Team of the Week Archive

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to honor one team from each classification with the Ozarka Fueled by Nature Team of the Week award. The teams selected throughout the course of this program have exemplified the best of Texas high school football.

Congrats to our 2022 Ozarka Fueled by Nature Team of the Year!



6A: Killeen Harker Heights

Fueled by 309 combined rushing yards and five touchdowns from Reshaun Sanford and Amier Washington, the Knights advanced to the regional final for the first time in program history with a 63-35 win over Spring Dekaney.

5A: Abilene Wylie

The Bulldogs are back in the regional final after a thrilling 21-18 come-from-behind victory over Canutillo.

4A: Lago Vista

Just seven weeks after losing to their district rival Geronimo Navarro by three touchdowns, the Vikings flipped the script when it mattered most, grinding out a 27-7 win over the Panthers in the regional semifinals.

3A: Harmony

Boston Seahorn accounted for more than 350 total yards and four touchdowns as the Eagles few into the regional final with a 38-35 upset win over West Rusk.

2A: Cooper

The Bulldogs’ dream season continues after their 33-11 win over Joaquin, advancing to the fourth round of the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

1A: Loraine

In a low-scoring six-man slugfest, the Bulldogs’ defense stood tall, bottling up Cherokee to win Region IV with a 24-6 win.

PVT: Cypress Christian

Kyle Prazak’s 6-yard interception return for a touchdown with 1:47 left in the game pushed the Warriors to a 36-32 win over San Antonio Holy Cross in the TAPPS Division III state semifinal. 


6A: Keller

Fueled by three interceptions — including a game-sealing pick from Parker Knowles in the final minutes — the Indians stormed into the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1966 with a 23-21 win over Midland Legacy.

5A: Canutillo

The Eagles soared into the regional semifinals with a heard-stopping 21-14 win over Fort Worth Arlington Heights.

4A: Madisonville

In one of the biggest upsets of the playoffs, the Mustangs’ defense held high-powered Bellville to just 194 yards of total offense in a stunning 9-3 victory.

3A: Paradise

The Panthers are into the regional semifinals for the first time in the program’s 51-year history after their 17-14 win over Shallowater.

2A: Simms Bowie

The Pirates made all sorts of history in their 30-16 win over Deweyville, including securing their first-ever spot in the regional semifinals and first 9-win season since 1991.

1A: Throckmorton

Using a terrific defensive effort, the Greyhounds upset Jayton 30-24 on Friday night to move onto the regional final.

PVT: Fort Bend Christian

Brady Dever hit Tyler Curry for a go-ahead touchdown with under a minute left and the defense came up with a game-clinching turnover as the Eagles stunned previously unbeaten Austin Veritas 27-24.


6A: Sheldon C.E. King

Despite finishing fourth in the rough-and-tumble 21-6A, the Panthers were ready for the playoffs, exploding past District 20-6A champion Channelview with a resounding 70-14 win.

5A: Victoria West

Just days after the death of senior offensive lineman Diego Martin, the Warriors would not be denied as Camden Repper hit Zachary Sanchez for a game-winning 15-yard touchdown pass with 48 seconds left to top San Antonio Southwest, 21-16.

4A: Jarrell

The Cougars sprung one of the upsets of the first round of the playoffs, cruising past district champion Devine 31-14 to earn their first playoff win since 2015.

3A: Spearman

The Lynx blitzed district champion Abernathy, using a terrific defensive effort to upset the Antelopes 21-7.

2A: Hamilton

The Bulldogs earned their first playoff win since 2011 with a 41-15 upset win over district champion Tioga.

1A: Irion County

The Hornets took down two-time defending state finalist May in a 104-91 thriller, earning the program’s first playoff win since 1971.

PVT: Haslet Heritage Christian

The Lions surged past Mineral Wells Community 69-24 to clinch a spot in the TCAF state championship game for the fourth time in the last five seasons.


6A: Euless Trinity

Needing a win to keep their 24-year playoff streak alive, the Trojans rallied past Hurst L.D. Bell 27-24 in overtime to grab a postseason berth and their 25th consecutive win over their archrival.

5A: El Paso Ysleta

Fueled by 142 yards and a score on the ground from senior running back Arath Gomez, the Indians toppled El Paso Hanks 28-10, earning a third straight playoff berth for the first time since 2000-02.

4A: Nevada Community

With a ferocious defensive effort and a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback River Medlin, the Braves upset state-ranked Kaufman 21-14.

3A: San Diego

RJ Valerio gave the Vaqueros the lead in overtime and the defense stopped a would-be game-winning two-point conversion to take down Falfurrias 23-22, clinching the No. 1 seed out of District 16-3A DI.

