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Craven: What we learned from Thursday’s high school football action

Photo by John Hamilton Texas high school football takes center stage on Friday nights, but that doesn’t mean plenty can’t be learned from the matchups on Thursdays. This week was no different. Here are a few things we learned on the second Thursday of the regular season. 1. The Converse Judson offense is just fine. The Rockets scored just 12…

Daily Roundup (Sep. 4): Denton Ryan and Georgetown off to quietly strong starts, and Sumlin, Aggies may be poised for big year

Photo by Alison Plueckhahn Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High schools Denton Ryan rolls to a 2-0…

Texas HS teams have history of beating outsiders

Photo by Matthew Visinsky When Euless Trinity took down nationally ranked No. 1 team De La Salle (CA) on ESPN last week, there was understandable chest-puffing from Texans. Here was a Trinity team — not even the top-ranked team in their own state — taking it to the supposed Best Team In The Country. It was another fine feather in…

Daily Roundup (Sep. 2): New national rankings for Texas’ top teams, and speculating about Texas A&M’s linebackers

Photo by Christopher Farias Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High schools Allen 4th, Cedar Hill and Euless…

Morning Jolt (Sept. 1): A Heisman on the South Plains?

This is the Morning Jolt, TexasFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. Texas Tech has never won a Heisman Trophy. The closest a Red Raider has ever come to taking home college football’s most prestigious award was finishing fourth in the voting, accomplished by both Donny Anderson in 1965 and Graham Harrell in 2008 — coincidentally, both…