I’m going to be running through the district races that are sure to pique my interest in 2015. Here are my first two installments (Part One and Part Two).
The final phase of the 2015 7-on-7 season went off without a hitch Friday and Saturday with the playing of the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament.
High school football is not a perfect economy.
On the college and professional levels, players are brought in to fill specific roles. You need a run-plugging defensive tackle? Go recruit a handful, or sign a few on the free agent market.
The 64 teams that have qualified for the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament now know what awaits upon arrival in College Station in a couple weeks.
If you start making a list of all-time great coaches in the state of Texas, you won’t get too many names in before Tom Kimbrough comes up in the discussion. What’s remarkable is the relative brevity of his head coaching career.
The Plano West 7-on-7 football team is starting to find its groove. In back-to-back weekends, the Wolves have competed at the Nike The Opening 7-on-7 team challenge and the Arlington Bowie state qualifying tournament, the latter more of a state tournament tune-up with West already qualified.
The number of opportunities to qualify for next month's Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament are dwindling, and 16 schools hope to join those festivities with a productive showing this weekend in Arlington.
Plano West was disappointed in its opening 7-on-7 state qualifier performance of the year, a 1-2 showing at the Frisco Liberty SQT.
For the second consecutive year, the Plano West 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament belonged to Plano ISD. Particularly the SQT host Wolves and fellow rival Plano Senior, as both punched their tickets to the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament on Saturday.
Plano West will host a 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament this weekend, scheduled for Saturday afternoon. In what's been an annual stop in the 7-on-7 SQT tour, the Wolves will welcome 15 schools from around the Metroplex vying for two more spots in the Division I State 7-on-7 Tournament.
Plano West was one of 16 teams at the Frisco Liberty 7-on-7 state qualifying tournament over the weekend, but the Wolves didn’t manage to make it out of pool play in their first action of the summer.
Even before former head coach Mike Hughes announced his retirement and former offensive coordinator Kelly Mercer headed east, the Plano West football team was going to enter the 2015 season with a new outlook.
With spring football winding down, several programs are already transitioning their respective offseason regiments toward 7-on-7 competition throughout the summer.
New Plano West head football coach Scott Smith has seen his share of snaps under the lights at Clark Stadium. A former assistant at Plano Senior, Smith is plenty familiar with the tradition and memories that the facility stands on.
The head football coaching vacancy of the state's second-largest high school has been filled.
Longtime Lake Highlands head coach Scott Smith has been named the new head coach at Plano West. Plano ISD athletic director Gerald Brence confirmed Smith's hiring on Tuesday.