2A: Evadale

The playoffs came early for the Rebels and they answered the call, pushing past Hull-Daisetta 39-16 to earn their 17th consecutive playoff berth.

1A: Balmorhea

In a top 10 showdown with unbeaten Sanderson, the Bears proved their might with a 66-26 win to capture the district championship.

PVT: The Woodlands John Cooper

The Dragons captured their second consecutive SPC 3A state championship with a dominant 63-31 win over Fort Worth Trinity Valley.


6A: Edinburg North

In a crosstown rivalry with a district title hanging in the balance, the Cougars’ defense stood tall, taking down rival Edinburg 21-3 to claim their first outright district crown since 2001.

5A: Whitehouse

DeCarlton Wilson caught three touchdown passes and hauled in the game-sealing interception as the Wildcats stunned state-ranked Texas High 32-27, snapping the Tigers’ 21-game district winning streak.

4A: Alvarado

In one of the biggest upsets of the year, the Indians rallied from a 21-point fourth quarter deficit, capped by Cassius Johnson’s touchdown run and Cardea Collier’s two-point conversion pass to Kaden Ford with 1:09 left to beat Stephenville 50-49.

3A: Hallettsville

Trailing by two touchdowns at halftime, the Brahmas exploded out of the break, scoring five unanswered touchdowns to take down state-ranked and previously unbeaten Hitchcock, 42-21.

2A: Sunray

The resurgent Bobcats continued their remarkable 2022 season, topping Booker 48-20 to move to 8-1 on the season, the most wins in a season since 2011.

1A: Jonesboro

In a Top 5 clash of six-man titans, Caleb Christel led a second-half surge as the Eagles took down May, 65-40.

PVT: Houston Kinkaid

Paced by a combined 251 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground from Micah Bell and Miles Roeder, the Falcons took down Houston St. John’s, 38-28.



6A: Lewisville

Trailing 14-7 with under six minutes to play, the Farmers mounted a furious rally, capped by Freddy Joya’s game-winning 31-yard field goal with 24 seconds remaining to win the annual Battle of the Axe against rival Flower Mound Marcus 17-14, snapping a three-game skid in the series.

5A: Killeen Chaparral

The Bobcats made history on Friday night, surging past district foe Pflugerville Connally 50-18 to earn the first win in program history.

4A: Canyon Randall

The Raiders clinched the District 3-4A Division I title in style on Friday night, handing archrival Canyon its first loss of the year 31-14 in the annual GOAT Game.

3A: Franklin

In a Top 10 showdown of defending 3A state champs, Bryson Washington put on a show for the Lions, who won their 24th consecutive game with a 49-35 win over Lorena.

2A: Colorado City

The Wolves got 181 yards and two through through the air from Mayson Monroe and another 161 yards and a score from Aedan Brisen to snap an unsightly 10-game losing streak with a 38-8 win over Winters.

1A: Walnut Springs

In a critical district opener in District 12-1A DI, the Hornets outlasted Cranfills Gap 56-52.

PVT: Keller Harvest Christian

The Saints got into the win column for the first time this season with a 39-26 win over district rival Irving The Highlands.



6A: Midland Legacy

On the road against undefeated archrival Odessa Permian, the Rebels put together their most complete performance of the year, stunning the Panthers 33-25 and winning back-to-back games against Mojo for the first time since 2004-2005.

5A: McKinney North

Jayden Walker ran for a go-ahead two-point conversion in the fourth overtime and the Bulldogs defense made one final stop to outlast district rival Lufkin, 53-52.

4A: Alvin Iowa Colony

In easily the biggest win in the first-year program’s history, Kamal Henry’s 12-yard TD pass to Landrew Ward in overtime pulled the Pioneers within one, and Henry ran for a game-winning two-point conversion to stun Navasota, 35-34.

3A: Hitchcock

In a highly anticipated matchup of unbeatens, Lloyd Jones III connected with Damien McDaniel for a go-ahead 36-yard touchdown on 4th and 24 with just 13 seconds remaining to get the stunning 33-28 win over Columbus.

2A: Reagan County

The Owls jumped out early on Sonora and held on for a 24-21 upset win over the Broncos, marking their first victory over their rival since 2003.

1A: Aquilla

The Cougars went on the road to upset Coolidge 44-42 on Friday night, staying right in the hunt for a playoff spot in District 12-1A DI.

PVT: Baytown Christian

In a state-ranked matchup of unbeatens thrown together last-minute due to forfeitures, the Bulldogs outlasted Conroe Covenant, 67-64.


6A: Eagle Pass

The Eagles moved to 6-0 on the season — the second time in the last three years to achieve that mark — and 1-0 in district play with a 35-24 win over Laredo Alexander.

