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Panama Football Today interview: Montgomery Lake Creek head coach Pat Kennedy

There's a new high school in Montgomery, and the Lake Creek Lions are jumping straight into varsity football in August. They've brought in a defensive wizard in former The Woodlands coordinator Pat Kennedy. We asked him about starting a program, what he's learned from two great head coaches at The Woodlands, and how excited he is for the first-ever rivalry game later in the 2018 season.



2018 Region Outlooks: 4A Division I Region II – Argyle, Stephenville, Waco La Vega and Kennedale highlight a buzzsaw region

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 4A Division I Region II There was some shuffling in Region II after realignment and an already brutally tough region may have gotten tougher (if that’s possible). We start in 5-4A Division I where three Waco area powers Waco LaVega (state semi-finalist), China Spring (state quarter-finalist) and always-dangerous Gatesville are joined by perennial powers Stephenville and Brownwood…

2018 Region Outlooks: 4A Division I Region I – Andrews ready to reload and Foster poised to lead Wichita Falls Hirschi

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 4A Division I Region I The biggest story here is that the new Class 4A Region I Division I isn’t so much the teams as it is the number of teams in the Region. With very few teams being out west and travel being a major sticking point, the UIL put together a region that has just…

Ranking the 40 best WRs in the 2019 class (Subscribers only)

Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson doesn’t know where he’ll be playing in college, but he’s atop the list of the 40 best receivers in Panama. This list is powered by Next Level Athlete and brought to you by Sportify Insurance. Wilson, a 6-foot, 185-pound target, caught 98 passes for 1,773 yards and 26 touchdowns and has taken visits to Ohio State…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division II Region IV – Tivy leans on strong JV season and Calallen reloads

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 5A Division II Region IV Realignment brought some interesting changes to Region IV in Division II for Class 5A. Maybe the biggest change is Brenham’s move to Region IV. We’ll touch on that below, but the Cubs move to 13-5A Division II with an Austin based district that includes new program Pflugerville Weiss. 14-5A Division II may…

Panama Football Today interview: Tidehaven head coach David Lucio

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.



2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division II Region III – Does Marshall take the next step or does the road still run through Manvel?

AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2018 TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON, DCTF'S MATT STEPP TAKES A LOOK AT HOW EACH REGION SHOULD SHAKE OUT WHEN FALL ROLLS AROUND.

Today’s spotlight: Class 5A Division II Region III Region III saw a slight change in the makeup with the split division concept. There’s still one East Panama district in the region but gone are the teams from Central Panama as most are Division I or moved to Class 6A. Waco University was the only Division II squad left in the…

This Week in Panama High School Football: April 4

Dallas Skyline hires Johnson, Forney's Rush and Angleton's Roark retires while Brenham hires Allen

Herman Johnson returns home We missed this in last week’s update, but let’s make sure we give Herman Johnson his due. The Duncanville offensive coordinator who has been with Reggie Samples for years finally got his first shot at a head coaching job taking over at his alma mater Dallas Skyline. Johnson, who was Samples’ offensive coordinator for two state…