This Week in TXHSFB: Terrell and Beeville Hire; Big Transfer News in DFW; 3 State Qualifiers

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Terrell lands Marvin Sedberry, Jr.
Wednesday afternoon Terrell ISD named Marvin Sedberry, Jr. as its next head football coach, Sedberry spent the past five seasons leading Class 6A Garland Naaman Forest and is familiar with the area spending time in his youth in Greenville where his father had three separate stints as head coach. Sedberry in his first two seasons at Naaman Forest won just a single game, but the past three years led the Rangers to the playoffs, including an 8-3 season in 2017. He’ll get his chance in a one-school ISD to control the program from top to bottom after his first three head coaching stops were in multi-school ISDs (Fort Worth Poly, Baytown Lee and Naaman Forest). Sedberry has shown the ability to turn programs around and Terrell has struggled the past two years, but it wasn’t that long ago the Tigers posted an 11-2 mark either. Priority No. 1 for Sedberry will be giving direction to the program as rumors are rampant that two of Terrell’s best players may have transferred out.

Beeville Jones brings back Chris Soza
In the first of two homecomings of sorts this week, Beeville Jones was able to lure Chris Soza away from Medina Valley after a lengthier-than-anticipated coaching search. Soza has 23 years of experience as head coach with stops at Mathis, Beeville Jones, Alice and Medina Valley on his resume with a 167-100 overall record. He was at Beeville from 2004-2008 and led the Trojans to a 37-24 record, including an 11-3 mark in 2007. Soza has spent the past two seasons Medina Valley where he posted a 13-9 record.

Krum nabs Clark from East Texas
Per Brady Keane of the Denton Record-Chronicle, Krum had 85 total applicants for its vacant head football coaching position, which was opened after Allen Oh departed for an assistant position at Coppell three weeks ago. The interviews started up last Wednesday and wrapped up on last Friday, with the district settling on Palestine head coach Robby Clark, who was named at the board meeting May 1. Clark has been the head coach at Palestine the past four seasons and prior to that has experience as head coach at Rockdale and Midlothian in addition to stints as an assistant at Odessa Permian and Austin Westlake.

Blooming Grove names Ervin Chandler head coach
Blooming Grove ISD on Tuesday announced the hiring of Mabank defensive coordinator Ervin Chandler as its next HFC/AD. Chandler, a native of Ennis, just finished his first season at Mabank and prior to that, was an assistant on staff at Princeton. He’s a well-thought-of young assistant coach and Blooming Grove appears to be a good fit for him personally being so close to home.

Sonora begins interviews
Sources indicate that Sonora began interviews for the HFC/AD vacancy on Monday. The district reportedly contacted a dozen candidates for the first round of interviews. Two of the candidates declined the invitation, leaving a total of 10 who went in earlier this week to begin the process of replacing Jeff Cordell. Reports are that the second round of interviews will be taking place this week as Sonora is moving quickly as the off-season winds down. The three finalists appear to be a head coach from the South Plains, a head coach in East Texas and a coordinator from San Antonio.

Eric Droddy returns to Queen City
Queen City named New Waverly offensive coordinator Eric Droddy as its new HFC/AD on Wednesday night. Droddy served as AD/HFC in Queen City in 2013 and 2014 posting a 7-14 record, but led the Bulldogs to the playoffs in 2013, their first appearance in the playoffs since 2001.

“My family and I are excited to return to Queen City, we loved it when we were there and are blessed to be able to return,” Droddy told DCTF.

Wellington names Greg Proffitt as HFC/AD
In a bit of a surprise move, Wellington Monday afternoon named Greg Proffitt as its next HFC/AD. Proffitt has spent the last six seasons as the HFC/AD at Goldthwaite posting a 35-34 overall record and before that was a long-time assistant at Goldthwaite under his father Gary Proffitt. The 2019 season will likely be the first time 1985 that a Proffitt won’t be leading Goldthwaite on the sidelines.