5A: Fort Worth Arlington Heights

The dream season for the Yellow Jackets rolls on after Thursday’s 54-7 thumping of district rival Fort Worth Trimble Tech as they improved to 6-0 for the first time since 2014. 

4A: Kilgore

In an old-school East Texas slugfest on the road against state-ranked Lindale, the Bulldogs were top dogs in a resounding 49-35 victory over the Eagles.

3A: Canadian

Two non-district losses didn’t phase the Wildcats, who have regained their championship form at the right time as they stormed past rival Childress 62-28 in their district opener.

2A: Chilton

In a district-opening showdown of state-ranked squads, the Pirates imposed their will on previously unbeaten Bremond in a 41-30 victory to move to 6-0.

1A: Cherokee

In the San Saba County Rivalry, the Indians traveled to Richland Springs and defeated the Coyotes 78-47, snapping a 21-year district winning streak for the Coyotes and becoming the first visitor since August 2013 to win at Coyote Field.

PVT: Arlington Grace Prep

Fueled by 295 yards and four touchdowns passing from Jaylon Talton, the Lions edged rival Arlington Pantego Christian in a 39-34 thriller.


6A: Wylie East

Fueled by a star defensive performance and a pair of touchdowns from Tristan Lee, the Raiders took down Garland 34-7 to move to 3-0 in District 9-6A play and improve to 5-0 for the first time in program history.

5A: Magnolia West

In a critical District 10-5A Division I showdown against state-ranked and unbeaten Richmond Foster, the Mustangs’ defense stood tall and Ryan Ojeda ran for a go-ahead score with under a minute left to stun the Falcons, 12-7.

4A: Brookshire-Royal

The Falcons are flying high after a stunning upset of Sealy, moving to 5-0 and cli nching the program’s first .500-or-better season since 2010.

3A: Dallas A+ Academy

The Knights snapped an 11-game losing streak dating back to September 2021 with a resounding 40-24 win over Dallas Inspired Vision.

2A: Honey Grove

On the road against an unbeaten opponent, the Warriors stormed past district rival Alba-Golden to move to 4-1 on the year, just a year after finishing just 2-8.

1A: Veribest

The Falcons closed out non-district play on a high, upsetting Paint Rock 56-6 to earn their first win of the season.

PVT: Fort Worth Christian

In a huge rivalry matchup in the Metroplex, Luke Anderson accounted for three touchdowns to push the Cardinals past previously unbeaten Dallas Christian, 35-24.


6A: Brazoswood

First-year coach Joe Dale Cary has the Buccaneers off to a 5-0 start — and, most importantly, 1-0 in District 24-6A play – after a resounding 42-21 win over Clear Creek.

5A: PSJA North

In the biggest game in the Rio Grande Valley to date this season, the Raiders’ hard-nosed running game and sturdy defense led them to an impressive 28-21 win over previously unbeaten Edinburg North.

4A: Houston Booker T. Washington

Led by a ferocious defense, the Eagles are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1995 after a 48-0 victory over Houston Kashmere to open District 11-4A DI play.

3A: Cameron Yoe

In the game of the week in Central Texas, the Yoemen’s offense hit on all cylinders and the defense made enough plays to take down defending state champion and district rival Lorena, 48-44.

2A: Wellington

Facing an unbeaten team a division larger than them in Panhandle, the Skyrockets were not intimidated, taking the fight to the Panthers to bring home an impressive 26-13 victory.

1A: Garden City

The Bearkats sprang one of the upsets of the weekend, traveling to Westbrook and taking down the previously unbeaten No. 1-ranked defending state champion Wildcats in a thrilling 46-42 win.

PVT: Longview East Texas Christian

The Chargers sprang the big upset on Friday night, traveling to Oakwood and beating state-ranked UIL squad Oakwood 72-58 to move to 4-0 on the season.


6A: Katy Cinco Ranch

Gavin Rutherford threw for three touchdowns and the Cougars defense stymied rival Katy Tompkins en route to a 42-14 upset win, snapping a three-year losing streak to the Falcons

5A: Houston Wisdom

The long wait is over for the Generals, as Hani Ali ran for 158 yards and Depierreon Tate scored three touchdowns to power past Houston Austin 31-7, snapping a 35-game losing streak.

4A: Canyon West Plains

The Wolves used three turnovers and a steady dose of running back Jordi Hernandez to topple Amarillo Palo Duro 28-26, earning the first win in program history.

3A: Gunter

In a showdown of North Texas small school powers, the Gunter defense flexed its muscles as the Tigers went on the road and took down Division I power Brock, 21-16.

2A: Three Rivers

The Bulldogs are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2014 after surging past previously unbeaten Banquete, 26-14.

