Class 4A

Upon Further Review: CenTex rolls into semifinals with strong representation

Every Monday, DCTF contributor Mike Craven looks a little longer at the weekend's biggest results and what can be drawn from them.

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb Regional champions were decided over the weekend. Each bracket is now down to four teams as we inch closer to the Texas high school football state championships in Houston. Austin/San Antonio alive. We spent half the season debating whether Houston schools had what it took to knock DFW from its perch atop Class 6A and…

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…

If these three teams lose, they will be the biggest upsets of the state quarterfinal round

The odds are stacked against a few high schools this weekend, but they'll be kings of the mountain if they pull it off.

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb Upsets are a part of football. We’ve seen defending state champions, regional favorites and district champions get upended in the Texas high school playoffs. There are bound to be a few again this week, and here are three that would shakeup brackets. Stratford over Canadian We spend most of our time talking about the best…

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…