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Week 2 Texas H.S. Football Schedule (East & Central Texas)
Sunday, 3rd September 2023 - 6:00PM
Week 2 (August 31st-September 2nd):

Class 6-A:

District 10:

1-Sep Mesquite vs North Mesquite 7:30 PM
1-Sep Mesquite Horn vs Arlington Bowie 7:00 PM
31-Aug North Forney at Garland Rowlett 7:00 PM
1-Sep Rockwall at Dallas Jesuit 7:00 PM
1-Sep Rockwall-Heath at Euless Trinity 7:00 PM
1-Sep Royse City vs The Colony 7:00 PM
1-Sep Tyler Legacy at Tyler 7:00 PM

District 12:

1-Sep Bryan vs Huntsville 7:30 PM
1-Sep Copperas Cove at Georgetown East View 7:30 PM
1-Sep Hewitt Midway vs Odessa Permian 7:00 PM
1-Sep Hutto at Liberty Hill 7:00 PM
1-Sep Killeen Harker Heights vs Smithson Valley 7:00 PM
31-Aug Pflugerville Weiss vs Austin LBJ 7:00 PM
1-Sep Temple at Willis 7:00 PM

Click here for the entire Week 2 schedule...
Week 1 Texas H.S. Football Schedule (East & Central Texas)
Sunday, 27th August 2023 - 2:05PM
Week 1 Texas H.S. Football Schedule (East & Central Texas)

Class 6-A:

District 10:

25-Aug Mesquite at Arlington 7:00 PM
25-Aug Mesquite Horn at Plano West 7:00 PM
24-Aug North Forney vs Whitehouse 7:00 PM
25-Aug Rockwall at Cedar Hill 7:00 PM
25-Aug Rockwall-Heath vs Denton Guyer 7:00 PM
25-Aug Royse City at Grand Prairie 7:00 PM
25-Aug Tyler Legacy at Lufkin 7:30 PM

District 11:

25-Aug Cedar Hill vs Rockwall 7:00 PM
25-Aug Dallas Skyline vs Lancaster 7:30 PM
25-Aug DeSoto at Allen 7:00 PM
25-Aug Duncanville vs Dallas South Oak Cliff 7:00 PM
25-Aug Mansfield vs Waco Midway 7:00 PM
25-Aug Mansfield Lake Ridge at Mansfield Summit 7:00 PM
24-Aug Mansfield Legacy vs Fort Worth Richland 7:00 PM
25-Aug Waxahachie at Ennis 7:00 PM

District 12:

25-Aug Bryan at Waller 7:30 PM
25-Aug Copperas Cove at Georgetown 7:30 PM
25-Aug Waco Midway at Mansfield 7:00 PM
25-Aug Hutto vs San Marcos 7:30 PM
24-Aug Harker Heights vs Killeen Ellison 7:00 PM
25-Aug Pflugerville Weiss at Round Rock 7:00 PM
25-Aug Temple at McKinney Boyd 7:00 PM

Click here for the entire Week 1 schedule...
Podcast on East Texas H.S. Football and "Draw The Line"
Monday, 14th August 2023 - 5:27AM
Dr. Hunter Taylor has a book coming out on East Texas High School Football called, "Draw The Line."

And, it's focused on the career and rise of current UTSA football coach Jeff Traylor and how he ended up with highlights on his career at Gilmer. But, Dr. Taylor, Danny Long and David Smoak reflect back to the 1980's and how that decade and changes at Marshall High School impacted the area and Coach Traylor's career.

East Texas Football Podcast with Dr. Hunter Taylor, Danny Long and David Smoak.
2023 H.S. Football Officiating (Read This)
Monday, 14th August 2023 - 5:26AM

BillyClydePuckett Experienced

Posted July 22nd at 02:22 PM · IP (edited)

I can solve this problem in a heartbeat. Coaches quit bing a jerk to officials ESPECIALLY in sub varsity games you are lucky to have officials. School Administrators start kicking jerk parents and fans out of games. Second time they offend ban them from schools. That silliness will stop overnight. UIL bump Minimum pay for sub vqarsity games to $100 / game. PLUS mileage. Bump MINIMUM pay for Varsity games to $200 PLUS mileage. And do NOT for one second tell me schools cannot afford this. I was a coach and teacher for thirty years. Every school I ever worked at threw away more money in a week than officials cost.

Schools if you want to ensure your kids have officials make Officials WANT to come to your school by paying them in cash THAT night. If your Admin says "we can't do that" (and they can btw its just a little extra work for them god forbid people in Admin have to do that) get booster club to pay them that night. AND Feed them......WELL not a Concession Stand Hotdog either! If your Admin is too inept to pay them in cash AD;s do what it takes to make sure these guys are not waiting for their check for two and three months. And yes this is standard operating procedure for most schools. I've even seen AD'S put officials checks in their desks for weeks to "pay back" officials that they feel did not do a good job.

Trust me, officials talk to each other about schools that do a good job of taking care of them and which schools make it REALLY hard to go there. Guess which schools usually have officials and which do not.

When you have a shortage of workers it is because of two things. Pay is not high enough and / or the work conditions stink. Eco 101. It is amazing that schools just throw up their hands at the drop of the hat and say "there is nothing we can do" that is BS.

Example: 6 Man schools have the hardest time getting officials. Many are having to play sub varsity and Varsity on the same night to address this. I know a place that has Officials FIGHTING to go call games there. Strawn, Texas. They pay in cash AND the HC feeds the Officials no matter what the sport after the games. At Mary's. He has an open tab there for officials. Take a hint.

Schools and the UIL better pull their head out of their fourth point of contact. If the current trend holds you will be having coaches call sub varsity games. And your Varsity Schedules will be getting rearragned around when the officials can show up.

To sum up show these folks some respect.
Edited 23 hours ago by BillyClydePuckett
Smoaky's Championship Week HSFB Podcast (Vandegrift, Carthage, China Spring and Mart Featured)...
Monday, 14th August 2023 - 5:26AM
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
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