1A: Chester

The Yellowjackets upset Calvert 58-22 on Friday night, getting their first-ever victory over the Trojans in their fifth meeting.

PVT:  Argyle Liberty Christian

The Warriors’ offense took flight on Friday night as quarterback Jacob Vaughan paced a 480-yard attack in a 50-13 win over Grapevine Faith Christian.


6A: Round Rock Westwood

Coming off of a 1-9 season in 2021, the Warriors have stormed into 2022 with a vengeance, moving to 3-0 on the young season with a thrilling 49-42 overtime win over Bastrop.

5A: Dallas Conrad

The Chargers made history on Friday night, jumping out to a 40-15 halftime lead before closing out a 46-22 victory over Rice, improving to 3-0 for the first time in the program’s 15-year existence.

4A: Pearsall

The Mavericks romped past San Antonio Memorial 50-0 on Thursday night, improving to 3-0 on the season — a remarkable feat considering the Mavs had won just four games in the past three seasons, including a winless 2021.

3A: Dalhart

Days after the tragic death of junior varsity player Yahir Cancino, the Golden Wolves earned their first win of the season with an inspired 43-35 upset win over Spearman.

2A: Refugio

Punching well above their weight class against a state-ranked 3A Division I Edna team, the Bobcats were not intimidated, taking the fight to the Cowboys to earn a 40-22 win and nab coach Jason Herring’s 200th victory at the helm of the program.

1A: Whiteface

In one of the biggest upsets of the week, the Antelopes went to Turkey and stunned state-ranked Valley 64-50, improving to 2-1 on the season.

PVT: Waco Methodist Children’s Home

Playing without three starters due to injury, the Bulldogs stunned defending state champion Wylie Prep 46-40 to earn its first win of the year.


6A: Houston Northbrook

The Raiders broke into the win column for the first time since November 2017, snapping the state’s longest active losing skid at 42 games with a 27-14 victory over Aldine.

5A: El Paso

Playing without their head coach Ray Aguilar who was tending to a family matter, the Tigers rode Lueranze Johnson and Gerry Chairez — who combined for 386 yards and 5 touchdowns rushing — to a 39-33 victory over El Paso Hanks, improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2016.

4A: Navasota

Deontray Scott ran in for an 11-yard touchdown in overtime – his third touchdown of the game – as the Rattlers surged past rival Madisonville, 27-21.

3A: Howe

A week after snapping a 22-game losing streak, the Bulldogs jumped all over Tom Bean early and never looked back, getting a 49-6 victory to notch consecutive wins for the first time since September 2018.

2A: Crawford

In a Top 5 showdown in 2A Division I, the Pirates defense stood tall and two-way star Breck Chambers paced the offense as Crawford downed No. 4 Centerville, 21-6.

1A: Savoy

A program that’s battled through long losing streaks and low participation numbers earned its reward on Friday, taking down Melissa CHANT 54-26 to earn its first varsity win since 2018.

PVT: Pasadena First Baptist

The Warriors made a statement on Saturday night, beating defending state champion Houston Emery-Weiner by mercy rule 54-6 to improve to 2-0 on the season.


6A: Cy Lakes

Darnell Green and Jayvion Wolfe combined for 249 yards on the ground as the Spartans surged past Cy Ridge 32-16, snapping their 20-game losing skid.

5A: Lake Belton

In their first UIL contest, the Broncos looked more than ready for the challenge, cruising past state-ranked Leander Rouse, 47-21.

4A: Uvalde

Just months after an unspeakable act of gun violence changed the town forever, the Coyotes played the most inspired game of the young season, knocking off Carrizo Springs, 21-13.

3A: San Angelo TLC

Quarterback Layne Honea threw for 291 yards and six touchdowns to pace the high-flying Eagles offense as TLC snapped a 24-game losing streak — the state’s fourth-longest active skid — with a 42-36 win over Ozona.

2A: Munday

Chris Garcia ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns and the defense held up its end of the bargain as the Moguls took down Mercy Culture Prep 18-14, ending a 16-game losing streak.

1A: Ira

In one of the biggest upsets of the weekend, the Bulldogs dominated state runner-up Motley County 54-6 at the Jayton Gridiron Classic.

PVT: Dallas Parish Episcopal

In a high-profile matchup of state-ranked squads, the Panthers’ defense snuffed out Aledo’s attack en route to a 24-17 victory.



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6A: Humble Summer Creek

Lloyd Avant and Torrie Curry combined for 334 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground as the Bulldogs surged into the 6A Division II regional finals with a wild 61-42 win over Katy Cinco Ranch.

5A: South Oak Cliff

In one of the stunners of the Texas high school football season, the Golden Bears took down two-time defending champion Aledo 33-28, handing the Bearcats their first loss before the state semifinals since 2012.

