Each week the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program selects the top players from around the state in each class. Windthorst’s Logan Cope has been honored as the player in class 2A for week six.
Roughly twenty Texas high school football matches are taking place each Friday night in Texoma (give or take a couple), but more and more coaches are being asked to play on Thursday as the entire state grapples with a shortage of officials.
The Rider Raiders have made it to the state semifinals twice in the last three seasons, but this year, they’ve lost the large senior class that helped get them there. Players on this year’s Rider team, however, said there’s talent just waiting in the wings to come out and show out.
Kevin Sherrill spent two seasons as the head coach at Sonora before joining the Lions, and when it comes to giving Vernon its first winning season since 2014, he said it comes down to one thing: hard work.
The Hirschi Huskies have a talented offense that helped them to playoffs last year and a solid run game led by running back A’Marion Peterson. Players are saying this year, however, the receiver corps could be the ones making some big plays.
You’ll hardly be able to recognize Electra’s football team this year; yes, part of it is because of changes being made to the offensive scheme, but most of it has to do with its players: 13/25 starters this season did not play on the varsity team last year.
It’s hard to deny how good of a run the Holliday Eagles had last season: going perfect in district play before losing to Eastland in the regional semifinals. With a large amount of returning starters, the Eagles are looking to do it again.
What started as an initiative to get more referees for Texas High School games is now history-making, gathering five women from all across the state to be the first all-female officials team when they take to the field for Texas SixMan Coach’s Association Division I All-Star game.