Class 5A

Friday Night Five: Two state champions are out, and those weren’t the only stunners

The wildest opening round in recent memory gave us plenty to digest on Friday night.

Photo by Will Leverett Tonight’s Friday Night Five may have been the easiest of the year because there were five results that stood out above the rest. Southlake Carroll 37, Cedar Hill 33 Well, we knew someone had to lose this one, effectively knocking out a state title game-level team, but how it unfolded was sort of surprising. Dragons head…

Thursday Night Four: One big surprise to go with a few interesting results

The playoffs are underway, and the first night gave us more than enough to sort through.

Photo by Andy Tolbert For around 80 Texas High School football teams, the state playoffs started Thursday night. There were a few upsets, a couple more upset bids extinguished towards the end of the game and a few top contenders that looked the part. Here are the highlights from Thursday’s games. 1. The only game that took place in Class…

Booster Club Spotlight: Wichita Falls group gives Coyotes a lift

All-Star Inflatables highlights the team behind the team.

The football booster club at Wichita Falls High School is providing the needs for the team’s players and coaches. Jennifer Hudson embraces her role as president, and says the little things make the biggest impact. She likes boosting player morale with a snack or meal before the game. It’s one of the ways the booster club meets everyone’s needs. Wichita…

One game to attend in every 11-man classification this weekend

Photo by Russell Wilburn The Texas high school state playoffs start tonight and carry on through mid-December. The toughest part of the playoffs for most football fans is picking which game to attend. Below, I offer the game I’d attend in each classification. Class 6A I wanted to be different and pick something like Round Rock vs. Westlake, but the…

Upon Further Review: Parsing through the weekend’s biggest high school results

Mike Craven takes a look at the weekend's high school football action and highlights the biggest results.

Photo by Alison Plueckhahn The regular season ended with a bang Friday night as district championships and playoff seeds were decided across the state. The real fun starts in a few days when the state playoffs kickoff, but there was a lot to gain from the last week of district action. 1. Pearland claimed a district championship with a 27-24…