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  1. Texas has made a huge splash in the recruiting world today, securing a commitment from elite California LB De’Gabriel Floyd. Floyd becomes the first linebacker commit in the Longhorns 2019 class and ranks as 40th best player in the country (3rd ranked LB), according to the 247composite rankings. The addition of Floyd fills a huge need at the linebacker position, a position Tom Herman and Todd Orlando knew they needed to address in the recruiting cycle. On January 28th, Floyd was extended an offer. In Mid-February, he attended junior day and said afterwards that he was blown away and said the Longhorns were very high on his list. Floyd returned a month later during his spring break in March, and ultimately chose to commit to Texas, giving the Longhorns their highest ranked player so far in the 2019 class. Player Information Name: De’Gabriel Floyd Position: LB High School: Westlake City & State: Westlake Village, CA Measurables Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 40-yard time: 4.78 Shuttle: 4.51 Vertical: 35.6″ Statistics No stats available. Film De’Gabriel Floyd Junior Season Pros: From the moment you turn on the film, the first thing that stands out is Floyd’s willingness to hit. The first play of his HUDL is him blowing up a running back trying to pass protect and then slinging the Quarterback to the ground Floyd spent time on offense, defense and special teams during high school, and excelled in every well. On defense, he spent time at linebacker and DB. Plays very well in space. Takes good angles to the balls and diagnoses plays well. Definitely a guy who knows what he is doing in pass coverage Shows good patience in the run game. Chooses gaps wisely and rarely plays timid when attacking a running lane Not afraid to mix it up between the tackles. Takes on offensive lineman willingly and will knock them on their backside if they aren’t ready. Football savvy. Shows good instincts and high football IQ. Cons: Loves to lower the shoulder to deliver the big hit, which worked out for him a lot in high school, but he will need to become more reliable as a tackler at the next level. He shows the ability to wrap-up and drive a ball-carrier, he just needs to do it consistently Since he played all over the field, he will probably need at least a year to adjust to the ins and outs of playing college LB. Testing results shows a lack of straight line speed, which is worrisome, but his play speed seems adequate on tape. Have some questions about his coverage ability, but certainly seems athletic enough in space to be competent. Depending on how the roster shakes out, he could be counted on early, but could benefit from a redshirt. Summary Watch the first play of Floyd’s HUDL, and you will be sold. Tom Herman often times talks about how he wants physicality to be a trademark of his program, and Floyd fits that category. The California native shows tremendous athleticism on film. At junior day, he talked about how Todd Orlando had been discussing the Rover role with him, and it’s easy to tell why. Floyd possesses the ability to play between the tackles and serve as a run stuffer, while also having the speed to play in space. Against the pass, he has the ability to both rush the passer and play in coverage. Unlike some recruits, he doesn’t need to bulk up too much or add a lot of weight. Overall, Floyd has all the tools and traits coaches drool over at the linebacker position, and it’s easy to see why Texas made him a priority target early in the process. Final Verdict Entering the 2019 recruiting cycle, there were some questions about where Texas was going to turn for linebackers. The LB depth in-state was not outstanding, but the Longhorns still had glad a glaring need that needed to be filled. Tom Herman and Todd Orlando deserve a lot of credit for building a relationship with Floyd and pulling him out of California when many thought it was not possible. It certainly does not hurt to bring Floyd into the fold with the Longhorns still heavily pursuing elite California CB Chris Steele. With several members of the 2017 signing class hailing from out of state, it appears Tom Herman and company are willing to go wherever they see fit to bring talent to the 40 acres.
  2. More Junior Day Notes

    QB Ken Seals (2020) With a commitment from 2019 QB Roschon Johnson, Texas has already begun the process of searching for 2020 signal callers. The 2020 QB Ken Seals from Weatherford spent much of his day with quarterbacks coach Tim Beck. “I got to sit in with Coach Beck in one of the quarterback meetings, kinda see what he does,” Seals said.“Coach Beck is a really intelligent guy, he definitely knows what he is talking about. He’s been in the game of football a long time.” Seals is no stranger to Austin. The talented QB has already attended 2 camps on the 40 acres and was in attendance from the Texas Tech game this past season. In 2016, as a freshman starter at Azle, Seals threw for 1414 yards and 10 touchdowns. Following his transfer to Weatherford, he could play Varsity in 2017, but will return to the field this fall. Seals is a name to file away as the Longhorns begin the process of breaking down 2020 quarterback prospects. WR Jaedon Wilson (2021) The younger brother of former Ohio State and Desoto standout RB Dontre Wilson visited Texas on Sunday. Wilson was able to work his way onto a loaded Desoto varsity team as a freshman in 2017. Another name to file away for the future, Wilson is already a standout track athlete and Texas is well aware of the talent the wideout has. TE Nolan Matthews Texas welcomed several tight ends over the 2 day period, with one of them being Frisco Reedy TE Nolan Matthews. Mathews raved about the visit and said he really enjoyed getting to sit down and talk with tight ends coach Derek Warehime. “Texas is a great place. The way they take care of their players really hit me, when they are in schools and after they graduate,” Matthews said. “I got to talk with Coach Warehime about the offense and ask him questions about that. I feel like the offense would fit what I do well and what I enjoy” The 6’5 tight end is beginning to receive more and more interest from around the country. Matthews is hearing from Tulsa, Colorado, Texas Tech and Texas State. Texas is planning by stopping by Frisco Reedy at some point during the spring, and Matthews is squarely on the radar of potential tight end prospects UT is evaluating. OT Hayden Conner (2021) The Longhorns welcomed in several 2021 offensive lineman for junior day, with Katy Taylor OT Hayden Connor making his way to Austin on Saturday. Despite just finishing up his freshman season a couple of month ago, Connor already holds offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas State, Texas A&M and Miami. Standing at 6’5 295 pounds, he easily has the makings of a blue chip offensive tackle down the road. As far as his experience at junior day, Connor said he enjoyed learning about the program and continuing to build a relationship with Hand. “The core values. The way they want me to succeed after I’m out of college,” Connor said when asked about what stood out. “They said they want to get to know me more and build a relationship.” Texas did not extend an offer during the visit, but it would be a surprise if Texas did not offer at some point down the line. So what would an offer from the Longhorns mean? “It would mean a lot. It’d be awesome to have A&M and Texas.” OT Bryce Foster (2021) On Sunday, fellow 2021 Katy Taylor OT Bryce Foster made it in for junior day. Similar to Connor, Foster spoke very highly of Herb Hand and his philosophies as an offensive line coach. The two had an existing relationship from when Hand offered Foster at Auburn. “I love the way he coaches,” Foster said. “I love his theories.” Foster already holds offers from Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Nebraska and Kansas State. Early on in the process, Texas and Texas A&M are the two schools sticking out in the mind of the 6’4 285 pounder. “They are definitely very high,” Foster said of the Longhorns and Aggies. “They are really close together. It would be a really close race if I had to choose between them” Foster said he plans on returning to Austin at some point this spring. CB Xavier Player 2018 safety signee Caden Sterns is not the only talented defensive back at Cibolo Steele. Cornerback Xavier Player attended junior day and came away impressed with cornerbacks coach Jason Washington. “It seems like the coaches really care about their relationships with the players, especially coach Washington,” Player said. “He’s a great coach and really knows what he is talking about.” Player previously visited Oklahoma State and plans on taking trips to North Texas and UTSA later this spring. S Jamal Morris The teammate of Erick Young, Morris made the visit with his teammate on Sunday. The 6’2 safety was thoroughly impressed with what Texas had to show him. “I like how they keep it honest, I talked to Coach Herman and Coach Naivar, and they kept it real and I like that,” Morris said. Following the visit, Morris said the 3 schools that are standing out to him the most are Oklahoma, LSU and Texas. He plans of taking advantage of his official visits this spring, with an eye towards announcing his commitment at some point this summer.
  3. Wrapping up 2018

    The Longhorns finished with the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for the 2018 cycle. With the implementation of a brand new early signing period in December, this cycle was not without its twists and turns. Ultimately, Tom Herman closed out strong and added some nice additions on Wednesday. Here, we look at the storylines behind each February signee, what went wrong in some recruitments, and who can open eyes as a freshman. Signees Keondre Coburn Texas fans were overly worried about Coburn. If you paid close attention to the reporting of our Daniel Seahorn over at HornSports.com, you would know there was nothing to worry about. Miami made a late push, but that was a minimal threat. In the end, Coburn’s heart was with Texas and the idea of playing as a freshman - which he should do. After signing, Coburn got into a spat with former OU quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Red River Rivalry is going to be fun for the next 4 years. Keaontay Ingram If there was worry about Coburn, there was even less reason to worry about Keaontay Ingram. The Carthage product was solid to Texas from the day he committed. One offer that gave me a bit of pause was Auburn, strictly because of Gus Malzahn’s reputation as developing good backs. However, Stan Drayton had his own staple of success stories - Ezekiel Elliot and Jordan Howard, to name a few. In the end, Ingram knew his heart was in Austin. I won’t go into detail about Texas A&M pushing late because they honestly had no chance, and Ingram made that known. Daniel Carson This is the type of recruitment Bryan Carrington earned a raise in. Carson was a heavy Nebraska lean, and heading into his official visit with the Cornhuskers, we fully expected him to commit there. However, he was not overly impressed with the visit, which led to Bryan Carrington swooping in. After Carrington went on the road as a temporary assistant and visited Carson coupled with an official visit that blew Carson out of the water, Texas sealed the deal. Carson has a very high ceiling and will be one to watch over the years. Mike Williams Ultimately the Longhorns lucked out here in that Alabama and LSU did not have room to take Williams. After Texas offered, it became pretty apparent Texas is where he wanted to be. The official visit was the icing on the cake and shortly after, Williams committed. This is the type of evaluation and recruitment that made up for an abysmal start by defensive line coach Oscar Giles. Moro Ojomo I still firmly believe that Ojomo would be one of the best in the state if he were a senior next year. At 16-years-old, he has so much potential and his frame is unreal. This one ultimately came down to Texas and Oklahoma. For a while, it appeared that Oklahoma had the edge, but Texas slowly began to gain traction. By the time Ojomo took his official visit to Austin, Texas had widened the gap and the visit itself sealed the deal. Texas A&M was the early favorite, but the hype surrounding the offer did not last long. An Alabama offer can always be a game-changer, but the Tide were a little too late in this one. Texas got an absolute steal here. Joseph Ossai Ossai was considered a heavy Texas A&M lean for a long time, but the firing of Kevin Sumlin changed things. After that and even with the hype surrounding the hiring of Jimbo Fisher, the Oak Ridge DE began to give Texas a harder look. As time went on, Ossai began to develop a better relationship with the Texas staff and Bryan Carrington. In the end, Carrington was a huge factor in Ossai’s decision. When Ossai was asked what the major difference between the Longhorns and Aggies was, he listed one thing - Bryan Carrington. Christian Jones This recruitment was not as obvious as some would think. Ultimately, Jones’ preferred college position is on the defensive line. Cal did a great job of selling this to Jones, and it made him take a serious look at moving out west. However, the Longhorns were ultimately able to sell Jones and his family on his offensive potential on his official visit, and Jones pulled the trigger. At 6’6, 280 pounds, Jones is an intriguing prospect that can make some noise after a couple of years under Yancy McKnight and Herb Hand. Josh Moore From the get go, we knew this recruitment would have some twists and turns. The first was when Moore committed to Nebraska. At the time, it didn’t make much sense. Nobody really expected Moore to stick to that pledge. After a short stint at IMG Academy, Moore returned home and his recruitment got interesting. After his decommitment from Nebraska, Texas A&M became the heavy favorites. For whatever reason, Jimbo Fisher and Jordan Moore, Josh’s brother, could not do enough to get him to pull the trigger. This allowed Texas to re-enter Moore’s recruitment. Ultimately, Moore fell in love with Austin and liked how he fit schematically in the Texas offense. Although maybe not a true slot, Moore is Texas’ take at the position. It will be interesting to see how he develops, since he also has the ability to play in the defensive secondary. What could have been Vernon Jackson - Texas A&M This recruitment wasn’t even really close until NSD. Things got interesting when A&M took 2 running backs on Wednesday - which is Jackson’s position of choice. Because of this, Jackson became a bit worried that he would not get his chance with the way the roster was filling out. With this sense of wavering, Texas came back and began to push hard. We aren’t sure what type of effect this hard on Jackson, but he ultimately never sent in his LOI. As of yesterday morning, Jackson still hadn’t sent in the LOI. Finally, the fax was in. Ultimately Texas just couldn’t do enough to pry Jackson away, and he felt more comfortable with where he fit in College Station. Andrew Parker - Arkansas This recruitment was strange because Parker was not highly touted until after the early signing period. Some teams that offered Parker after December include TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Parker had to decide if he wanted to stick with his commitment to Arkansas or head to Austin. Soon after the offer, it appeared contingent that Parker would be a Longhorn. An Arkansas reporter of 247Sports even reported that he was set to go public with his commitment to Texas the Monday before signing day. For whatever reason, Parker changed his mind. After Parker failed to go public on Monday, reports surfaced that he was maybe waivering with his decision. He was set to announce at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, but pushed it back to 10:00. He did not announce at that time, either. At 12:00 p.m., Parker announced on Twitter that he was signing with Arkansas. Credit must be given where it’s due. Chad Morris did a fantastic job of holding off a late surge by Texas and getting Parker to honor his commitment. Linebacker continues to be a need for the Longhorns. Tommy Bush - Georgia Bush was always a fan of the Longhorns. After speaking with him at Junior Day in 2017, it was apparent that Texas was the favorite. But in the fall, the Longhorns stopped contacting Bush. This rubbed he and his family the wrong way. When Texas tried to come back late, Bush did not explicitly tell the Longhorns no. He listened to Tom Herman’s justification for the lack of contact and even took an unofficial visit on the Sunday before signing day to speak with the coaches. Texas was Bush’s dream school, but he just could not get past the fact that the Longhorns did not prioritize him like other schools did. Bush signed with Georgia as part of one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory. 2018 Recruiting Class Superlatives Most likely to start as a freshman Daniel - While Daniel Young and Toneil Carter showed some nice things down the home stretch of the season, I think Keaontay Ingram will be the best back on campus the moment he arrive this summer. Ingram is a complete back that will excel as a zone runner and he has the potential to be a feature back during his time in Austin. Jameson - Aside from Cameron Dicker, who should start at kicker, the player most likely to start as a freshman in my eyes is Keondre Coburn. The departure of Poona Ford leaves a big need at NT, and Coburn has all the tools to anchor the middle of the defensive line. He looked very good at the Under Armor All American game, and will be counted on heavily during his freshman season. Harrison - A pick that I think is not so obvious - but one that stands out to me - is Caden Sterns. With the departure of DeShon Elliot, Texas needs a leader in the secondary. I believe Caden Sterns is that guy. Sterns took over at the Army All-American Bowl, and stood out as a leader both at practice and in the game by calling out plays and making sure his cohorts were in the right position. Sterns displayed the same traits as a safety at Cibolo Steele. On top of leadership traits, Sterns is the most fundamentally sound prospect in the 2018 class. Simply put - he does not make many mistakes. That coupled with his high football IQ makes for early playing time. Texas needs that type of leadership and style of play in its secondary. Highest Upside Daniel - Almost went with DeMarvion Overshown here, but then I remembered the monster in the trenches the staff landed in Moro Ojomo just before signing day. Ojomo will arrive in Austin at the age of 16 and as good as his film is, he still has a ton of untapped potential left in his game. The big man from Katy has chance to blossom into an absolute monster in the trenches. Jameson - Regardless of whether he ends up at safety or linebacker, there is little doubt in my mind DeMarvion Overshown will be a stud. He is arguably the hardest hitter in the country and his upside is endless because of how athletically gifted he is. His football IQ is off the chart and Todd Orlando will be able to utilize him in a variety of ways because of his skillset. Harrison - Remember this: Daniel Carson is going to be a force to be reckoned with. At 6’5, 260 pounds, Carson has a great frame and fits perfectly with the 4i scheme of Todd Orlando’s defense. After a year under Yancy McKnight, Carson will be ready. I think Carson compares well with Charles Omenihu. However, I believe Carson will produce much sooner than Omenihu, who didn’t have a very productive season until his junior year. Time will tell, but Carson has immense potential and one of the highest ceilings in the class. Most Underrated Daniel - Byron Hobbs jumped in the boat early on in the cycle and was one of the class’ biggest assets on the recruiting trail along with his mother Natalia Vaughns. On the field, Hobbs was off to a monster start for his senior year until he suffered an injury that sidelined him for awhile. Hobbs’ athleticism and upside are undeniable at this stage in his development and it was clear he was going to outplay his three star rating before the injury. Hobbs recently checked at 6’4, 219 pounds, and his frame isn’t even close to filling out. When he hits the weight room and a meal plan… look out.. I don’t think he is getting nearly enough love from the recruiting services given what he could develop into on campus. Jameson - He may not be underrated by some anymore, but Moro Ojomo is the real deal. He shot up recruiting rankings in the past month once his film spread like wildfire, but I still think he should be ranked higher. The fact he had his senior season at 16 years old and dominated the way he did should get Texas fans very excited. A lot of people know him as the second defensive tackle Texas took behind Coburn, but Ojomo has just as much upside and skill. Harrison - My pick here is the obvious choice - Byron Hobbs. Hobbs reminds me of a young Malik Jefferson - a quiet kid that puts his head down and goes to work. You can’t teach work ethic, and Hobbs has it. Hobbs could benefit from a redshirt year and an entire season in the weight room with Yancy McKnight. After that, he may be just the person to fill in the void left by OLB Gary Johnson when he graduates and heads for the NFL. Hobbs is not as quick or athletic as Jefferson, but he has all the right traits to fill the void. Hobbs position in college depends on how much he grows into his frame. He’s still growing and can easily gain much more weight. If he gets up over the 250 pounds mark, he may consider moving down to defensive line. Regardless, Hobbs will make an impact at Texas. Biggest surprise from the recruiting cycle Daniel - Tom Herman flipping Caden Sterns and Cameron Rising from LSU and Oklahoma will go down as to of the biggest shockers of the cycle for me. Both commitments were huge eye openers early on in the cycle and they set the tone for the rest of the cycle for how the staff was going to hit the trail and lock down the nation’s number three recruiting class. Landing these two sent an early message to regional schools that the Texas staff wasn’t going to back down from anyone and will go toe to toe with the nation’s elite programs to land top tier talent. Jameson - The biggest surprise for me from the 2018 recruiting cycle was Tom Herman’s ability to secure commitments from Daniel Carson and Josh Moore. Despite a 7-6 record, Herman was still able to go out of state and get a huge commitment from a guy who is a great fit at defensive end. Carson seemed destined to end up at Nebraska, but Bryan Carrington and Herman never gave up. Moore had one of the craziest recruitments of the 2018 cycle. Texas A&M, Florida State and Alabama all seemed to be the favorite at one point or another, and then there was the commitment he made to Nebraska. Even after he decommitted from the Huskers following Mike Riley’s firing, he still seemed likely to end up in College Station or out of state. Drew Mehringer, Jason Washington and Herman did a great job of getting Moore on campus for an official visit, and the rest is history. Harrison - The two big surprises of this cycle were Ryan Bujcevski and Cameron Rising. The cousin of former Texas kicker Michael Dickson, Bujcevski was almost a guarantee to end up at Texas. Nobody really knew who he was, so nobody expected his name to pop up on signing day. Regardless, Tom Herman filled a big hole with the departure of Dickson for the NFL Draft. If Bujcevski is even half the punter Dickson was, Texas will be in good shape. The flip of Cameron Rising from Oklahoma to Texas was a huge recruiting victory from the Longhorns and completely unexpected. Rising instantly became a fan favorite when his commitment talked about knowing when you’re in the right spot, and how he felt that way with Oklahoma. Then, Rising uttered the famous words of the 2018 cycle: “And then, I went to Texas.” This is where the narrative surrounding Tom Herman’s magic on official visits began. And boy, did it not disappoint. Rising was the first of many to choose Texas after officially visiting Austin, but none surprised more.
  4. Tom Herman will meet with the media at 2 PM to discuss the 2018 recruiting class. The press conference will be televised live on LHN. Follow along here for updates.
  5. ***National Signing Day 2 Thread***