4A: Tyler Chapel Hill

Samari Willis scored in the second overtime and Jayvin Mayfield hauled in a game-winning interception in the end zone as the Bulldogs avenged a regular season loss to Kilgore with a 41-35 victory over their district rival.

3A: Brock

A year after being stunned by Jim Ned, the Eagles exacted a bit of revenge, romping the defending state champs 70-25 to move on to the 3A Division I regional finals.

2A: Albany

In a showcase matchup of unbeatens, Jaheim Newton ran for 162 yards and Cole Chapman accounted for three total touchdowns as the Lions took down Muenster, 34-21.

1A: Abbott

The Panthers are headed back to the state semifinals after taking down district rival Coolidge for the second time this season, 74-27.

PVT: Houston Emery-Weiner

The Jaguars got a huge game from their defense and five combined passing touchdowns from Leo Gerst and Doran Yustein to knock off defending state champion Texas School for the Deaf in a 48-0 win in the TAPPS 6M Division I state semifinals.


Week 13

6A: Laredo United South

The Panthers got a big game from sophomore quarterback Luis Cisneros and the defense shut down a tough Harlingen attack to bring home a 24-7 victory, advancing to the third round of the playoffs for just the second time in program history.

5A: Frisco Wakeland

In one of the stunners of the playoffs, Jared White found Tripp Riordan for a touchdown pass with 27 seconds remaining, and White ran for the go-ahead two-point conversion to take down perennial power Highland Park, 29-28.

4A: Texarkana Pleasant Grove

The young Hawks were not phased by the bright playoff lights, stopping Glen Rose’s would-be game-tying two-point conversion in double overtime to seal a 36-34 victory and move on to the regional semifinals.

3A: Riesel

Rallying from an early deficit, the Indians got a go-ahead touchdown run from Kyson Dieterich in the third quarter and the defense made it stand up, beating Natalia 10-8 to go from fourth place in district to the regional semifinals.

2A: Wortham

A fourth-place finisher their own district, the Bulldogs are through to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000 after a 38-22 win over West Sabine.

1A: Klondike

Avenging last season’s second-round loss to Groom, the Cougars jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, topping the Tigers 72-58 to move to 11-1 on the year, the most wins in a season since 1995.

PVT: Lubbock Trinity Christian

Fueled by a terrific defensive effort, the Lions held down previously unbeaten Arlington Grace Prep and used a second quarter surge to advance to the TAPPS DIII state semifinals with a 16-7 victory.



6A: El Paso Eastwood

After finishing in fourth place in their own district, the Troopers traveled to Shotwell Stadium and knocked off the favored Abilene Eagles 31-27, becoming the first El Paso team to beat an Abilene team in the playoffs since 1937.

5A: Georgetown

Facing undefeated district champion Dripping Springs, the Eagles were unfazed as QB Darson Herman put on a clinic in their 63-56 upset win over the Tigers/

4A: Port Isabel

The Tarpons’ defense flexed its muscles against previously unbeaten Carrizo Springs, shutting down the Wildcats for a 23-8 bi-district victory.

3A: Corpus Christi London

In one of the wildest playoff games of the week, the Pirates rallied from a 21-0 deficit to force extra time before edging Goliad 27-21 in double overtime.

2A: Schulenburg

The Shorthorns didn’t let the fact that they were facing a district champion bother them, running all over state-ranked Mason 29-16 to hand the Punchers their first first-round defeat since 2013.

1A: Van Horn

In an unbelievable first-round playoff game that featured 16 lead changes, the Eagles edged perennial power Garden City, 70-69, to advance to the area round.

PVT: Austin St. Michael’s

The Crusaders took the fight to Houston Lutheran South in their first-round playoff matchup, taking down the Pioneers 37-14.



6A: Tomball

Facing a win-and-in, lose-and-out Week 11 showdown with Klein, the Cougars stood tall to capture a playoff spot with a 21-14 win over Klein.

5A: Frisco Liberty

The Redhawks stunned state-ranked and previously unbeaten Lovejoy on national television on Thursday night, coming up with key defensive stops down the stretch for a 27-24 victory.

4A: Pittsburg

In a game with major playoff seeding implications, the Pirates got 325 yards on the ground to pace the way to a 46-10 win over Texarkana Liberty-Eylau.

3A: Karnes City

Needing a win to lock up a playoff spot, the Badgers got four touchdown passes from Treyton Clark to upset Natalia, 35-28.

2A: Beckville

The Bearcats made history on Friday night in their 71-8 romp over Frankston, finishing the regular season a perfect 10-0 for their first undefeated regular season in the program’s 90+-year history.

