Smoaky's News & Notes

Piney Woods Football Clinic Registration is Open!
Tuesday, 13th December 2022 - 12:21PM
PineyWoodsClinic2023Download the PDF here: Piney Woods Football Clinic 2023
U.I.L. Football State Championship Week
Saturday, 17th December 2022 - 5:24PM
All Games at AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Saturday, December 17th:

Class 5-A, Division I:

Aledo 52 College Station 14

Class 6-A, Division II:

DeSoto 52 Austin Vandegrift 17

Class 6-A, Division I:

(14-0) Duncanville vs. (15-0) Galena Park North Shore, 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 14th:

Class 1-A (Six-Man), Division II:

Benjamin 68 Loraine 20

Class 1-A (Six-Man), Division I:

Westbrook 69 Abbott 24

Class 2-A, Division II:

Albany 41 Mart 21

Thursday, December 15th

Class 2-A, Division I:

Hawley 54 Refugio 28

Class 3-A, Division II:

Gunter 42 Poth 7

Class 3-A, Division I:

Franklin 17 Brock 14


Friday, December 16th:

Carthage 42 Wimberley 0

Class 4-A, Division I:

China Spring 24 Boerne 21

Class 5-A, Division II:

South Oak Cliff 34 Port Neches-Groves 24

Click here for the entire state championship schedule...
Smoaky's Championship Week HSFB Podcast (Vandegrift, Carthage, China Spring and Mart Featured)...
Tuesday, 13th December 2022 - 12:07PM
Here is the Week 17 and final podcast for the 2022 football season and we hit state championship week. I was able to feature four schools playing this week including Vandegrift, Carthage, China Spring and Mart.'s Week 17 HSFB Podcast.

I give a summary of the semifinal victories and some stats, graphics on the state championship attendance records.

Plus, a thorough look into every game this week from Class 1-A (Six-Man) to Class 6-A and the picks from Jerry Forrest at
East and Central Texas "Players of the Week" Composite
Sunday, 11th December 2022 - 5:39PM
East and Central Texas "Players of the Week" Composite:

Week 16:

East Texas "Players of the Week":


Jakerrian Roquemore, WR, Carthage, 6-catches for 173-yards, 2-TD’s, W/Glen Rose 42-35.


Ta’Darion Boone, Longview, 13-Tackles, 5-TFL, 1-Interception, L/Aledo 17-14.

Special Teams:

Keddrick Harper, KR, Carthage, 72-yard KR for TD, W/Glen Rose 42-35.


Central Texas "Players of the Week":


Tre Hafford, WR/DB, China Spring, 9-catches for 112-yards, 2-TD’s, recovered game-sealing onside kick, W/Decatur 33-27.


Abram Ross, Jr., Mart, 14-Tackles (4-Solo), W/Burton 41-14.

Special Teams:

Thomas Barr, K, China Spring, 4-4 XP’s, 1-FG (31), W/Decatur 33-27.

Click here for the week-to-week selections for the entire season.
Smoaky's Week 16 Statewide HSFB Podcast (College Station and Harmony)
Wednesday, 7th December 2022 - 3:43PM
Week 16 Texas H.S. Football Statewide Podcast (College Station and Harmony)

We feature College Station and Harmony football programs this week as the state playoffs reach the semifinal round. We look back at the best wins from quarterfinal round, look ahead to the elite games this week...and a couple of historical nuggets as always.

Here's the link Smoaky's H.S. Football Podcast.
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Five games to watch in the Super Centex - Garrett Ross
Tuesday, 6th September 2022 - 7:23AM
With two weeks in the book for the Texas high school football season, there have been a lot of intriguing storylines that have unfolded across the state. Now that we have an idea of what to expect from each program, let’s take a look at five games in the Super Centex to keep an eye on this week.
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College Baseball 2023

Posted 2023-02-21 11:47:40, Post Count: 73
11 hours ago, Red90fly said:

It wasn’t Stoney or they’d have caught a lot sooner. Like first base. ?

Nacogdoches is open


Traces of Texas

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John King's Longview Success

Posted 2023-03-28 14:54:15, Post Count: 8

Let's see....

Longview has the 7th, soon to be 6th most wins of any TXHSFB program in the state.

So the program has always won. HOWEVER, not to this degree. He also didn't walk into a winning situation when he arrived at Longview. Longview was headed downward and was frankly saved by Collins/King/Berry and when King was handed the is history. We got by far the greatest era of Lobo football ever. I'm pretty sure that even all individual player records (safe for Talley's rushing yards that Vondrell McGee nearly broke in 2004) at Longview are held by John King coached players. On both sides of the ball. A builder...

Coaching stability? We all love stability and King has had every opportunity to take other ventures and yes, that includes next level. But Longview holds a special place in his heart. The man didnt even leave when his children graduated like you often see coaches do. He calls Longview the best job in Texas. You can call it hyperbolic....whatever. I call it being loyal to some tough A Longview kids and to a fan base who at times, some say don't entirely deserve it.

Here's what doesnt get talked about enough....the coaching success of those who coached under King. Look at what coaches like Casey Pierce (Brackenridge), John Berry (Gladewater) and Jerrod Baugh (Gladewater and Ruston) have done in HC role. Ruston was the state title game in Louisiana last season. King is not only breeding good talent, but good coaches.

Does he get in his own way at times? Sure. Best thing about him that many other coaches have too much pride to do is admit their shortcomings, and King has never had a problem doing that even after wins.

That's my HC.