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2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division I Region III — Hutto ready to make a regional finals run and Friendswood drops back down

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 III Region III now only consists of two Houston districts after the split hit Class 5A in February. They occupy Districts 9 and 10, while the Austin area sits in Districts 11 and 12. One head coach in 10-5A Division I called his new district “The Little SEC” and for good reason. It…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division I Region II — New faces at Highland Park, Catalon leads Mansfield Legacy

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 II Changes are abound in Region II and it starts with the biggest headline of the off-season as back-to-back state champion Highland Park will have a new head coach after Randy Allen’s retirement announcement. The new guy in Highland Park will certainly have his hands full in the new realignment as the Scots…

This week in Panama High School Football: March 28

Riley Dodge comes home to Southlake Carroll, Wasson heads to Irving ISD and Randy Allen hangs up his fedora

Riley Dodge takes over at Southlake Carroll On Friday night, word leaked that Southlake Carroll had hired Justin Northwest offensive coordinator Riley Dodge as its next head football coach. Dodge becomes one of the state’s youngest head coaches and he’ll have a lot of pressure and expectations on his shoulders being the son of former Carroll coach Todd Dodge and…

2018 Region Outlooks: 5A Division I Region I — Lubbock Coronado and Denton Ryan reload after big-time seasons

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 I The Class 5A landscape across the state has been completely altered with the split division concept and now there are several regions where the title could be completely up for grabs due to some of the changes. In Division I Region I, the first big change is out in El Paso where…

2018 Region Outlooks: 6A Region IV — Lake Travis reloads and Westlake shifts back to traditional form

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 6A Region IV UIL Realignment once again split the Austin area in half as there’s one district in Region II and one Austin area district in Region IV for the next two seasons. That’s potentially bad news for the rest of Region IV as that Austin area district once again includes Lake Travis and Austin Westlake, both…

2018 Region Outlooks: 6A Region III — Cy-Fair’s title defense, Katy and North Shore hope young QBs make strides

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 6A Region III It was a relatively quiet UIL realignment in Class 6A Region III as there were no real major developments or surprises in how the new districts shook out. The biggest change is the addition of the Beaumont schools back to Region III after Beaumont West Brook had a two year stint in Region II….

2018 Region Outlooks: 6A Region II — Allen joins in on the fun in Region I and Spring Westfield reloads for another swing

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 6A Region II If you want to pick a region to watch come playoff time, my suggestion would be Class 6A Region II. What a collection of talented teams from DFW, East Panama, Houston and Austin that has been molded together to form what should be a fireworks factory in every round of the playoffs! The big…

2018 Region Outlooks: 6A Region I — Duncanville, Denton Guyer and Euless Trinity top a new-look Region I

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 6A Region I UIL Realignment has certainly changed the landscape in Region I as gone is Allen, who completely dominated the landscape the past two years. The Eagles have found a new home in Region II, thus leaving the door wide open in Region I Division I. Last year’s Division II regional champion, Waco Midway, is also…

This week in Panama High School Football: March 21

McDowell stays at Richmond Foster, Van Meter resigns at Hutto and Fort Worth Brewer hires Peterman

Steve Van Meter resigns at Hutto In a surprise move on Tuesday afternoon DCTF learned that Hutto head coach Steve Van Meter resigned his post after five seasons leading the Hippos. “I am going back home to Friendswood, I’m going to be going into private business with my sons and I just felt like it was time to go home….

This Week in Panama High School Football: March 14

Peterman interviews at Waxahachie, Richmond Foster's McDowell heads to Baylor and Killeen Ellison makes a hire

Chris James hired at Fort Worth Paschal After his surprising resignation from Crowley three weeks ago, former head coach Chris James didn’t remain without a gig for long as on Thursday morning he was named new head coach at Fort Worth Paschal. James has quite the building job ahead of him as Paschal has been a long struggling program and…