1A: Silverton

With their playoff fate already sealed, the Owls fought to the finish, taking down district rival Hart 58-53 for their first district victory since 2019.

PVT: Arlington Grace Prep

In a rare matchup of unbeaten rivals, the Lions’ defense dominated and Reid Turner ran for a trio of touchdowns as Grace Prep knocked off Arlington Pantego, 31-13.



6A: San Antonio Johnson

The Jaguars overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to force overtime, then came up with a big defensive stop to seal a wild 46-43 win over San Antonio Reagan, moving to 9-0 for the first time in program history and cinching just its second district title.

5A: Corpus Christi Flour Bluff

Facing off against state-ranked and unbeaten Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial, the Hornets took the fight to the Eagles, stymying their high-flying attack and surging to a 39-7 upset victory to clinch a playoff spot. 

4A: Fort Stockton

In a critical District 2-4A Division I showdown, the Panthers got a big game from QB Dominic Aquilar and RB Isaiah Garcia and the defense held off a late rally to take down Big Spring, 29-28, and clinch at least a share of the district title.

3A: Tulia

Travon McCaslin threw five touchdowns passes to pace the Hornets to a 54-35 upset win over state-ranked Canadian, handing the Wildcats their first district loss since October 21, 2012.

2A: Rocksprings

In a wild affair that included 981 yards of total offense and no punts, the Angoras’ rushing attack won out for a 60-53 victory over Miles.

1A: Bowie Gold-Burg

In a de facto District 10-1A DII title game, the Bears started fast and never looked back, surging past Fannindel for a 51-6 mercy rule win to capture the district crown.

PVT: San Antonio Texas Military Institute

The Panthers polished off a perfect regular season at 9-0 with an emphatic 34-7 victory over Austin St. Dominic Savio, marking the first undefeated regular season in program history.



6A: Cy Woods

The Wildcats’ defense held state-ranked and previously unbeaten Cy Park in check and quarterback Trey Craft accounted for five total touchdowns as Cy Woods beat the Tigers 42-37 to stay in the thick of the District 16-6A playoff hunt.

5A: Dallas White

Thanks in large part to Daviawn Brown’s five touchdown runs, the Longhorns blew past Carrollton Newman Smith 52-7 to clinch a second consecutive playoff berth, marking the program’s first back-to-back postseason appearance since 1979-80.

4A: China Spring

In a hotly anticipated Central Texas clash, the Cougars’ defense stymied Salado’s high-powered Slot-T attack and quarterback Major Bowden put on a show, surging past the Eagles 48-7 to remain unbeaten.

3A: Lubbock Roosevelt

Believe it! The Eagles overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to win a wild 58-56 shootout over previously unbeaten Abernathy, avenging last season’s loss and improving to 8-0 for the first time since 1986.

2A: Coleman

The Bluecats jumped on state-ranked Cisco early and never looked back, romping to a 31-7 victory over the Loboes and snapping their 61-game district winning streak.

1A: Westbrook

Facing No. 2 Sterling City, the Wildcats were not intimidated, jumping out to a 40-7 halftime lead and holding off a furious rally to win, 60-50, marking their first victory over the Eagles since 1940.

PVT: Colleyville Covenant

Brooks Lamar and Christian Wells combined for 202 yards and three touchdowns rushing, and the Cougars’ defense pitched the program’s first shutout in three years to win a critical district showdown with Fort Worth Lake Country, 28-0.



6A: San Antonio East Central

Caden Bosanko hit Jack Stewart for a go-ahead 42-yard touchdown pass with two seconds remaining as the Hornets stunned district rival Converse Judson 30-28, knocking off the Rockets for the first time since 1982.

5A: Aledo

The Bearcats district dominance hit a new level on Friday, defeating Mansfield Timberview 35-21 for their 100th consecutive district victory, the longest streak in Texas high school football history.

4A: Houston Furr

The Brahmas put together a fourth-quarter rally to surge past Houston Yates 27-19, moving to 6-1 on the year and clinching a playoff spot out of District 11-4A DI

3A: Stanton

The Buffaloes sprung the upset on longtime rival Coahoma, taking down the Bulldogs 30-17 for their first victory in the rivalry in six years.

2A: Muenster

In one of the most hotly anticipated games in the state, Colton Deckard ran for a pair of touchdowns and the Hornets’ defense squashed Windthorst’s attack to beat the defending 2A Division II state champions, 16-8.

1A: Medina

In a critical district opener in District 16-1A Division I, the Bobcats went toe-to-toe with favored Leakey and came away with a 60-56 upset win.

PVT: Bryan Brazos Christian

Levi Hancock accounted for 238 total yards and a pair of scores.