Kendrick Blackshire enrolls at Duncanville
In a move that has been rumored all off-season, four-star LB Kendrick Blackshire has transferred from Mesquite Horn to Duncanville. Blackshire, who holds offers from nearly every major program in the country, is a big addition to the Duncanville defense as reports are his PAPF is clear and will be immediately eligible.

First three spots in 2019 7-on-7 State Tournament clinched
The Texas 7-on-7 Qualifying Season kicked off on Saturday with a Division I State Qualifier in Frisco, and Cypress Bridgeland, Lewisville Hebron and Frisco Lone Star clinched spots in the State Tournament. Bridgeland earned a pair of close wins in pool play and held off a tough Frisco squad 34-26 in the qualifying round, while Hebron after dropping its opener to Garland, rallied for two wins to sneak out of its pool on a tiebreaker and then the Hawks jumped out quickly on Prosper and held the Eagles off for a 33-26 win. Lone Star drilled Denison 69-22 in the qualifying round to advance to the State Tournament for the first time in the Division I bracket.

Below is a link to the entire scores from the SQT:

https://www.texasfootball.com/article/2019/04/27/frisco-sqt-scores?ref=article_preview_title

The next 7-on-7 State Qualifying Tournament will take place on May 11 in Lorena, as eight teams will look to clinch the first spot in the Division II State Tournament. The first full weekend of qualifying will be May 18, the full schedule and information on 7-on-7 in Texas go to http://www.texas7on7.org

With Spring Break in the rearview mirror it’s time to start looking ahead to Spring Football across the state!! Class 5A and Class 6A schools have the option to participate in spring practice and if they elect to do so they start fall camp a week later than 4A and below programs and 5A/6A schools that elected to not have spring ball. Schools that also choose to have spring ball also only have one preseason scrimmage instead of two. Below is a list of dates for spring football games across the state, if we are missing one send to matt.stepp@texasfootball.com!

