Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in partnership with the U.S. Army, is proud to honor one school from each public school classification with the Army Values School of the Week award. The schools selected throughout the course of this program have best exemplified the seven Army Values – Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
Congratulations to all the schools. We salute you.
2018 School of the Week Award Winners
Week 14 (Regional Semifinals)
6A: Beaumont West Brook
In a wild back-and-forth offensive slugfest, the Bruins’ defense came up big when it mattered most as the Bruins surged past Katy Tompkins 49-45 and into the regional final.
5A: Mission Veterans Memorial
Fueled by an astonishing 704 yards and 7 touchdowns from QB Landry Gilpin, the Patriots became the third large-school Rio Grande Valley team to reach the regional final since 1990 with a 62-55 win over Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial.
4A: Iowa Park
Despite starting the season at 1-5, the Hawks have hit their stride, surging past Midland Greenwood 35-14 to punch their ticket to the regional final.
The Bulldogs avenged a previous loss to district rival Goliad with a thrilling 38-35 victory in the regional semifinals.
2A: San Augustine
In a tight-knit contest, the Wolves blocked a would-be go-ahead extra point and returned it 85 yards for a go-ahead two-point conversion, and that proved to be the difference in a thrilling 29-27 win over Garrison.
The Eagles fly into the state semi-finals for the first time since 1975 (8man) after a 68-36 win over Gorman. (Leakey won the 8man state title in 1975, the last year of 8man in Texas.)
Week 13 (Area Playoffs)
6A: Austin Vandegrift
In a 6A DII slugfest, Trey Mongauzy tip-toed in for a go-ahead touchdown in the second overtime, and the Vipers’ defense stood tall to bring home a thrilling 28-21 victory over Klein Collins.
The Cubs rallied from a 14-point deficit to force overtime, and after Daylonn McCowan’s go-ahead score, Colby Watts came up with a game-sealing sack in double-overtime to give the Cubs a 35-28 victory over Sharyland.
The Tigers started hot and stayed hot, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looking back en route to a 56-14 win over Wharton.
Jett Johnson ran for a game-tying 14-yard touchdown run to force overtime, and Grayson Germany booted through a game-winning 30-yard field goal in the extra frame to give the Eagles a 24-21 win over previously unbeaten Clifton.
The Roughnecks battled with Hawley all night long, and stopped a would-be game-winning two-point conversion in overtime to bring home a 37-36 win.
Heavy underdogs in their area round matchup with Blackwell, the Jaybirds hit the jets, surging past the Hornets 68-18.
Week 12 (Bi-District Playoffs)
6A: Mesquite Horn
After starting the year 0-7, the Jaguars have caught fire, winning their final three games of the regular season and stunning the Texas high school football world with a thrilling 45-38 win on the road over Temple.
Tahj Brooks ran for 175 yards and five touchdowns, including a 1-yard score with 58 seconds left as the Mustang shocked Dripping Springs, 43-40.
4A: San Angelo Lake View
David Tanguma intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter, then followed it up with a game-winning 3-yard touchdown run as the Chiefs beat Clint Mountain View, 28-21, for just their third playoff win since 1996.
3A: East Chambers
In a wild shootout, the Buccaneers scored a school-record 82 points and ran for 539 yards in a 82-54 win over Crockett.
Facing district champion Eldorado, the Indians were unfazed, marching on a 20-play, 96-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter as Haskell took home a 26-22 win.
The Panthers earned their first playoff victory since 2008 — back when they were an 11-man program — with a huge 68-20 mercy rule win over Eden.
6A: Cy Ranch
In a battle for the District 15-6A crown, the Mustangs’ defense led the way while Logan McDougald threw for a pair of touchdowns as Cy Ranch finished off a perfect regular season with a 35-14 win over Tomball Memorial.
5A: Lubbock Monterey
With city bragging rights on the line, the Plainsmen started off hot and kept rolling, surging to a 42-13 win over Lubbock.