    The 2018 recruiting class will officially come to a close as National Signing Day 2 is upon us. Texas inked 19 players during the early signing period in December, but will look to add to that number with a strong finish. Below are the remaining commits and targets, with the time they plan on signing: Committed DL Daniel Carson (SIGNED) DL Moro Ojomo (SIGNED) DL Keondre Coburn (SIGNED) RB Keaontay Ingram (SIGNED) WR Josh Moore (SIGNED) OL Christian Jones (SIGNED) DL Michael Williams (2:40 PM) Targets DL Joseph Ossai (9 AM) LB Andrew Parker (9 AM) WR Lawrence Keys III (10 AM) WR Tommy Bush (10:30 AM) DL Vernon Jackson (TBD) Follow along here at HornSports for live updates throughout the day.
  6. All, Serious situation brewing for the Rivals network. Courtney Roland has gone missing and apparently it's extremely out of character for her. If anyone wants to retweet this out, it would be beneficial. Houston HornSports guys, put this out on your social media feeds. I hope that she turns up safe. This is not good. Putting school/website affiliations aside, this is awful. Current Photos of Courtney: From last week: https://twitter.com/elwinter/status/950204394921910272
  7. Best UT Class Ever?

    IMO, we could be venturing into territory whereby this current class can be compared favorably to the best UT class ever. As far as I know, the Chris Simms class has been widely regarded as our best ever. If we land White, Ossai, Waddle, etc., it might be worth a comparison. We can't make the complete comparison yet, but we can start. Daniel, do you have a good idea of what we can use as a barometer against the two? Total points? Stars?
  8. **NSD1 Official Thread**

    Going to go ahead and start this thread tonight so that we can get rolling bright and early. Feel free to put any commentary, tweets, etc. in here pertaining to signing day. LHN will begin coverage at 8:00 a.m. I believe. For your convenience, below is a list of all early signees and other commits and targets: Early Signees Cameron Rising - QB Casey Thompson - QB Brennan Eagles - WR Al'vonte Woodard - WR Reese Moore - OT Malcolm Epps - TE Cameron Dicker - K Byron Hobbs - OLB Adele Adeoye - ILB D'Shawn Jamison - CB Jalen Green - CB Caden Sterns - S DeMarvion Overshown - S BJ Foster - S Other Commits Keaontay Ingram - RB Clint Buckley of ETSN announced that Keaontay Ingram informed him he will not sign early. Although some may worry, I am not. Ingram is very solid to Texas and I fully expect him to ink with the class. The coaches still need to recruit him hard as a precaution against teams like Auburn, but he knows he will see the field almost immediately. Rafiti Ghirmai - OT It seems unlikely that Ghirmai will take advantage of the early signing period tomorrow. Things can obviously change, but I would not be too worried here, either. Ghirmai is fairly solid to Texas and I don't see any other schools being in the picture other than UCLA. Junior Angilau - OT Angilau is not signing early and as many of you know, he's considering taking a 2-year mission trip. Essentially, this makes him a 2020 recruit and he would only have to sign a financial aid agreement, which is not binding. Most recruits taking mission trips stick to the schools they originally commit to, so we aren't too worried here. It's more a matter of Texas needing immediate help on the OL and missing on JUCO prospects means having to rely on freshmen. Keondre Coburn - DT Coburn announced this evening that he will not be signing early and wants to weigh all of his options. As we mentioned for the past several days, this is not surprising. Coburn wants to take all of his official visits. He will likely see places such as Texas A&M, Alabama and FSU. Texas is still the school to beat, but Tom Herman and Oscar Giles need to recruit Coburn like he isn't committed. This recruitment has the possibility of getting very interesting. For now, I will say Coburn sticks with Texas. But you never know in recruiting. Uncommitted Prospects Anthony Cook - CB Cook will be announcing his decision at 3:00 p.m tomorrow on ESPNU. At this point, we'd be surprised if it wasn't Texas. Cook coming into the fold will complete the Houston Lamar pipeline and the greatest secondary class in recent memory. Dominick Wood-Anderson - TE This is out of left field, but the former Texas commit is making his choice tomorrow. I don't think it will be Texas, but this kid is so unpredictable. This is the same kid that told Tennessee fans if they got him to 20,000 followers on Twitter he would sign with them on December 20. This is a straight up wild card. Anderson obviously likes Herman and his staff, but was never that solid of a commit. We'll see what happens tomorrow. Mikey Grandy - OL It seemed fairly certain after Grandy received an offer from the Longhorns that he was headed to Austin. Then the California native received an offer from UCLA. As time continues to press on, we are less optimistic about Grandy signing with Texas. There is always a chance, and Texas needs him in more ways than one. Hopefully Tom Herman can pull another rabbit out of the hat. Nik Bonitto - OLB This recruitment has been trending in Texas' favor over the past several days. Rumor has it that Bonitto will sign with the Longhorns tomorrow, but won't announce until January 4 at the Under Armor All-American Game. We will check into that. Regardless, we feel confident about where Texas stands here. Bonitto is a nice contingency to have in case Texas misses on White, and might be why they take his commitment. Bonitto is a good prospect, but will need some work.
  9. Texas added another piece to an already loaded recruiting class today, when five-star cornerback Anthony Cook announced he was committing to the Longhorns. Head coach Tom Herman and cornerbacks coach Jason Washington did an excellent job recruiting Cook, including a great official visit that the Houston Lamar product took at the end of September to Austin. Many believed that Cook could be headed out of state early in the recruiting progress, possibly to Ohio State or LSU, but the talented corner ultimately chose to stay home and play football down the road in Austin. Film Analysis Standing at 6’0" and 170 pounds, Cook is widely considered as one of the most college-ready corners in the country. He displays great technique, uses his length well, and re-routes receivers at the line of scrimmage often. The physicality he shows carries over into the run game, where he has continuously showed a willingness to take on and defeat blocks only to finish plays by making the tackle. In coverage, Cook has great footwork and closing speed. His high football IQ helps him read the quarterback’s eyes and jump routes intelligently. One of the more impressive traits he possesses is the ability to take good angles to the ball once it is in the air. While Cook may lack the straight line speed and overall athleticism of other players at his position, his technique and coverage skills set him apart from the pack and rarely allow a receiver to beat him deep. Final Verdict Cook reminds me a lot of current Texas corner and former Houston Lamar standout, Holton Hill. With Hill declaring for the NFL Draft, it could pave the way for Cook to see significant playing time very early in his career and for Hill to pass the torch on to his protégé. The physical gifts he possesses combined with the high level of competition he faced in high school will make his transition to college smoother. Landing Cook was the final piece to the puzzle for the top secondary class in the country, and what could go down as the best in recent memory for the Longhorns. Caden Sterns, BJ Foster, Jalen Green, D’Shawn Jamison, DeMarvion Overshown and now Cook will look to cement their legacies at Texas and restore ‘DBU’ to its former glory.
  10. The Longhorns offensive line problems just became a little less apparent with the addition of JUCO OL Mikey Grandy. The San Mateo product did not have many DI offers before Texas identified him. After that, Grandy picked up 2 more from UCLA and Arizona State. This was a battle between UCLA and Texas from the beginning. Grandy is a California native, so UCLA and new head coach Chip Kelly was very appealing. In the end, the opportunity to play right away at Texas won the day. The Longhorns desperately needed OL help, and they got it. This will be a nice addition to the 2018 class. Film Analysis At 6’5″, 305 pounds, Grandy has the measurables of an offensive tackle. But potentially to the dismay of Texas fans, I don’t believe that is his ceiling in college. Although Grandy has the size and arm length to be an efficient tackle, his feet say otherwise. At San Mateo, Grandy was not tested much in the passing game. When he was, he won those matchups simply because he was not going against any defenders with true speed. We all saw Denzel Okafor and Tristan Nickelson get beat by speed rushers consistently in conference play this year. If the Longhorns stick Grandy at LT next season, they might get the same result. So what’s the good news, then? Grandy is an absolute mauler in the run game. He could come in an immediately help fix the interior woes that plagued Texas this season. More holes for talented running backs = a more balanced offense. It’s a win-win for Tom Herman. Grandy has a particular nastiness to him that reminds me of Connor Williams. He does not stop punishing his opponent until the whistle blows. Maybe that comes from his time in the MMA after high school, but it’s nevertheless refreshing to see. Regardless of where Grandy plays next season, he will make an immediate impact. This is a huge pickup for Texas, and one that can help the offense immediately. Final Verdict Landing a JUCO OL became imperative for Tom Herman and Derek Warehime this cycle. Even though Texas may miss on their other JUCO prospects, Grandy was a must-have after being offered. With the departure of Jake McMillon and Terrell Cuney, RG is wide open next season. My prediction is that Grandy finds a home there, even though he played LT at San Mateo. Even though he has tackle measureables, his footwork reminds me too much of Tristan Nickelson and Denzel Okafor. Grandy could very well improve his footwork in the offseason and become a viable LT. If he doesn’t, don’t fret. Wherever he lines up, he will help the Texas offense with his physicality and run blocking abilities.
  11. Lake Travis' Dicker, Carthage's Ingram Take Aim at State Titles CAMERON DICKER, Lake Travis kicker – 4 for 4 on PATS in 28-14 semi-final win. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage – Rushed for 205 yards on 27 carries and 2 touchdowns in 46-39 win over LaVega. SEASON COMPLETED