6A: Jersey Village

Tbe Falcons’ defense forced five turnovers, and quarterback Adam Tran and running back Rashon Estes put up big games as Jersey Village improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1992 with a 39-30 win over district rival Cy-Fair, just the second time in the last 11 tries that they’ve taken down the Bobcats.

5A: Texas City

In a battle of unbeatens, the Stingarees’ defense put on a virtuoso perforrmance and Jacob Duran threw a pair of touchdown to Donovan Avery as Texas City took down previously unbeaten and state-ranked district rival Nederland, 14-2.

4A: Stephenville

The Yellow Jackets sent a message to the entire Class 4A Division I on Friday night, storming into Bellmead and taking down state-ranked Waco La Vega 35-7, improving to 6-0 on the season.

3A: Bonham

In one of the biggest upsets of Week 7, Jeren Ross ran for 289 yards and six touchdowns as the Purple Warrriors stunned district rival Winnsboro, 51-49.

2A: Menard

In a critical District 14-2A DII opener, the Yellowjackets’ defense stood tall, making a third-quarter touchdown stand up for a 7-6 upset win over Junction.

1A: Baird

A battle of surprise unbeaten teams turned into a Bears bash as Baird put it on Santa Anna, 72-24, to remain unbeaten and move to 1-0 in District 13-1A DI play.

PVT: Fort Worth Southwest Christian

Led by running back Antwon Pope, the Eagles racked up 324 yards of total offense — all on the ground — and the defense stood tall to take down state-ranked Grapevine Faith Christian, 34-16.



6A: Denton Braswell

In a critical District 5-6A showdown, Jaylon Burton ran for 363 yards and three touchdowns as the Bengals took down previously unbeaten Little Elm in a wild 63-42 shootout. 

5A: San Antonio Edison

Fueled by a ferocious defensive performance that held San Antonio Lanier to just 174 yards of total offense, the Golden Bears stunned their previously unbeaten district rival 16-6, putting themselves squarely in the hunt for their first playoff berth since 2014.

4A: Melissa

The Cardinals took down 4A Division I’s top-ranked squad in district rival Argyle 21-0, snapping the Eagles’ 60-game regular season winning streak and 61-game district winning streak, and becoming the first team since 2008 to hold Argyle scoreless.

3A: George West

The Longhorns shook off a tough non-district slate and got down to business in district play, surging past Nixon-Smiley with a dominant 36-0 win and getting their first win of the season.

2A: Boys Ranch

The long wait on Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch is finally over as the Roughriders snapped the state’s longest active winning streak with an emphatic 38-14 win over Booker, ending a 49-game losing skid and getting in the win column for the first time since September 2016.

1A: Trent

The Gorillas pulled off one of the biggest upsets of Week 6, knocking off previously unbeaten Paint Creek with a dominant 67-28 victory to finish out their non-district slate.

PVT:  San Antonio Central Catholic

The Buttons mounted a fourth-quarter comeback thanks in large part to QB Sylas Gomez as they took down Houston St. Thomas 35-31 for a critical district win.



6A: Rockwall-Heath

In one of the wildest games in recent Texas high school football history, the Hawks came up with big play after big play to outlast its state-ranked rival Rockwall 79-71 in double overtime.

5A: Floresville

The Tigers withstood a furious La Vernia rally and came up with a gutty 37-35 win to close out non-district play at 5-0, reaching that record for the first time since 2007.

4A: Orangefield

Freshman Ty Butler kicked a 27-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining as the Bobcats took down Silsbee 16-14 to win their District 11-4A Division I opener and beat the Tigers for the first time in program history.

3A: Gladewater

DJ Allen ran for a touchdown and then found Eli Kates for the go-ahead two-point conversion with just 28 seconds left as the Bears rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to take down No. 3 Tatum, 29-28.

2A: Iola

In a defensive slugfest, the Bulldogs got a go-ahead touchdown from Brian Crosby in the third quarter and made it stand up for their first victory of the year, beating district rival Snook 7-6.

1A: Santa Anna

The Mountaineers are 5-0 for the first time since 2012 after surging past Medina, 65-20..

PVT: Houston Second Baptist

Eli Smith ran for a go-ahead 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and the defense came up with one last stop as the Eagles upset state-ranked 4A squad Port Lavaca Calhoun, 23-19.



6A: Fort Bend Clements

Avery Clark ran for a pair of touchdowns and the defense did the rest, holding Fort Bend Dulles in check as the Rangers improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2009 with a gutty 19-13 win over their district rival.

5A: Highland Park

Facing off against undefeated and state-ranked 6A squad Rockwall, the Scots were unphased, outgunning the Yellowjackets for a 52-31 victory, improving to an astonishing 113-2 at Highlander Stadium since 1998.