4A: San Elizario
The Eagles brought home their first district victory since 2015 and clinched their first winning season since 1999 with a 28-18 win over Fabens.
3A: Blue Ridge
The Tigers’ ground game set the tone for the entire game, grinding out the tough yards and letting its defense do the rest, clinching the district runner-up spot with a 14-12 win over Paris Chisum.
After starting the year 0-5, the Lions roared back, winning its final five games — all district matchups — including a 34-27 win over previously unbeaten Hamlin to capture the district title.
The Mustangs took down Southland, 63-56, to bring home their first district title since 1986, back before they made the move to six-man football.
6A: North Crowley
The Panthers snapped their six-game losing streak in style, jumping out to a 27-0 first-quarter lead and never looking back in a 55-6 romp over Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
5A: San Antonio Southside
Facing heavily favored Port Lavaca Calhoun, the Cardinals didn’t flinch, taking the fight to the Sandcrabs with an emphatic 50-14 victory, turning the District 15-5A DII race on its head.
4A: Bay City
In one of the state’s great rivalry matchups, the Blackcats knocked off El Campo, 31-24, beating their archrival for the first time since 2005.
In a hard-fought defensive struggle, the Bulldogs stood tall, breaking through in the third quarter and holding on for a critical 8-0 victory over Santa Gertrudis Academy.
Facing off against unbeaten Iraan, the Badgers’ defense came to play, soaring to a 12-6 victory to take control of the district.
The Raiders sprung a 46-42 upset on Jayton, putting them in the driver’s seat for the District 7-1A DII title, which would be just their second district crown since 1969.
6A: Schertz Clemens
Trailing 14-3 late in the second quarter, the Buffaloes exploded for 27 unanswered points to surge for a 37-30 victory over district rival East Central.
5A: Lubbock Monterey
The Plainsman rallied from a 15-0 deficit to soar into the lead, then stopped a would-be go-ahead two-point conversion from Amarillo Palo Duro to nab a critical 49-48 district victory.
The Wildcats clinched their first playoff berth in 11 years with a dominant defensive effort in a 20-6 win over Huffman-Hargrave.
In one of the wildest games of the season, the Brahmas outlasted district rival Dilley 33-27 in four overtimes.
2A: Honey Grove
Trailing 19-14 heading into the fourth quarter, the Warriors found a way to rattle off 10 unanswered points to push past Como-Pickton 24-19, improving to 6-3 on the year and moving closer to clinching a playoff spot.
Fueled by 16 total touchdowns from Neil Garcia, the Owls topped Kress for a wild 110-72 win to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth.
6A: Converse Judson
The Rockets blasted off for a 28-0 win over rival Smithson Valley, remaining undefeated and handing the Rangers their first shutout loss since 1996.
5A: College Station
The Cougars rallied with two late fourth-quarter touchdowns to force overtime, and then Brandon Williams hit Brandon Joseph for a game-winning 29-yard touchdown strike in overtime as the Cougars surged past Magnolia, 41-38.
4A: Waco Connally
Down 24-7 in the second half, the Cadets wouldn’t quit, mounting an unforgettable comeback capped by Jay’Veon Sunday’s 2-yard game-tying score on the final play of the game and Ralph Morales’ game-winning extra point to beat Mexia, 27-26.
Behren Morton — also the starting quarterback — banged through a game-winning 32-yard field goal as time expired as the Mavericks edged Breckenridge, 44-41.
In a wild back-and-forth affair, the Dragons got six total touchdowns from QB Jaylon Brinson and held off a West Sabine in overtime, 44-42.
The Swifts got a hard-fought defensive win over district foe Happy, their first win over the Cowboys since 1999.
6A: Amarillo Tascosa
After making a 4-hour drive to open district play, the Rebels got off the bus ready, jumping out to a first-quarter lead and never looking back for a 36-20 win over Midland.