 2018 Class
 BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield CADEN STERNS, DB, Cibolo Steele BJ FOSTER, TB/S, Angleton – Rushed for 44 yards, 1 TD on 19 carries. Caught five passes for 22 yards in loss to Manvel. JUNIOR ANGILAU, OT, Salt Lake City East 2019 Class
 ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches Groves TEXAS TARGETS Vernon Jackson, Boling ATH, ran for 235 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries in loss to Newton. Grant Tisdale, Allen QB finished 7-10 passing for 77 yards and a touchdown Garrett Wilson Lake Travis WR, caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. He added one carry for a two-yard score in Lake Travis’ win. Theo Wease Allen, WR, caught five passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Moore Yoakum WR, had four catches for 62 yards. Deondrick Glass Katy RB, ran for 214 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. State Championship games are set! The Texas high school football state championships are set and 12 state champions will be crowned over a four-day span this week. The University Interscholastic League state title games kickoff Wednesday with a pair of six-man title games and then the Class 2A Div. I game. The other 2A game and both 3A games will be Thursday, both 4As and the 5A Div. I will be Friday and, the 5A Div. II and both 6A games will be Saturday. All games will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and all 2A through 6A games will be televised live on Fox Sports Southwest, with exception of Wednesday's Mart-Refugio game which will be aired via tape delay Thursday morning. Here are last week's semifinal scores and this week's kickoff times CLASS 6A DIVISION I Allen 28, Round Rock Cedar Ridge 7 Lake Travis 28, Katy 14 State Championship Matchup: Allen (15-0) vs. Lake Travis (13-2) Saturday at 3 p.m. SHA’s pick – Allen over Lake Travis CLASS 6A DIVISION II Waco Midway 28, Longview 26 Cy Fair 14, Austin Westlake 6 State Championship Matchup: Waco Midway (15-0) vs. Cy Fair (14-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. SHA’s pick – Cy Fair over Waco Midway CLASS 5A DIVISION I Highland Park 45, Denton Ryan 35 Manvel 35, Angleton 10 State Championship Matchup: Highland Park (14-1) vs. Manvel (14-0) Friday at 7 p.m. SHA’s pick – Manvel over Highland Park CLASS 5A DIVISION II Aledo 28, Mansfield Legacy 21 College Station 49, Austin McCallum 21 State Championship Matchup: Aledo (15-0) vs. College Station (13-2) Saturday at 11 a.m. SHA’s pick – Aledo over College Station CLASS 4A DIVISION I Kennedale 54, Stephenville 28 Carthage 46, Waco LaVega 39 State Championship Matchup: Kennedale (14-1) vs. Carthage (15-0) Friday at 11 a.m. SHA’s pick – Carthage over Kennedale CLASS 4A DIVISION II Texarkana Pleasant Grove 45, Graham 14 West Orange-Stark 30, Wimberley 21 State Championship Matchup: Texarkana Pleasant Grove (15-0) vs. West Orange-Stark (13-0) Friday at 3 p.m. SHA’s pick – Pleasant Grove over West Orange-Stark CLASS 3A DIVISION I Brock 49, Kemp 21 Rockdale 31, Yoakum 21 State Championship Matchup: Brock (13-2) vs. Rockdale (12-3) Thursday at 3 p.m. SHA’s pick – Rockdale over Brock CLASS 3A DIVISION II Gunter 56, Canadian 27 Newton 56, Boling 28 State Championship Matchup: Gunter (15-0) vs. Newton (14-0) Thursday at 7 p.m. SHA’s pick – Newton over Gunter CLASS 2A DIVISION I Mart 33, Stratford 13 Refugio 63, San Augustine 21 State Championship Matchup: Mart (14-1) vs. Refugio (13-1) Wednesday at 7 p.m. SHA’s pick – Refugio over Mart CLASS 2A DIVISION II Muenster 31, Wellington 28 Tenaha 60, Burton 22 State Championship Matchup: Muenster (15-0) vs. Tenaha (15-0) Thursday at 11 a.m. SHA's pick – Tenaha over Muenster
  12. Texas commits head into State Semi Final round And then there were three. Three Texas commits remain in contention for the big prize, the state championship. Cameron Dicker, the kicker for Lake Travis; B.J. Foster, the do it all player for Angleton; and Keaontay Ingram, the workhorse tailback for Carthage, all walked away winners in the state regional finals last week. Texas already has one state champion commit, from Kentucky, in Rondale Moore who was also named Kentucky’s “Mr Football” last week. Now, in the state semifinals, everything gets a bit more difficult and complicated. Foster could be playing in the state’s best contest this week when he and his Wildcat team mates take on Manvel in NRG Stadium. The amount of talent on the field will be staggering. Ingram and his Bulldogs will meet undefeated LaVega at the Ford Center in Frisco. And Dicker and the Cavaliers will take on powerful Katy in the Alamodome. Keep an eye on the Boling vs Newton game in Porter. Boling Do-it-all Vernon Jackson, a Texas target, had the mother of all nights last week when he racked up 418 yards on 36 carries and five touchdowns. TEXAS COMMITS IN THE PLAYOFFS CAMERON DICKER, Lake Travis kicker – 5 for 5 on PATS, 1 28 yd FG in regional final win. BJ FOSTER, TB/S, Angleton - 126 yards rushing - 14 carries, 3 TDs, 6 catches for 89 yards in 41-10 win over Richmond Foster. KEOANTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage – 130 yards on 19 carries, 3 TDs. 1 reception for 19 yards. 35-0 win over Henderson. SEASON COMPLETED
 2018 Class
 BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield CADEN STERNS, DB, Cibolo Steele 2019 Class ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches Groves TEXAS TARGETS Jordan Whittington , Cuero, caught eight passes for 136 yards. Grant Tisdale, Allen, was 10-13 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown while running for 51 yards and two scores on 16 carries. Theo Wease caught four passes for 51 yards. Garrett Wilson caught seven passes for 95 yards and a touchdown. Vernon Jackson ran for 418 yards and five touchdowns on 36 carries. CLASS 6A, Div 1 SEMIFINALS Allen (14-0) vs. RR Cedar Ridge (13-1), 2 p.m. Saturday, McLane Stadium, Waco Katy (12-0) vs. Austin Lake Travis (12-2), 3 p.m. Saturday, Alamo Stadium, San Antonio CLASS 6A DIVISION II SEMIFINALS Waco Midway (14-0) vs. Longview (13-1), 6 p.m. Saturday, Allen Cypress Fairbanks (13-0) vs. Austin Westlake (14-0), 3 p.m. Saturday, NRG Stadium, Houston CLASS 5A, DIV 1 SEMIFINALS Denton Ryan (14-0) vs. Highland Park (13-1), 9 p.m. Friday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington Manvel (13-0) vs. Angleton (13-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, NRG Stadium, Houston 
 CLASS 5A DIV 2 SEMIFINALS Aledo (14-0) vs. Mansfield Legacy (12-2), 2 p.m. Saturday, Pennington Field, Bedford College Station (12-2) vs. Austin McCallum (14-0), 7 p.m. Saturday, NRG Stadium, Houston CLASS 4A DIV 1 
SEMIFINALS Stephenville (12-2) vs. Kennedale (13-1), 5 p.m. Friday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington Carthage (14-0) vs. Waco La Vega (14-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ford Center, Frisco 
 CLASS 4A DIV 2 SEMIFINALS Graham (14-0) vs. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (14-0), 7 p.m. Thursday, Ford Center, Frisco West Orange-Stark (12-0) vs. Wimberley (13-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium, Katy 
CLASS 3A DIV 1 SEMIFINALS Brock (12-2) vs. Kemp (13-1), 7 p.m. Thursday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington Rockdale (11-3) vs. Yoakum (13-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, Cypress 
 CLASS 3A DIV 2 SEMIFINALS Canadian (14-0) vs. Gunter (14-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Vernon Newton (13-0) vs. Boling (9-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Texan Drive Stadium, Porter 
CLASS 2A DIV 1 SEMIFINALS Stratford (13-1) vs. Mart (13-1), 7 p.m. Thursday, Snyder San Augustine (14-0) vs. Refugio (12-1), 7 p.m. Thursday, Berry Center, Cypress 
 CLASS 2A DIV 2 SEMIFINALS Wellington (13-1) vs. Muenster (14-0), 7 p.m. Thursday, Vernon Tenaha (14-0) vs. Burton (13-1), 7 p.m. Thursday, Crockett 

