Class 5A

Friday Night Five: Crazy rivalry games, Shiner makes a statement, and Manvel lurks

When we get this far into district play around the state, the surprises usually die down. Usually. Friday night, there were still a handful of supremely intriguing results from which to draw some conclusions. Holy cow, District 25-5A. We won’t know for sure until the playoffs arrive if our collective hype around 25-5A is justified, but we at least know…

Week 6 Player of the Week: Elysian Fields QB Ryan Storey

Elysian Fields QB takes home statewide honors for Week 6 of the 2015 Texas high school football season.

Photo by Ronnie Saratos Congratulations to Elysian Fields QB Ryan Storey, the Week 6 winner of the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week award, presented by Wells Fargo. The 5-10, 195-pound senior threw for 444 yards and five touchdowns in the Yellowjackets’ 47-24 win over Troup. Yellowjackets fans can also be praised for their part in this honor, as they voted often enough…

John Tyler, Lufkin lock horns in DQ Big Game of the Week

East Texas showdown gets statewide media spotlight.

Photo by Lang White District races are starting to take shape in Texas high school football, making every Friday night under the lights more important than the last. The John Tyler Lions and Lufkin Panthers are both perfect in their District 16-5A seasons, but only one will stay that way after they face off at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin,…

Harlingen, San Benito prepare for battle in Great American Rivalry Series

Cardinals, Greyhounds set for the 86th Battle of the Arroyo.

Photo by Johnny Martinez Down in the southernmost tip of Texas you will find a small, four-county region called The Rio Grande Valley. It offers an abundance of authentic Mexican food, palm trees and towns that love football. Harlingen and San Benito are two of those towns, and every year since 1930 their respective football programs have competed in one…

Daily Roundup (Oct. 9): Longview vs. Marshall, Odessa Permian vs. Midland Lee, and more

Photo by John Murphy 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 Longview and Marshall meet for the…

Daily Roundup (Oct. 7): Garland QB & WR are a revelation, the best 6A QB in CenTex, and more

Photo by Pat Carrigan 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 Garland QB Jacoby Williams & WR…

Daily Roundup (Oct. 6): Previewing Vandegrift-Vista Ridge, and great stories about Seth Russell and Spencer Drango

Photo by Robert Ward 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 Vandegrift-Vista Ridge will be this week’s…

Morning Jolt (Oct. 6): Blowout bonanza! A look at the HS teams with the biggest margin of victory

A look at the teams that are winning by the biggest margins in Texas high school football.

This is the Morning Jolt, your invitation to get up and start thinking about football. We’re through six weeks of the 2015 Texas high school football season — yes, the regular season is more than halfway done — and blowouts are on the rise. Already this year, we’ve had 16 games decided by 70 points or more, including a 90-0…