Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • bbdude

      Site Conversion Update

      We are still cleaning up a few loose ends related to the maintenance/upgrade performed last night. The message boards are functional and please email us info@hornsports.com if you encounter significant issues that require immediate attention.
    • Aaron Carrara

      Working on a few things!   09/13/2017

      Hi guys, we are working on the forum theme now, which is why you might notice a "different" look.  It shouldn't take too long.  We didn't want to disable the forums so feel free to post, etc and we should be back up with our old look soon.

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'recruiting'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Categories

  • Texas Longhorns Football
  • Texas Longhorns Basketball
  • Texas Longhorns Baseball
  • Texas Longhorns More Sports
  • Texas Longhorns - General
  • Site News and Information
  • Featured
  • Quick Hits / Breaking News
  • Big 12
  • College Football
  • Podcasts
  • Recruiting
  • Premium
  • topsports
  • The University of Texas
  • Crossfire
  • Miscellaneous
    • Templates
    • Media

Forums

  • Boards
    • The Burnt Orange Board
    • Far West
    • The Roundup
    • Archives
  • Links of Interest
    • Texas Longhorns Shop

Blogs

  • The Wire
  • alex's Blog

Twitter Username


Location


Interests


Biography


Location


Interests


Occupation

Found 726 results

  1. tr{ box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; } th{ box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 4px 9px; background-color: #9E4100; border-top: 0 solid #042e5c; border-right: 0 solid #042e5c; border-bottom: 0 solid #042e5c; border-left: 0 solid #042e5c; color: #fff; font-weight: lighter; font-size: .9em!important; text-align: center; } td { box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 4px 3px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(229, 227, 218); font-size: .8em; line-height: 1.2em; } Texas Offer List Name Position Composite HS Committed? Notes Joey Gatewood QB 0.9701 Bartram Trail (Jacksonville, FL) Auburn Justin Fields QB 0.9579 Harrison (Kennesaw, GA) Penn State Cameron Rising QB 0.9580 Newbury Park (Newbury Park, CA) Oklahoma Casey Thompson QB 0.9396 Southmoore (Moore, OK) Zadock Dinkleman QB 0.8796 Somerset (Somerset, TX) Lorenzo Lingard RB 0.9910 University (Orange City, FL) Miami TJ Pledger RB 0.9823 IMG (Bradenton, FL) Orginally from Southern Cal Jaelen Gill RB 0.9820 Westerville South (Westerville, OH) Keaontay Ingram RB 0.8921 Carthage (Carthage, TX) Terrace Marshall Jr. WR 0.9852 Parkway (Bossier City, LA) Jalen Preston WR 0.9750 Manvel (Manvel, TX) Brennan Eagles WR 0.9716 Alief Taylor (Houston, TX) Kamryn Babb WR 0.9712 CBC (St. Louis, MO) Will Baizer used