  13. [vid]https://www.courier-journal.com/videos/sports/preps/kentucky/2017/12/03/trinitys-rondale-moore-discusses-win-over-st.-x/108288234/[/vid] Trinity beats St. Xavier in Kentucky 6A final behind Rondale Moore's big game (Courtesy Lexington Courier Journal) LEXINGTON, Ky. – St. Xavier High School made it a game this time, but Rondale Moore ended up owning it. The Trinity High School senior produced 293 yards of offense, scored three touchdowns and wrapped up his case to win Kentucky’s Mr. Football award while leading the Shamrocks to a 38-21 victory over rival St. X in Sunday’s Class 6A championship game. A crowd of 9,791 at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field saw Moore – a University of Texas commit - show why he’s among the nation’s most coveted recruits in the Class of 2018. “That’s the game plan: You have a thoroughbred, you have to ride him,” Trinity coach Bob Beatty said. “He did not disappoint. He was nicked up a little bit with an ankle (injury), but he fought through it. We talked about it at halftime: ‘There’s no tomorrows. You don’t have to worry about Monday’s practice.’ He was fabulous.” Moore helped Trinity complete its second straight 15-0 season – the first time that’s happened in Beatty’s 18-season tenure – and win its 25th state title overall. That’s the most in state history, two more than Highlands’ 23. Trinity also continued its recent dominance of its archrival, beating St. X for the 14th time in the past 15 meetings. The Shamrocks beat the Tigers 28-0 in the regular-season matchup on Sept. 29. “I knew it probably wasn’t going to be a shutout this time,” Beatty said, “but we persevered through it and played very well.” While Moore was leading the rushing and receiving duties, senior Nick Bohn was his usual steady self at quarterback, completing 19 of 26 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the season with a completion rate of 79.7 percent, besting the national record of 75.1 percent set by Leslie County’s Tim Couch in 1994. Bohn also was intercepted twice but said he didn’t let it affect him. “I had to let that go,” Bohn said. That’s how we came out with the W.” St. X quarterback Jack Albers completed 9 of 22 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 50 yards and a score on 24 carries. But Albers also was sacked five times and the Tigers managed just 79 rushing yards on 45 attempts (1.8 yards per carry). Trinity’s Ethan Hull and Arak McDuffie both had two sacks, and McDuffie finished with 4 ½ tackles for loss. “We did a lot of things that we wanted to do,” Tigers coach Will Wolford said. “I’m very proud of the way we fought in the second half, but the second quarter we didn’t capitalize on the opportunities we had and (Trinity) did.” Albers’ 26-yard touchdown pass to Will Crum gave St. X (12-3) an early 7-0 lead before the Moore show began. Bohn connected with Moore on a 62-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 7, and less than 3 minutes later Moore broke loose for a 93-yard touchdown run that made it 14-7 with 1:49 left in the first quarter. “I just saw a hole and made one cut and used my speed and went to the end zone,” Moore said. Albers’ 35-yard touchdown pass to Ben Mueller tied the score at 14 early in the second quarter before an offensive onslaught gave Trinity control. Bohn sandwiched a pair of touchdown passes to Nick Strothman around a 3-yard touchdown run by Moore, giving the Shamrocks a 35-14 halftime lead. Bohn said Moore’s presence in the offense allowed him to prosper at quarterback. “He’s the best player in the state and deserves Mr. Football over anyone,” Bohn said. “I don’t care what anybody says. He’s an All-American.” Albers’ 13-yard touchdown run pulled St. X within 35-21 with 6:42 left in the third quarter. Jude Carlon’s interception of Bohn gave the Tigers a chance to pull closer, and they drove to the Trinity 4-yard line. But after three runs resulted in a net loss of 1 yard, Albers’ fourth-down pass was incomplete. Trinity answered with a 24-yard field goal by Sebastian Mata that made it 38-21 with 10:05 left. The victory gave Beatty his 13th state title during his Trinity tenure and improved his record in state finals to 13-2. “I always talk about, ‘Who’s the best team? The next team,’” Beatty said with a smile as his players celebrated around him. “Right now, those guys are the best team.” * The Kentucky Football Coaches Association announced its Class 6A honorees at halftime, with Ryle running back Jake Chisholm named Player of the Year and Scott County’s Jim McKee named Coach of the Year. TRINITY 14 21 0 3 - 38 ST. XAVIER 7 7 7 0 – 21 SX – Will Crum 26 pass from Jack Albers (Alan Mateja kick); T – Rondale Moore 62 pass from Nick Bohn (Sebastian Mata kick); T – Moore 93 run (Mata kick); SX – Ben Mueller 35 pass from Albers (Mateja kick); T – Nick Strothman 36 pass from Bohn (Mata kick); T – Moore 3 run (Mata kick); T – Strothman 3 pass from Bohn (Mata kick); SX – Albers 13 run (Mateja kick); T – Mata 24 FG. https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/preps/kentucky/2017/12/03/trinity-beats-st-xavier-class-6-a-final-behind-rondale-moores-big-game/901414001/ TEXAS COMMITS IN THE PLAYOFFS – QUARTERFINALS ROUND Class 6A Div 1 CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Los Fresnos 42-7. Dicker was 6 of 6 on PATs. Lake Travis vs SA O’Connor, Saturday, 4 p.m. Alamodome Class 6A Div 2 CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated Weslaco East 36-21. No stats available. Cibolo Steele vs #5 Austin Westlake, Saturday, 8 p.m. Alamodome Class 5A Div 1 BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 56-14. Foster rushed for 157 yards on 8 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. #5 Angleton vs Richmond Foster, Friday 7:30 p.m. NRG Stadium CLASS 4A, DIV 1 KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Silsbee 64-36. Ingram rushed for 161 yards on 8 carries and scored 2 TDs. He also caught a touchdown pass for 59 yards. 
#1 Carthage vs Henderson, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Homer Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches SEASON COMPLETED 
BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar had six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches Groves was 16-35 passing for 178 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He added 209 yards and two scores on 29 carries in loss to College Station. TEXAS TARGETS VERNON JACKSON, Boling, Rushed for 203 yards on 28 carries and scored 2 touchdowns in 28-6 win over East Bernard. Jackson also threw a 47-yd touchdown pass and racked up 3 sacks on defense. JORDAN WHITTINGTON, Cuero, caught three passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns in 38-24 win over Navarro. GRANT TISDALE, Allen, QB, was 4-10 passing for 96 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 51 yards on 13 carries in 48-25 win over Arlington Martin. THEO WEISS, ALLEN, WR, caught four passes for 96 yards and two scores. TEXAS QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE QUARTERFINALS CLASS 6A DIVISION 1 Euless Trinity (11-2) vs. Allen (13-0), 1 p.. Saturday, Apogee Stadium, Denton RR Cedar Ridge (12-1) vs. Pflugerville Hendrickson (10-3), 5 p.m. Saturday, The Pfield, Pflugerville
 Katy (11-0) vs. Houston North Shore (9-3), 2 p.m. Saturday, NRG Stadium, Houston Austin Lake Travis (11-2) vs. Helotes O'Connor (13-0), 4 p.m. Saturday, Alamodome, San Antonio CLASS 6A DIVISION II Southlake Carroll (10-3) vs. Waco Midway (13-0), 6 p.m. Saturday, McLane Stadium, Waco Longview (12-1) vs. Lufkin (11-2), 1 p.m. Saturday, Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches Cypress Fairbanks (12-0) vs. Houston Langham Creek (11-1), 1 p.m. Saturday, Cy-Fair FCU Stadium, Cypress Austin Westlake (13-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (9-4), 8 p.m. Saturday, Alamodome, San Antonio CLASS 5A DIVISION 1 Denton Ryan (13-0) vs. Lubbock Coronado (13-0), 2 p.m. Saturday, Wildcat Stadium, Abilene Highland Park (12-1) vs. Mansfield Lake Ridge (12-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington Manvel (12-0) vs. Temple (10-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Panther Stadium, Prairie View Angleton (12-0) vs. Richmond Foster (9-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday, NRG Stadium, Houston CLASS 5A DIVISION 1 NRH Richland (11-2) vs. Aledo (13-0), 2 p.m. Saturday, Ford Center, Frisco Frisco Lone Star (12-1) vs. Mansfield Legacy (11-2), 2 p.m. Saturday, Ford Stadium, Dallas MC Marshall (10-2) vs. College Station (11-2), 1 p.m. Saturday, Waller Austin McCallum (13-0) vs. CC Calallen (13-0), noon Saturday, Alamodome, San Antonio 
 CLASS 4A DIVISION 1 WF Hirschi (11-2) vs. Stephenville (11-2), 7 p.m. Friday, Ranger Stadium, Fort Worth Kennedale (12-1) vs. Kaufman (12-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Ford Center, Frisco Carthage (13-0) vs. Henderson (11-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bryce Stadium, Nacogdoches Waco La Vega (13-0) vs. Liberty Hill (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Buckley Stadium, Killeen 
 CLASS 4A DIVISION II Bushland (11-2) vs. Graham (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Lowrey Field, Lubbock Melissa (12-1) vs. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Paris Salado (12-1) vs. West Orange-Stark (11-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Legacy Stadium, Katy Wimberley (12-1) vs. Cuero (12-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bastrop 
 CLASS 3A DIVISION I Brock (11-2) vs. Comanche (12-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Shotwell Stadium, Abilene Grandview (12-1) vs. Kemp (12-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Midlothian ISD Stadium Teague (11-2) vs. Rockdale (10-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Waco ISD Stadium Yoakum (12-1) vs. Goliad (11-1), 6 p.m. Saturday, Royal-Memorial Stadium, Austin CLASS 3A DIVISION II Canadian (13-0) vs. Childress (12-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Bivins Stadium, Amarillo Gunter (13-0) vs. New Diana (10-3), 7 p.m. Friday, Royse City Newton (12-0) vs. Waskom (9-4), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Martin Stadium, Lufkin Lexington (13-0) vs. Boling (8-3), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Brenham CLASS 2A DIVISION 1 Stratford (12-1) vs. Panhandle (9-4), 7 p.m. Friday, Dumas Crawford (11-2) vs. Mart (12-1), 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Waco ISD Stadium Centerville (10-3) vs. San Augustine (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Wildcat Stadium, Palestine Mason (13-0) vs. Refugio (11-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Alamodome, San Antonio CLASS 2A DIVISION II Wellington (12-1) vs. Clarendon (12-1), 7 p.m. Friday, Childress Albany (13-0) vs. Muenster (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Iowa Park Timpson (11-2) vs. Tenaha (13-0), 7 p.m. Thursday, Carthage Burton (12-1) vs. Falls City (11-2), 7 p.m. Friday, Bobcat Stadium, San Marcos
  14. NOTABLE GAMES THIS WEEK Lamar vs GP North Shore Atascocita vs Katy Klein Collins vs Longview Westfield vs Lufkin Arlington Martin vs Allen SA O’Connor vs San Benito Mansfield vs Waco Midway Abilene Cooper vs Aledo Graham vs Sweetwater Bushland vs Seminole Cedar Park vs Manvel Port Neches Groves vs College Station Kerrville Tivy vs Corpus Christi Calallen Kennedale vs Midlothian Heritage Henderson vs Kilgore Texarkana Pleasant Grove vs Celina Melissa vs Gilmer Cuero vs Geronimo Navarro Brock vs Wall Teague vs Franklin Canadian vs Colorado City West Rusk vs Newton TEXAS COMMITS IN THE PLAYOFFS – REGIONAL ROUND Class 6A Div 1 CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated #4 Converse Judson 47-39. Dicker kicked a 48-yard field goal, but later missed a 46-yd field goal. He kicked an onside kick and recovered the ball for the Cavs, helping to erase an early deficit. Lake Travis vs Los Fresnos, Saturday, 1 p.m. Leo Aguilar Memorial Stadium, Los Fresnos. D'Shawn Jamison (5) of Lamar makes a diving touchdown in the second quarter of their win over Ridge Point. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR; D’SHAWN JAMISON, DB defeated Ridge Point 36-29. Jamison scored on an 82-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. He later scored on an 8-yard run. He also had an interception near the goal line to stop a Ridge Point drive. Lamar vs GP North Shore, Friday, 7 p.m. Rice Stadium Class 6A Div 2 KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated San Marcos 47-3. No stats available. Spring Westfield vs Lufkin, 1:30 p.m. Porter’s Texan Drive Stadium CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated Austin Vandegrift 36-18. Sterns caught a two-point conversion. Cibolo Steele vs Weslaco East, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Alamodome Class 5A Div 1 BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Boene Champion 69-7. Foster did not play. 
#5 Angleton vs Corpus Christi Flour Bluff, Friday 7:30 p.m. Bobcat Stadium San Marcos Class 5A Div 2 PNG’s Roschon Johnson rushed for 193 yards in the win over Texas City. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Texas City 24-17. Johnson had 193 yards rushing and one touchdown. He had another 67 yards passing and one touchdown. Port Neches Groves vs. College Station, Saturday, 1 p.m. Turner Stadium, Humble CLASS 4A, DIV 1 KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Brazosport 45-21. Ingram rushed for 135 yards scored 2 TDs. 
#1 Carthage vs Silsbee, Friday, 7 p.m., Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin CLASS 4A, DIV 2 REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole, defeated Iowa Park 29-27. Moore had one catch for 9 yards. Seminole vs Bushland, Friday, 7 p.m. Lowrey Field, Lubbock KENTUCKY CLASS 6A
 RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Central Hardin 49-3 in the 4th round of the Kentucky 6A state playoffs. Moore was bottled up most of the evening, but did score on a 64-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Central Hardin was the eighth team Trinity has held without a touchdown this season. Trinity has won 29 games in a row. Trinity faces St Xavier, a team they beat 28-0 earlier this season. KENTUCKY CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Trinity (14-0) vs. St Xavier (12-2) Sunday 2 p.m. at University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington. SEASON COMPLETED BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland ALL IN THE FAMILY: CARTHAGE’S INGRAMS EXPERIENCE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOGETHER From left, Dewaylon Ingram, Darrian Ingram, and Keaontay Ingram. (Courtesy etsn.fm) CARTHAGE – Somewhere in Texas, there is a group of kids plotting their football dreams. They’ve spent all day playing football in their backyard, the characters in their own fantasy. They’ll get to high school and play on Friday nights. They’ll become adored figures in their school and community. They’ll win state championships and then prepare to do it all again in college. For most kids, the dream ends in the backyard. Walk into a practice at Carthage High School and you’ll discover a quintet of kids for whom the dream is still alive. Meet the Ingrams. You’ve probably heard of Keaontay Ingram, the top running back destined to become a Texas Longhorn next season. His cousin, Dewaylon Ingram, has accepted a scholarship to play receiver at Sam Houston State. What about Darrian Ingram? He is a defensive starter for the Bulldogs with 46 tackles and four for loss this season. Rayvon Ingram is just a sophomore in his first full year on varsity, but has seen playing time both on offense and defense this season. Then there’s Kelvontay Dixon, the brother of Keaontay Ingram. He began the season as a starting safety and backup running back before suffering an ankle injury in the third game. They represent hope for the backyard dreamers. They grew up in the way most kids do in East Texas. They ran outside barefoot. Whenever they weren’t playing football, they were shooting at rabbits with their BB guns. “We’ve killed and caught so many, you lose track,” Keaontay said. Most of the time, though, they were playing football. The older kids prepared the younger two for the road ahead. With family members, there was no holding back. The tackles were full-strength and left marks. “It made me tougher,” Rayvon Ingram said. “They always go hard. They talk trash, hit us hard.” It was all in good fun. When they reached middle school, they began to map their future success. Multiple touchdowns, multiple championships and Texas high school football glory. “It’s been a dream,” Dewaylon Ingram said. "We used to talk about it and then we did it. It made it even better.” They never doubted it would happen. The Bulldogs won the state championship in 2016, meaning their dreams were no longer that. The experience of playing in AT&T Stadium was daunting, but they pulled out a 31-17 victory against Abilene Wylie. “I knew there was gonna be a lot of people, but I didn’t know it was gonna be like that,” Keaontay Ingram said. “You’ve got people way up in the top that look like looked like little ants. The experience there was fun, but you got a little nervous, too. There’s a lot of eyes on you just watching your every move. You don’t really wanna take a play off because everybody is watching somebody. I feel like our team experiences something like that and got a taste of that and they want to do it again.” Carthage is on the path to another state championship this season. The Bulldogs haven’t lost a game yet and are already in the regional semifinals, where they will face Silisbee at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lufkin. The Ingrams might have achieved a goal last year, but the dream isn’t over yet. The Ingrams aren't the first to play sports in their family tree. Rickey Ingram was a member of the 2009 and 2010 Carthage teams that won state championships. He played safety. Dewaylon Ingram's brother, Ja'Marcus Ingram, grew up in Dallas. He attended South Oak Cliff in high school and is a redshirt freshman at Utah State. Brandie Ingram, the mother of Keaontay Ingram and Dixon, played basketball in Carthage and then at Ranger College for two seasons. She is an assistant coach with the girls basketball team at Carthage now. The list goes on. Keaontay Ingram's father was a good football player, too, he said. None of the other Ingrams got the chance to play with this many family members. That's what separates this group from the rest. "To have that and be playing with each other, that’s gonna be memorable moments when we sit back 20 years down the road,” Keaontay Ingram said. Keaontay Ingram and Dixon are the closest in relation, being half brothers. The rest are cousins of varying degrees. They've played together since they were small, playing Pop Warner and community league sports. "They know each other," Brandie Ingram said. "When you get to know your teammates and who you’re playing with and what they can and can’t do and you’re pushing each other to be successful each and every day, that has a lot to do with (the success).” Darrian Ingram moved into a starting role during the first round of the playoffs last year. He said making his first start in a playoff game was nerve-wracking, but he relished the opportunity to be on the field for the state championship victory with his family. “I had that fight in me every play," he said. "I had to prove something to my coaches and to my teammates.” Scott Surratt has been the coach at Carthage since 2007 and has seen plenty of Ingrams come through the program since then. He knows better than anybody the impact the family has had on the program. It goes beyond just athletic ability to establish a culture, he said. "The Ingrams are gonna have fun, but you know they’ll work their butts off every day," he said. "They’ve gotten better. A lot of times, people level out, especially when they’re seniors. They think they got it figured out. Not these guys.” That work ethic starts with Keaontay Ingram. The Monday after the Bulldogs won the championship last season, he was back to work, formulating a plan for 2017. He watched videos of Dwight Smith, who holds the record for most rushing yards in a single season by a Carthage player. He also runs track when it isn't football season. He said he is constantly working on his speed, naming Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill as an inspiration. He adds more to the family legacy in that he is one of the most successful players in Carthage history. He is the Bulldogs' career touchdown leader with 67 to date and ranks third in career yardage with 4,573 career rushing. He needs 308 yards to become the second player in school history to finish with two 2,000-yard rushing seasons.* Although each Carthage player must hold a target in that they are defending state champions, Keaontay Ingram said he holds another as a top recruit. “I carry a lot of weight," he said. "You gotta go out there and prove yourself every single night. It has its perks, but sometimes it’s not fun when everybody is targeting you and trying to stop you and people expect you to do with same thing while everybody is trying to target you. It’s a lot of pressure that comes with it. They’re tied in to their own opinion. The only thing for people like me to do is go out there and compete and show them why you’re a No. 1 recruit.” The Ingrams are a big part of the reason why the Bulldogs have a chance to repeat as state champions, but they're not the only reason. Dewaylon Ingram has 887 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns, but Dee Bowens leads the team with 947 and 16. Keaontay Ingram has rushed for 28 touchdowns, but the defense has also been stout, led by Jacorey Ware, Mekhi Colbert and Mykel Gates. This Carthage team is talented in many areas and will be a tough out. “(We) just (have to) keep practicing hard and play with a chip on our shoulder," Dewaylon Ingram said. "We know everybody wants to beat us.” Darrian, Keaontay and Dewaylon will all graduate after this season, but the Ingram legacy won't fade away. Rayvon and Dixon will be juniors, ready to make their own impacts. Surratt said when all is said and done, Dixon has the chance to pick up where his brother left off. "He’s gonna be a special, special player," he said. "He may be the fastest one of all of them before it’s all over. What a great kid. I’m so sad for him that he only got to play two games.” For now, the four Ingrams and their teammates have their sights set on even bigger rings. It all seems so surreal, that of all the kids pretending in their yards they would be the ones to live their fantasy. Most kids don't have the drive or if they do they lack the talent. The Ingrams are a lucky group to possess both. If their season were to end on Friday, it would be a fun ride, but this Carthage team and the Ingram's legacy would likely only be a good team that won a state title one season. Nothing truly dominant, like the Carthage teams that took three state titles from 2008-10. If, however, they can win again in AT&T Stadium, they enter a new class: back-to-back champions. It's something Keaontay Ingram has been thinking about plenty. "Hopefully, if we don’t make it, we know we gave 110 percent and that team was fundamentally better than us and more gifted than us," he said. "I feel like 10 years from now, some teams won’t be remembered. "We want to be remembered.” http://etsn.fm/all-in-the-family-carthages-ingrams-experience-high-school-football-together/
  15. Hondo says don't diss the record! I complained about the lopsided scores in the first round of the playoffs. But there are exceptions, of course. A year ago, 1-9 Hondo defeated 9-1 Devine in the first round. This week, 3-8 Hondo meets 7-3 Sweeny after beating undefeated Pearsall in the opening round. NOTABLE GAMES Class 6A Div 1 Euless Trinity vs #6 Duncanville Cy Ranch vs #2 Katy Atascocita vs Dickinson Lamar vs Ridge Point Lake Travis vs #9 Converse Judson Class 6A Div 2 Southlake Carroll vs #10 DeSoto Byron Nelson vs #5 Waco Midway Smithson Valley vs Austin Westlake Class 5A Div 1 Cedar Park vs Ennis Nederland vs #2 Manvel Richmond Foster vs #8 Dripping Springs Class 5A Div 2 Port Neches Groves vs Texas City Class 4A Div 1 El Campo vs Kilgore Stephenville vs Pampa #7 Kennedale vs Van Class 4A Div 2 Celina vs Jasper Seminole vs Iowa Park Class 3A Div 1 Shallowater vs Brock Class 3A Div 2 Daingerfield vs #1 Gunter Cisco vs Childress TEXAS COMMITS PNG’s Roschon Johnson accounted for more than 500 yards of offense and 10 TDs. Class 6A Div 1 CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Madison 49-14. No stats available.
Lake Travis vs Converse Judson, Saturday, 2 p.m. DKR Royal Memorial Stadium ALVONTE WOODARD, WR; D’SHAWN JAMISON, DB defeated Cy Falls 14-10. Woodard caught three passes for 47 yards and 1 TD.
Lamar vs Ridge Point, Friday, 12 p.m. Delmar Stadium Class 6A Div 2 KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Stratford 42-10. No stats available.
Spring Westfield vs San Marcos Friday, 2 p.m. Prairie View A&M CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated SA Brennan 31-3. No stats available. Cibolo Steele vs Austin Vandegrift, Friday, 2 p.m. New Braunfels Canyon Stadium Class 5A Div 1 BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Highlands 79-14. Foster did not play.
#5 Angleton vs Boerne Champion, Friday 7:30 p.m. Heroes Stadium Class 5A Div 2 ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Crosby 72-69. Johnson had an incredible night. He was 10 of 14 passing for 302 yards and 5 TDs. Johnson also rushed 36 times for 254 yards and 5 TDs. He had 556 total yards and 10 TDs on the night. Port Neches Groves vs. Texas City, Friday, 8 p.m. NRG Stadium CLASS 4A, DIV 1 KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Huffman-Hargrave 46-10. Ingram rushed for 150 yards on 18 carries and scored 3 TDs.
#1 Carthage vs Brazosport, Friday, 6 p.m., Texan Drive Field (Porter) Seminole’s Reese Moore caught two 42-yd TD passes in the win over Dalhart. CLASS 4A, DIV 2 REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole, defeated Dalhart 43-6. Moore caught two passes, both were 42-yard TD catches. 
Seminole vs Iowa Park, Friday, 2 p.m. Abilene Christian University Seminole is riding a 10-game winning streak. They have not lost since their opener with class 5A Lubbock High. KENTUCKY CLASS 6A RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Simon Kenton 49-17 in the 3rd round of the Kentucky 6A state playoffs. Moore had scored three times (one rushing, two receiving) and totaled 254 yards on just 20 touches. 
Trinity (13-0) vs. Central Hardin Friday 7:30 p.m. at Trinity SEASON COMPLETED BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp (Had 4 carries for 67 yards in loss to Newton) MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney (caught 7 passes for 62 yards, 1 TD in loss to Klein Collins) JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland
  16. Pleasant Grove makes school history Texarkana Pleasant Grove High School has only been in operation since 1987, but still thats a long time to go without winning a district title or have an undefeated season. But thats exactly what PGHS did when they defeated Gladewater 50-7 last Friday night. For the first time in school history, a 10-0 season was achieved, a district title was achieved, and its first ever bi-district game was scheduled for this Friday against Tatum. The AP has Pleasant Grove ranked #8 currently in the state’s 4A top 10. Want to see all the playoff games and bracket set ups throughout the classifications? Check out the link from the UIL website! http://www.uiltexas.org/football/playoff-brackets NOTABLE GAMES THIS WEEK Lewisville Hebron vs Allen Rockwall vs #8 The Woodlands Houston Heights vs Langham Creek Longview vs West Brook Texarkana vs #6 Highland Park Port Neches Groves vs Crosby Perryton vs #10 Sweetwater Lorena vs Caldwell Rockdale vs Malakoff Cameron Yoe vs Teague Idalou vs Childress TEXAS COMMITS IN THE STATE PLAYOFFS CLASS 6A, DIV 1 Cameron Dicker CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Vandegrift 40-28. No stats available. Lake Travis vs Madison, Friday, 7:30 p.m. LT ISD Stadium ALVONTE WOODARD, WR; D’SHAWN JAMISON, DB defeated Westbury 36-18. Woodard caught four passes for 176 yards and 2 TDs. Lamar vs Cypress Falls, Friday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium CLASS 6A, DIV 2 MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney defeated Macarthur 38-0. Epps had 4 catches for 106 yards and 2 TDs. #9 Klein Collins vs Dekaney, Friday, 7 p.m. Klein Stadium JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights was idle last week. Houston Heights vs Langham Creek, Friday, 7 p.m. C-F FCU Stadium Keondre Coburn KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Aldin Davis 34-10. No stats available. Spring Westfield vs Stratford Friday, 7 p.m. George Stadium CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated Shertz Clemens 14-13. Sterns had 3 receptions for 19 yards. Cibolo Steele vs SA Brennan, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Gustafson Stadium CLASS 5A, DIV 1 Rhafiti Ghirmai RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland defeated Frisco 62-28. No stats available. Frisco Wakeland vs Prosper, Thursday, 7 p.m. Eagles Stadium BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Port Lavaca Calhoun 48-7. Foster did not play. #5 Angleton vs Highlands, Friday 7:30 p.m. Alamo Stadium CLASS 5A, DIV 2 Roschon Johnson ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves lost to Nederland 36-35. Johnson had 292 yards rushing and five TDs Port Neches Groves vs. Crosby, Friday, 7 p.m. Stallworth Stadium CLASS 4A, DIV 1 KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Chapel Hill 49-20. Ingram rushed for 107 yards and scored 3 TDs. #1 Carthage vs Hargrave, Thursday, 7 p.m., Bulldog Field CLASS 4A, DIV 2 REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole, was idle last week. Seminole vs Dalhart, Thursday, 7 p.m. Seminole CLASS 3A, DIV 2 DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp defeated Harleton 31-14 last week. No stats available. Arp vs #4 Newton, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Wolf Stadium KENTUCKY CLASS 6A RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Campbell County 51-13 in the 2nd round of the Kentucky 6A state playoffs. Moore had 4 receptions for 91 yards and 2 TDs. Moore also threw a 45-yard TD pass.
 Trinity (12-0) vs. Simon Kenton (11-1) Friday 7:30 p.m. at Trinity SEASON IS COMPLETED BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA AP TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL POLLS Class 6A 1. Allen (22) (10-0) 2. Katy (2) (8-0) 3. Austin Westlake (10-0) 4. Garland Sachse (10-0) 5. Waco Midway (10-0) 6. Duncanville (10-0) 7. The Woodlands (7-1) 8. Klein Collins (9-0) 9. Converse Judson (9-1) 10. DeSoto (9-1) Others receiving votes: Spring Westfield 20. Mansfield 9. San Angelo Central 7. Lake Travis 6. Humble Atascocita 4. San Benito 4. Smithson Valley 3. SA Northside O'Connor 1. Keller Fossil Ridge 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (14) (10-0) 2. Manvel (9) (9-0) 3. Denton Ryan (1) (10-0) 4. CC Calallen (10-0) 5. Angleton (9-0) 6. Cedar Park (9-1) 7. Dallas Highland Park (9-1) 8. Dripping Springs (10-0) 9. Frisco Lone Star (9-1) 10. Colleyville Heritage (9-1) Others receiving votes: Mansfield Lake Ridge 14. Lubbock Coronado 10. College Station 4. Hutto 2. Austin McCallum 1. Port Neches-Groves 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (20) (10-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (3) (8-0) 3. Argyle (1) (10-0) 4. Waco La Vega (10-0) 5. Cuero (9-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (10-0) 7. Kennedale (9-1) 8. Tex. Pleasant Grove (10-0) 9. Graham (10-0) 10. Lubbock Estacado (9-1) Others receiving votes: Van 2. Gilmer 2.Seminole 2. Rio Hondo 1. Houston North Forest 1. Melissa 1. Kaufman 1. Fischer Canyon Lake 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (13) (10-0) 2. Wall (4) (10-0) 3. Lexington (3) (10-0) 4. Newton (4) (9-0) 5. Canadian (10-0) 6. Yoakum (9-1) 7. Hallettsville (8-1) 8. Sonora (10-0) 9. Big Sandy Harmony (10-0) 10. New London W. Rusk (8-1) Others receiving votes: Mount Vernon 13. Brock 10. Malakoff 9. Woodville 5. Goliad 5. Grandview 1. Franklin 1. Class 2A 1. Tenaha (16) (10-0) 2. Mason (4) (10-0) 3. Muenster (10-0) 4. Albany (10-0) 5. Mart (2) (9-1) (tie) Refugio (2) (8-1) 7. De Leon (10-0) 8. Bremond (9-1) 9. San Augustine (10-0) 10. Wellington (9-1) Others receiving votes: Big Sandy 3. Burton 2. Joaquin 1. Abernathy 1. 13, Thrall 1. Valley View 1. Stratford 1.
  17. Three Texas commits named semifinalists for Mr. Texas Football award (courtesy DCTF) Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Texas Bowl proudly announce the 25 semifinalists for the Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo. Mr. Texas Football presented by Wells Fargo annually recognizes the most outstanding high school football player in the state of Texas. Each week, fans are given a chance to vote for the player of the week on TexasFootball.com. At the end of the high school football season, 10 finalists will be named. Fans can then cast their vote as to who should be named Mr. Texas Football. The winner of the 2017 Mr. Texas Football Award presented by Wells Fargo will be announced prior to the 2017 Texas Bowl, which will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Former winners of the award include 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (2010 winner, Kerrville Tivy), former Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (2011 winner, Aledo), Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (2007 winner, Lamar Consolidated) and Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (2008 winner, Lake Travis). Texas A&M freshman wide receiver Roshauud Paul took home the award in 2016. The 2017 Texas Bowl will once again feature a matchup between Big 12 and SEC opponents. The 2016 Texas Bowl, which was among the top-5 most-attended bowls in the country for the third consecutive year, featured the Kansas State Wildcats, representing the Big 12 Conference, and the Texas A&M Aggies, representing the SEC. The Wildcats defeated the Aggies 33-28 behind quarterback Jesse Ertz’s MVP-winning performance. Overall, the Texas Bowl has ranked fourth in attendance since 2014, trailing only the Rose, Cotton and Peach Bowls in that time. For more information, visit TheTexasBowl.com. MR. TEXAS FOOTBALL SEMIFINALISTS Albany QB Brian Hamilton Allen RB Brock Sturges Angleton RB/DB BJ Foster Carthage RB Keaontay Ingram Converse Judson QB Julon Williams Crosby RB Craig Williams Denton Ryan QB Spencer Sanders El Paso Montwood QB Andrew Fernandez Gilmer QB Poppy Brown Happy QB Colton McCarley Hewitt Midway QB Tanner Mordecai Katy DE Michael Matus Lubbock Coronado QB Qua Gray Malakoff QB Judd Miller Mansfield Legacy QB/DB Jalen Catalon Manvel WR Jalen Preston Mission Memorial QB Landry Gilpin Port Neches-Groves QB Roschon Johnson Sachse QB Jalen Mayden San Angelo Central QB Maverick McIvor Sonora QB Kaden Cordell St. Pius X QB Grant Gunnell Sweetwater QB Chris Thompson Tenaha QB CJ Horn Westlake RB Nakia Watson Wells Fargo and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football area proud to present the Mr. Texas Football High School Player of the Year award. This year’s winner will be honored at the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl at the end of the season. Past winners of the award: 2016: QB Roshauud Paul, Bremond 2015: QB Jett Duffey, Mansfield Lake Ridge 2014: QB Kyler Murray, Allen 2013: QB Kyler Murray, Allen 2012: RB Dontre Wilson, DeSoto 2011: RB Johnathan Gray, Aledo 2010: QB Johnny Manziel, Kerrville Tivy 2009: QB Darian “Stump” Godfrey, Gilmer 2008: QB Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis 2007: RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Lamar Consolidated Future Horns see seasons end last week Arp’s Demarvion Overshown, Newcastle Oklahoma’s Casey Thompson, Fort Worth Eastern Hills’ Byron Hobbs had their seasons come to an end last friday. All other Longhorn commits are either playing for a playoff spot or have secured a playoff spot – or have played their first playoff game (Rondale Moore in Kentucky). NOTABLE GAMES THIS WEEK San Benito vs Harlingen Cibolo Steele vs Scherts Clemens South Grand Prairie vs DeSoto Sherman vs Dennison Allen vs Wylie Mesquite Horn vs Rockwall Heath Graham vs Iowa Park Euless Trinity vs Flower Mound Marcus Gilmer vs Pittsburg Waxahachie vs Mansfield Lake Ridge Mansfield Timberview vs Mansfield Summit Southlake Carroll vs Lewisville Hebron TEXAS COMMITS

