This Week in TXHSFB (April 26): DeSoto’s chaos steals the headlines, but big moves happening elsewhere


The offseason grind is slowly but surely coming to an end statewide, as spring football has kicked off for the most part for 6A and 5A programs who have elected to participate in after school practices. We have a list of spring football games for schools statewide down below if you’d like to get an early look at teams for 2017! Don’t forget DCTF will be out and about at various schools this spring doing interviews with coaches and players in anticipation of the 2017 season which is fast approaching.

The biggest story of the offseason has been taking place at DeSoto, where the Eagles coming off their first state title in school history had a school board meeting to discuss the renewal of the contract of HC Todd Peterman. Peterman’s contract was under review and as first reported on DCTF via sources, he was slated for non-renewal. However, after three hours in executive session and incredible support from the community, the DeSoto ISD board took no action on Peterman’s contract. This is still a fluid situation that will not be settled until a final decision on Peterman’s contract is made.

This week 7-on-7 State Qualifying begins with the Frisco SQT on Saturday at The Star in Frisco; 24 teams from around the DFW area will look to capture one of three slots in the 2017 7-on-7 State Tournament, which will be June 29 – July 1 in College Station. Pools and predictions for the SQT can be found on

After a week off on May 6, SQT play picks back up on May 13 in Lorena and West Columbia. Don’t forget that if your school is interested in participating in a State Qualifier, go to for all your SQT needs! Several tournaments, most notably at the Division II level, have openings!

Maybe the biggest opening in the state was filled last Wednesday night as Edinburg Vela tabbed John Campbell as their next HFC, replacing Mike Salinas, who accepted the Weslaco job in early March. Campbell is best known for his lengthy stint at San Antonio Brandeis, where he turned the Broncos into one of the area’s top teams year-in and year-out. Campbell spent 2015 as an assistant on staff at Texas A&M-Commerce before returning to San Antonio last year to take over at San Antonio Madison. In his only season at the helm, Campbell’s squad went from 0-10 in 2015 to 4-7 and a spot in the playoffs. Campbell will look to have Vela continue their winning ways. The Sabercats are 31-5 the past three years.

Class 3A Division II runner-up Boling very quietly has had a coaching change take place as HC Stephen Dorr resigned his post early in the week to take over as the OC at Class 6A Richmond George Ranch. The Boling job is now posted and per the superintendent, they hope to have a name ready to present to the board at the May 9 meeting.

Brownsboro tabbed Waskom DC Greg Pearson as their next AD/HFC after the departure of Jason Hooker to Tyler Chapel Hill a month ago. In the midst of all the craziness Monday night, Bullard quietly hired their next HFC as Mesquite High assistant Scott Callaway was hired. Callaway is a native of Whitehouse and previously has been a HC at Big Sandy and Gladewater.

Tom Bean ended a lengthy search for their next HFC by hiring Pilot Point assistant Tim McFadden. The Tomcats are hoping for some stability with the hiring of McFadden as the HFC job there has been a revolving door the past few years. It also appears Vernon may be nearing the end of their search for a new HFC/AD. A decision is expected possibly as soon as the end of the week.

Wink suffered a double hit on Thursday as HC Andy Hrncir departed to take an assistant gig at Class 4A Needville. It’s a multiple hit for Class 2A Wink as Hrnicr’s son Kenny Hrncir was an all-district QB as a sophomore and was expected to be a major part of the Wink attack. Van Horn HC Brian Gibson recently resigned to join the staff at Wink and could be a logical replacement to step in and take over.

Baytown Lee has had 76 total applicants for their vacant HFC position. GCISD is interviewing nine candidates later this week and they hope to have a name ready to present to the school board at the May 8 meeting. Corpus Christi West Oso will begin interviews for their vacant HFC position the week of May 1. They recently hired girls basketball coach Cheryl Filmore as the AD. Filmore has been with West Oso ISD for 25 years.

There was a little more movement on the transfer front as highly touted senior LB Desmon Williams moved across town from Rockwall-Heath to Rockwall High. That will definitely raise some eyebrows in town and if he’s ruled eligible it’s a big addition to the Rockwall defense. Yoakum suffered a transfer loss earlier this offseason when highly touted WR/DB Joshua Moore transferred to IMG, but the Bulldogs picked up an addition this week as San Benito DB Isaac Pope moved in. Pope was a solid contributor on both sides of the ball for Class 6A San Benito and should make an impact for the Bulldogs, who are expected to be a contender for the 3A Division I state title.

It’s officially clinic season in the state of Texas and if you have coaching clinic information that we are missing below by all means send it our way! You can e-mail it to me at or reach out to me on twitter @Matt_Stepp817.