to play lacrosse games at his HS b/c they share a field with a college Al'vonte Woodard WR 0.9585 Lamar (Houston, TX) CJ Moore WR 0.9560 Union (Tulsa, OK) Joshua Moore WR 0.9518 IMG Academy (Brandenton, FL) Twin brother of Jordan Moore. Mother is a Texas alum. Jaylen Waddle WR 0.9234 Episcopal (Houston, TX) Jeremy Ruckert TE 0.9650 Lindenhurst (Lindenhurst, NY) Brevin Jordan TE 0.9634 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) Mustapha Muhammad TE 0.9578 Fort Bend Ridge Point (Missouri City, TX) Malcolm Epps TE 0.9396 Spring Dekaney (Houston, TX) Reese Moore TE 0.8488 Seminole (Seminole, TX) Jackson Carman OL 0.9951 Fairfield (Fairfield, OH) Jamaree Salyer OL 0.9948 Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA) Trey Hill OL 0.9733 Houston County (Warner Robins, GA) Max Wray OL 0.9667 Franklin (Franklin, TN) Georgia Nana Asiedu OL 0.9494 North Stafford (Stafford, VA) Barton Clement OL 0.9382 Marshall (Missouri City, TX) Chasen Hines OL 0.8893 Marshall (Marshall, TX) Rafiti Ghirmai OL 0.8851 Wakeland(Frisco, TX) Trey Stratford OL 0.8603 Allen (Allen, TX) Tyreke Smith WDE 0.9276 Cleveland Heights (Cleveland, OH) Jarell Cherry WDE 0.9249 Carter (Dallas, TX) Ronnie Perkins WDE 0.9075 Lutheran North(St. Louis, MO) Joseph Ossai WDE 0.8842 Oak Ridge (Conroe, TX) Max Wright SDE 0.9716 Taylor (Katy, TX) Ron Tatum DE .9259 Putnam City (Oklahoma City, OK) Taron Vincent DT 0.9944 IMG (Bradenton, FL) Keondre Coburn DT 0.9494 Westfield (Houston, TX) Trevor Trout DT 0.9407 Chaminade (Saint Louis, MO) Bobby Brown DT 0.9317 Lamar (Arlington, TX) Calvin Avery DT 0.9289 Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX) Nickname is Boogie Palaie Gaoteote OLB 0.9930 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) USC Alston Orji ILB 0.9402 Rockwall (Rockwall, TX) Anthony Cook CB 0.9907 Lamar (Houston, TX) Brendan Radley-Hiles CB 0.9760 IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) Jalen Green CB 0.9624 Heights (Houston, TX) D'Shawn Jamison CB 0.9306 Lamar (Houston, TX) Tre Douglas CB 0.8919 Eagles Landing Christian Academy (McDonough, GA) BJ Foster S 0.9943 Angleton (Angleton, TX) Caden Stern S 0.9735 Steele (Cibolo, TX) LSU Josh Proctor S 0.9632 Owasso (Owasso, OK) Atanza Vongor S 0.9384 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, TX) DeMarvion Overshown S 0.9350 Arp (Arp, TX) Myles Simms S 0.9344 Westlake (Atlanta, GA) Leon O'Neal S 0.9301 Cy-Springs (Cypress, TX) Jordan Moore S 0.9019 Yoakum (Yoakum, TX) Texas A&M Twin brother of Joshua Moore. Mother is a Texas alum. Patrick Fields S 0.8563 Union (Tulsa, OK) Justin Watkins ATH 0.9736 Vanguard (Ocala, FL) Florida State Jaquayln Crawford ATH 0.8957 Rockdale (Rockdale, TX)
  2. 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
  3. 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 

