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Stepp’s Ten Thoughts From Week 1

Matt Stepp gives his Sunday reflections on the week that was in Texas high school football.

Cameron Yoe WR Sicory Smith (Photo by Pat Carrigan) Converse Judson Rallies To Knock Off Lake Travis Maybe the most impressive win of the night was the Judson Rockets going on the road and taking down DCTF’s pre-season number one team in Class 6A. The Rockets trailed 28-13 in the fourth quarter but rallied with 22 unanswered points to stun…

Friday Night Five: Embrace the chaos of a wild Week 1

Looking for a quick summary of Friday night's results and what they could mean going forward? We've got you covered very late every Friday night (or very early Saturday morning).

Converse Judson QB Julon Williams (Photo by Mary Scott McNabb) As is the tradition, I’m going to attempt to spotlight five results or themes from Friday nights this season, but I have to be honest, this might be the craziest opening Friday I’ve ever seen. So this might be tricky. I divided these up into five categories after going through…

One must-see game at every 11-man level for Week 1

Having trouble deciding which game to see on Friday night? Every week, DCTF senior writer Mike Craven will pick out a can't miss showdown in every class.

Denton Ryan’s Tyreke Davis (Photo by Gary Sanderson) Hope everyone got enough sleep this offseason because football season is officially here. If I wasn’t getting paid to sit in a press box, here are the Friday night games I’d attend at each classification of 11-man football inside of Texas. 6A: Katy at Westlake A state championship game is taking place…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 15 – A pretty awesome group of H.S. running backs

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?

Denton Guyer’s Noah Cain (Photo by Gary Sanderson) You don’t need me to tell you that Texas produces some outstanding running backs, but this year’s group has the makings of something really special, particularly because of the age range of the talent. Sure, as far as the class of 2017 is concerned, the marquee names are all known by now….

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…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 18 – Can Canadian win at a bigger level?

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 Pat Carrigan For two years, the Canadian Wildcats put on a show of excellence we just don’t see very often. Consider the numbers: 31-0, 50.6 points per game, and just 9.6 points allowed per game. That is a two-season run of dominance, of sheer pound-for-pound skill, on a rarely paralleled level. If Canadian was returning to shoot for…

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…