 2018 CLASS 1. BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Richmond Foster 34-7. No stats available. 
This week – vs. Port Lavaca Calhoun, Friday, 7:30 pm at Angleton 2. BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor defeated Pearland Dawson. Eagles did not play. This week – vs George Ranch, Thursday, 7 p.m. at George Ranch 3. CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated SA Wagner 40-28 . No stats available.

This week – vs Schertz Clemens Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Lehnhoff Stadium 4. JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights (6-2) defeated Chavez 44-9 and clinched a playoff berth as third place in District 18-6A. No stats available. This week – vs Idle. Regular season has ended. 5. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar defeated Bellaire 42-0 and clinched the District 18-6A championship. Woodard caught 1 TD pass.
 This week – vs. Westbury, Thursday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium Demarvion Overshown’s season ended Friday night.
 6. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp defeated Harleton 31-6. No stats available.
 This week – Arp’s season has ended with a 3-7 record. 7. AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy defeated Hoover, Alabama 32-21.
 Next game – vs Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Virginia Beach, VA), Saturday, 8 p.m. at IMG Academy. 8. CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA defeated Thousand Oaks 42-17. Rising did not play due to an injury in the previous game. With the win, Newbury Park was made eligible for an at-large position in the California state playoffs. Rising is not expected to play in the Round 1 game. This week – vs Citrus Hill, Friday, 9 p.m. at Citrus Hill. Another big night for Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram. 9. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Palestine 49-31. Ingram scored on runs of 4, 36, and 25 yards in the first half. He added a 6-yard run for TD in the second half. This week – vs Chapel Hill, Friday, 7:30 pm at Bulldog Stadium. 10. RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Seneca 70-0 in the 1st round of the Kentucky 6A state playoffs. Moore scored on a 79-yard punt return, a 48-yard pass, and a 11-yd run. He finished with five catches for 95 yards. He is currently the top contender for the prestigious “Mr Football” award, given to the top player in Kentucky each year. Trinity is currently riding a 26-game winning streak.
 This week – vs. Campbell County (7-4) on Friday in the 2nd round of the Kentucky Class 6A playoffs. 11. CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK defeated Cache 41-23. Thompson was 15 of 21 for 214 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had a .714 completion percentage and QB rating of 143.8. Thompson also rushed for 205 yards on 16 carries for a 12.8 YPC average. He had a long of 67 yards and 1 touchdown. He had 420 total yards on the night with 5 TDs. Newcastle finished their season at 3-7 and did not qualify for the Oklahoma state playoffs. 12. BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills lost to Grapevine 38-18. Game stats not available. So far this season, Hobbs has 21 tackles, 12 solo, 5 sacks, 1 INT and 2 caused fumbles.
 This week – vs Carter-Riverside Saturday 1 p.m., Eastern Hills 13. REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole defeated Fort Stockton 41-7. No stats available. Next Game – vs Dalhart or Perryton, Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm 14. CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Vista Ridge 51-7. Dicker had 7 kickoffs with 5 of those being touchbacks. He also converted 5 of 6 PATs and had a 20-yard FG. This week – vs Austin Vandegrift, Friday, 7:30 pm. at Vandegrift. 15. KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Eisenhower 31-3. No stats available. This week – vs. Ben Davis, Friday, 7 pm, at Westfield. Dekaney TE Malcolm Epps. 16. MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney defeated Aldine 66-0. Epps had 3 catches for 33 yards (11.0 ave) and 1 touchdown. He had a long of 18 yard catch.
 This week – vs. Macarthur, Thursday at 7 pm at Macarthur 17. RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland defeated Heritage 38-14. No stats available

http://www.maxpreps.com/m/video/watch.aspx?videoid=31c73473-5a1e-40ae-acc7-5ccbd76c0f3c This week – vs. Frisco, Thursday, 7 p.m. Ford Center 18. D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar defeated Sam Houston 63-6. Jamison returned the opening kickoff for a TD. This week – vs. Westbury, Thursday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium
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 PNG’s Roschon Johnson’s passes found 9 different receivers last Friday.

 1. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Beaumont Ozen 48-0. Johnson had 305 total yards and five touchdowns. Johnson completed passes to 9 different receivers. PNG clinched a share of the District 22-5A title at 8-0 on the season. This week – vs Nederland, Friday 7 pm at Nederland AP TEXAS HS POLLS Class 6A 1. Allen (9-0) 2. Katy (7-0) 3. Austin Westlake (9-0) 4. Garland Sachse (9-0) 5. Waco Midway (9-0) 6. Duncanville (9-0) 7. The Woodlands (6-1) 8. Klein Collins (8-0) 9. Converse Judson (8-1) 10. DeSoto (8-1) Others receiving votes: Spring Westfield 24. Mansfield 12. Humble Atascocita 9. Smithson Valley 8. Lake Travis 6. San Angelo Central 4. San Benito 4. Klein 2. SA Northside O'Connor 1. Keller Fossil Ridge 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (9-0) 2. Manvel (8-0) 3. Denton Ryan (9-0) 4. CC Calallen (9-0) 5. Angleton (9-0) 6. Cedar Park (8-1) 7. Dallas Highland Park (8-1) 8. Dripping Springs (9-0) 10. Colleyville Heritage (8-1) Others receiving votes: Lubbock Coronado 16. Mansfield Lake Ridge 15. Port Neches-Groves 8. College Station 6. Hutto 3. Mansfield Legacy 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (9-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (7-0) 3. Argyle (9-0) 4. Waco La Vega (9-0) 5. Cuero (8-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (9-0) 7. Kennedale (8-1) 8. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (9-0) 9. Graham (9-0) 10. Lubbock Estacado (9-1) Others receiving votes: Van 6. Seminole 2. Gilmer 2. Glen Rose 1. Kaufman 1. Fischer Canyon Lake 1. Melissa 1. Rio Hondo 1. Wimberley 1. Houston North Forest 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (9-0) 2. Wall (9-0) 3. Lexington (9-0) 4. Newton (8-0) 5. Canadian (9-0) 6. Brock (8-1) 7. Yoakum (8-1) 8. Hallettsville (7-1) 9. Sonora (9-0) 10. Big Sandy Harmony (9-0) Others receiving votes: New London West Rusk 18. Malakoff 15. Mount Vernon 10. Jefferson 5. Grandview 4. Woodville 4. East Bernard 3. Goliad 3. El Maton Tidehaven 2. 
Class 2A 1. Tenaha (9-0) 2. Mason (9-0) 3. Muenster (9-0) 4. Albany (9-0) 5. Mart (8-1) 6. Refugio (7-1) 7. De Leon (9-0) 8. Bremond (8-1) 9. San Augustine (9-0) 10. Wellington (8-1) Others receiving votes: New Deal 9. Abernathy 9. Burton 7. Big Sandy 3. Joaquin 2. Valley View 2. Clarendon 1. MAXPREPS NATIONAL TOP 25 1. Mater Dei (CA) 2. IMG Academy (FL) 3. American Heritage (FL) 4. Allen, TX 5. Centennial (CA) 6. Ben Davis (IN) 7. St John Bosco (CA) 8. St Joseph’s Prep (PA) 9. Bingham (UT) 10. South Pointe (SC) 11. Katy, TX 12. Trinity (KY) 13. St Frances Academy (MD) 14. Central (FL) 15. Bishop Gorman (NV) 16. Mission Viejo (CA) 17. Duncanville, TX 18. Archer (GA) 19. De La Salle (CA) 20. St John’s (DC) 21. St Louis (HI) 22. Grayson (GA) 23. Lowndes (GA) 24. Chandler (AZ) 25. St Ignatius (OH)
  18. Cameron Rising (7) injured his knee in he 4th quarter Friday night and was helped off the field. Rising injures knee in loss to Moorpark Courtesy LA Daily News NEWBURY PARK — Moorpark put up 487 yards of total offense in defeating Newbury Park 41-28 in a matchup of Camino League rivals Friday night With the victory over Newbury Park, Moorpark will host league rival Calabasas for the Camino league title next Friday. “We are ready for the challenge. We have been waiting for this matchup all year” said junior running back Alex Powell. The loss was even more painful for Newbury Park with quarterback Cameron Rising needing to be helped off the field with 5:19 left after the Texas commit suffered an apparent knee injury while diving for a touchdown. Rising’s status after the game was unknown but after a shoulder injury ended his season last year, there was cause for concern among the Newbury Park coaching staff. Moorpark sophomore Blake Sturgill had four first half touchdowns on passes of 8,17, and 17 yards while also running another from 1 yard out. He finished with 228 yards and five total touchdowns while completing 13 of 18 passes. “Our coaches put together an outstanding game plan,” Sturgill said, “Our offensive line, running backs, and wide receivers all executed. It helps us going into next week.” Moorpark took a commanding 27-14 halftime lead. Newbury Park marched the second half kickoff 70 yards on just seven plays with Rising hitting Terrell Vaughn on a 6-yard touchdown to close the gap to 27-21. Texas commit Casey Thompson had a career night Friday night but fell short in a shootout. Elk City wins shootout with Newcastle (courtesy The Oklahoman) Elk City coach Todd Wilson has seen a fair amount of football, but none like Friday night. Elk City and Newcastle battled it out offensively. Both quarterbacks accounted for nine touchdowns. Yet it still somehow came down to a defensive stop in Elk City's 84-70 victory. Elk City quarterback Chipper Skelton intercepted Newcastle's Casey Thompson, a Texas commitment, inside the 30 and raced to the end zone with 7 seconds left to seal the victory. “Never (seen) anything like that,” Wilson said. “Neither one of us had a lot of success stopping each other. It was crazy.” Elk City had 784 total yards of offense. Skelton was dynamic. He completed 21 of 29 passes for 443 yards and six TDs. He also rushed for two more. Running back Diquan Bradford also scored four times, three on the ground as he rushed for 254 yards. He also had 100 receiving yards. This all overshadowed a career night for Thompson. He completed 35 of 67 passes for 565 yards and nine touchdowns. But he threw two costly interceptions. “Their offense is unbelievable,” Wilson said. Elk City (6-3) has clinched a playoff spot heading into this week's game with Heritage Hall, even after losing last week on a missed extra point to Cache. Newcastle (2-7) needs to beat Cache on Friday to have any hope of the postseason. NOTABLE GAMES THIS WEEK Rockwall Heath vs Longview #9 Pleasant Grove vs Longview Spring Hill Lancaster vs Waxahachie Steele vs SA Wagner Ennis vs Nacogdoches #7 Angleton vs Richmond Foster Pine Tree vs Marshall John Tyler vs Mesquite Horn Atlanta vs Gilmer TEXAS COMMITS 
2018 CLASS 1. BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Victoria West 30-7. Foster had 61 yards on 15 carries and scored 1 TD. Foster also caught three passes for 54 yards. 
This week – vs. Richmond Foster, Friday, 7:30 pm Traylor Stadium 2. BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor lost to Hastings 31-28. No stats available. This week – vs Dawson, Friday, 7 p.m. Crump Stadium 3. CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated East Central 50-14. No stats available.