  4. tr{ box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; } th{ box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 4px 9px; background-color: #9E4100; border-top: 0 solid #042e5c; border-right: 0 solid #042e5c; border-bottom: 0 solid #042e5c; border-left: 0 solid #042e5c; color: #fff; font-weight: lighter; font-size: .9em!important; text-align: center; } td { box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 4px 3px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(229, 227, 218); font-size: .8em; line-height: 1.2em; } Texas Offer List Name Position Composite HS Committed? Notes Roschon Johnson QB N/A Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches, TX) "Dream school. Has always wanted to go to UT." Theo Wease WR 0.9615 Allen (Allen, TX) Oklahoma Kam Brown WR N/A Colleyville Heritage (Colleyville, TX) Kenyon Green OL 0.9707 Atascocita (Humble, TX) LSU Tyler Johnson OL N/A Oak Ridge (Conroe, TX) Brian Williams S 0.9992 Bishop Dunne (Dallas, TX) younger brother of Arkansas RB Rawleigh Williams III Isaiah Williams ATH N/A Trinity Catholic (St. Louis, MO)
  5. H/T to DBut82 for suggesting I keep a pinned thread with my CB picks. I will try my best to post any updates on changes to my picks with my reasoning included. http://247sports.com/User/Daniel%20Seahorn/Predictions?PlayerInstitution.PrimaryPlayerSport.Recruitment.Year=2018&PlayerInstitution.PrimaryPlayerSport.Sport=Football
  6. [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
  7. 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/
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
 2019 CLASS
 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)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. While Texas has stacked up on talent at the skill positions this cycle, many have understandably wondered when they were going to start picking up commitments from big bodies in the trenches. With the talent in the state being down on both the offensive and defensive line, it was important for the staff to cherry pick within the state while casting a wider net nationally. In the case of Keondre Coburn, you have one of the nation’s best defensive tackles that hails from a talented pipeline in Westfield high school, which has been known to churn out defensive line talent over the years under AJ Blum (now the defensive line coach at Houston). As everyone knows, Texas tight ends coach Corby Meekins was the head coach at Westfield before joining Tom Herman’s staff when he arrived at Houston. Coburn has been a known commodity for a while now after making his fair share of plays next to Ed Oliver, who is now wrecking offensive game plans in the AAC. Coburn racked up Power 5 offers last year from regional programs last spring, but really hit the big time when Michigan offered last May. Once Texas entered the fray in January of this year I felt like the offer was a game changer. With Meekins now in Austin and the Longhorn on the front of his shirt, I felt pretty confident that Texas’ issues of being able to get their foot in the door at Westfield were over. While it certainly wasn’t a cake walk for Meekins with national powers like Alabama lurking in the recruitment, he was able to reel in the big defensive tackle and land a blue chipper at a position of need for the Longhorns. Film Analysis On tape Coburn looks like your prototypical nose tackle who is going to anchor a defensive line on the interior. His bread and butter to his game is easy to identify, as he likes to use his strength and power to his advantage to overpower and stalemate his opponents at the LOS against both the run and the pass. He’s not a guy who is going to really try to finesse you when it comes to getting off blocks, but he shows that he has good hand usage (something a lot of young defensive linemen struggle with) and flashes an arm over move along with a little spin move. While both of those moves are in the early stages of development, it at least shows he has a few things in the toolbox to work with at this stage in his development. Power is the name to the game for Coburn, and his ability to anchor and hold his ground at the LOS will be beneficial, as he will be asked to command double teams on the interior on odd fronts. Another thing that stands out about Coburn is his hustle and effort. Often you will see big guys shutting it down when they are on the back side of plays or the play goes away from him, but Coburn is constantly staying active and staying in the camera frame in pursuit of the ball carrier. Even if he overruns a play, he shows effort by working his way back in the frame and getting a piece of the action. Stuff like that will get you noticed and on the field in short order at the next level and it is always a plus to see it from a defensive lineman. Final Verdict For those who were concerned with the shortage of beef, Coburn brings almost 330 pounds of it with him to Austin. While I certainly believe he will be asked to slim down a bit to get to a more ideal playing weight that will allow him to stay on the field longer, there is no doubting Coburn’s ability and him being one of the top interior defensive linemen in the state and in the country. While he certainly had a bit of a built in advantage, this is big recruiting win for Meekins, as he had to fight off several national powers to land Coburn’s commitment. For Texas, this is yet another Houston domino that hits the ground, as they continue to dominant the talent rich area this cycle and continue to build a monster of a recruiting class. If Herman and his staff can continue to add quality big bodies in the trenches on both sides of the ball this cycle, then it will be hard to find weaknesses in the class they are assembling. Even with the season rapidly approaching and the dead period being in effect, it could be another busy month of recruiting leading up to the first kickoff. This post has been promoted to an article
