbell's Texas Football, Wells Fargo proudly unveil their 100-player watch list for the most prestigious award in Texas high school football.

  Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Wells Fargo proudly announce the 100-player Watch List for the Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year award. The voters, when appropriate, will add players to the watch list. Keep an eye on the Mr. Texas Football Facebook page for continuous updates. 2016 MR. TEXAS FOOTBALL WATCH LIST Adrian Chavez RB El Paso Eastlake Alfred Bryant DL Manvel…

Stepp: 2016 TXHSFB “Hipster” Picks

Jump on the bandwagon now for these teams in 2016!

Schertz Clemens QB Frank Harris (Photo by Mary Scott McNabb) As the 2016 Texas high school football season nears, media and fans alike search for those teams that fly a bit under the radar, but wind up having better than expected seasons. There’s always pride in being the one who “discovers” a team first, and sure enough bragging ensues each…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 20 – Can Waskom pull off a three-peat?

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 Matt Garnett The list of teams who have won three straight state titles in Texas High School Football is short and consists of the most elite programs in history. Whitney Keeling’s Waskom Wildcats will look to join that crew in 2016 after winning titles in 2014 and 2015. The 2014 was a surprise to very few. Waskom was fresh…

Texas high school football rankings: AP vs. DCTF

Comparing the Associated Press' preseason Texas high school football poll to the rankings in Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Photo by Gary Sanderson We’re just 15 days out from the start of the 2016 Texas high school football season, and the excitement is palpable across the Lone Star State. Fans are hungry for anything even resembling football, so the release of the Associated Press’ preseason Texas high school football rankings are a welcome bit of nip to the state’s…

One underrated player to watch in each 3A region this season

NOT EVERY STATISTICAL MARVEL GETS THE SPOTLIGHT HE DESERVES, SO HERE ARE A FEW NAMES YOU SHOULD WATCH IN 2016.

Mathis’ Karl Gibson II (Photo by Artie Guerrero) A few special players will float under the radar with 1,400+ high schools in Texas playing football. This is true at the biggest and smallest classifications around the state. In this series, we take a look at a player in each region of each classification who deserves a little more attention. Previously: Class 6A / Class 5A / Class…

2016 Region Outlooks: 3A DII Region IV — East Bernard leads deep, dangerous region

WITH REALIGNMENT BEHIND US, MIKE CRAVEN TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Photo by Artie Guerrero The UIL realigned the districts for the 2016 and 2017 football seasons in February. Realignment doesn’t just change district races – championships can be decided with new groupings competing once the playoffs begin. We’ll take a closer look at the frontrunners in each region throughout the spring doldrums. Previous Outlooks: 6A Region I / 6A Region II / 6A Region III / 6A Region IV / 5A Region…