Class 3A

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…

2016 Region Outlooks: 3A DII Region III — Can anyone spoil Waskom’s three-peat?

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

Photo by Ronnie Sartors 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…

LOOK: 10 Celebrities Who Played Texas High School Football

Check out these household names who played high school football in Texas before they were famous!

Texas high school football is famous for putting out football superstars — from Earl Campbell and Davey O’Brien to Adrian Peterson and Drew Brees. But Texas high school football has a knack for producing some pretty big stars outside of the gridiron as well. Check out these 10 celebrities you may not realize played Texas high school football! Jamie Foxx…

2016 Region Outlooks: 3A DII Region II — Who emerges from a wide-open region?

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

Photo by Tom Sooter 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…