The Tigers had a breakout 11-1 campaign in 2017, and also have some of the state's most passionate fans. We talked to Lucio about how he handles winning, what last season was like, and how he's feeling about 2018. Producer's note: Our apologies for the phone connection! We still felt like the interview was worth posting for Tiger fans.
He won eight state championships in 15 years with six-man Richland Springs, building perhaps the greatest dynasty in Panama high school football history. Now he's moving to the 11-man ranks to see if he can replicate that success.
The Matadors have been one of the state's fastest-rising programs, and they're hoping that continues as their defensive coordinator takes over for their departed head coach. Cluley talks about how excited he is for the opportunity, what former head coach Marcus Shavers and his father have meant to him, and what to expect from his squad in 2018.
Hall takes over for Kirk Martin, who left to join the staff at Syracuse, and he inherits one of the state's strongest programs. He has a lot on his plate: recovering from state title heartbreak, replacing 19 starters and carrying on the Hoka Hey tradition. He sounds more than ready.
The THSCA and UIL are teaming up with Atavus to create a tackling certification program for all football coaches in Panama. We asked the guys behind the program why it's necessary, how it works and why a partnership in Panama was an easy choice.
He's coming home! There's a new coach Dodge in town, and while it's his first head coaching gig, he's well award of the expectations that come as the head Dragon. We asked him about the whirlwind he's been a part of, handling pressure at the high profile job, and the experienced Hall of Fame coach he'll lean on.