With football season drawing closer by the day, now's the time when people embrace one of the sport's tried-and-true traditions. Seeking out random projections from complete strangers on how your favorite team will fare this fall.
On Monday, the Texas High School Coaches Association released its regional preseason football polls in advance of the start of the regular season in five weeks.
July 9 featured the conclusion of yet another sizzling, strenuous summer of 7-on-7 football, as teams from around Texas converged on College Station for the state tournament.
West senior Cam Strauss’ diving catch in the end zone sent the Wolves to the championship bracket of last week’s Division I state 7-on-7 tournament.
Plano West qualified for the state 7-on-7 tournament more than one month ago when it defeated rivals Plano East in the Frisco Liberty SQT semifinals. In the time leading up to state, repetition and improvement has been the name of the game for head coach Scott Smith's squad.
Plano West had just qualified for the state 7-on-7 tournament after defeating crosstown rival Plano East at Frisco Liberty, and senior linebacker Mohamed Sanogo wanted to celebrate. At the center of the team huddle, Sanogo smiled and yelled at Titus Wall, his teammate and fellow senior linebacker.
Plano West senior linebacker Mohamed Sanogo has committed to the University of Houston, according to his Twitter account. Sanogo was a top recruit at the inside linebacker position, and will lead a strong Wolves' defense in 2016.
Spring ball has concluded and the next time folks see the Allen or Plano ISD football teams in action won’t be until August.
Plano West will host a 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament on Saturday, with teams from north and east Texas joining local schools in the competition.
The state 7-on-7 circuit continues this weekend at Plano West, where the Wolves will host a Division I state qualifying tournament.
The consistency of the Plano West football team’s offense is an area of emphasis for head coach Scott Smith in 2016. If that unit can perform, Smith said, he feels strongly about his team’s chance to make the playoffs.
The final game of Saturday’s 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament at Frisco Liberty featured two teams rather familiar with each other in Plano East and Plano West.
An unexpected cold front blew through Plano last week, but a stiff breeze didn’t sway the focus of the Plano West football team during its final spring scrimmage.
Plano East junior linebacker Anthony Hines III was ranked among the top players in the country for the Class of 2017 in a list recently revised by ESPN. Hines checked in at No. 65 overall, tabbed as the No. 1 prospect in the class at his inside linebacker post and No. 12 among Texas players on the list.
The Plano West football team kicked off their 2016 spring football campaign with a Lift-A-Thon fundraising project and quarterback club meeting.