This week – vs SA Wagner, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Lehnhoff Stadium 4. JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights lost to Westside 28-21. No stats available. This week – vs Chavez, Friday, 7 pm Delmar Stadium 5. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar defeated Sam Houston 63-6. Woodard caught 3 passes for 129 yards and 1 TD.

 This week – vs. Bellaire, Saturday, 6 p.m. Butler Stadium
 6. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp defeated Troup 35-33. No stats available.
 This week – vs Harelton Friday 7:30 pm, Tigers Stadium 7. AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy was idle last week.
 Next game – vs Hoover, Friday, 8 p.m. Nov 3 at Hoover, Alabama. 8. CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA lost to Moorpark 41-28. Rising completed 16 of 44 passes for 166 yards and 2 TDs, 2 INTs. Rising left the game with an undisclosed knee injury. This week – vs Moorpark, Friday, 9 p.m. at Newbury Park. 9. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Bullard 41-7. Ingram had 161 yards on 11 carries and 2 TDs. This week – vs Palestine, Friday, 7:30 pm at Wildcat Stadium. 10. RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY was idle.
 This week – vs. Seneca on Friday in the first round of the Kentucky Class 6A playoffs. 11. CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK lost to Elk City 84-70. Thompson had a career night, completing 35 of 67 passes for 565 yards and 9 TDs, with 2 INTs. This week – vs Cache Friday, 7:00 pm at Cache 12. BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills defeated Polytechnic 49-7. No stats available.
 This week – vs Grapevine, Friday 7:30 p.m., Mustang-Panther Stadium 13. REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole defeated #9 Sweetwater 28-27. Moore caught four passes for 144 yards. 

This week – vs Fort Stockton, Friday 7:00 pm, Wigwam Stadium 14. CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Leander 44-0. No stats available. This week – vs Vista Ridge, Friday, 7:30 pm. at Lake Travis 15. KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Aldine 70-0. No stats available.

 This week – vs. Eisenhower, Thursday, 4 pm, Thorne Stadium 16. MALCOM EPPS, TE, Dekaney lost to Spring 21-14. No stats available.

 This week – vs. Aldine, Friday at 7 pm George Stadium 17. RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland defeated Independence 27-17. No stats available

 Next game – vs. Frisco Heritage, Thursday, 7 p.m. Ford Center 18. D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar defeated Sam Houston 63-6. Jamison returned a punt 70 yards for a TD. 
This week – vs. Bellaire, Saturday, 6 p.m. Butler Stadium

 2019 CLASS 

1. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Beaumont Central 62-27. Johnson was 11 of 15 passing for 175 yards and 3 TDs. He also rushed for 2 TDs and 70 yards. This week – vs Beaumont Ozen, Friday 7:00 pm Indian Stadium. TEXAS TARGETS NIC MCTEAR, TE, Frisco Heritage – 1 reception for 26 yd TD in 51-21 win over Frisco Liberty. GRANT TISDALE, QB, Allen – 8 of 11 passing for 112 yards and 1 TD. He rushed for 81 yards on 11 carries and had 1 TD rushing. Allen defeated McKinney 49-14. THEO WEASE, WR, Allen – Wease had 4 receptions for 63 yards and 1 TD. MAUREESE WREN, WR, Mesquite Horn – Caught five passes for 54 yards and 1 TD. Mesquite Horn beat North Mesquite 66-14. ISAIAH SPILLER, RB, Klein Collins (2019) – Rushed for 187 yards on 23 carries and 4 TDs. Collins beat Stratford 49-7. TOMMY BUSH, WR, Converse Judson – Rushed 1 time for 20 yards and a TD. Caught three passes for 43 yards. Judson defeated Clemens 31-14. JAQUAYLN CRAWFORD, WR, Rockdale – Caught 4 passes for 117 yards and 1 TD. He also rushed for 91 yards on 6 carries and had 3 TDs. Rockdale defeated McGregor 49-29. AP TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Class 6A 1. Allen (19) (8-0) 2. Converse Judson (4) (8-0) 3. Katy (2) (6-0) 4. Austin Westlake (8-0) 5. Garland Sachse (8-0) 6. Waco Midway (8-0) 7. Duncanville (8-0) 8. The Woodlands (5-1) 9. Klein Collins (7-0) 10. DeSoto (7-1) Others receiving votes: Spring Westfield 19. Mansfield 8. Lake Travis 8. Humble Atascocita 5. San Benito 2. Keller Fossil Ridge 1. SA Northside O'Connor 1. San Angelo Central 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (16) (8-0) 2. Manvel (8) (7-0) 3. Denton Ryan (1) (8-0) 4. CC Calallen (8-0) 5. Cedar Park (7-1) 6. Angleton (8-0) (tie) Dallas Highland Park (7-1) 8. Dripping Springs (8-0) 9. Frisco Lone Star (7-1) 10. Hutto (8-0) Others receiving votes: Colleyville Heritage 21. Lubbock Coronado 13. Mansfield Lake Ridge 10. Temple 7. College Station 5. Port Neches-Groves 3. Mansfield Legacy 3. Austin McCallum 1. Mission Memorial 1. Frisco Reedy 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (22) (8-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (3) (6-0) 3. Argyle (8-0) 4. Waco La Vega (8-0) 5. Cuero (7-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (8-0) 7. Kennedale (7-1) 8. Van (8-0) 9. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (8-0) 10. Graham (8-0) Others receiving votes: Lubbock Estacado 6. Seminole 3. Sweetwater 1. Houston North Forest 1. Rio Hondo 1. Gilmer 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (15) (9-0) 2. Wall (2) (8-0) 3. Lexington (3) (8-0) 4. Newton (5) (7-0) 5. Malakoff (8-0) 6. Canadian (8-0) 7. Brock (7-1) 8. New London West Rusk (7-0) 9. Yoakum (7-1) 10. Hallettsville (7-1) Others receiving votes: Jefferson 18. Sonora 14. Mount Vernon 5. Big Sandy Harmony 5. East Bernard 4. Woodville 3. El Maton Tidehaven 1. Class 2A 1. Tenaha (17) (8-0) 2. Mason (3) (8-0) 3. Muenster (8-0) 4. Albany (8-0) (tie) Mart (3) (7-1) 6. Refugio (2) (6-1) 7. Abernathy (8-0) 8. De Leon (8-0) 9. Bremond (7-1) 10. San Augustine (8-0) Others receiving votes: Wellington 10. Burton 4. Joaquin 3. Milano 3. New Deal 1. Thrall 1. Valley View 1. Big Sandy 1. MAXPREPS NATIONAL TOP 25 1. Mater Dei (Cal) 2. IMG Academy (FLA) 3. American Heritage (FLA) 4. Allen, TX 5. Corona Centennial (CA) 6. Ben Davis (IN) 7. St John Bosco (CA) 8. St Joseph's Prep (PA) 9. Bingham (UT) 10. Southpointe (SC) 11. Katy, TX 12. Trinity (KY) 13. Converse Judson TX 14 St Francis (MD) 15. Miami Central (FLA) 16. Bishop Gorman (NV) 17. Mission Viejo (CAL) 18. St Thomas Aquinas (FLA) 19. Duncanville, TX 20. Archer (GA) 21. De La Salle (CA) 22. St John's (DC) 23. St Louis (HI) 24. Grayson (GA) 25. Lowndes (GA)
  19. McKinney back breaks Texas rushing record McKinney High School running back Matt Gadek ran for 599 yards on 49 carries Thursday night to break the Texas UIL 11-man football state record for yards in a game. The 5-10, 175-pound senior accomplished the feat in a 63-50 win over Plano East. Gadek, who ran for 357 yards in the first half, had 536 yards - which would have been the fourth-best mark in state history - when McKinney got the ball back with 3:49 remaining. McKinney used Gadek to run out the clock, giving him the ball eight more times to pick up 63 more yards. The previous record was 587 set by Somerville's Daryl Ellis in 1998. The Houston-area record is 547, set by Morton Ranch's Deion Williams in 2012. The six-man football state record was set by Paint Rock's Tony Diaz with 621 yards in 2010. The private school state record is 599 yards by Houston Marian Christian's Rudy Rudison in 1978. The national record is 754 yards, set by Netcong (N.J.) High School's John Giannantonio in 1950, according to the National Federation of State High Schools' record book. State records are officially kept by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine, and it will review the game film to make the record official. NOTABLE GAMES Duncanville vs DeSoto Byron Nelson vs Southlake Carroll Frisco Centennial vs Frisco Lone Star Seminole vs #9 Sweetwater Odessa Permian vs San Angelo Central McGregor vs Rockdale Longview vs John Tyler Euless Trinity vs Lewisville Hebron Denton Guyer vs Wylie Converse Judson vs Schertz Clemens Seminole’s Reese Moore. TEXAS COMMITS 
2018 CLASS 1. BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Lamar Consolidated 70-0. Foster scored on a 20 yard run and later a 60-yard run. He added two more scores later and finished with 206 total yards.

This week – vs. Victoria West, Friday, 7:30 pm Wildcat Stadium 2. BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor was idle last week. No stats available. This week – vs Hastings, Friday, 7 p.m. Crump Stadium 3. CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated Canyon 42-17. No stats available. 
This week – vs East Central, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Hornet Stadium 4. JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights lost to Lamar 58-0. No stats available. This week – vs Westside, Saturday, 1 pm Delmar Stadium 5. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar defeated Heights 58-0. Woodard had 1 reception for 12 yards.

 This week – vs. Sam Houston, Friday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium
 6. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp lost to #8 West Rusk 24-0. Overshown returned a punt 72 yards for a TD, but was nullified by penalty.

 This week – vs Troup Friday 7:30 pm, Troup Tigers Stadium 7. AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy defeated Salt Lake City East 43-19. No stats available

 Next game – vs Hoover, Friday, 8 p.m. Nov 3 at Hoover, Alabama. 8. CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA lost to Calabasas 44-24. Rising scored on a 1-yd run and had TD passes of 49 yards and 8 yards. This week – vs Moorpark, Friday, 9 p.m. at Newbury Park. 9. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Center 42-12. Ingram had TD runs of 30 and 3 yards. This week – vs Bullard, Friday, 7:30 pm at Carthage. 10. RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Ballard 49-0. Moore scored four times on the night. Moore caught TD catches of 20, 31 and 33 yards. He also had a 8-yd TD run.

 Trinity has finished its regular season undefeated and will play host to Seneca on Nov. 3 in the first round of the Kentucky Class 6A playoffs. 11. CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK lost to Heritage Hall 56-7. Thompson had a 4-yd TD pass. This week – vs Heritage Hall, Friday, 7:00 pm at Newcastle Stadium 12. BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills lost to Birdville 51-6. Hobbs is injured and did not play.

 This week – vs Polytechnic, Thursday 7:00 p.m., Clark Stadium 13. REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole defeated Lamesa 38-6. No stats available. 

This week – vs #9 Sweetwater, Friday 7:00 pm, Mustang Bowl 14. CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Lehman 56-0. No stats available. This week – vs Leander, Friday, 7:30 pm. at Bible Stadium 15. KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Nimitz 50-0. No stats available.

 This week – vs. Aldine, Saturday, 4 pm, Thorne Stadium 16. MALCOM EPPS, TE, Spring Dekaney defeated Aldine Davis 28-14. No receptions on the night.

 This week – vs. Spring, Friday at 7 pm George Stadium 18. RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland lost to #10 Frisco Lone Star 45-14. No stats available

 Next game – vs. Frisco Independence, Friday, 7 p.m. Ford Center 19. D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar defeated Heights 58-0. No stats available.

