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
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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
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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.

Smoaky.com'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 PigskinPrep.com.
U.I.L. Football State Championship Week
Monday, 14th August 2023 - 5:26AM
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

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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...
Piney Woods Football Clinic Registration is Open!
Sunday, 13th August 2023 - 6:40AM
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David Smoak's Week 5 Statewide HSFB Podcast (South Oak Cliff/Troup Featured)
Friday, 16th December 2022 - 6:19PM
Here is Week 5 with some historical date and a look back at the best wins in Week 4, best games coming up on Week 5.

Also, we feature defending state champion South Oak Cliff and the Troup head coach Sam Wells on the emotional roller coaster his program has experienced with the injury to junior linebacker Cooper Reid.

Week 5 Statewide H.S. Football Podcast.

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