May 9: Flower Mound, 6:00pm at Flower Mound HS

May 9: Plano East, 7:00pm at Kimbrough Stadium

May 10: White Settlement Brewer, 6:00pm at Brewer HS

May 14: Katy Cinco Ranch, 6:00pm at Cinco Ranch HS

May 14: Cy-Fair, 7:00pm at Cy-Fair HS

May 14: Round Rock Westwood, 6:00pm at Westwood HS

May 14: Laredo United, 6:30pm at Krueger Field

May 14: Saginaw Boswell, 6:00pm at Boswell HS

May 15: Tyler John Tyler, 6:00pm at John Tyler HS

May 15: Waxahachie, TBD at Lumpkins Stadium

May 15: Odessa Permian, 6:30pm at Ratliff Stadium

May 16: Allen, 6:00pm at Eagle Stadium

May 16: Duncanville, 7:00pm at Panther Stadium

May 16: South Grand Prairie, TBD at SGPHS

May 16: Southlake Carroll, TBD at Dragon Stadium

May 16: Keller, 7:00pm at Keller ISD Stadium

May 16: Keller Central, 7:00pm at Keller Central HS

May 16: Keller Fossil Ridge, 6:00pm at Fossil Ridge HS

May 16: Lewisville, 7:00pm at Goldsmith Stadium

May 16: Flower Mound Marcus, 6:00pm at Marauder Stadium

May 16: Odessa, 7:00pm at Ratliff Stadium

May 16: Pearland, 7:00pm at The Rig

May 16: Granbury, 6:00pm at Pirate Stadium

May 16: Denton Guyer, 5:00pm at Guyer HS

May 16: Frisco Lone Star, 5:00pm at Lone Star HS

May 16: Alvin Shadow Creek, 6:30pm at Shadow Creek HS

May 16: Austin Westlake, 7:00pm at Westlake HS

May 16: Fort Bend Hightower, 6:00pm at Mercer Stadium

May 17: Alief Elsik, 6:00pm at Crump Stadium

May 17: Tyler Lee, 5:30pm at Lee HS

May 17: Burleson Centennial, 6:00pm at Centennial HS

May 17: Lubbock Cooper, 5:30pm at Pirate Stadium

May 17: Weatherford, 6:30pm at Kangaroo Stadium

May 17: Red Oak, 7:00pm at Goodloe Stadium

May 17: McKinney, 6:00pm at Poe Stadium

May 17: Leander, 7:00pm at Bible Stadium

May 17: Lake Travis, 7:30pm at Cavalier Stadium

May 17: Katy Seven Lakes, 6:30pm at Seven Lakes HS

May 17: El Paso Montwood, 6:00pm at Montwood HS

May 18: Cypress Bridgeland, TBD at Bridgeland HS

May 18: Frisco Heritage, 7:00pm at Heritage HS

May 18: Pearland Dawson, 10:00am at Dawson HS

May 18: Willis, 7:00pm at Yates Stadium

May 20: Houston King, 6:00pm at Crenshaw Memorial Stadium

May 20: Longview, 6:00pm at Lobo Stadium

May 21: Forney, 7:00pm at City Bank Stadium

May 21: Wylie, 5:30pm at Wylie ISD Stadium

May 21: Austin Reagan, 6:00pm at Nelson Field

May 21: Mesquite, 7:00pm at Hanby Stadium

May 21: Rockwall, 7:00pm at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium

May 21: Pasadena Dobie, 3:00pm at Dobie HS

May 21: Arlington Lamar, 6:00pm at Cravens Field

May 22: El Paso Pebble Hills, 6:00pm at Pebble Hills HS

May 22: Clear Brook, 7:00pm at Clear Brook HS

May 22: Frisco Centennial, 5:00pm at Centennial HS

May 22: McKinney Boyd, 7:00pm at Boyd HS

May 22: Cedar Hill, 6:00pm at Longhorn Stadium

May 22: Sachse, 6:30pm at Sachse HS

May 22: Belton, 5:30pm at Belton HS

May 22: Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, 5:00pm at Veterans Memorial HS

May 22: Dripping Springs, 6:00pm at Tiger Stadium

May 22: Frisco Lebanon Trail, 6:00pm at Lebanon Trail HS

May 23: Mission Veterans Memorial, 6:00pm at Veterans Memorial HS

May 23: Haslet Eaton, 6:30pm at Eaton HS

May 23: San Angelo Central, 6:00pm at San Angelo Stadium

May 23: Colleyville Heritage, 6:00pm at CHHS

May 23: Haltom, 5:00pm at Birdville Stadium

May 23: Arlington, 6:00pm at Arlington HS

May 23: San Antonio O’Connor, 5:00pm at O’Connor HS

May 23: Waco Midway, 5:00pm at Panther Stadium

May 23: Justin Northwest, 6:00pm at Northwest ISD Stadium

May 23: McKinney North, 6:30pm at McKinney North HS

May 23: Frisco Memorial, 6:00pm at Memorial HS

May 23: Lancaster, 6:30pm at Humphrey Tiger Stadium

May 23: Midlothian, 6:30pm at MISD Stadium

May 23: North Forney, 6:00pm at City Bank Stadium

May 23: El Paso Eastlake, 6:00pm at Eastlake HS

May 23: Klein Cain, 7:00pm at Cain HS

May 23: Frisco, 3:00pm at Frisco HS

May 23: Arlington Martin, 6:00pm at Martin HS

May 24: Waco, 6:00pm at Waco HS

May 24: El Paso Del Valle, 5:00pm at Conquest Stadium

May 24: Cedar Park, 7:30pm at Cedar Park HS

May 24: South Oak Cliff, 6:00pm at Kincaide Stadium

May 24: El Paso Americas, 7:00pm at Americas HS

May 24: McAllen Memorial, 6:00pm at Boxer Hernandez Stadium

 

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 matt.stepp@texasfootball.com or reach out to me on twitter @Matt_Stepp817

May 3-4: I-45 Clinic, The Woodlands

May 3-4: El Paso Football Clinic, El Paso

June 11-13: Angelo Football Clinic, San Angelo

June 13-14: Dos Amigos Clinic, Eagle Pass

July 21-23: 2017 THSCA Coaches Convention & Coaching School, Houston

 

 

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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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