  21. While Texas has stacked up on talent at the skill positions this cycle, many have understandably wondered when they were going to start picking up commitments from big bodies in the trenches. With the talent in the state being down on both the offensive and defensive line, it was important for the staff to cherry pick within the state while casting a wider net nationally. In the case of Keondre Coburn, you have one of the nation’s best defensive tackles that hails from a talented pipeline in Westfield high school, which has been known to churn out defensive line talent over the years under AJ Blum (now the defensive line coach at Houston). As everyone knows, Texas tight ends coach Corby Meekins was the head coach at Westfield before joining Tom Herman’s staff when he arrived at Houston. Coburn has been a known commodity for a while now after making his fair share of plays next to Ed Oliver, who is now wrecking offensive game plans in the AAC. Coburn racked up Power 5 offers last year from regional programs last spring, but really hit the big time when Michigan offered last May. Once Texas entered the fray in January of this year I felt like the offer was a game changer. With Meekins now in Austin and the Longhorn on the front of his shirt, I felt pretty confident that Texas’ issues of being able to get their foot in the door at Westfield were over. While it certainly wasn’t a cake walk for Meekins with national powers like Alabama lurking in the recruitment, he was able to reel in the big defensive tackle and land a blue chipper at a position of need for the Longhorns. Film Analysis On tape Coburn looks like your prototypical nose tackle who is going to anchor a defensive line on the interior. His bread and butter to his game is easy to identify, as he likes to use his strength and power to his advantage to overpower and stalemate his opponents at the LOS against both the run and the pass. He’s not a guy who is going to really try to finesse you when it comes to getting off blocks, but he shows that he has good hand usage (something a lot of young defensive linemen struggle with) and flashes an arm over move along with a little spin move. While both of those moves are in the early stages of development, it at least shows he has a few things in the toolbox to work with at this stage in his development. Power is the name to the game for Coburn, and his ability to anchor and hold his ground at the LOS will be beneficial, as he will be asked to command double teams on the interior on odd fronts. Another thing that stands out about Coburn is his hustle and effort. Often you will see big guys shutting it down when they are on the back side of plays or the play goes away from him, but Coburn is constantly staying active and staying in the camera frame in pursuit of the ball carrier. Even if he overruns a play, he shows effort by working his way back in the frame and getting a piece of the action. Stuff like that will get you noticed and on the field in short order at the next level and it is always a plus to see it from a defensive lineman. Final Verdict For those who were concerned with the shortage of beef, Coburn brings almost 330 pounds of it with him to Austin. While I certainly believe he will be asked to slim down a bit to get to a more ideal playing weight that will allow him to stay on the field longer, there is no doubting Coburn’s ability and him being one of the top interior defensive linemen in the state and in the country. While he certainly had a bit of a built in advantage, this is big recruiting win for Meekins, as he had to fight off several national powers to land Coburn’s commitment. For Texas, this is yet another Houston domino that hits the ground, as they continue to dominant the talent rich area this cycle and continue to build a monster of a recruiting class. If Herman and his staff can continue to add quality big bodies in the trenches on both sides of the ball this cycle, then it will be hard to find weaknesses in the class they are assembling. Even with the season rapidly approaching and the dead period being in effect, it could be another busy month of recruiting leading up to the first kickoff.
  22. I’m not often shocked by anything when it comes to recruiting anymore considering how wild crazy it has become over the years. You have to be ready for just about everything due to the unpredictability of teenagers and that can be quite exhausting at times. With that said, many across the recruiting world were shocked and caught off guard this evening when top junior college tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson announced to the world that he was committing to Texas over Alabama, Louisville, and Oregon. Wood-Anderson made a surprise official visit to Texas this summer and came away very impressed with what he saw in Austin, but later visits to Louisville and a return visit to Tuscaloosa muddied the waters significantly and had everyone, but Wood-Anderson wondering where he was going to end up. It’s no secret that the tight end position is awfully thin in Austin and the Texas staff is looking to lock up a couple of studs this cycle, and with Wood-Anderson now in the fold, they are halfway to their goal. Film Analysis Listed at 6’5, 245 pounds, the first thing that jumps out at you about Wood-Anderson is how well he moves for his size. If that