This Week in TXHSFB: San Antonio area hires; Skyline's big addition; 7-on-7 ramps back up

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Katy Cinco Ranch down to four
Reports are Katy ISD is interviewing the four final candidates for the vacant head coaching position at Cinco Ranch, opened by Don Clayton’s retirement in April. Interviews will start Tuesday and last through Friday. The smart money is on one of two candidates inside of Katy ISD, but there is one interesting candidate who is a current head coach in South Texas along with another current Houston area head coach.

Converse Judson promotes Rodney Williams
Tuesday night Judson ISD named offensive coordinator Rodney Williams as the interim head coach at Converse Judson for the 2019 season. Williams is a well thought of assistant has been close on several head coaching jobs and will finally get a chance to lead his own program. It’s a one-year audition and if things go well, he’ll likely be named the permanent head coach and have the interim tag removed.

Goose Creek Memorial has its man
Monday night GCISD named Katy Cinco Ranch DC Shannon Carter as its next HFC, replacing Bren Jones who left in April to take a job on staff at Smithson Valley. Carter is a well thought of assistant coach in the Houston area and will look to lead the Patriots to the playoffs in a tough district. His departure from Cinco Ranch also indicates that it is very unlikely anyone on staff is promoted.

San Antonio Stevens names Anthony Boykin
San Antonio Marshall assistant Anthony Boykin was named HFC at San Antonio Stevens on Friday, Boykin does have experience as a head coach as he spent three seasons leading the program at Seguin. He takes over a Falcons program that will be on their third head coach in four seasons after Conrad Hernandez was promoted to a position in the North Side ISD athletic department.

Tatum brings in Lufkin defensive coordinator
Lufkin DC Jason Holman was named HFC/AD at Tatum on Monday morning. Holman spent the past four years in Lufkin and coordinated the Panthers to a 6A regional final appearance in 2017. Prior to that, Holman was an assistant at Tyler Chapel Hill, which included a state championship in 2011.

Edna moves quickly
Edna ISD wasted little time in moving to replace Jerry Long after his sudden resignation in late April. In fact, the district never posted the job on THSCA which is always a strong indicator of an internal promotion. That hunch was confirmed late last Wednesday as the district announced offensive coordinator Robert Draper as the next HFC/AD. Draper will look to keep things on the right path for an Edna squad that posted a 12-2 mark a year ago.

Rio Vista looks South
Rio Vista was all set to name its next HFC/AD last Monday night, but enough board members would not have been present at the meeting to make a legal hire and approval, so the district had to delay the actual vote to Thursday where Sinton offensive coordinator Kasey Black was named HFC/AD. Black, a native of nearby Godley, spent time as an assistant at Athens and Snyder before heading to Sinton to take a role as the offensive coordinator.

Sonora names Kevin Sherrill
After a remarkable turnaround in Ralls where he led the Jackrabbits to a 9-2 mark and a district title, Kevin Sherrill has decided to head to the Concho Valley where he was named HFC/AD at Sonora on Friday. Sherrill takes over a program steeped in tradition and high expectations, so how handles this situation which is quite different from Ralls will be fascinating to watch in 2019.

Keithian Alexander transfers to Dallas Skyline
In a move that we mentioned was possible last week in “This Week in TXHSFB”, it appears Terrell 2022 DT Keithian “Big Bear” Alexander has enrolled at Dallas Skyline  Alexander as a freshman earned district Newcomer of the Year honors for Terrell and was already drawing significant FBS interest. Terrell last week hired a new HFC in Marvin Sedberry, Jr. who arrives from Garland Naaman Forest, so it will be interesting to see what happens with Alexander’s PAPF and if this is a move that ends up going in front of a DEC or the state executive committee in Austin.   

7-on-7 State qualifying starts back up

After taking the first week of May off, we get back to 7-on-7 State Qualifying this week in Central Texas as on Saturday in Lorena 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,  and for six straight weeks we will have weekends ful of qualifiers, for the full schedule and information on 7-on-7 in Texas go to


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!


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 or reach out to me on twitter @Matt_Stepp817

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




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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