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Week 16 East and Central Texas "Players of the Week"
Sunday, 3rd December 2023 - 4:02PM

Week 16 "Players of the Week"

East Texas:


Aeryn Hampton, Sr., DB/WR, Daingerfield, 17-Tackles (7-Solo), 1-Sack, 1-TFL, 3-catches for 83-yards, 1-TD, W/Newton 42-21.


Terry Bussey, Sr., QB, Timpson, 25-carries for 231-yards, 4-TD’s, 11-17 passing for 145-yards, 1-TD, W/Garrison 35-23.


Daniel Norrell, Soph., DT, Malakoff, 9-Tackles, 4-TFL, 1-Sack, 4-QBP, W/Winnsboro 58-20.

Special Teams:

Brayden Pate, Jr., K, Gilmer, 5-5 XP’s, 4-FG’s (23, 31, 29, 36), 1-punt for 52-yards that was muffed, game-winning FG on opening possession of OT, W/Carthage 47-44 (OT).


Central Texas:


Josiah Groeneweg, Jr., KR/DB/WR, Glen Rose, 2-KR for 106-yards, 1-TD, 5-Tackles, 1-TFL, 8-catches for 91-yards, 1-TD, 3-carries for 14-yards, 1-TD, W/Canyon West Plains 45-13.


Jayden Jackson, Jr., RB, Franklin, 34-carries for 311-yards, 5-TD’s, 3 ½-Tackles, W/Lorena 49-27.

Isaiah Redd, QB, Chilton, 11-12 passing for 438-yards, 4-TD’s, 5-carries for 78-yards, 2-TD’s, W/Falls City 53-7.


X’Zavieyon Taylor, Chilton, 20-Tackles, 1-TFL, 1-CF, 1-FR, W/Falls City 53-7.

Special Teams:

Kyler Fossett, Jr., RB/QB/KR, Oglesby, 24-carries for 262-yards, 5-TD’s, 5-5 passing for 33-yards, 2-KR for TD’s (73, 75), scored 7-TD’s overall, W/Richland Springs 62-48.

Click here for the rest of this week's nominations.
Week 16 State Semifinals H.S. Football Schedule
Sunday, 3rd December 2023 - 10:14AM
Week 16 Semifinals:
Thursday, December 7th-9th:

Class 6A, Division I:

(14-0) North Crowley (12-1) Duncanville Saturday, 3:00pm, Memorial Stadium, Mesquite

(14-0) Galena Park North Shore vs. (14-0) Austin Westlake, Saturday, 3:00pm, The Pfield, Pflugerville

Class 6A, Division II:

(13-1) Southlake Carroll vs. (13-0) DeSoto, Saturday, 2:00pm, Eagle Stadium, Allen

(13-1) Humble Summer Creek (13-1) Cibolo Steele, Saturday, 5:00pm, McLane Stadium, Waco

Class 5A, Division I:

(14-0) Aledo vs. (13-1) Forney, Friday, 7:30pm, Midlothian ISD Stadium

(13-1) Smithson Valley vs. (12-2) Brownsville Veterans Memorial, Friday, 7:00pm, Buccaneer Stadium, Corpus Christi

Class 5A, Division II:

(12-2) Frisco Emerson vs. (12-2) South Oak Cliff, Friday, 7:00pm, Ford Center, Frisco

(13-1) Port Neches-Groves vs. (10-4) Liberty Hill, Friday, 7:00pm, Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

Class 4A, Division I:

(10-4) Decatur vs. (13-1) Anna, Friday, 7:00pm, Collins Stadium, Denton

(12-2) Chapel Hill vs. (11-3) San Antonio Davenport, Friday, 7:00pm, McLane Stadium, Waco

Class 4A, Division II:

(10-4) Glen Rose vs. (11-3) Gilmer, Friday, 7:00pm, Children's Health Stadium, Prosper

(14-0) Bellville vs. (14-0) Wimberley, Friday, 7:30pm, The Pflied, Pflugerville

Class 3A, Division I:

(11-3) Brock vs. (14-0) Malakoff, Thursday, 7:00pm, Ford Center, Frisco

(13-1) Franklin vs. (11-2) Edna, Thursday, 7:00pm, Cy-Fair FCU Stadium

Class 3A, Division II:

(14-0) Canadian vs. (14-0) Gunter, Friday, 6:00pm, Wildcat Stadium, Abilene

(11-3) Daingerfield vs. (13-0) Tidehaven, Thursday, 7:00pm, Randall Reed Stadium, New Caney

Class 2A, Division I:

(14-0) Stratford vs. (13-1) Tolar, Thursday, 5:00pm, Lion Stadium, Vernon

(14-0) Timpson vs. (12-2) Ganado, Thursday, 7:00pm, Woodforest Stadium, Shenandoah

Class 2A, Division II:

(12-2) Sunray vs. (14-0) Albany, Thursday, 6:00pm, Lowrey Field, Lubbock

(14-0) Mart vs. (13-1) Chilton, Friday, 7:00pm, Crusader Stadium, UMHB-Belton

Class 1A, Division I: (State Championship Week)
Wednesday, December 13th, AT&T Stadium

11:00am (13-1) Westbrook vs. (14-0) Gordon,

Class 1A, Division II:

2:00pm (14-0) Benjamin vs. (13-0) Oglesby's "Weekly H.S. Football Pick 'Em Contest!"
Monday, 21st August 2023 - 6:12AM
Here is the link to our weekly high school football "Bubba's 33 Pick 'Em Contest" on The games are selected based on Jerry Forrest's Pigskin Prep website and the elite games based on his statewide weekly rankings.

H.S. Football Pick 'Em Link.

The weekly winner will receive a gift card from Bubba's 33 our newest sponsor with!

Thank you for your time!
East and Central Texas State Championship Game Results (1920-2012)
Sunday, 3rd December 2023 - 10:00AM
Most State Championships (State Record, Celina-8):

(East and/or Central Texas)

9-Carthage, 2008-2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2022
8-Mart, 1956, 1969, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2017, 2018. 2019
7-Waco High, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1939
6-Daingerfield, 1968, 1983, 1985, 2008, 2009, 2010

State Championship Game Appearances/Scores:

1922-Waco High 13 Abilene 10
1923-Abilene 3 Waco High 0
1924-Dallas South Oak Cliff 31 Waco High 0
1925-Waco High 20 Dallas Forest Avenue 7
1926-Waco High 20 Dallas South Oak Cliff 7
1927-Waco High 21 Abilene 14
1930-Tyler High 25 Amarillo 13
1932-Corsicana 0 Masonic Home 0
1933-Greenville 21 Dallas Tech 0
1935-Amarillo 13 Greenville 7
1937-Longview 19 Wichita Falls 12
1943-San Angelo 26 Lufkin 13

Click "more" for the rest of the state championship appearances.
Dear Coach, by David Smoak...
Thursday, 12th August 2021 - 7:25PM
Dear Coach,

I've been fortunate enough to have played the game of football in this state, and yes, before you smirk, many years ago (late-70's) at Universal City Randolph.

As a military brat, I played for three high schools in four years with my senior year being in north San Antonio at Randolph High.

I loved the "Ro-Hawks" tradition and history. The program had one coach for nearly three decades, Bob Mickler, Sr.

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