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Five Big Things in #txhsfb: 07/09/15 by Chris Doelle

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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. As usual, they are not listed in order of importance – just as they come to me.

I am all over the place in this list. Some about 7 on 7 - some about what is expected this season - some about...

Chris Doelle - Texas high school football expert1. Texas State 7 on 7 - First, the fact that the Texas State 7 on 7 tournament has returned to College Station just feels right. I could ramble on about all the reasons why, but at the end of the day - it just feels right.

2. Rinse and repeat – The 2010's have had more repeat champions than any decade previously. Is that a sign that the "rich are getting richer" in terms of Texas high school football teams? So will that trend continue? Teams like Allen, Aledo and Cameron Yoe have certainly boosted that percentage... but can they keep it up? Will a new (or old) dynasty replace some of these that have dominated recently? Allen returns a ton of talent and seems to be sitting just fine in terms of replacing Kyler Murray. What are your thoughts? Take the poll to share your opinion >>CLICK HERE<<

3. Three card monte continues – As Lone Star Gridiron rolls through our 11th season, the other sites are doing their usual swap/switch and scramble. Keep your eye on them cause the more they shift and shuffle, the more we remain the same. Yes, during that time, we are the only statewide site that has never changed ownership, never changed affiliations with parent companies and always remained Texas owned and Texas proud!

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4. Championships in Houston? - It has been rumored ever since the Dallas Cowboys announced a scheduling conflict for this years state title games that they would be played in Houston. Apparently, nobody has been willing to lock it down and say its a done deal. FOX News in Houston continued to speculate but not make it official that the title games would be played at NRG Stadium (Home of the Houston Texans.) The closest they game was saying "according to sources familiar with the process."

I'm guessing that Jerry Jones is working to see if he can get the NFL to budge on scheduling and as a favor to the Cowboys organization that has been so generous with the UIL, they are likely waiting to make it official until all options are exhausted.

I would be surprised if the NFL budges so am planning to attend the championships December 17th-19th in Houston. Expect the UIL to make a formal announcement very soon.

5. Just too fun not to post - So this happened:

Yes, that is Shane Buechele dribbling a football - Arlington Lamar QB, Texas commit, Elite 11 standout and son of Major League Baseball player Steve Buechele.

This is one of the good examples of the upside of social media. Clips like this one and the one where Manvel receiver Gary Haynes throws a 40yd pass to himself are great uses of this powerful weapon in the recruits arsenal.

by Chris Doelle

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