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Class 4-A through Six-Man Bi-District Playoff Schedule...
Sunday, 15th November 2020 - 10:41AM
Class 4-A through Six-Man Bi-District Playoff Schedule...

Class 4A Division I

Region I:


Clint (5-0) vs San Angelo Lake View (4-6), 7 p.m. Friday at Wink’s Wildcat Stadium

Decatur (5-5) vs Pampa (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday at Snyder’s Tiger Stadium

Fort Stockton (4-5) vs San Elizario (2-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Fort Stockton’s Panther Stadium (Fort Stockton will advance via forfeit)

Canyon (8-1) vs Wichita Falls Hirschi (7-3), 7 p.m. Thursday at Wichita Falls’ Memorial Stadium

Dumas (9-1) vs Lake Worth (6-4), 7 p.m. Friday at Vernon’s Lion Stadium

Andrews (7-3) vs Clint Mountain View (2-4), 6 p.m. Friday at Alpine’s Jackson Field

Springtown (8-2) vs Hereford (3-6), 7 p.m. Thursday at Snyder’s Tiger Stadium

El Paso Riverside (4-1) vs Big Spring (4-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Pecos’ Eagle Stadium

Please click here for the entire Bi-District schedule.
Week 11 East and Central Texas "Player of the Week" Polls
Saturday, 14th November 2020 - 4:03PM
Please vote for the East and Central Texas "Players of the Week" on offense, defense and special teams.

East Texas.

Central Texas.

Voting deadline is Wednesday, 12:00pm.

Please click here for the entire list of nominations.
Week 11 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule:
Saturday, 7th November 2020 - 9:47PM
Week 11 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule:

Class 6-A:

District 11:

6-Nov Cedar Hill vs *DeSoto 7:30 PM
6-Nov Duncanville at *Hewitt Midway 7:30 PM
6-Nov Mansfield vs *Waco 7:30 PM
6-Nov Mansfield Lake Ridge vs *Waxahachie 7:30 PM

District 12:

6-Nov Belton vs *Killeen Harker Heights 7:30 PM
5-Nov Bryan at *Killeen Shoemaker 7:00 PM
6-Nov Copperas Cove at *Killeen 7:30 PM
6-Nov Killeen Ellison at *Temple 7:30 PM

Click here for the remainder of this week's schedule.
Week 10 East and Central Texas "Player of the Week" Polls
Sunday, 1st November 2020 - 1:46PM
Vote for the "Players of the Week" in both East and Central Texas on offense, defense and special teams.

Voting deadline is Wednesday, 12:00pm.

East Texas.

Central Texas.

Click here for the the polls and also the list of all the Week 10 nominations.
Week 10 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule
Sunday, 1st November 2020 - 1:46PM
Week 10 East and Central Texas H.S. Football Schedule

Class 6-A:

District 10:

30-Oct Dallas Skyline at *Tyler Legacy 7:30 PM
30-Oct Mesquite vs *Rockwall 7:30 PM
30-Oct Mesquite Horn at *Rockwall-Heath 7:30 PM
30-Oct North Mesquite Open

District 11:

30-Oct Cedar Hill at *Waxahachie 7:30 PM
30-Oct DeSoto at *Mansfield Lake Ridge 7:30 PM
30-Oct Duncanville vs *Mansfield 7:30 PM
30-Oct Hewitt Midway vs *Waco 7:30 PM

District 12:

30-Oct Belton at *Bryan 7:30 PM
30-Oct Copperas Cove vs *Killeen Shoemaker 7:30 PM
30-Oct Killeen vs *Killeen Ellison 7:30 PM
29-Oct Killeen Harker Heights vs *Temple 7:00 PM

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Four rivalry games with playoff implications - Garrett Ross
Thursday, 6th October 2022 - 6:00AM
The first Texas high school football weekend in October is jam packed with key district matchups that have playoff implications on the line. As we head into Week 7, 206 programs have won more games this season than they did last season according to Greg Tepper from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Here is a look at some of this week’s games that could shakeup the district standings.
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?? THE OFFICIAL ASTROS 2022 SEASON THREAD??

I can't Be the only one who has noticed this

Posted 2022-10-05 11:49:47, Post Count: 24
8 hours ago, StangtilDeath said:

Yall got some athletes on that team and should do well... pine tree should be up their with yall, they had around 30+ on their squad, they looked like a jv squad when we played them.... every kid on the team was well seasoned...

I can't remember exactly but yall had a kid with a DF uniform on in our scrimmage and that kid was legit.....  yalls QB can sling it and accurate, good luck to yall in tri County! I've seen the red raiders and their no threat... but the other tyler squads are ready.. 

I can't Be the only one who has noticed this

Posted 2022-10-05 11:49:47, Post Count: 24
17 hours ago, TIMRIGGINS said:

I think the answer can be long and complex but I will do my best to state my opinions on this matter. 

In my opinion there is a nation wide movement of kids getting away from football. As we learn and understand more about the long term affects of football injuries more people are encouraging their kids to try something else. When I was in school everybody played football but you don't see that today. You see kids playing basketball and baseball only where that use to never happen. Why is that? Well, its easier on the body to play baseball and basketball and its easier on the parents at a young age to find teams to play on. There are about 16 million travel baseball teams so its easy to get in. There aren't just a ton of little league football teams and out of those that are playing a lot of them aren't teaching football the right way which again, leads to injury.  Kids have a lot of things they can do that don't involve football....

The smaller towns you listed are dealing with kids leaving. People graduate from those towns and they don't come back because there isn't anything to come back to.  Those that are stuck in those small town have to travel for work or they take really low paying jobs that causes them to live in the poverty level. Out of those two options the parents that have to travel to the bigger areas to work can just drop their kids off at a bigger nicer school and they have more opportunity than their neighbor down the street because they are going to a bigger school.   The other option I mentioned is to stay in those small towns and work the lesser jobs and earn less money. The majority of those families struggle and those kids either start working very early or are really behind because they never could afford to play high level little league sports. 

The bigger towns are hanging in there because they are striving on tradition and still a decent number of kids (including those from surrounding smaller towns). As far as the small schools that are good year in and year out....their down time will soon be coming. There just isn't as many kids playing as there use to be....

I know I was all over the place but I hope it makes sense. 

The smaller towns are still competing against schools with the same enrollment numbers, so I don't see how people leaving (moving away) has an impact on the success of their football program?  If enrollment goes down, their classification drops.  There are schools and towns just like them that are encountering the same issues, but still find a way to be successful on the gridiron. 

With the smaller towns and schools, the single biggest factor is coaching.  Yes, talent is important, but a coach that can inspire the kids, knows how to engage, and how to truly coach can dominate the other small (4A and down) schools that don't have this.  And even more so if a small town/school finds a way to get a coach like this to stick around and not be enticed to move on to "bigger and better things" in the larger towns/schools.

 

Friday 10/7/22 Carlisle vs Tenaha 7:00 pm district opener

I can't Be the only one who has noticed this

DeKalb @ PP

I can't Be the only one who has noticed this