DUMAS 2017 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: DEMONS ARE SERIOUS CONTENDERS IN 3-5A, AGAIN..

The Demons had a heck of year in 2016, finishing second in 3-5A behind Amarillo and then played the Abilene Cooper Cougars tough before losing late in the contest, 37-14 at Jones at&t stadium in Lubbock, TX. There were some big losses on their team, like  Derek Ditto at the linebacker spot, major talent also returns as Noah Quintanillla and Josh Mares are ready for their Senior Campaigns. Can Coach Dunnam’s team possibly get past the bi-district round this season with the team the Demons have assembled? Yes..Yes they can.…

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THE 2017 DAVE CAMPBELL’S FOOTBALL MAGAZINE WRAP-UP: 806 PROJECTIONS AND MORE

Football must be around the corner because every store we walk into now, there is the new Dave Campbell’s Texas High School Football magazine; considered by some to be the bible for Texas High School Football; not by me, but by many. So how did the 806 stand out in the magazine? Who made the top 300 recruits in Texas for 2018 and 2019? What else stood out for our athletes in the 806 besides district previews which we will start going over ourself starting Monday? Who made the preseason…

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SHALLOWATER LOOKS TO CLIMB BACK TO THE MOUNTAINTOP IN 3A..HOW CAN IT HAPPEN?

Shallowater’s 2016 football team made the playoffs, that’s the good news. The Mustangs went 2-9 on the season after a tumultuous summer that included a midnight meeting for a coach approval and a rough eleven games that saw their former head coach, Chad Terry, assigned away from the coaching position and their new coach, Bryan Wood, coming out of retirement from Randall to lead the Mustangs for the foreseeable future. Some questions that needed to be answered before the Mustangs return to the field: #1 Who will be under center? Will…

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AMARILLO 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE PREVIEW: SANDIES LOOK TO CONTINUE TRADITION

The Sandies are one of the few teams with a few championships in their history in the 806, and they look to get right back to those championship ways this season with one of the toughest schedules and districts in the 806. An early visit to Lubbock-Cooper, followed by the biggest rivalry in the 806 when Amarillo takes on Tascosa on Sept. 22nd highlight their non-district schedule before the Sandies jump into District 3-5A play! Amarillo will be back in the playoffs again this season, and will either play Monterey…

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LUBBOCK-COOPER 2017 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: A TOUGH ROAD AWAITS THE PIRATES…

Lubbock-Cooper had one of the best teams in 5A last year and proved it on the field as the Pirates advanced to the 5A DI Regional Quarterfinal game before falling to FW Boswell in a heated contest. Jarret Doege is now at Bowling Green, and Ty Thomas is now at Arizona State. So, who steps up for Coach Kattwinkel’s squad? Obviously, one name comes to mind and that’s Elijah Boyd. A proven tailback that will be asked to carry the load this season, especially early as the Pirates try to…

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REGIONAL ROUND REMATCH COMING FOR POST IN 2017??

Pittman’s Antelopes have always been a factor in the playoffs and last year’s team lived up to those expectations set by previous Post squads as the Antelopes made it to the Regional Quarterfinals before losing 24-21 to Abernathy; in what may have been the best game of the year in the 806. So, what happens this season? AJ Reed is off to Eastern New Mexico and AJ Escobedo will be severely missed as a leader for his troops. But, there is some serious talent returning to the fold, beginning with Michael…

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PLAINVIEW BULLDOGS 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Plainview comes into 2017 highly motivated as their playoff aspirations fells short at the end of the season in 2016 and it won’t get any easier as District 3-5A is still the toughest district in West Texas as far as 5A is concerned. Can the Bulldogs return to the playoffs this fall? Here is their schedule below. 9/1 7:00p Coronado (Lubbock, TX) Location: Plainview High School 9/8 7:30p @ Tascosa (Amarillo, TX) Location: Tascosa High School 9/22 7:00p Borger (Borger, TX) Location: Plainview High School 9/29 7:00p Palo Duro (Amarillo, TX) Location: Plainview High…

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TASCOSA 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Here is Tascosa’s 2017 football schedule. King Doerue will be counted on in his junior year to help navigate the Rebels through another tough schedule this season. Her is their schedule below. 8/31 7:00p @ Palo Duro (Amarillo, TX) Location: Palo Duro High School 9/8 7:30p Plainview (Plainview, TX) Location: Tascosa High School 9/14 7:00p MacArthur (Lawton, OK) Location: Tascosa High School 9/22 7:30p @ Amarillo (Amarillo, TX) Location: Amarillo High School Rivalry Game 9/29 7:30p Odessa (Odessa, TX) Location: Tascosa High School 10/6 7:30p @ Midland Lee (Midland, TX) Location: Midland Lee High School 10/12 7:00p…

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806’S “SUPER SIX” RETURNING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN IN THE 806..TOP 5 TEXAS OL, TOO..

As media folks get all excited about a quarterback delivering a bomb to the receiver, or a tailback springing free for a long touchdown run, let’s not forget: those plays don’t happen without an offensive lineman making a block, picking up a blitz, or taking out a defensive lineman during the play. The value of a great offensive lineman is immeasurable to any team and their success, or non-success. If you don’t believe me, just look at the contracts the offensive lineman are getting in the National Football League. With…

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FOUR THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME DURING 2017 SPRING FOOTBALL IN THE 806..

Well, Spring Ball 2017 is over for the “6”..What did we learn from the 18 practices these 5A and 6A teams held over May? A lot. How about Frenship having their first-ever Spring practices and game under new management, I mean, new head coach in Northcutt and Lubbock-Cooper practicing and playing at their middle school field due to new turf being installed on their main field. Coronado opened up the spring by trying to find new playmakers in the secondary and which receivers would replace Chance Fair and Noah Sifrit…

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