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Texas High School Football: Under the Lights, Week 1 Preview

Plano East-John Tyler 1994 Football (via jodyvancevids)

This week's moment in Texas High School Football History: The 1994 Plano East - Tyler John Tyler playoff game. One of the craziest finishes in the history of sports. Yes crazier than the Aledo vs. Stephenville game last week. 

Let this thread serve as an open thread for all of the Week 1 action. More after the jump. 

I'm traveling today and tomorrow, so this will be an abbreviated preview. 

As always The Master Key of all televised Texas High School Football games for 2011, courtesy of


Televised featured games and players: 

Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)  @ Union High School (Tulsa, OK) Friday 7 pm ESPNU

Coach Searels really likes 2013 Evangel OT Josh Thomas, so much so that Thomas was rumored to hold a Texas offer. Thomas did attend the Texas June 5th summer camp, and had a good showing. I expect him to receive a Junior Day invite. Thomas is listed at 6'7'' 336 pounds. Mountain of a man. 


Cocoa (Cocoa, FL) vs. Dallas Skyline Monday 1:15 pm Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Where to start? Texas commits LB Peter Jinkens and WR Thomas Johnson will be in action. Look out for 2013 recruits WR Ra'Shaad Samples and Will Burrows. Enjoy watching 2014 CB Cedric Collins. Good out of state test for Skyline. 


Frederick A. Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK) vs. Desoto Monday 4:30 pm Fox Sports Southwest Plus, Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Again where to start? Look for Texas commits CB Bryson Echols and OG Curtis Riser. This will be my first chance to see 2013 utility back and Texas target Dontre Wilson live. As always Desoto is loaded, and one of the favorites for the Texas 5A state title. 


Top match ups by area:


The Woodlands @ FB Hightower 

Should be a hell of game. Track meet. 



Abilene Cooper @ Austin Westlake 

Westlake looks to rebound against a ranked 5A opponent. 


San Antonio 

SA Brandeis @ Boerne Champion 

2012 DB Colin Blake wants a Texas offer, here's his chance to show the Texas coaches he deserves one. Note: Colin Blake committed to TAMU on Monday September 5th. 



Strake Jesuit (Houston) @ Dallas Jesuit 

The Battle of the Jesuits features 2013 super recruit WR Jake Oliver. Should be a barn burner. 


I'll have a Texas High School Football Week 1 recap on Tuesday because of the excellent games on Monday. 

Y'all have a great game day / holiday weekend. Join at 5 pm on Sunday for the weekly installment of Sundays with Bill.