In a matchup of state-ranked district foes, the Panthers roared to a 35-3 victory over College Station, snapping the 5A Division II state champions’ 18-game winning streak and handing them just their third-ever loss in district play.
4A: Houston Wheatley
Trailing 27-12 at halftime, the Wildcats roared to life in the second half, riding a huge game from receiver Earl Williams and a resurgent defense to rally for a 34-27 victory.
The Lynx continued their defensive tear, pitching their fourth shutout of the season in a 40-0 win over Dimmitt in their district opener.
2A: Union Grove
Entering the fourth quarter trailing 14-8, the Lions battled back to tie the game and force overtime, using a workmanlike game from running back Mikie Webb to earn a hard-fought 22-14 win over district rival Hawkins.
Trailing in the final seconds to Saint Jo, the Cardinals scored on an unforgettable hook-and-lateral play to win its district opener, 50-45.
In an instant classic in front of a raucous Wildcat Stadium, Jared Wiley found Quinton Johnston for a game-winning 25-yard touchdown strike in the third overtime to push Temple past rival Belton, 58-55.
5A: San Antonio Sam Houston
Fueled by 249 yards on the ground by Brandon Adams and a pair of interceptions by the defense, the Hurricanes swept through district rival San Antonio Edison, 28-7.
After falling behind 28-7, the Longhorns mounted a furious rally, getting 191 yards and 3 touchdowns rushing from Marcus Morris in an unforgettable 41-35 double-overtime victory over Shepherd.
Facing one of the hottest teams in the state, the Bulldogs buckled down, stifling Stamford en route to a stunning 21-13 win over the state-ranked squad.
2A: Archer City
The Wildcats’ defense came up with the play of the game, stopping Chico’s would-be go-ahead two-point conversion in the second half and holding on from there as the Wildcats moved to 5-0 with a 15-14 win over Chico.
1A: Garden City
The Bearkats made a statement to the six-man world with an emphatic 34-23 victory over defending 1A Division II state champion Strawn.
6A: Houston Chavez
Dashawn Daniel plunged in for a touchdown and a go-ahead two-point conversion midway through the fourth quarter, and the Lobos defense stood tall as Chavez took down district rival Houston Westside, 29-22.
5A: El Paso Eastlake
The Falcons kicked a game-winning field goal in the waning seconds to stun favorite El Paso Pebble Hills, 30-28.
The Hornets started hot and leaned on its defense, which came up with a critical stop late in the game to preserve a thrilling 33-27 victory over Lampasas.
Fueled by a masterful all-around effort from Hayden VanderRoest and a crushing defense, the Mustangs moved to 5-0 with a 58-8 thrashing of Brownfield.
The Dragons soared to a 34-14 halftime lead and held on from there, snapping a two-game losing streak and improving to 3-2 with a 46-42 win over Tom Bean.
The Bulldogs captured the annual Brown County Rivalry with a thrilling 55-54 victory over state-ranked May.
Backed by a dominant rushing attack anchored by Kadarius Marshall’s 198 yards and three total scores, the Kangaroos hopped all over Copperas Cove in a critical district matchup, 48-14.
The Elks moved to 4-0 on the season — and, more importantly, 2-0 in district play — with a 24-0 victory over Joshua, holding the Owls to 149 total yards in their second shutout of the year.
4A: La Vernia
The Bears rallied from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to force overtime, and stopped a would-be game-winning two-point conversion from Lampasas to move to 4-0 with a thrilling 51-50 win.
Riding a dominant defensive effort, the Indians took down previous unbeaten Palacios for an impressive 14-12 victory.
In one of the strangest games of the year, Seymour’s defense stood on its head and the offense did what it needed to in overtime for a thrilling 6-0 victory over Windthorst in overtime.
1A: Motley County
The Matadors rebounded from a tough loss to Spur the week before to take down previously unbeaten Crowell, 101-78 on the road.
6A: San Antonio Madison
The Mavericks jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead and rode a sensational defensive effort to an upset win over Smithson Valley, 17-14.