size is anywhere close to being accurate then this kid is going to be an absolute problem and mismatch nightmare for linebackers, safeties, and corners. First clip you see of him is him splitting a corner and a safety on a post route for a 51 yard touchdown that he finishes off with a nice over the shoulder catch. Not bad. As a receiver he displays good hands, he finds holes in the zone, he shows the ability to beat man coverage, he attacks the ball and shows he has good ball skills. He isn’t shy of contact with the ball in his hands and shows the ability to run through arm tackles and is definitely going to get his fair share of YAC. His ability as a receiver makes him a plug and play caliber of player for Texas and is something they currently lack on the depth chart. Wood-Anderson isn’t strictly a flex tight end either. He has been used as an inline tight end and shows on film that he is willing to get his hands dirty as a blocker, and that is something that Tom Herman has put an emphasis on finding at the position. While he doesn’t have an extensive amount of clips of him blocking, he at least shows effort and looks willing and capable to put his hands on a defender as blocking tight end and that will be important when it comes to him getting on the field. Final Verdict Full disclosure: We had no idea that the pick was going to be Texas for Wood-Anderson, but this is a HUGE pickup for Herman and his staff. DWA has the ability to be an instant impact kind of player at the tight end position and it has been quite a while since Texas has had that kind of talent at the position. With Wood-Anderson now in the fold it is going to be interesting to see how it impacts the rest of their recruiting board at the tight end position. Malcolm Epps has been kicking around the idea of committing soon, but it will be curious to see if the brakes are tapped in that recruitment. Wood-Anderson’s commitment could signal them going all-in on guys like Luke Ford and Mustapha Muhammad, as both recently visited and sat down with the staff this summer. Regardless of how you slice it, Texas is injecting talent into the tight end position that has seriously lacked it since the days of Jermichael Finley and there is no doubt that the position won’t be neglected any longer.
  23. I’m not often shocked by anything when it comes to recruiting anymore considering how wild crazy it has become over the years. You have to be ready for just about everything due to the unpredictability of teenagers and that can be quite exhausting at times. With that said, many across the recruiting world were shocked and caught off guard this evening when top junior college tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson announced to the world that he was committing to Texas over Alabama, Louisville, and Oregon. Wood-Anderson made a surprise official visit to Texas this summer and came away very impressed with what he saw in Austin, but later visits to Louisville and a return visit to Tuscaloosa muddied the waters significantly and had everyone, but Wood-Anderson wondering where he was going to end up. It’s no secret that the tight end position is awfully thin in Austin and the Texas staff is looking to lock up a couple of studs this cycle, and with Wood-Anderson now in the fold, they are halfway to their goal. Film Analysis Listed at 6’5, 245 pounds, the first thing that jumps out at you about Wood-Anderson is how well he moves for his size. If that size is anywhere close to being accurate then this kid is going to be an absolute problem and mismatch nightmare for linebackers, safeties, and corners. First clip you see of him is him splitting a corner and a safety on a post route for a 51 yard touchdown that he finishes off with a nice over the shoulder catch. Not bad. As a receiver he displays good hands, he finds holes in the zone, he shows the ability to beat man coverage, he attacks the ball and shows he has good ball skills. He isn’t shy of contact with the ball in his hands and shows the ability to run through arm tackles and is definitely going to get his fair share of YAC. His ability as a receiver makes him a plug and play caliber of player for Texas and is something they currently lack on the depth chart. Wood-Anderson isn’t strictly a flex tight end either. He has been used as an inline tight end and shows on film that he is willing to get his hands dirty as a blocker, and that is something that Tom Herman has put an emphasis on finding at the position. While he doesn’t have an extensive amount of clips of him blocking, he at least shows effort and looks willing and capable to put his hands on a defender as blocking tight end and that will be important when it comes to him getting on the field. Final Verdict Full disclosure: We had no idea that the pick was going to be Texas for Wood-Anderson, but this is a HUGE pickup for Herman and his staff. DWA has the ability to be an instant impact kind of player at the tight end position and it has been quite a while since Texas has had that kind of talent at the position. With Wood-Anderson now in the fold it is going to be interesting to see how it impacts the rest of their recruiting board at the tight end position. Malcolm Epps has been kicking around the idea of committing soon, but it will be curious to see if the brakes are tapped in that recruitment. Wood-Anderson’s commitment could signal them going all-in on guys like Luke Ford and Mustapha Muhammad, as both recently visited and sat down with the staff this summer. Regardless of how you slice it, Texas is injecting talent into the tight end position that has seriously lacked it since the days of Jermichael Finley and there is no doubt that the position won’t be neglected any longer.
