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This Week in Panama High School Football: April 11

Randy Allen returns to Highland Park and Crowley schools are close to making hires

Randy Allen’s retirement lasts just three weeks After stunning the state and announcing his retirement from coaching three weeks ago, legendary Highland Park head coach Randy Allen had a change of heart this week and announced he was returning to the sidelines for the 2018 season. Allen, according to the Dallas Morning News, simply decided he still missed the players…

2018 Region Outlooks: 4A Division I Region III – Carthage looks to maintain stride and does Midlothian Heritage take the next step?

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 III When you read through the teams to watch in this region, one thing becomes clear quite quickly and that’s that District 10-4A Division I will once again be absolutely loaded. We’ll touch on the top three teams in the “District of Doom” below. The DFW area moves into Region III and that…

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…

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…

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…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division II Region II – Aledo is back in the hunt and North Forney looks to take next step under Jackson

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 II The landscape in Region II has changed quite a bit with Aledo moving east into the region after dominating the landscape in Region I the past few seasons. The Bearcats will reside in 5-4A Division II. Red Oak certainly benefits from the new alignment under new head coach Chris Ross as the…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division II Region I – Abilene Wylie joins the 5A pack and Lubbock Cooper tries to build off a strong 2017

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 I UIL Realignment brought massive changes to the landscape in Class 5A and Region I in Division II is one of the most heavily impacted regions. The biggest note may be that gone from Region I is perennial powerhouse Aledo, who has moved over to Region II. We start in El Paso where…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division I Region IV – Wagner joins the fray and can CC Veterans Memorial run the table?

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 I Region IV The race in Region IV looks to be wide open as there is no district in the entire region south of the San Antonio metro area. We start in 13-5A Division I with San Antonio ISD being joined by Judson ISD’s two 5A programs. San Antonio Wagner drops from 6A and one…