AUSTIN— The 2014 University Interscholastic League Football State Championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington the League announced Tuesday.
Abilene High running back Abram Smith burst on to the scene late last season in the final two games, and turned plenty of heads in the process.
The West team was able to pull away for a win in the Texas Six-Man Coaches Association Division One All-Star Game on Saturday in Wichita Falls.
A pair of big district match-ups involving Brownwood, Wylie, and Sweetwater highlight week eight. Also a Jones County rivalry is renewed between Anson and Hawley.
Many smaller schools need to find different ways to prepare for the upcoming season before two-a-days. One of the ways they get ready is by playing 7on7 football.
Abilene High, Cooper, and Brownwood are featured in the top match-ups of 2014 for weeks six and seven.
Plano West rallied late to knock off Abilene High in the first round of the championship bracket on Saturday morning.
The Abilene High Eagles are moving on to the championship bracket at the state 7on7 tournament after a clean run in pool play.
The Abilene High Eagles have the unusual task of having to find their way back to the playoffs after missing for the first time in 15 years. If the Eagles are going back to the postseason in 2014, they will need a big year from quarterback Derek Scott.
The Eastland Mavericks highlighted the four Big Country teams to reach the division two champions bracket by reaching the state semifinals.
ABILENE, Texas — While many of the skill players in the state are in College Station for the state 7-on-7 Championships this weekend, the men in the trenches will be in Abilene for the inaugural State Lineman Challenge at Shelton Stadium on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University.
The Big Country is well represented this year in the state 7on7 tournament championship bracket with all four division two teams advancing.
The Wylie defense will be a key to their success this season, and anchoring the Bulldogs' front seven is 2014 Player to Watch Clay Johnston.
The Albany Lions are among the favorites to reach the Class 2A Div. II state title game at AT&T Stadium this year. In order for that to happen, they will likely need a big year from running back Caleb Masters.
The Cisco Loboes this year will have the new challenge of defending a state championship. One of the senior leaders on this team that will have a big impact on the Loboes success will be running back Landon Lewis.
The expectations are high in Stephenville this year and the Yellow Jackets will likely go only as far as quarterback Jarrett Stidham can take them.
We continue our countdown of the top plays from the past year with the Stamford Bulldogs and their thrilling comeback against Shiner in the Class 1A Div. I state title game.
The Stephenville Yellow Jackets are picked to win the Class 4A Div. I state title this year, and the key to their success very well could be their quarterback, Jarrett Stidham.
Expectations are high entering the fall in Albany, and some have the Lions making it all the way to AT&T Stadium. If Albany is going to live up to those expectations they'll need a big year from junior Caleb Masters.
Our countdown of the top plays from the past year continues with number six and the Cooper Cougars.
Our top ten countdown continues with play number seven and the Clyde Bulldogs.
Comanche defensive end and tight end Hunter Thedford is getting a lot of attention from college coaches this summer, and could be one of the most sought after players at his position in the state.
Number nine of our countdown goes to the Brownwood Lions and wide receiver Kaimon Ontiveros.
One of the keys this year for the Eastland Mavericks will be replacing quarterback Josh Moylan. Already it looks as if the Mavs have their man with Josh Gosnell gaining some experience at the position during 7on7.
Number ten of this year's Top Ten Plays goes to the Abilene Eagles and running back Abram Smith.
A lot of football players around the Big Country use the summer to prepare for the fall, and the Snyder Tigers are no exception. That's with the Tigers' quarterbacks getting in some much needed work during 7on7.
Close losses came back to bite the Cooper cougars for the second straight week at a 7on7 qualifier. The Abilene High Eagles on the other hand cruised to two straight wins in pool play.
The tenth ranked Wylie Bulldogs could win a lot of the Class 4A districts around the state, but find themselves in perhaps the toughest this year.
The Cooper Cougars drop to what is now Class 5A this year, and find themselves in a new district with some new faces on the field.
There are plenty of questions surrounding Class 3A entering this season with some big names featuring new coaches, and the Cisco Loboes looking to repeat as champions.
The high school football season is just around the corner, but Dave Campbell's Texas football has already picked Abilene High to return to the playoffs.
The Big Country has seen plenty of changes in Class 2A this past year, but Dave Campbell's Texas Football picked some perennial powers to continue their winning ways in 2014.
The North squad was able to hold off the South for the seventh straight year on Saturday at Shotwell Stadium in the Greathouse FCA All-Star Classic.
The Abilene High Eagles are going to the state tournament in College Station after defeating their rival, Cooper, in the semifinals.
Former Eastland Maverick Josh Moylan talks to BCH Sports about being a part of the Greathouse/FCA All-Star Festival.
The Brownwood Lions and Wylie Bulldogs punched their tickets to the state tournament in College Station on Saturday.
The Abilene High Eagles wrapped up spring practice with their annual Black/Gold Game at Shotwell Stadium on Friday night.
The Abilene High Eagles are getting ready to start their final week of Spring practice this week.
The search for a new head football coach in Coleman is over after the Bluecats hired John Elder.
The Cooper Cougars entered the spring looking for 11 new starters, 5 of offense and 6 on defense, for the 2014 season, and the work to find the new starting 22 continues for head coach Todd Moebes.
The Cooper Cougars have plenty of big shoes to fill during spring practice, but the expectations remain high for those that will step in to some new roles.
The Abilene High Eagles missed the postseason for the first time since 1998 last season. Now they're using 2013 as their motivation in spring practice.
The search for a new head football coach in Hawley is over after the school board approved the hiring of Mitch Ables.
The Brownwood Lions 2014 football schedule is littered with old rivals in both non-district and district.
The Wylie football schedule this year is packed with teams that reached the postseason in 2013. Many of them made a deep run, and one went all the way to AT&T Stadium.
Back in December the Cisco Loboes brought home their first state title. After months of waiting they now have the final piece of championship hardware, the state title ring.
The Cooper Cougars, technically, drop down to Class 5A this year, and find themselves in a new district loaded with some new teams.
The Eagles make the move to Class 6A this year. They will see plenty of familiar foes in district, but the non-district slate is loaded with some new names.
The Tigers did not have to look far to find their next head football coach. Naming assistant coach James Polk as the man to take the helm in Snyder.
The Merkel Badgers have offered a contract to John Cornelius to be their next head football coach.