  24. The point on a brisket is typically the fattiest cut. Pitmasters often trim the point (and select edges) off a brisket and return those pieces to the smoker. Are burnt ends tough, chewy worthless cuts of meat, or are they heavenly bites of smoky goodness? It depends on who you ask... Rather than discard the trimmings and fat, we choose to savor all the information that flows through the site. So, sit down and help yourself to some burnt ends. +++++ This is a free site, so anyone can read this report. If you share it with someone, please take time to attribute the information to HornSports. Tom Herman once again pulls off an amazing recruiting effort by thinking outside the box. Longhorns fans are used to having the mid-July recruiting camp that Strong began as “Under the Lights.” Tom Herman took this concept and went to work – inviting some of the top 2019 guys in the state, getting most of the commits together, bringing in major 2018 targets, and throwing in a bit of a wrinkle with dodgeball, a coaches’ dunking booth, a dunk contest, and a gigantic water balloon fight with hundreds of water balloons all over the field. There was not a single bad review of the event, Texas pulled in two commitments from top targets, and they made massive headway with a great deal of key 2018 and 2019 recruits. Herman nailed it. Mustapha Muhammad If you were to peek over on the 247 Crystal Ball feature, you’d see that basically every media member has marked Mustapha Muhammad down as a Michigan Wolverine. However, we don’t believe the race for Muhammad is quite over. He is the top tight end on the board for the Longhorns, and they made sure he knew it during his trip to Austin. Muhammad left extremely happy with the coaches, the atmosphere, and the facilities. His visit was a step towards ensuring that the elite tight end stays in state. How was the camp? MM: Lit. I didn't participate but it was fun to watch. You didn't get into the water balloon fight? MM: No way! I was wearing designer clothes. What was the most impressive part of the entire thing? MM: The locker room…just how they were designed. I’d never seen anything like [the] all-in-one lockers. What did you and Meekins talk about while you were there? MM: We did some film study, and broke down how I’d fit in the offense. Did you get to talk to the commits or players? MM: I talked to everybody. They all told me they really wanted me too. 2020 RB Jase McClellan (Aledo) It’s the not-so-hot hot take that Jase McClellan is the best running back in the state regardless of class (with Noah Cain being at IMG). The Texas coaches made sure that McClellan was treated as such. Every time he steps on campus he is given the VIP treatment with running backs coach Stan Drayton by his side. We do not think the Longhorns will be giving him the offer that he wants until they see him replicate what he did in 2016, but he’s the top guy on their board right now for 2020. Right now, the schools he is high on are still Texas, OU, and UGA. What were your thoughts on the facilities? JM: The facilities were great. Coach Drayton and some former players showed me around and talked to me about them. It was my favorite part. What were you and Stan Drayton talking about before you left? JM: He was talking to me about fitting in at Texas, becoming a better man, and how his coaching style fits the type of person I am. Does Coach Drayton’s pedigree factor into coming to Texas? JM: Yes. That is something that works towards my decision on Texas because it shows me he has great skills when it comes to working with the running back. Al’Vonte Woodard One of the top WRs in the nation, Al’Vonte Woodard made his first trip to Texas after committing to the Longhorns a week prior. When we spoke with Woodard, he appeared to be a combination of excited, relieved, and just plain happy. He’s already hot on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns, as he is working on recruiting his teammates D’Shawn Jamison and Anthony Cook in hopes of having them play side-by-side for another 3-4 years. How’s the commitment feel? AW: I’m just glad to get it out of the way. Schools are still hitting me up, but not as much. But man…It’s just a big weight off my shoulders. It came down to Texas, Texas A&M, and Ole Miss. I made the right decision. (Drew) Mehringer is telling me that I’m their top WR right now, and I can come in and play a key role. I’m just going to have to work for that spot. How about the rest of the camp? AW: I came out to support my guy Alex Hogan. Overall though, it was pretty fun. We got to play with water balloons, dunk a few coaches in the water, play a little bit of dodgeball…we were supposed to have a dunk contest, but Reggie Hemphill broke the hoop. 2019 DB Jonathan McGill (Coppell) Jonathan McGill was apparently the stand out of the entire camp, bringing in 5 interceptions during 1-on-1 play and being mentioned by at least a half dozen top players and commits. While he didn’t pull in an offer from the camp, he certainly got the attention of the coaches. McGill is a very versatile defensive back. He can play basically any defensive back position on the field and do so at a high level. This is McGill’s second time on campus at Texas this summer, and the interest is there for Texas. What was your favorite part of the camp? JM: Probably the dodgeball part. Either dodgeball or just going onto the field and throwing water balloons at each other. Just having fun. Doing something outside of football with a bunch of football players just makes it that much better. How was