Revealed: A&M Consolidated Named Community Connection School of the Year Award Recipient by DCTF and Optimum

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COLLEGE STATION, TX – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce the A&M Consolidated Tigers as the recipient of the Community Connection School of the Year Award presented by Optimum.

For the fourth consecutive year, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Optimum, the local provider of internet, mobile, TV, and phone services, have partnered together to spotlight 15 Texas high school football communities with the Community Connection School of the Week Award. As a part of the recognition, longtime A&M Consolidated Principal, Gwen Elder, was recognized for her service to the A&M Consolidated community on a special Zoom call and was honored with the Community Connector Award presented by Optimum. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Optimum also produced a commemorative digital custom magazine spotlighting the A&M Consolidated community.

“At Optimum, we put an emphasis on connectivity because we know how important it is to connect our customers to the people, entertainment and information they want,” said Curt Allison, Market Engagement Manager at Optimum. “Optimum is proud to work with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to provide this opportunity for communities to rally together, and we congratulate the A&M Consolidated Tigers on their award.”

For the past seven weeks, fans and passionate community members from all 15 towns cast over 300,000 votes on in an effort to help lift their school to the top. As a part of the recognition, A&M Consolidated High School will receive a $2,500 donation to support their school.  

List of the 2022 Community Connection School of the Year Award Finalists:

  • A&M Consolidated Tigers
  • Amarillo Palo Duro Dons
  • Amarillo Caprock Longhorns
  • Abilene Eagles
  • Abilene Wylie Bulldogs
  • Big Spring Steers
  • College Station Cougars
  • Frenship Tigers
  • Humble Kingwood Mustangs
  • Lubbock Monterey Plainsmen
  • Nacogdoches Dragons
  • Tyler Lions
  • Tyler Legacy Red Raiders
  • Victoria East Titans
  • Victoria West Warriors


Previous winner of the Community Connection School of the Year Award:

  • 2019 – A&M Consolidated Tigers
  • 2020 – Weiss Wolves
  • 2021 – Montgomery Bears


For more information on the Community Connector School Program and to learn more about A&M Consolidated’s recognition, visit

About Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

For more than 62 years, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has been “the bible” to millions of football fans across the Lone Star State. The annual summer edition of the magazine remains a rite of passage for all Texans, previewing every football team in the state — from the rabid world of Texas high school football, through the college ranks, and into the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans. Over the course of six decades, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football remains the undisputed leader in Texas high school football, Texas college football and more. is the online home of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, covering high school football, college football and recruiting across the Lone Star State. From thought-provoking commentary to videos, podcasts and daily live show, nobody covers football in Texas like


About Optimum

Optimum is a brand of Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, video, and mobile services to nearly 5 million residential and business customers across 21 states. The company operates a4, an advanced advertising and data business, which provides audience-based, multiscreen advertising solutions to local, regional, and national businesses and advertising clients. Altice USA also offers hyper-local, national, international, and business news through its News 12, Cheddar News and i24NEWS networks.


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