The Texas high school football playoffs hit full gear this weekend in the area round, with 176 games scattered across the state. It's one of the great spectacles in sports for one simple reason: anything can happen.
The first round of this year's playoffs were no dfiferent, with a handful of certified stunners shaking up the bracket. But it got us thinking: what are the biggest upsets in Texas high school football playoff history?
With the help of our data partner Jerry Forrest, we've dug through the last two decades of playoff results to find the 46 biggest upsets in Texas high school football playoff history since 2003 (which is as far back as our data goes). This is based on our Texas high school football computer projections, which predict every game each week.
So, who stunned the state the most? Let's take a look.
|2017||Bi-District||Whitharral 70, Motley County 38||Whitharral was a 49-point underdog|
|2021||Bi-District||Stanton 39, Childress 34||Stanton was a 47-point underdog|
|2023||Bi-District||Bronte 36, Rising Star 20||Bronte was a 39-point underdog|
|2018||Bi-District||Richardson Pearce 23, Cedar Hill 21||Richardson Pearce was a 36-point underdog|
|2012||Bi-District||Taylor 17, Waco La Vega 14||Taylor was a 36-point underdog|
|2004||Bi-District||Huffman Hargrave 30, West Orange-Stark 28||Huffman Hargrave was a 32-point underdog|
|2017||Bi-District||Vernon 42, Glen Rose 28||Vernon was a 31-point underdog|
|2007||Bi-District||Hamilton 43, Mart 21||Hamilton was a 31-point underdog|
|2008||Bi-District||Mansfield 20, Abilene 14||Mansfield was a 29-point underdog|
|2023||Bi-District||Chester 36, Medina 20||Chester was a 28-point underdog|
|2004||Bi-District||Prosper 24, Italy 14||Prosper was a 28-point underdog|
|2004||Area||Chillicothe 40, Wheeler 32||Chillicothe was a 28-point underdog|
|2014||Area||Quanah 42, Booker 12||Quanah was a 27-point underdog|
|2014||Bi-District||Loraine 70, Blanket 36||Loraine was a 27-point underdog|
|2005||Bi-District||South Garland 14, Longview 13||South Garland was a 26-point underdog|
|2004||Bi-District||Mansfield Summit 29, Midland Lee 28||Mansfield Summit was a 26-point underdog|
|2017||Bi-District||Dallas Kimball 35, Dallas Wilson 14||Dallas Kimball was a 25-point underdog|
|2012||Regional Semifinal||Cy Woods 28, Dallas Skyline 21||Cy Woods was a 25-point underdog|
|2008||Bi-District||DeKalb 31, Melissa 21||DeKalb was a 25-point underdog|
|2021||Bi-District||Barbers Hill 42, Fort Bend Marshall 21||Barbers Hill was a 24-point underdog|
|2015||Bi-District||Rice Consolidated 52, Comfort 35||Rice Consolidated was a 24-point underdog|
|2015||Bi-District||White Oak 24, Pottsboro 9||White Oak was a 23-point underdog|
|2014||Area||Normangee 40, Lindsay 21||Normangee was a 23-point underdog|
|2009||Bi-District||Collinsville 56, Quinlan Boles 21||Collinsville was a 23-point underdog|
|2017||Bi-District||Rockwall 23, The Woodlands 7||Rockwall was a 22-point underdog|
|2016||Bi-District||Chillicothe 34, Aspermont 14||Chillicothe was a 22-point underdog|
|2014||Bi-District||Del Rio 35, McAllen Memorial 20||Del Rio was a 22-point underdog|
|2009||Bi-District||Brookshire Royal 40, Giddings 21||Brookshire Royal was a 22-point underdog|
|2007||Bi-District||Ennis 37, Waco 34||Ennis was a 22-point underdog|
|2007||Bi-District||Paris Chisum 36, Quitman 21||Paris Chisum was a 22-point underdog|
|2006||Bi-District||Liberty-Eylau 39, Gilmer 36||Liberty-Eylau was a 22-point underdog|
|2004||Bi-District||Dallas Wilson 44, Hebron 15||Dallas Wilson was a 22-point underdog|
|2017||Regional Final||Boling 28, East Bernard 6||Boling was a 21-point underdog|
|2016||Bi-District||Hondo 56, Devine 28||Hondo was a 21-point underdog|
|2015||Regional Semifinal||Krum 31, Sweetwater 0||Krum was a 21-point underdog|
|2014||Bi-District||Klein Oak 38, The Woodlands 20||Klein Oak was a 21-point underdog|
|2006||Area||Round Rock 38, Lufkin 25||Round Rock was a 21-point underdog|
|2003||Regional Semifinal||Highland Park 38, Ennis 28||Highland Park was a 21-point underdog|
|2017||Bi-District||Wheeler 39, Memphis 14||Wheeler was a 20-point underdog|
|2015||Area||Beckville 49, Alto 20||Beckville was a 20-point underdog|
|2008||Bi-District||Hallettsville 9, Rogers 0||Hallettsville was a 20-point underdog|
|2007||Area||Windthorst 14, Gorman 0||Windthorst was a 20-point underdog|
|2007||Bi-District||Flatonia 21, La Villa 20||Flatonia was a 20-point underdog|
|2004||Area||Wolfforth Frenship 20, El Paso Andress 6||Wolfforth Frenship was a 20-point underdog|
|2004||Regional Semifinal||Abilene Wylie 14, Decatur 13||Abilene Wylie was a 20-point underdog|
|2003||Bi-District||Eagle Pass 16, Corpus Christi Carroll 14||Eagle Pass was a 20-point underdog|
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