This week – vs. Sam Houston, Friday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium

 
 PNG's Roschon Johnson 
2019 CLASS 

1. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Vidor 42-14. Johnson totaled 372 yards of offense and six TDs in the win. This week – vs Beaumont Central, Thursday 7:00 pm Thomas Center. AP TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL POLLS Class 6A 1. Allen (18) (7-0) 2. Converse Judson (4) (7-0) 3. Katy (2) (5-0) 4. DeSoto (1) (7-0) 5. Austin Westlake (7-0) 6. Garland Sachse (7-0) 7. Waco Midway (8-0) 8. The Woodlands (4-1) 9. Klein Collins (6-0) 10. Duncanville (7-0) Others receiving votes: Spring Westfield 12. Lake Travis 10. Garland 5. Mansfield 4. San Benito 4. SA Northside O'Connor 3. San Angelo Central 3. Odessa Permian 2. Keller Fossil Ridge 1. Schertz Clemens 1. Humble Atascocita 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (16) (7-0) 2. Manvel (8) (6-0) 3. Denton Ryan (1) (7-0) 4. CC Calallen (7-0) 5. Cedar Park (6-1) 6. Highland Park (6-1) 7. Angleton (7-0) 8. Mansfield Legacy (6-1) 9. Dripping Springs (7-0) 10. Frisco Lone Star (6-1) Others receiving votes: Hutto 13. Temple 7. Colleyville Heritage 6. Lubbock Coronado 5. Port Neches-Groves 4. College Station 4. Mansfield Lake Ridge 2. Laredo Cigarroa 2. Austin McCallum 1. Grapevine 1. Huntsville 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (22) (7-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (3) (6-0) 3. Argyle (7-0) 4. Waco La Vega (7-0) 5. Cuero (6-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (7-0) 7. Kennedale (6-1) 8. Van (8-0) 9. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (7-0) 10. Sweetwater (7-0) Others receiving votes: Graham 8. Raymondville 3. Lubbock Estacado 2. Geronimo Navarro 1. Gilmer 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (14) (8-0) 2. Wall (3) (7-0) 3. Lexington (3) (7-0) 4. Newton (5) (6-0) 5. Malakoff (7-0) 6. Canadian (7-0) 7. Brock (6-1) 8. West Rusk (6-0) 9. Hallettsville (6-1) 10. Yoakum (6-1) Others receiving votes: Grandview 20. Sonora 17. Jefferson 15. Big Sandy Harmony 5. Mount Vernon 4. Woodville 3. George West 1. Class 2A 1. Tenaha (17) (7-0) 2. Mason (3) (7-0) 3. Muenster (7-0) 4. Mart (3) (6-1) 5. Albany (7-0) 6. Refugio (2) (5-1) 7. Abernathy (7-0) 8. De Leon (7-0) 9. Bremond (6-1) 10. Milano (7-0) Others receiving votes: San Augustine 13. Wellington 9. Price Carlisle 4. Joaquin 3. 15, Burton 1. MAXPREPS NATIONAL TOP 25 1. Mater Dei (Cal)
 2. IMG Academy (Fla) (Ayodele Adeoye) 
 3. American Heritage (Fla) 
4. Allen, TX
 5. Centennial (Cal)
 6. Miami Central 
 7. Trinity (KY) (Rondale Moore)
 8. Bingham (UT)
 9. Ben Davis (ID)
 10. St. Xavier (OH) 
 11. St. John Bosco (Cal)
 12. Bishop Gorman (NV) 
 13. St. Frances Academy (MD) 
 14. Katy, TX 
 15. South Pointe (SC)
 16. St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) 
17. DeSoto, TX 
 18. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) 
 19. Mission Viejo (CA) Centennial (AZ) 
20. Converse Judson (TX)
 21. St. Edward (OH) 
22. DeLa Salle (Cal)
 23. St. Louis (Hawaii)
 24. Centennial (AZ) 
25. St Ignatius (OH)
  20. Heights-Lamar showdown on tap Saturday College scouts will abound in Houston Saturday afternoon at 1 pm when Houston Lamar squares off against Houston Heights. The game will feature three Texas Longhorn commits (Alvonte Woodard, D’Shawn Jamison and Jalen Green) plus Texas target and 5-star DB Anthony Cook. Jamison is Texas’ newest pledge and could provide the Longhorns with some help influencing target Cook, who plans to announce on Oct. 30. Heights is undefeated with a 5-0 record while Lamar enters the game with one loss to then ranked Klein Collins. Texas target Brown out with undisclosed injury (courtesy DMN) Arlington Lamar football coach Laban Delay said in an email Monday that star defensive lineman Bobby Brown is "not probable to play" in Friday's key District 4-6A game against district leader Mansfield. Lamar (3-3, 2-1) is in a three-way tie for second with Arlington and Arlington Martin, one game out of first. "Bobby Brown suffered an injury several weeks ago," Delay said in his email "I can not go into details of his injury." Brown, a four-star recruit, is ranked as the 13th-best defensive tackle in the nation in the Class of 2018 by 24/7. Brown announced on Twitter last Wednesday that the eight colleges he is deciding between are Alabama, LSU, Florida State, Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Houston. Brown and teammate Javonte Kemp knelt during the national anthem while the rest of their team stood before their game against Arlington Sam Houston on Sept. 29. Brown wasn't in uniform for last week's game against Arlington, and he and Kemp knelt again during the anthem before that contest. 5A could have home-field system ROUND ROCK -- Home-field advantage has finally established itself within UIL athletics. Now, it's spreading like a virus. At Sunday's legislative council, the athletic committee removed the pilot status of its home-field advantage system in 6A and extended it to 5A football. If approved by the full council on Monday, it would go into effect for the 2018 season. If it passes unchanged, the rules would work the same as what is in place for 6A: In the first round of the playoffs, the team with the higher district finish will play at home. Adding 5A is might just be the start. Schools in smaller classifications have expressed to the UIL that they'd like it extended into their classifications. A home first-round playoff game can be money maker. "Come back in June," UIL athletic director Susan Elza said. "We're going to be talking about 4A and below." The committee also discussed adding a home-field advantage rule to the 5A and 6A baseball playoffs, but the committee opted to study it further before taking any action. Elza and UIL executive director Charles Breitahupt expressed concern about making rules that created two much of an advantage for one school when the playoffs is a time when, as Elza put it, "you get a fresh set of downs." TEXAS COMMITS 
2018 CLASS 1. BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton was idle. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Lamar Consolidated, Friday, 7:30 pm Wildcat Stadium 2. BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor lost to Elsik 34-27. No stats available. This week – vs Idle Cibolo Steele safety and Longhorn verbal Caden Sterns celebrates a touchdown last Friday night. 3. CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele defeated New Braunfels 26-3. Sterns caught 2 passes for 92 yards. He caught a 63-yard TD pass.
 This week – vs New Braunfels Canyon, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Steele 4. JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights defeated Westbuy 60-28. No stats available. This week – vs Lamar, Saturday, 1 pm Dyer Stadium 5. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar defeated Chavez 49-0. No stats available. 
This week – vs. Houston Heights, Saturday, 1 p.m. Dyer Stadium

. 6. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp, defeated Beckville 20-10. Overshown caught an 18-yard TD pass.
 This week – vs #8 West Rusk Friday 7:30 pm, Arp Tigers Stadium 7. AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy was idle. No stats available
 This week – vs East, Friday, 8 p.m. at East HS. 8. CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA was idle. This week – vs Calabasas, Friday, 9 p.m. at Calabasas Keaontay Ingram rushed for a season-best 291 yards rushing last Friday night. 9. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Kilgore 50-20. Ingram had 105 yards rushing and at TD by the end of the first quarter. He finished with 291 yards rushing at 5 TDs. He scored on runs of 8, 3, 71, 8 and 20 yards. As of now, Ingram has 977 yards rushing on the season. This week – vs Center, Friday, 7:30 pm at Center 10. RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Seneca 42-0. Moore was held out.
 This week – at Ballard Friday 6 p.m Ballard 11. CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK defeated Clinton 49-48, Friday. Thompson was 25 of 38 for 454 yards and 6 TDs. 
This week – vs Heritage Hall, Friday, 7:00 pm at Newcastle Stadium 12. BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills lost to FW Dunbar, 57-12. Hobbs is injured and did not play.
 This week – vs Birdville, Friday 7:00 p.m., Birdville Athletic Complex 13. REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole defeated Pecos 57-6. Moore was injured and did not play.
 This week – vs Lamesa, Friday 7:00 pm, Indian Stadium 14. DOMINICK WOOD-ANDERSON, TE, AZ Western College defeated Phoenix 46-13. Game stats not available. For the season so far, DW-A has 22 receptions for 201 yards with a long of 20 yards and 0 touchdowns. He averages 40 yards in receptions per game. This week – vs. Pima CC, Saturday, 7 p.m. at AZW Veterans Memorial Stadium
radio – 560 AM KBLU 15. CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis lost to Austin Westlake 21-14. Dicker was 2 of 2 PATs. This week – vs Kyle Lehman, Friday, 7:30 pm. at LTISD 16. KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated MacArthur 62-6. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Nimitz, Friday, 7 pm, Westfield 17. MALCOM EPPS, TE, Spring Dekaney Defeated Aldine Eisenhower 35-0. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Ben Davis, Thursday at 7 pm Thorne Stadium 18. RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland lost to Centennial 69-66. No stats available
 Next game – vs. #10 Frisco Lone Star, Friday, 7 p.m. Ford Center 19. D’SHAWN JAMISON, CB, Houston Lamar defeated Chavez 49-0. No stats available. 
This week – vs. Houston Heights, Saturday, 1 p.m. Dyer Stadium

 
 2019 CLASS 

1. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Port Arthur Memorial, 44-36. Johnson was 12 of 24 passing for 164 yards and 2 TDs. He also rushed for 124 yards on 21 carries. He also caught a 43-yard touchdown pass. This week – vs Vidor, Friday 7:00 pm Pirate Stadium (Vidor) TEXAS TARGETS 1. TOMMY BUSH, Schertz Clemens WR, had 4 receptions for 60 yards and 2 TDs in 28-7 win over New Braunfels Canyon. 2. GRANT TISDALE, Allen QB, was 8 of 11 passing for 250 yards and 3 TDs. He rushed for 52 yards on 9 carries in 38-10 win over Plano. 3. THEO WEASE, Allen WR, caught 2 passes for 93 yards and a TD. 4. ISAIAH SPILLER, Klein Collins RB, Rushed for 21 yards and 1 TD. He had 3 receptions for 70 yards and 2 TDs in 49-22 win over Klein Forest. 5. JORDAN WHITTINGTON, Cuero TE, Caught 8 passes for 132 yards and 2 TDs in 23-16 win over Sweeny. AP TEXAS POLLS CLASS 6A 1. Allen (16) (6-0) 2. Converse Judson (4) (6-0) 3. Katy (2) (4-0) 4. DeSoto (2) (6-0) 5. Austin Westlake (7-0) 6. Garland Sachse (6-0) 7. Waco Midway (7-0) 8. The Woodlands (3-1) 9. Klein Collins (5-0) 10. Smithson Valley (6-0) Others receiving votes: 11, Lake Travis 15. 12, Duncanville 14. 13, Spring Westfield 5. 14, San Benito 3. 14, Mansfield 3. 14, Odessa Permian 3. 14, SA Northside O'Connor 3. 18, San Angelo Central 2. 19, Keller Fossil Ridge 1. 19, Beaumont West Brook 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (15) (6-0) 2. Manvel (8) (5-0) 3. Denton Ryan (1) (6-0) 4. CC Calallen (6-0) 5. Cedar Park (5-1) 6. Dallas Highland Park (5-1) 7. Angleton (5-0) 8. Mansfield Legacy (5-1) 9. Dripping Springs (6-0) 10. Frisco Lone Star (5-1) Others receiving votes: 11, Hutto 9. 12, Temple 7. 12, College Station 7. 15, Colleyville Heritage 6. 16, Lubbock Coronado 4. 17, Mansfield Lake Ridge 3. 18, Port Neches-Groves 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (20) (6-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (3) (6-0) 3. Argyle (6-0) 4. Waco La Vega (6-0) 5. Cuero (1) (5-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (6-0) 7. Kennedale (5-1) 8. Van (7-0) 9. Sweetwater (6-0) 10. Texarkana Pleasant Grove (7-0) Others receiving votes: 11, China Spring 16. 12, Graham 10. 13, Boerne 3. 14, Lubbock Estacado 2. 14, Raymondville 2. 16, Geronimo Navarro 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (14) (7-0) 2. Wall (4) (6-0) 3. Lexington (3) (6-0) 4. Newton (3) (5-0) 5. Malakoff (6-0) 6. Canadian (6-0) 7. Brock (5-1) 8. West Rusk (5-0) 9. Hallettsville (5-1) 10. Yoakum (5-1) Others receiving votes: 11, Grandview 21. 12, Sonora 17. 13, Jefferson 12. 14, Big Sandy Harmony 5. 15, Mount Vernon 4. 15, Woodville 4. Class 2A 1. Tenaha(16) (6-0) 2. Mason (4) (6-0) 3. Muenster (6-0) 4. Mart (2) (5-1) 5. Albany (6-0) 6. Refugio (2) (4-1) 7. Abernathy (6-0) 8. De Leon (6-0) 9. Bremond (5-1) 10. Milano (6-0) Others receiving votes: 11, Price Carlisle 12. 12, San Augustine 9. 13, Wellington 6. 14, Joaquin 3. 15, Burton 1. 15, Post 1. MAXPREPS NATIONAL TOP 25 1. Mater Dei (Cal) 2. IMG Academy (Fla) (Ayodele Adeoye) 3. Grayson (Ga) 4. Allen, TX 5. Centennial (Cal) 6. St. John Bosco (Cal) 7. Miami Central 8. Trinity (KY) (Rondale Moore) 9. American Heritage (Fla) 10. Bingham (UT) 11. Ben Davis (ID) 12. Bishop Gorman (NV) 13. St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) 14. St. Xavier (OH) 15. St. Frances Academy (MD) DeMatha (MD) 16. South Pointe (SC) 17. Katy, TX 
 18. Converse Judson (TX) 19. Centennial (AZ) 20. DeSoto, TX 21. DeLa Salle (Cal) 22. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) 23. St. Louis (Hawaii) 24. St. Edward (OH) 25. St Ignatius (OH)
  21. Mark Your Calendars Houston Heights will square off against Lamar on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 pm at Delmar Stadium. Texas commits Jalen Green will face Texas Targets Anthony Cook and D’shawn Jamison and Texas commit Alvonte Woodard. There will be a ton of talent on the field in Delmar that day. Jamison is set to announce his commitment on Oct. 14. He is expected to pick Texas. Reports suggest Texas also leads for Cook. Defense, Anyone? Texas Safety commit BJ Foster is making all kinds of noise this year on the offensive side of the ball. Whether its rushing or receiving or passing, he’s been an integral part of the Wildcat offense this year. The offense has put up the points this year, scoring 70 last week, 66, 63, 49 and 31 in games this year. Nevertheless, the defense is making its own statement this year. And who hears that these days of high octane offenses? To date, Angelton has only surrendered 14 points, and that came in two games. Roseberg Terry scored 7 last week while Westside scored a TD in week 3. NOTABLE GAMES THIS WEEK #5 Austin Westlake vs #6 Lake Travis #9 Canadian vs Childress Atascocita vs GP North Shore Paris vs Liberty-Eylau Pleasant Grove at Gilmer #8 Mansfield Legacy vs Mansfield Timberview Midlothian vs Waxahachie Ennis vs Whitehouse #2 Manvel vs Marshall #1 Allen vs Plano Angleton’s BJ Foster. TEXAS COMMITS 2018 CLASS 1. BJ FOSTER, S, Angleton defeated Victoria East 70-0. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Victoria East, Friday, 7:30 pm Wildcat Stadium 2. BRENNAN EAGLES, WR, Alief Taylor lost to Pearland 35-28. Eagles caught a 74-yard TD pass, but was knocked out of the game in the 1st quarter.
 This week – vs Elsik, Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 pm Crump Stadium 3. CADEN STERNS, S, Cibolo Steele was idle last week. No stats available.
 This week – vs New Braunfels, Friday, Oct 13, 7:30 p.m. Lehnhoff Stadium 4. JALEN GREEN, CB, Houston Heights defeated Bellaire 31-12. Green had 92 yards on 10 carries and scored three TDs. He also had a reception for a 34-yd TD.
 This week – vs Westbury, Friday, 7 pm Butler Stadium Lamar’s Alvonte Woodard. 5. ALVONTE WOODARD, WR, Houston Lamar (1-1) defeated Westside 40-7. No stats available.
This week – vs. Chavez, Friday, 7 p.m. Delmar Stadium

. 6. DEMARVION OVERSHOWN, S, Arp, lost to Elysian Fields 37-0. No stats available.
 This week – vs Beckville Friday 7:30 pm, Beauchamp Stadium 7. AYODELE ADEOYE, LB, IMG Academy defeated Venice 38-12. No stats available
 This week – Idle 8. CAMERON RISING, QB, Newbury Park CA lost to Oaks Christian 48-0, Saturday. Rising threw for 106 yards but sat out the 2nd half. This week – idle. 9. KEAONTAY INGRAM, RB, Carthage defeated Henderson 42-17. Ingram ran for 63 yards on 17 carries and 1 TD. He also carried once for a 2-pt conversion (successful). This week – vs Kilgore, Friday, 7:30 pm at 10. RONDALE MOORE, WR, Louisville Trinity KY defeated Eastern 45-0. No stats available.
 This week – at Seneca, Friday 7 p.m Trinity 11. CASEY THOMPSON, QB, Newcastle OK defeated Elgin 28-27, Friday. 
Thompson had TD passes of 62, 7, 37 and 28 yards. 
This week – vs Clinton, Thursday, 7:00 pm at Newcastle Stadium 12. BYRON HOBBS, LB, FW Eastern Hills lost to Colleyville Heritage, 52-0. Hobbs is injured and did not play.
 This week – vs FW Dunbar, Saturday 1:00 p.m., Clark Stadium 13. REESE MOORE, OT, Seminole defeated 35-32. Moore was injured and did not play.
 This week – vs Pecos, Friday 7:00 pm, Eagle Stadium 14. DOMINICK WOOD-ANDERSON, TE, AZ Western College defeated Snow 29-27. DW-A caught 13 passes for 95 yards.
 He was the leading receiver in the game. This week – vs. Phoenix, Saturday, 7 p.m. at AZW
radio – 560 AM KBLU 15. CAMERON DICKER, K, Austin Lake Travis defeated Hays 60-34. Dicker is 25 of 25 on PATs so far this year. He has made 7 of 9 field goal attempts. He has a long of 53 yards and has scored 46 points with his leg this season (ave of 9.2 pts per game)
 This week – vs Austin Westlake, Friday, 7:30 pm. at Westlake 16. KEONDRE COBURN, DT, Houston Spring Westfield defeated Dekaney 22-0. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Macarthur, Saturday, 7 pm, Thorne Stadium 17. MALCOM EPPS, TE, Spring Dekaney lost to Westfield 22-0. No stats available.
 This week – vs. Eisenhower, Thursday at 7 pm George Stadium 18. RHAFITI GHIRMAI, OL, Frisco Wakeland lost to Reedy 35-28. No stats available
 Next game – vs. Frisco Centennial, Friday, 7 p.m. Toyota Stadium
 