The Sandies soared to 3-0 on the season with a 28-0 takedown of Wichita Falls Rider, forcing four turnovers and posting its first shutout in more than two years
Fueled by a furious running game and a defense that made key stops at the key moments, the Wildcats stunned state-ranked Gilmer on the road, 27-21.
In a matchup of perennial Golden Triangle powers, it was the 3A Eagles who got the better of 4A West Orange-Stark, using tremendous defensive speed to take down the Mustangs, 21-7.
The Wildcats took the lead on Kaneon Baker’s 18-yard touchdown run — his third of the game — with 2:38 to play, and then stopped Coahoma’s would-be game-winning two-point conversion in the final minute to take home a thrilling 40-39 win.
The Owls are flying high after a 46-0 mercy rule win over Oglesby, improving to 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 1994.
6A: Wolfforth Frenship
Facing a state-ranked Wichita Falls Hirschi squad, the Tigers forced four turnovers to win its first game since 2016 with a 36-23 victory over the Huskies.
On a night when its offense scuffled, the Mustangs’ defense shined as Mike Hermes notched five sacks and Trey Mapep returned an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to fuel a 17-6 win over Clear Brook.
A week after taking down defending state champion Rockdale, the Buffaloes put on another show, jumping out to a 45-13 halftime lead and cruising to a stunning 63-13 romp over Wimberley.
3A: West Rusk
Talon Winings caught the go-ahead touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, then picked off Waskom’s last-gasp heave to seal the Raiders’ 18-17 win over the Wildcats.
A week after snapping their 22-game losing streak, the Cubs rode five rushing touchdowns from Cesar Flores to a 42-20 win over Petrolia, marking the first time since October 2008 that the Cubs have won consecutive games.
The Bobcats shook the six-man world with an upset win over Jonesboro, holding the powerful Eagles attack to a mere six points in a 48-6 victory.
In coach Mike Alexander’s debut, the Indians rode 161 yards and three touchdowns on the ground from Demani Richardson to a resounding 54-32 victory over archrival Ennis in the annual Battle of 287.
Trailing 31-28 in the waning seconds of the third quarter, the Bulldogs rang off 20 unanswered points to surge into a lead it wouldn’t relenquish, grinding out 280 yards on the ground to move to 1-0 with a 54-39 win over San Antonio Brackenridge.
After falling behind early, the Roughriders used a bruising running game and opportunistic defense to sneak past Tatum on opening night, 35-30.
In the 88th meeting between the longtime rivals, the Bearcats scored first in overtime and stopped a would-be game-winning two-point conversion to bring home a thrilling 20-19 win over Brady.
2A: La Pryor
In a wild back-and-forth affair, the Bulldogs’ defense made the biggest play of the game, stopping Cotulla in overtime to open the season with a 28-21 win.
1A: Vernon Northside
In maybe the biggest surprise of Week 1, the Indians stunned the six-man world with a 62-34 win over state-ranked Throckmorton.
2017 School of the Week Award Winners
6A: Smithson Valley
5A: South Oak Cliff
3A: West Rusk
6A: La Joya
3A: Colorado City
6A: South Garland
3A: New Waverly
1A: Borden County
6A: Round Rock Cedar Ridge
5A: Galveston Ball
6A: El Paso Pebble Hills
4A: West Orange-Stark
6A: Laredo United South
4A: Texarkana Pleasant Grove
6A: Schertz Clemens
5A: El Paso Del Valle
4A: Rio Grande City Grulla
6A: Deer Park
5A: Bryan Rudder
4A: Aransas Pass
6A: North Garland
5A: Austin Crockett
4A: Liberty Hill
3A: San Antonio Cole
2A: New Deal
6A: Tyler Lee
5A: San Antonio Southside
5A: Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial
6A: Pflugerville Hendrickson
5A: Lubbock Coronado
3A: New Diana