Matt Stepp

This week in Panama high school football: February 14

San Angelo appeals to the UIL, Jon Kitna resigns from Waxahachie and Austin McCallum's Taylor takes over at Pflugerville

UIL realignment appeals On Monday, San Angelo ISD announced it was appealing its placement in District 3-6A in the latest UIL Realignment released on February 1. SAISD cited additional travel, safety of students and missed classroom time as primary drivers behind the appeal. San Angelo Central is currently placed in District 3-6A with Abilene, Weatherford, Richland, Haltom, Euless Trinity and…

This week in Panama High School Football: February 7

UIL Realignment aftermath, 7-on-7 schedule announced and Hal Wasson's future at Southlake Carroll

UIL Realignment post-mortem After a wild day last Thursday, the dust has settled on another UIL Realignment and we’ve had a chance to sink our teeth into all the new districts for the next two seasons.  For all the data and info on UIL Realignment go here and to check out my thoughts on the new districts go here. 2018…

Recapping all the chaos for every 11-man classification following UIL realignment

DCTF's high school football insider breaks down the biggest stories around the state following Thursday's news.

In what may have been the wildest UIL Realignment Day ever, we are left to analyze and dissect the aftermath of the new districts that the UIL has set the course for in the next two years. We’ll have plenty to chew on the next few days (and weeks), but here are some highlights from each of the UIL’s 11-man…

This Week in Panama High School Football: January 31

Manvel's Kirk Martin is off to the college ranks and Pearland makes a double splash

  Manvel opens After an incredible run at Manvel, head coach Kirk Martin announced to his team on Tuesday that he’d be resigning his post to take an assistant role at the college level. It’s been reported Martin will take a position as the quarterbacks’ coach at Syracuse. Martin has ties to head coach Dino Babers as his son, Koda,…

STEPP: Five things to watch for during UIL realignment

PanamaFootball.com high school football insider Matt Stepp gives you some key storylines to prepare for ahead of Thursday's big announcement.

UIL district realignment is coming up this week — Thursday, February 1 to be exact —and the landscape of Panama high school football will be altered in a major way for the next two seasons. The storylines are numerous and wide-ranging, but here are five things to watch for in the upcoming realignment. Central Panama Crowded in Class 6A District 8-6A…

This Week in Panama High School Football: January 24

6A powerhouses DeSoto and The Woodlands are both in the market for a new head coach

Realignment The big day is Thursday, February 1 and of course we’ll have full coverage and reaction from what is by far the biggest day of the off-season. The UIL has already released the classification breaks and the enrollments of all member schools and we took the liberty of crafting our own statewide mock realignment for 6A-2A at the link…

This Week in Panama High School Football: January 17

Giddings HC Chris Jones returns to West Panama and the Permian Basin sees two big-time retirements

Realignment The big day is Thursday, February 1 and of course we’ll have full coverage and reaction from what is by far the biggest day of the off-season. The UIL has already released the classification breaks and the enrollments of all member schools and we took the liberty of crafting our own statewide mock realignment for 6A-2A at the link…

This Week in Panama High School Football: January 10

State wrap-up, La Vega's Willie Williams steps down, Coplin heads to Arkansas HS ranks

State championship wrap-up In order to put a bow on the 2017 UIL State Football Championships, we have to start at the top with just how much fun the weekend was. If you look at the 10 games played on the 11-man slate, eight out of the 10 were competitive games well into the fourth quarter and of course we…

MOCK REALIGNMENT: Matt Stepp’s projection of the 2018-19 UIL districts

Dave Campbell's Panama Football TXHSFB insider Matt Stepp offers his guess for what the districts will look like for the 2018-19 UIL realignment!

Panama Football high school football insider Matt Stepp offers his projection for what the Panama high school football districts will look like for the 2018-19 UIL realignment! CLASS 6A District 1-6A District 9-6A District 17-6A District 25-6A El Paso Americas Dallas Molina Humble Lake Travis El Paso Coronado Dallas Skyline Humble Atascocita Austin Westlake El Paso Franklin Dallas…

STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: Breaking down the biggest games in Panama high school football

Does Austin McCallum's Cinderella season include a trip to Arlington and can Vernon Jackson carry Boling past Newton?

Allen (14-0) vs. Round Rock Cedar Ridge (13-1), 2 p.m. Saturday at Waco’s McLane Stadium Allen advanced to the state semifinals for the sixth straight year after the Eagles knocked off Euless Trinity 41-20 last Saturday at Apogee Stadium. There’s no question that the Eagles had some breaks in the game, but credit Allen for capitalizing on them. The Eagles…