The Texas High School Football State Championships Begin!


ARLINGTON, TX – High School basketball season looms in the near future in Texas but for 24 football teams, they have one game left at AT&T Stadium.

The Texas High School Football State Championships start today and every team at the dance will try to get a some new jewelry and send their seniors off the best way possible.

The teams representing 1A, or 6-Man, are the May Tigers, Westbrook Wildcats, Strawn Greyhounds, and Motley County Matadors.

Most recently May beat the Abbott Panthers 50-48, Westbrook beat the Happy Cowboys 54-20, the Strawn Greyhounds destroyed Richland Springs 104-54, and Motley County put the beatdown on the Klondike Cougars 66-20.

The 2A teams going to AT&T Stadium are the Hawley Bearcats, Shiner Comanches, Falls City Beavers, and Stratford Elks.

The Stratford Elks put up 35 points on Albany and Falls City squeezed out a win over Mart 24-20. From 2A-D1 the Hawley Bearcats beat the Merlin Bulldogs 19-12 and the Shiner Comanches got a 1 score win over Timpson.

The Brock Eagles, Lorena Leopards, Gunter Tigers, and Franklin Lions will be representing the 3A classification.

Brock beat Mount Vernon 35-28, the Leopards beat down Lago Vista 55-17, Gunter beat Roosevelt 47-12, and the Franklin Lions beat Waskom by 2 scores 28-14.

The 4A classification is being represented by the Stephenville Yellow Jackets, LBJ Austin Jaguars, Gilmer Buckeyes, and the China Spring Cougars.

China Springs stomped Cuero 34-9 as did Gilmer against Celina 27-7. Stephenville and LBJ Austin both won by a field goal over Hirschi and Chapel Hill respectively.

Moving on to even bigger schools, the 5A team representing at state are the College Station Cougars, Paetow Panthers, South Oak Cliff Bears, and the Liberty Hill Panthers.

Both Liberty Hill and South Oak Cliff put the beatdown on Crosby (42-14) and Cooper (44-10) respectively and Paetow never took their foot off the gas against Flour Bluff beating them 73-14. College Station had a close game against Mansfield Summit 28-21.

Finally, on to the big schools. The team representing the 6A classification are the Duncanville Panthers, the North Shore Mustangs, the Guyer Wildcats, and the Westlake Chaparrals.

Guyer destroyed Tomball 59-14, Duncanville beat Southlake Carroll 35-9, North Shore beat Lake Travis by 4 scores, and Westlake beat up on Katy 45-14.

The schedule of the games is as follows:

Wednesday, December 15:

  • 1A-D1-May Tigers vs. Westbrook Wildcats (11:00 a.m.)
  • 1A-D2- Strawn Greyhounds vs. Motley County Matadors (3:00 p.m.)
  • 2A-D1- Shiner Comanches vs. Hawley Bearcats (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, December 16:

  • 2A-D2- Falls City Beavers vs. Stratford Elks (11:00 a.m.)
  • 3A-D1- Lorena Leopards vs. Brock Eagles (3:00 p.m.)
  • 3A-D2- Franklin Lions vs. Gunter Tigers (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, December 17:

  • 4A-D1- LBJ Austin Jaguars vs. Stephenville Yellow Jackets (11:00 a.m.)
  • 4A-D2- China Springs Cougars vs. Gilmer Buckeyes (3:00 p.m.)
  • 5A-D1- Katy Paetow vs. College Station Cougars (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, December 18:

  • 5A-D2- Liberty Hill Panthers vs. South Oak Cliff Bears (11:00 p.m.)
  • 6A-D1- North Shore Mustangs vs. Duncanville Panthers (3:00 p.m.)
  • 6A-D2- Westlake Chaparrals vs. Denton Guyer Wildcats (7:00 p.m.)

You can buy tickets to the state title games by clicking the link at the bottom of the article.

COVER1 will be making the trip to AT&T Stadium on Wednesday afternoon through Thursday night to give our viewers one last huzzah of football content.

Even though the Concho Valley does not have any representation at AT&T Stadium, COVER1 still has a fantastic line-up of 3 games for you to enjoy. So tune into the COVER1 show on for coverage, highlights, and analysis!

The first game COVER1 is treating our fans to is the Shiner vs. Hawley game.

 Shiner, being led by the NCAA Division 1 players in Dalton and Doug Brooks as they take on the Hawley Bearcats who have been as battle-tested in the playoffs as any team taking down the 8-4 Sundown Roughnecks, the 11-1 Coleman Bluecats, the 11-3 Cisco Loboes, and the 11-4 Marlin Bulldogs.

Game number 2 is the 2A-D2 match up of the Stratford Elks and the Falls City Beavers.

The Beavers took down the highly ranked Mart Panthers who have 8 state championships with half of those coming in the last 11 years and have made it to the final stage 13 total times according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football website.

For Falls City to stand up and beat a team as consistent makes the Beavers dangerous.

The 3rd and final game the COVER1 Crew will cover is the absolute powerhouse Brock Eagles taking on the Lorena Leopards.

Brock has added varsity football to the program within the last 10 years and have been an absolute powerhouse since. Even though they’ve only won a state title once.

According to 1st year Brock head coach Billy Mathis, the players have taken it personally this season. So much so that they enter the state game undefeated with eyes on some shiny new hardware.

Will Brock finish the fight?

Can the Brooks Brothers and the Comanches get it done on the biggest stage in Texas?

Can Beavers take down the Elks after crushing the hopes and dreams of the Mart Panthers?

To find out the answers to these questions, tune into COVER1 on Wednesday afternoon and again on Thursday.

The Texas High School State Championship games require tickets which can be bought HERE and to follow the scores on CLICK HERE!

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