Class 5A

The Texas 20, No. 17: Will anyone play defense?

The countdown of the 20 biggest football storylines in Texas rolls on.

Photo by Tim Huchton This is the Texas 20, DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season. No. 20: Is there a college sleeper in Texas? No. 19: Which Texas high school football records will be broken? No. 18: State title games headed to Houston Today, we’ve reached No. 17: Will anyone play defense this…

Familiar faces atop first AP Texas HS rankings

Allen, Aledo, Navasota, Cameron Yoe and Canadian start as AP No. 1s

Photo by Russell Wilburn The Associated Press preseason Texas high school football poll is out, and there is little surprise in the No. 1 teams in the state. Three-time defending champion Allen tops the Class 6A rankings, even without star QB Kyler Murray. Aledo — searching for its sixth title in seven years — is the 5A No. 1, while defending…

Morning Jolt (Aug. 12): Big hits are fun

Start off your morning with a big hit, because why not?

This is the Morning Jolt, TexasFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. I could write a big frilly intro about this video of El Paso Franklin running back Nick Bingham using the ol’ Truck Stick against an oncoming defender, but you’re not reading this because you’re already watching the video, because big hits are fun, and certainly more…

The Texas 20, No. 19: Which high school records will be broken?

Who will write their names in the Texas high school football record books this season?

Photo by Matt Garnett This is the Texas 20, DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season. No. 20: Is there a college sleeper in Texas? Today, we’ve reached No. 19: What Texas high school football records will be broken? The record books of Texas high school football (of which DCTF is the authority, ahem)…

15 Texas HS teams land on national Top 100

Katy, DeSoto, Allen lead Lone Star State contingency

Photo by Mark Flanagan Texans are pretty brash when it comes to our high school football, and for good reason: it’s the best in the nation, and how dare you even suggest that we’re anything other than the best, you big jerk. But bluster aside, ranking high school teams nationally is a rather tall order. Different states play by different…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 6): Recruiting in the Valley, Applewhite gets a fresh start, a DeSoto hype video and more

Photo by Johnny Martinez 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 The team at RGVSports has put…

High school coaches adjust to two-a-days changes

Texas high school coaches change ways with two-a-days restrictions

As a player at Jacksboro High School in the 1970s, Aledo head coach Steve Wood can distinctly remember going through two-a-days in the weeks leading up to the team’s season opener. In Wood’s recollection, the twice-daily practices were hot, hellish and heavy on conditioning. Water breaks came few and far between; instead, the Buchanan coaches would give their players thumb-sized…

2015 Texas High School Football All-Name Team

Who has the best names in Texas high school football?

Every year, as we work day and night to put together the annual summer edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, part of our work includes sorting through more than 1,200 questionnaires submitted by Texas high school football coaches. That’s where get the basic info for many of the high schools we preview in the bible of Texas football — things…