4A: Mabank

Quarterback Beau Kilgore led the charge on a 423-yard rushing assault as the Panthers beat Canton 35-21, equaling last season’s win total — 4 — through four weeks.

3A: Taft

In a matchup of surprise unbeatens, the Greyhounds jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, moving to 4-0 with a resounding 35-7 win over Kenedy.

2A: Itasca

The Wampus Cats are winners for the first time in nearly a calendar year, snapping a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 upset win over Bartlett.

1A: Calvert

Taking the field for the first time in 2021, the Trojans looked no worse for the wear, surging past Bryan Allen Academy 55-32.

PVT: Episcopal School of Dallas

Fueled by 190 total yards and four touchdowns from Partrick Burke, the Eagles outlasted fellow unbeaten Fort Worth Southwest Christian to improve to 4-0 with a 28-10 victory.


6A: El Paso Socorro

The Bulldogs’ long wait is finally over as Socorro toppled El Paso, 46-23 on Thursday night, ending a 53-game losing streak and getting in the win column for the first time since September 11, 2015.

5A: Montgomery Lake Creek

The Lions rang off 21 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Sealy 41-34, improving to 3-0 for the first time in the program’s young history.

4A: Austin LBJ

In a matchup of state-ranked undefeated squads, the Jaguars outmuscled perennial power Waco La Vega en route to a resounding 28-7 victory.

3A: Luling

Daylon Houston ran for 223 yards and a touchdown and the defense did the rest as the Eagles snapped a 32-game losing streak dating back to 2017 with a 17-7 win over Weimar.

2A: Burkeville

The Mustangs are 2-0 for the first time since 2010 with a hard-fought defensive victory over Acadiana Christian (LA) on Thursday, 16-14.

1A: Water Valley

The Wildcats’ run of dominance continued on Friday night, notching their third consecutive mercy rule victory with a 54-8 win over Garden City.

PVT: Bay Area Christian

The Broncos rallied from an early deficit, getting a fumble recovery for a touchdown from Andrew Boyd in the fourth quarter to bring home a 17-14 win over Brazos Christian and remain unbeaten.


6A: Humble Atascocita

The Eagles did what no team has ever done — beat Allen at Eagle Stadium — with a 40-21 victory, snapping the state’s all-time longest regular season winning streak at 84 games.

5A: Laredo Cigarroa

Fueled by 172 yards and two touchdowns on the ground from Ya’aqob Lozano, the Toros mounted a second-half comeback and scored the go-ahead two-point conversion with under three minutes left to stun Laredo Nixon, 22-21.

4A: Cuero

The Gobblers signaled to the rest of 4A Division II that they are back, stifling Wimberley’s high-powered attack to come away with a resounding 21-3 road victory.

3A: San Antonio Cole

Walker Cunningham hit Anthony Mason for a go-ahead 82-yard touchdown pass with under two minutes to play as the Cougars improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2018 with a 24-22 win over Natalia.

2A: Timpson

In a game against a state-ranked 3A team thrown together midweek, the Bears were not phased, using their remarkable team speed to take down Waskom, 49-28.

1A: Benjamin

The Mustangs surged out to a 20-6 first quarter lead and never looked back, surging past Crowell 54-46.

PVT: Cedar Hill Newman

Joshua Rico threw six touchdown passes in the first half as part of a 720-yard assault as the Warriors improved to 2-0 with a 68-20 win over Dallas First Baptist.


6A: Converse Judson

The Rockets made last year’s season-opening lopsided loss to DeSoto seem like a distant memory, getting four total touchdowns from quarterback Michael Burroughs in a 35-28 win.

5A: Lamar Consolidated

The Mustangs held Richmond Foster to just 176 yards and forced three turnovers as they stunned the Falcons 21-14, snapping an 11-game losing streak and avenging last season’s 79-7 loss to the Falcons.

4A: Taylor

Coach Brandon Houston’s debut was a sparkling one for the Ducks, snapping a 21-game losing streak with an emphatic 32-13 victory over Robinson.

3A: Quitman

It’d been nearly three full calendar years since the Bulldogs found the win column, but that all changed on Friday night as the Bulldogs beat Cumby 23-6 to snap a 28-game losing streak and give Quitman its second win in the last 73 games.

2A: Stratford

In a matchup of Panhandle powers, quarterback Cody Rinne ran in for the game-winning score in the waning seconds as the Elks stunned Spearman, 29-22.

1A: Southland

After forfeiting their final four games of the season in 2020 due to low numbers, the Eagles won their first game since November 8, 2019 with a victory over Cotton Center.

Private: Marble Falls Faith

In one of the most stunning upsets of the opening week of the season, the Flames jumped out to a 34-14 halftime lead and never looked back, taking down perennial six-man power Richland Springs, 62-34.