Class 3A

The must-see semifinal games in each conference this weekend

If you had to pick a single game in each conference to see in the coming days, you could do a lot worse than these showdowns.

Photo by Gary Sanderson Do yourself a favor and get out to a Texas high school playoff game this week. There are only 20 11-man games taking place across the state, with all of them deciding which teams play for a state title in Houston next week. There are no bad choices, but here are my games of the week…

Friday Night Five: Refugio’s reckoning tour continues

The Bobcats look like they're on a collision course with Canadian, and George Ranch stays a step ahead of Temple.

There weren’t any major upsets on Friday night, but that doesn’t mean the results weren’t noteworthy. Here are a few that caught our eye. Refugio gets revenge. Shiner knocked off the Bobcats 30-19 earlier this year, and it wound up winning the district crown. The Comanches have a commanding defense, and it tightened up even more in the rematch, but…

Sorting out the favorites remaining in each division’s bracket

After some attrition and upsets, who are the teams to beat?

Photo by Will Leverett We, dorks like myself in the media, like to create favorites. We need the underdog/favorite dynamic because we feel like it makes a story meaningful. Telling an audience which team was supposed to win gives context to a game story that it wouldn’t otherwise possess. So, with eight teams left in each bracket, here are the favorites…