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Five BIG Things: 12/12/13 by Chris Doelle

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Five BIG Things in Texas High School Football


Its that time again… time for my Five BIG Things! These are the things that stood out for me recently as it relates to Texas high school football.  We are inching closer to the final BIG things list for the year.

1. Richland Springs is watching from home. Winners of three consecutive 6-Man Division II crowns, a lot of people expect their fourth to be just days away by this time.  Alas, Calvert had something to say about that - sending them home in the Quarter Finals.  Calvert has since lost to Milford and Richland Springs will spend their second straight week watching instead of playing football.  It was a great run for the Coyotes but it is time to crown a new champion.

2. Pearland  having another surprising run – In 2010, the Pearland Oilers surprised a lot of people with a playoff run that ended in a 28-24 win in the title game against Euless Trinity.  There is something about this season that seems very similar.

The going was not very tough as they didn't face a team with a decent record until they shut down 11-o Houston Lamar.  The Oilers then showed a tough Cy-Fair team just how strong their defense really is in the 10-3 win.

Pearland has a tough opponent in San Antonio Madison but with their defense getting stronger every week, it should be another slugfest.  Win this one and they will be the big underdog against Allen or DeSoto.  Been there before...

3. Katy vs Austin Lake Travis could happen! – Two of the strongest dynasties in Texas high school football have a chance to square off in the 5A Division II title game and the prospect has football fans fired up.  Katy has to get past San Antonio Johnson, while Lake Travis will face a very tough Cedar Hill team.

Fans have argued which program is better since the Cavaliers turned into a power and now with them up in 5A, we may get to see which is.

4. The records continue to tumble – It is that time of year when all the season and career records are under assault.  Aledo not only broke the Texas single season record for scoring, but they broke the national record too with a full game remaining. Refugio's QB, Travis Quintanilla continues his domination of the passing records breaking the marks for Career Yards and TDs and only needs 225 more yards to break the all-time passing record for yards in a season.  Argyle K, Cole Hedlund is dead set on putting the kicking records out of reach.

These are just a few of the big ones, but there are literally hundreds of changes to the record books every week this time of year.

We are overjoyed to be able to provide you with the most comprehensive record books covering the history of Texas high school football.   Our very own master statistician, "Mighty" Mike Wright has devoted himself to providing you with all these amazing numbers.  I'm just glad to have them at my fingertips any time I want.

5. Brotherhood Stories are coming – Our writers are hard at work interviewing former #txhsfb players, gathering photos and putting together a series of articles that we will call Brotherhood Stories.  We are very excited to tell some of the untold stories of Texas high school football from the people who played the game.

Every single player that ever suited up has a story to tell.  It is a story of brotherhood, a story of growth, a story of trial, a story of triumph.

We invite you to be a part of that story  - if you ever played Texas high school football, sign up and be part of the honored brotherhood at http://www.lonestargridiron.com/brotherhood and look for the Brotherhood Stories to appear shortly after the New Year.

Have a great week and stay connected!

by Chris Doelle
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