TXHSFB 303: How Texas fared vs. out-of-state teams

Taking a deep dive into the hidden storylines of the 2016 Texas high school football season.
Photo by John Hamilton

Photo by John Hamilton

Over the course of January, TexasFootball.com presents The TXHSFB 303, a deep dive into the hidden storylines in the 2016 Texas high school football season. Have an idea for an angle? E-mail DCTF managing editor Greg Tepper.

Today: How Texas high school football teams fared against teams from out of state

You may have noticed around these parts that Texas takes a lot of pride in its high school football. “We’re the biggest, we’re the baddest and we’re the best” may as well be the state motto, and who are we to disagree?

And what better way to test that hypothesis than playing teams from outside of Texas? Interstate games have become an emerging trend in Texas high school football over the past decade or so, ranging from high-profile made-for-TV matchups (like DFW-area power Allen taking on nationally ranked Hoover [AL]) to games based on geographic convenience (like far-West Texas stalwart Clint taking on relative neighbor Chaparral [NM]).

In total, there were 71 games in 2016 that pitted Texas high school football teams against foes from outside the Lone Star State border, ranging from Oklahoma and Louisiana to New York and Mexico.

The bottom line: Texas teams went 44-27 against teams from outside the Lone Star State — about a 62% winning percentage. That tends to fall in line with recent trends: Texas won 62% of games against outsiders in 2015, 56% in 2014 and 63% in 2013.

Unsurprisingly, Texas teams played the most games against its neighbors — 21 games against New Mexico, 17 games against Oklahoma, eight games against Louisiana, six games against Mexico and four games against Arkansas. And in sum, Texas teams had a winning record against every outsider state it played except three: Nevada (1-2), Maryland (0-1) and Tennessee (0-1).

Here are the numbers of Texas teams playing outsiders, by state/country:

State TX’s Record TX’s Win %
Alabama 1-0 1.000
Connecticut 1-0 1.000
New York 1-0 1.000
Mexico 4-2 0.667
New Mexico 14-7 0.667
Oklahoma 11-6 0.647
Louisiana 5-3 0.625
Florida 3-2 0.600
Arkansas 2-2 0.500
California 1-1 0.500
Nevada 1-2 0.333
Maryland 0-1 0.000
Tennessee 0-1 0.000

And here is a complete list of 2016 games pitting Texas teams against teams from out of state.

Aledo 65, Westlake, CA 7
Allen 25, Hoover, AL 7
Allen 45, Evangel Christian Academy, LA 10
Altus, OK 25, Vernon 3
Animas, NM 37, Fort Hancock 32
Anthony 35, Lordsburg, NM 6
Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV 44, Cedar Hill 14
Booker 20, Sayre, OK 14
Brentwood Academy, TN 65, Dallas A+ Academy 18
Brownwood Victory Life 68, Durant Victory Life, OK 32
Bullard Brook Hill 48, Pope John Paul II Boca Raton, FL 27
Chaparral, NM 16, El Paso Cathedral 7
Clint 22, Chaparral, NM 8
Clint 32, Silver City, NM 28
Clint 41, Santa Teresa, NM 0
Clint Mountain View 7, Chaparral, NM 0
Copperas Cove 27, Tigres UANL, MX 14
Denver City 38, Lovington, NM 21
El Paso 28, Cobre, NM 3
El Paso Bowie 28, Silver City, NM 6
El Paso Burges 41, Deming, NM 7
El Paso Cathedral 29, Santa Teresa, NM 14
El Paso Cathedral 32, Gadsden, NM 0
El Paso Jefferson 40, Chaparral, NM 6
Electra 20, Frederick, OK 7
Euless Trinity 39, Broken Arrow, OK 16
Eunice, NM 40, Lubbock Trinity Christian 13
Fabens 20, Santa Teresa, NM 14
Fayetteville, AR 35, Dallas Bishop Dunne 25
Foreman, AR 43, Simms Bowie 6
Grapevine Faith Christian 49, Carrollwood Day Tampa, FL 0
Gruver 45,Texhoma, OK 21
Guymon, OK 34, Dalhart 16
Hatch Valley, NM 41, Pampa 34
Hollis OK 36, Amarillo San Jacinto Christian 0
Houston Kinkaid 56, Loomis Chaffee School, CT 55
Houston St. Pius X 42, Faith Lutheran Las Vegas, NV 10
Idabel, OK 43, Paris North Lamar 27
Jasper 34, Slaughter Charter, LA 12
Jasper 42, University Academy, LA 6
KIPP Renaissance New Orleans, LA 44, Houston KIPP Northeast 14
Las Cruces Mayfield, NM 23, El Paso Del Valle 21
Lawton MacArthur, OK 27, Amarillo Tascosa 24
Liberty Henderson, NV 21, Austin Westlake 14
Lubbock-Cooper 24, Clovis, NM 13
Lufkin 35, Monterrey Tech, MX 7
Maryland School for the Deaf, MD 38, Austin Texas School for the Deaf 0
Monte Vista Christian Watsonville, CA 37, Cedar Hill Trinity Christian 14
Nuevo Leon, MX 23, Killeen Shoemaker 14
Nuevo Leon, MX 29, Lamar Consolidated 22
Odessa Permian 55, Bishop Timon-St.Jude, NY 12
Ouachita Parish Monroe, LA 34, Marshall 14
Pampa 65, Elk City, OK 51
Parkway Bossier City, LA 69, Lufkin 54
Perryton 30, Weatherford, OK 0
Port Arthur Memorial 18, Bay Panama City, FL 6
Richmond George Ranch 17, Nuevo Leon, MX 14
Rio Rancho, NM 31, El Paso Americas 7
Sabine Pass 42, Acadiana Home School, LA 6
Santa Teresa, NM 7, San Elizario 0
Seminole Ridge, FL 49, Sulphur Springs 10
Spearman 41, Texhoma, OK 12
Stratford 56, Guymon, OK 10
Texarkana Pleasant Grove 17, Arkansas High, AR 14
Texarkana Texas 37, Arkansas High, AR 7
Tulsa Union, OK 21, Southlake Carroll 10
Tyler John Tyler 41, Warren Easton, LA 6
Uvalde 26, Monterrey Tech, MX 24
Wellington 34, Hollis, OK 24
Wheeler 49, Texhoma, OK 13
Windermere Prep, FL 54, Houston The Village 14

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