June 13-15: Angelo Football Clinic, San Angelo

July 23-26: 2017 THSCA Coaches Convention & Coaching School, Houston

Convention & Coaching School | Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA)

Here are the dates for Spring Football Games from across the state, we’ll be adding to the list as info is received, if you don’t see your school’s spring game listed please send it to us! You can e-mail it to me at or reach out to me on twitter @Matt_Stepp817

Allen: May 18, 6pm at Eagle Stadium

Arlington: May 25, 6pm at Arlington HS

Arlington Bowie: May 25, 6:30pm at Bowie HS

Arlington Lamar: May 25, 7pm at Cravens Field

Arlington Martin: May 25, 7pm at Martin HS

Austin Anderson: May 20, 9am at House Park

Austin Vandegrift: May 25, 7:30pm at Monroe Stadium

Austin Westlake: May 18, 5:30pm at Chaparral Stadium

Barbers Hill: May 17, 7pm at Eagle Stadium

Bastrop: May 20, 7pm at Memorial Stadium

Burleson: May 25, 6pm at Burleson Stadium

Burleson Centennial: May 25, 6pm at Centennial HS

Cedar Hill: May 19, 7pm at Longhorn Stadium

Cedar Park: May 26, 6pm at Cedar Park HS

Cedar Park Vista Ridge: May 26, 7pm at Vista Ridge HS

Cibolo Steele: May 25, 6pm at Steele HS

Crowley: May 26, 5pm at Eagle Stadium

Dallas Jesuit: May 19, 6pm at Haggar Stadium

Dallas Skyline: May 26, 6pm at Forrester Stadium

Denton Braswell: May 18 7:15pm at Braswell HS

DeSoto: May 24, 6pm at Eagle Stadium

Duncanville: May 25, 6pm at Panther Stadium

El Paso Americas: May 26, 7pm at Americas HS

El Paso Del Valle: May 26, 6pm at Conquest Stadium

El Paso Eastwood: June 2, 7pm at Trooper Stadium

El Paso Parkland: May 27, 10am at Sun Bowl

El Paso Pebble Hills: May 24, 7pm at Pebble Hills HS

Ennis: May 23, 5:00pm at Lion Memorial Stadium

Fort Bend Travis: May 16, 6pm at Travis HS

Fort Worth Paschal: May 26, 7pm at Paschal HS

Fort Worth South Hills: May 24, 6pm at South Hills HS

Flower Mound: May 18, 6pm at Wilson Stadium

Frisco Lone Star: May 25, 6pm at Lone Star HS

Granbury: May 19, 6pm at Pirate Stadium

Gregory-Portland: May 22, 6pm at Akins Wildcat Stadium

Haltom: May 18, 6pm at Birdville Stadium

Haslet Eaton: May 20, 6pm at Eaton HS

Houston Westbury: May 12, 4:40pm at Westbury HS

Hurst Bell: May 19, 6pm at Pennington Field

Georgetown: May 19, 6pm at GISD Athletic Complex

Jacksonville: May 22, 5:30pm at Tomato Bowl

Joshua: May 19, 7pm at Owl Stadium

Justin Northwest: May 18, 6pm at Northwest ISD Stadium

Katy: May 16, 6pm at Katy HS

Katy Cinco Ranch: May 22, 6:30pm at Cinco Ranch HS

Keller: May 23, 6pm at Keller ISD Stadium

Keller Central: May 18, 7pm at Central HS

Keller Fossil Ridge: May 18, 7pm at Fossil Ridge HS

Keller Timber Creek: May 18, 7pm at Timber Creek HS

Klein Oak: May 19, 7pm at Klein Oak HS

Lake Dallas: May 16, 6:30pm at Lake Dallas HS

Lake Travis: May 19, 6pm at Cavalier Stadium

Lancaster: May 24, 6:30pm at Humphrey Stadium

La Porte: May 19, 6pm at Bulldog Stadium

Laredo United: May 16, 6pm at Krueger Field

Lewisville Hebron: May 24, 7pm at Hawk Stadium

Longview: May 16, 6pm at Lobo Stadium

Lufkin: May 15, 6pm at Martin Stadium

Manor: May 19, 7pm at Mustang Stadium

Mansfield: May 24, 6pm at Mansfield HS

Mansfield Lake Ridge: May 19, 6pm at Lake Ridge HS

Mansfield Legacy: May 25, 6pm at Legacy HS

Mansfield Timberview: May 24, 6pm at Timberview HS

Marble Falls: May 22, 6pm at Mustang Stadium

McKinney North: May 17, 6pm at McKinney North HS

Mesquite Horn: May 23, 7pm at Hanby Stadium

Mission Veterans Memorial: May 23, 6pm at Veterans Memorial HS

Nacogdoches: May 18, 6:30pm at Dragon Stadium

Odessa Permian: May 18, 6pm at Ratliff Stadium

Pflugerville Connally: May 19, 6pm at Connally HS

Plano East: May 19, 6pm at Kimbrough Stadium

Richardson: May 18, 6pm at Eagle-Mustang Stadium

Rockwall: May 23, 6pm at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

Round Rock: May 11, 6pm at Dragon Stadium

Round Rock Westwood: May 16, 6pm at Westwood HS

Sachse: May 23, 5:30pm at Williams Stadium

Saginaw: May 12, 7pm at Roughrider Stadium

Saginaw Boswell: May 25, 6pm at Pioneer Stadium

Saginaw Chisholm Trail: May 24, 6pm at Ranger Stadium

San Angelo Central: May 19, 6:30pm at San Angelo Stadium

Southlake Carroll: May 18, 7pm at Dragon Stadium

Sulphur Springs: May 19, 6pm at Prim Stadium

Texarkana Texas: May 16, 6pm at Grimm Stadium

Trophy Club Nelson: May 18, 5:30pm at Byron Nelson HS

Tyler John Tyler: May 25, 6pm at John Tyler HS

Tyler Lee: May 25, 6pm at Lee HS

Wichita Falls Rider: May 18, 6pm at Memorial Stadium

Wolfforth Frenship: May 18, 6:30pm at Peoples Bank Stadium


Matt Stepp is the Texas High School Football Inside for Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Find him on Twitter: @Matt_Stepp817.



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