Updated: 7:01 PM The high school football season kicks off in earnest in the Brazos Valley Friday night with a pair of 5A tilts in the twin cities. The Bryan Vikings will usher in the Ross Rogers era against Waco Midway, while the A&M Consolidated Tigers will take on former district foe Copperas Cove. For years the winner between the Tigers and Bulldawgs would determine the district championship.
Updated: 6:50 PM The Franklin Lions have arguably the best 1-2 punch in the state in the backfield in tailback Darius Floyd and fullback Chris Morrow. The two combined for 4,099 yards rushing a year ago and had some huge games, including a 433 yard, 7 touchdown effort from Morrow against Whitney.
Posted: 2:54 PM Here is The Associated Press 2012 preseason Texas high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011 records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and last year’s final regular-season ranking, if any:
Updated: 10:45 PM The Bison have the talent to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus, and they plan on putting in the work to get there. “We expect this group to get us back in the playoffs,” said Read.
Updated: 2:35 PM The Cougars make the move to 1A football with plenty of returning talent and are poised to put together a solid regular season and make a run to the playoffs after missing out in 2011. Coach Sitton said, “We hope to build on a strong finish and very good spring. The drop to 1A has generated a great deal of excitement among our kids and we feel we have the opportunity to be very successful if we stay healthy and have some younger players fill some roles for us.”
Updated: 7:14 PM A team considered young a year ago returns this time around with a bevy of returning talent and the drive to get the Bulldog football program back on track. Six starters return on offense, eight return on defense, and nine of the 14 are seniors.
Updated: 6:46 PM The Blue Jays welcome Scott Cummings (who is no stranger to the Brazos Valley having served as an assistant at A&M Consolidated, Navasota, and Cameron Yoe) to the fold as the new head coach and he will bring a whole new system with him.
Posted: 3:56 PM Tenaha quarterback Reginald Davis and Mason defensive back Chance Stockbridge, who led their teams to state championships, head up the 61st Texas Sports Writers Association Class 1A all-state team.