Class 3A

Friday Night Five: Shock City

We were treated to a host of stunning results in the area round slate on Friday, here are a few that stood out.

Refugio 42, Mason 7 This is far and away the craziest score of the night, and the four that will follow it seriously have nothing on it. Mason was the prohibitive favorite in this one, coming in undefeated, and mostly unchallenged this year, and following a season where the Punchers reached the state championship game and beat Refugio along the…

Thursday night two: Key takeaways from just a handful of games

Two teams' results stood out above the crowd on a sparse Thursday night of playoffs action.

The area round of the Texas high school state playoffs kicked off on Thursday for a few programs around the state. Most games take place Friday or Saturday, but there were a few smaller classification games involving regional favorites and state title contenders. Shallowater survives Bowie The upset of the night nearly came in Region I of the Class 3A-D1…

Picking the best games at every level during the 11-man area round

Choosing the must-see showdowns in a loaded second round of the playoffs.

Photo by Tim Huchton The Texas high school football playoff field was cut in half last week, setting up showdowns across the state in the area round. Below, I discuss which game in each classification I would attend if I was given the choice of what games to cover. Class 6A – Desoto vs. Allen The marquee game this week…

Unsung Hero Award — 2015 recipients

Award shines a spotlight on some of the most deserving young people in Texas football

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has partnered with Texas Farm Bureau Insurance to shine the spotlight on some of the most deserving young people in Texas football with the Unsung Hero Award. Only five (5) students in the entire state were honored with this special accolade and were presented with an award at their school’s pep rally and Friday night football…

Upon further review: Looking back at a wild opening playoff weekend

State champions fell, upsets ruled, and we're left with a great area round ahead of us.

Photo by Gary Sanderson The Texas high school playoffs kicked off over the weekend with a bi-district round that didn’t disappoint across the state. The playoff field was cut in half across all classifications over three days’ worth of exciting and surprising action. State champions fall Three 11-man state champions from the 2014 season made their exit this year in…