 2019 CLASS
 1. ROSCHON JOHNSON, QB, Port Neches-Groves defeated Baytown Lee 59-21. Johnson threw for 299 yards and 4 TDs and was 18 of 25 on the night. He also ran 39 yards for another TD.
 This week – vs Memorial, Friday 7 pm Indian Stadium Centennial QB Tanner McKee. TEXAS TARGETS 1. MARQUEZ BEASON, Dallas Bishop Dunne (2019) – was 7 of 12 passing for 110 yards. Rushed for 155 yards on 12 carries and 2 TDs. 2. GRANT TISDALE, Allen (2019) – was 13 of 19 passing for 160 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT. Rushed for 48 yards on 7 carries. 3. THEO WEASE, Allen (2019) – caught 9 passes for 137 yards and 3 TDs. 4. MAUREESE WREN, Mesquite Horn (2018) – caught 4 passes for 36 yards. 5. TANNER MCKEE, Centennial (2020) – 17 of 29 for 286 yards passing. 10 rushes for 209 yards, including a 44 yd TD run. He threw 3 TD passes. AP TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL POLLS Class 6A 1. Allen (16) (5-0) 2. Converse Judson (4) (5-0) 3. Katy (2) (3-0) 4. DeSoto (3) (5-0) 5. Austin Westlake (6-0) 6. Garland Sachse (5-0) 7. Lake Travis (4-1) 8. Waco Midway (6-0) 9. The Woodlands (2-1) 10. Klein Collins (4-0) Others receiving votes: 11, Smithson Valley 15. 12, Duncanville 7. 13, Arlington Martin 4. 13, Spring Westfield 4. 15, Odessa Permian 3. 16, SA Northside O'Connor 2. 16, San Benito 2. 18, Keller Fossil Ridge 1. 18, Beaumont West Brook 1. Class 5A 1. Aledo (16) (5-0) 2. Manvel (8) (4-0) 3, Denton Ryan (1) (6-0) 4. CC Calallen (5-0) 5. Cedar Park (4-1) 6. Dallas Highland Park (4-1) 7. Angleton (5-0) 8. Mansfield Legacy (4-1) 9. Dripping Springs (5-0) 10. Frisco Lone Star (4-1) Others receiving votes: 11, West Mesquite 13. 12, Fort Bend Marshall 9. 12, Hutto 9. 13, Temple 7. 14, College Station 6. 15, Colleyville Heritage 5. 16, Lubbock Coronado 4. 17, Port Neches-Groves 3. 18, Mansfield Lake Ridge 2. 19, N. Richland Hills 1. Class 4A 1. Carthage (21) (5-0) 2. West Orange-Stark (3) (4-0) 3. Argyle (5-0) 4. Waco La Vega (5-0) 5. Cuero (1) (4-0) 6. Midlothian Heritage (5-0) 7. Kennedale (4-1) 8. Gilmer (4-1) 9. Van (6-0) 10. Sweetwater (6-0) Others receiving votes: 11, China Spring 15. 12, Texarkana Pleasant Grove 10. 13, Graham 6. 14, Kilgore 3. 14, Lubbock Estacado 3. 16, Henderson 2. 16, Raymondville 2. 18, Boerne 1. Class 3A 1. Gunter (16) (6-0) 2. Lexington (3) (5-0) 3. Wall (3) (5-0) 4. Newton (3) (4-0) 5. Malakoff (5-0) 6. Canadian (5-0) 7. Brock (4-1) 8. Hallettsville (4-1) 9. New London West Rusk (4-0) 10. Yoakum (5-1) Others receiving votes: 11, Sonora 15. 12, Grandview 13. 12, Jefferson 13. 14, Big Sandy Harmony 5. 15, Mount Vernon 4. 16, Woodville 3. 16, Kemp 3. 18, George West 2. 19, Childress 1. Class 2A 1. Tenaha (17) (5-0) 2. Mason (4) (6-0) 3. Muenster (5-0) 4. Mart (2) (4-1) 5. Albany (5-0) 6. Refugio (2) (3-1) 7. Abernathy (5-0) 8. De Leon (6-0) 9. Bremond (4-1) 10. Milano (5-0) Others receiving votes: 11, Price Carlisle 12. 12, San Augustine 10. 13, Wellington 6. 14, Joaquin 3. 15, Post 2. 16, Riviera Kaufer 1. 16, Burton 1. MAXPREPS NATIONAL TOP 25 1. Mater Dei (Cal) 2. IMG Academy (Fla) (Ayodele Adeoye) 3. Grayson (Ga) 4. Allen, TX 5. Miami Central 6. Centennial (Cal) (Tanner McKee) 7. Bishop Gorman (NV) 8. Trinity (KY) (Rondale Moore) 9. St. John Bosco (Cal) 10. American Heritage (Fla) 11. Bingham (UT) 12. Ben Davis (ID) 13. St. Joseph’s Prep (PA) 14. South Pointe (SC) 15. DeMatha (MD) 16. St. Xavier (OH) 17. DeSoto, TX 18. Katy, TX 19. Centennial (AZ) 20. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) 21. Converse Judson (TX) 22. St. Frances Academy (MD) 23. DeLa Salle (Cal) 24. St. Ignatius (OH) 25. Mission Viejo (Cal)
  22. When you are building a successful football team, one of the golden rules is that you can never have enough big bodies in the trenches. When you look at successful programs such as Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State, they are all deep and talented on both sides of the line. When you go back and look at the Texas teams during the Mack Brown era when they were routinely putting 10 W’s in the win column, they had ass kickers in the trenches. Under Charlie Strong, Texas went heavy on big bodies almost every year he was in Austin, and while it was a good start to restock the bare pantry, there are still plenty of holes to fill on the shelves. It has been mentioned and will be mentioned several times over going forward, but with junior offensive tackle Connor Williams likely to take his talents to the NFL after the 2017 season, finding a suitable replacement should be near the top of the priority list. One of the first offensive tackle prospects to receive an offer this spring was Frisco Wakeland’s Rafiti Ghirmai, and he absolutely blew up not much longer after. The four star offensive tackle notched offers from notable programs such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, and he holds almost 40 offers total. Things at one point looked bleak with the talented offensive tackle as he had lusty eyes for some out of state programs, but as momentum began picking up for the Longhorns, Ghirmai’s attention shifted back to the in-state program and he decided to stay home and hop on board with Tom Herman and the Longhorns. Film Analysis I have to give a hat tip to my man Mike Roach for sending over Ghirmai’s film early on in the spring before he became a priority for Texas, because I was able to see early on that this kid was severely under ranked and was likely to garner some serious attention at some point. He checks the box for having ideal tackle size at 6’5, around 290 and he carries the weight well. Yancy McKnight should be able to trim off the baby fat and pack on some good weight to his frame without much issue. As a player, it’s easy to see why he blew up the way he did this spring and it’s not just because he’s a big kid with good upside. His testing numbers are far from mind blowing, but on film he moves around well, he can bend, he can fire off the ball with a low hat, and he shows he can be a people mover, which is a sign of functional strength. He gets after guys as a run blocker and flashes the capability of being a bit of an asshole, which I absolutely have no problem with and he looks to finish guys off when he gets them on skates. If you’ve read my write ups on offensive lineman before, you know where I stand on guys finishing plays and their opponents. He does need to improve on not falling off blocks, but that’s something that can be improved on as his technique develops. Cut blocking is another thing I have written down that needs to be cleaned up for him, but again that’s coachable. As a pass blocker, while he isn’t deficient at it right now, he is still a work in progress. One thing that stands out is that he has a tendency to bail early and turn his shoulders which will end up being problematic against good pass rushers. He also needs to be more consistent with his punch in pass pro, rather than simply just placing his hands on a defender. These are technical issues that can be ironed out with coaching and reps over time, but it will be something I will be looking for in his senior film. Final Verdict Tom Herman and his staff keep checking off boxes on their wish list for this cycle. Missing out on Walker Little last cycle was a bummer, but they followed that up by quickly landing two early offer candidates in Ghirmai and Reese Moore. Both project to tackle and are high upside players that are quality takes in my book. Ghirmai is another example of Herman and his staff showing they are capable of going toe to toe with some of best programs in the nation to land a recruit, but at this point they don’t really need to convince anyone. Ghirmai doesn’t possess the elite tools that Little had at the same stage and isn’t a plug and play type of player, but he is no slouch. Ghrimai in my opinion is the best tackle in the state this cycle (though it’s a down year) and he has the ability to be able to crack the two deep sooner rather than later after a red shirt year. It’s not out of the question to see him develop into an All-Conference caliber player if he continues to develop accordingly. Herman is showing that they aren’t going to back down from anyone and are showing that they are making efforts to keep the state’s best players home despite having not coached game yet in Austin. If you are keeping score at home, Texas is now sitting comfortably inside the Top 5 in the recruiting rankings for this cycle, and they are far from being done.
  23. When you are building a successful football team, one of the golden rules is that you can never have enough big bodies in the trenches. When you look at successful programs such as Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State, they are all deep and talented on both sides of the line. When you go back and look at the Texas teams during the Mack Brown era when they were routinely putting 10 W’s in the win column, they had ass kickers in the trenches. Under Charlie Strong, Texas went heavy on big bodies almost every year he was in Austin, and while it was a good start to restock the bare pantry, there are still plenty of holes to fill on the shelves. It has been mentioned and will be mentioned several times over going forward, but with junior offensive tackle Connor Williams likely to take his talents to the NFL after the 2017 season, finding a suitable replacement should be near the top of the priority list. One of the first offensive tackle prospects to receive an offer this spring was Frisco Wakeland’s Rafiti Ghirmai, and he absolutely blew up not much longer after. The four star offensive tackle notched offers from notable programs such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan, and he holds almost 40 offers total. Things at one point looked bleak with the talented offensive tackle as he had lusty eyes for some out of state programs, but as momentum began picking up for the Longhorns, Ghirmai’s attention shifted back to the in-state program and he decided to stay home and hop on board with Tom Herman and the Longhorns. Film Analysis I have to give a hat tip to my man Mike Roach for sending over Ghirmai’s film early on in the spring before he became a priority for Texas, because I was able to see early on that this kid was severely under ranked and was likely to garner some serious attention at some point. He checks the box for having ideal tackle size at 6’5, around 290 and he carries the weight well. Yancy McKnight should be able to trim off the baby fat and pack on some good weight to his frame without much issue. As a player, it’s easy to see why he blew up the way he did this spring and it’s not just because he’s a big kid with good upside. His testing numbers are far from mind blowing, but on film he moves around well, he can bend, he can fire off the ball with a low hat, and he shows he can be a people mover, which is a sign of functional strength. He gets after guys as a run blocker and flashes the capability of being a bit of an asshole, which I absolutely have no problem with and he looks to finish guys off when he gets them on skates. If you’ve read my write ups on offensive lineman before, you know where I stand on guys finishing plays and their opponents. He does need to improve on not falling off blocks, but that’s something that can be improved on as his technique develops. Cut blocking is another thing I have written down that needs to be cleaned up for him, but again that’s coachable. As a pass blocker, while he isn’t deficient at it right now, he is still a work in progress. One thing that stands out is that he has a tendency to bail early and turn his shoulders which will end up being problematic against good pass rushers. He also needs to be more consistent with his punch in pass pro, rather than simply just placing his hands on a defender. These are technical issues that can be ironed out with coaching and reps over time, but it will be something I will be looking for in his senior film. Final Verdict Tom Herman and his staff keep checking off boxes on their wish list for this cycle. Missing out on Walker Little last cycle was a bummer, but they followed that up by quickly landing two early offer candidates in Ghirmai and Reese Moore. Both project to tackle and are high upside players that are quality takes in my book. Ghirmai is another example of Herman and his staff showing they are capable of going toe to toe with some of best programs in the nation to land a recruit, but at this point they don’t really need to convince anyone. Ghirmai doesn’t possess the elite tools that Little had at the same stage and isn’t a plug and play type of player, but he is no slouch. Ghrimai in my opinion is the best tackle in the state this cycle (though it’s a down year) and he has the ability to be able to crack the two deep sooner rather than later after a red shirt year. It’s not out of the question to see him develop into an All-Conference caliber player if he continues to develop accordingly. Herman is showing that they aren’t going to back down from anyone and are showing that they are making efforts to keep the state’s best players home despite having not coached game yet in Austin. If you are keeping score at home, Texas is now sitting comfortably inside the Top 5 in the recruiting rankings for this cycle, and they are far from being done.
  24. Five Star Corona (CA) Centennial QB Tanner McKee confirmed with me this evening that he will officially visit Texas this fall for the Kansas State game on October 7th. Texas has consistently been in the hunt for McKee, but schools like Stanford and BYU seem more likely right now.
  25. The recruiting momentum for Texas keeps on churning, and so do we. With the addition of Cade Brewer and Reese Leitao (after some hiccups) in the 2017 class, Tom Herman is doing his best to restock what has been a thin tight end room since the departure of Jermichael Finley in 2008. He’s off to a good start with the 2018 class with the addition of Dekaney tight end Malcolm Epps. When you look at Epps on paper, he doesn’t seem all that impressive. He’s 6’6†with a 5.02 40-yard dash and a 24’ vertical. Not great for a big bodied tight end. It’s important to remember, however, that numbers sometimes fail to tell the full story. Epps is a matchup nightmare on the football field, and it certainly shows on tape. There’s a reason Epps is the No. 4 ranked tight end in the country, with offers from the likes of Alabama, Texas, and Florida State. With Epps adding much needed depth to the TE room, what does the tape say about his ability to produce on the field? Film Analysis Epps’ numbers do tell one aspect of his skill set: he is raw. At 218 pounds, he needs to add weight to grow into his frame. He’s raw as a blocker and will never blow by a defender. Those are things that can be worked around and even improved, in some cases. The two things Epps has that cannot be taught is size and ball skills. Epps is a gifted pass catcher that has soft hands. In his film, he made some extremely difficult catches as well as all of the routine ones. Texas fans should be excited just imagining Epps lined up for the corner fade route in the end zone. He is going to create tons of mismatch problems for Big 12 defenses. Although raw as a player, Epps can only get better. He grow more into his frame after an offseason spent with Yancy McKnight and even likely become a bit faster off the ball. His time spent as a basketball player will likely help him become a better tight end as well, assisting him with getting to the ball at the highest level. Although many say “numbers never lie,†they do in this case. Malcolm Epps is a raw, but talented tight end that Tom Herman and Corby Meekins should be excited about. If he gets on campus and taps into his full potential, the sky is the limit. Final Verdict The addition of Malcolm Epps adds more depth and competition to a recently replenished tight end room. Although he is a work in progress at the position, Epps’ measurables and ball skills leaves plenty of room for excitement. It’s also important to note that Epps has been offered a scholarship by Shaka Smart as well, which could impact his decision. As a two-way player in football/basketball, he will certainly carry over some things from the court that will help him on the field, and vice versa. Overall, Texas fans should be excited about the addition of Malcolm Epps. I don’t want to jump the gun, but Epps reminds me a lot of Jimmy Graham – only a bit less athletic. If he can play even remotely at the type of level Graham does, Texas may have their first true TE since 2008.
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