talking to the coaches afterwards? JM: They just told me to stay patient in the process. But they loved what they saw. I worked out at safety today, and Coach Naivar loved seeing me at safety. [He] Told me I’ve done everything right. Coach Washington got hype with me. I had a few picks today and Coach Washington got lively. I am always communicating with Coach O, just staying in touch with him. Reese Moore Reese Moore made the long trip down to Austin once again, but his mother told us that they’ve gotten used to it now. The big tackle had his patented happy-go-lucky smile on as he addressed the media. When we talked to him afterwards, he indicated that these sessions do wonders for bonding with the other commits and keeping each other strongly committed. After seeing him and his frame in person, I am very excited about what he could be molded into in the future. What did you think of the new lockers? RM: They’re unbelievable. I was telling Coach Warehime that “awesome” and “unbelievable” don’t do it justice. There need to be words that are better than that to describe them. Would you say they’re the best facilities you’ve seen? RM: I’d say so. Everything that they’re going to also build in their new weight room is going be awesome. Only thing about OU’s lockers is they have shoe racks that pop out and sucks all the stickiness out of there. Who was the most impressive OL out there competing today? Branson Bragg. Caden Sterns The star defensive back from Cibolo Steele has become a mouth piece for this class. Sterns told us that he absolutely hates social media, but uses it as a tool for recruiting and pumping out good vibes. From also talking with his mother, I got the sense that the entire family is relieved that they will be sticking closer to home than his brother did (although they do love Oklahoma State). Sterns seems to be locked into Texas currently. Longhorn fans should be very excited to see him on campus in five months. How did the camp go? CS: It was good. Watching all [of] the youngins compete and getting some work in with our future coaches is good. As a DB, I can get a head start and take what I learned here and get a head start before I get up here in 5 months. Like I said, it was an awesome experience and a blessing to be a part of this family. How were the locker rooms? CS: Oh man. It’s not even done yet and it’s a jaw dropper. They have some more stuff going in, and it’s like, what more could you possibly add in. It’s already one of the best locker rooms around. It’s an amazing thing to experience and be [one of] the first people to go in and look at it. What do you think of Jalen Green’s commitment? CS: I was kind of surprised. I saw him and talked about him coming, but for him to actually come…I can’t wait to actually get back there and have him join the rest of us DBs. The things we are going to do here will be special, and I personally believe we are going to turn this program around. He’s a great add-on to the secondary. The sky is the limit for him. How important was Jason Washington in landing you and Jalen Green in this class? CS: I don’t know how he does it man, but he just keeps it real. That’s what kids want, as well as his excitement, his thrills, and the way he approaches the game every day. You may see him in videos where he is fired up. He’s like that every day about his job. It’s like a dream to him, so what this job means to him is like something you do not see often. For him it’s not about the money or politics, but to him it’s about what it is to be fired up and motivating. He just has a love for the game and I respect that. Anybody stand out on the field? Jonathan McGill. Texas will be going after him sooner or later. Roschon Johnson The surprise commitment of the camp came from the first commit in the 2019 class, Roschon Johnson. After he won the fastest man competition, Sam Ehlinger gave Johnson the mic to the PA. After a bit of confused hesitation, Johnson went on a hunt for Coach Herman screaming in the mic, “Coach! I have something to tell you.” I don’t know if he planned on committing the way he did, but when found Coach Herman and announced his commitment over the PA, the entire field erupted. I am interested in seeing his progression from last year and hopefully see improvement on a spectacular sophomore season. When they gave you the mic did you know what you were going to say? Or did it take you a second to decide you wanted to do it? RJ: It took a little bit. Sam Ehlinger influenced me. It was a surprise. He basically handed me the mic and said, “Let ‘em know.” What was it like to be coached by Vince Young? RJ: It was amazing. I met him previously, but it was great getting to learn a few things from Vince with the things that he has done. What are your thoughts on the locker room? RJ: It is crazy. I’ve never seen anything like that. Especially with the new renovations and stuff they have. Without a doubt, [it’s] the best locker room I have seen. What were other parts of the camp that stood out? RJ: I enjoyed every bit of it. From the drills to the one-on-ones to the water balloon fight. You don’t really do that at other places. That’s part of the reason why I committed. They do things different over here. It’s a dream I’ve been chasing for a while.
  25. After Jamari Chisholm reportedly got the necessary grades to report to Texas, the Longhorn staff got more good news today. Per Jeff Howe of 247, Syracuse graduate transfer tight end Kendall Moore has graduated from Syracuse and will be able to report to Texas as well for camp. This is big for the depth at tight end for Texas, as they will need as many bodies as they can get.
×