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Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from the Texas high school football Week 7

DCTF'S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INSIDER LOOKS BACK ON THE LAST WEEKEND ON THE GRIDIRON.

No home field? No problem! Mission Veterans Memorial has yet to play a home game this season. Why, you ask? Mission CISD has been delayed in a remodeling of Tom Landry Stadium. Rainy weather and construction material delays from Houston due to Hurricane Harvey set things back significantly forcing the Patriots to hit the road.  They’ve played home games in…

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Stepp’s 2017 Texas high school football playoff projections

DCTF's HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INSIDER PROJECTS THE DISTRICT PLAYOFF REPRESENTATIVES AND LOOKS AT BI-DISTRICT MATCHUPS!

We are more than halfway through the 2017 season, (it seems like it just started) and now that the days are getting shorter and cooler, we can start to look ahead to our favorite six weeks of the year,  The Texas High School Football Playoffs!!  I’ll be projecting the playoff races at the end of each week and based on…

WEEK 7 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

Can Westlake break the streak against Lake Travis? Can A&M Consolidated regain College Station supremacy? It's a mammoth week of TXHSFB.

Lake Travis (4-1, 1-0) at Austin Westlake (5-0, 2-0) The most high-profile rivalry in the Austin area is renewed on Friday and recently it’s been all Lake Travis. The Cavaliers have been totally dominant in this series winning the last 10 meetings including two wins last year in which the Cavs outscored Westlake 100-10. Lake Travis led by Iowa State…

Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from the Texas high school football Week 6

DCTF'S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INSIDER LOOKS BACK ON THE LAST WEEKEND ON THE GRIDIRON.

Frisco Reedy arrives It was a big game atmosphere for second-year program Frisco Reedy on Thursday night as the 4-0 Lions took on fellow unbeaten Frisco Wakeland at the Ford Center. The moment and stage wasn’t too much for the Lions who stunned favored Wakeland with an impressive 35-28 win to seize control of the District 13-5A race. It was…

WEEK 6 PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Texas high school football

A titanic clash between Kennedale and West Orange-Stark, plus Arlington has a chance to prove its a real contender hosting Mansfield

Kennedale (4-0) vs. West Orange-Stark (3-0): This is a fascinating inter-regional matchup in which, one of DFW’s Top 4A programs faces off against Southeast Texas’ premier program and two-time defending state champion West Orange-Stark. The Mustangs hold the state’s longest current winning streak at 30 games, but this will likely be their toughest regular season test. Kennedale, a Division I…

Matt Stepp’s 10 thoughts from Texas high school football Week 5

DCTF'S HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL INSIDER LOOKS BACK ON THE LAST WEEKEND ON THE GRIDIRON.

More streaks end Two weeks ago, we saw several long winning and losing streaks come to an end and this week we saw more long streaks come to an end, both on the positive side and the negative side. For Cypress Ranch, Thursday night saw its incredible 27-game district winning streak end in a 21-3 loss to Cy Fair. 27…