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Tuesday 07/28/2015
La Vega, Belton, Gatesville standouts announce college choices

A trio of Central Texas football players made their college choices public over the weekend.

Friday 07/24/2015
Friday Night Heroes: Mart’s Bryson Nail key building block for young team

As Bryson Nail looked around Mart’s weight room during the spring, he couldn’t help one thought from crossing his mind — Where is everybody?

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Cameron Yoe gets Fox Sports spotlight for DQ Big Game of the Week

The DQ Big Game of the Week schedule was announced Monday, highlighted by the Sept. 25 clash between Refugio and Cameron Yoe.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Big plans for Reicher grad on Kansas O-line this fall

DALLAS — The Big 12 football media days feature some of the league’s brightest stars like TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman and Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker.

UIL moves football championship games to Houston

AUSTIN – The University Interscholastic League announced Monday that its 2015 state football championship games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Saturday 07/18/2015
Fox analyst Charles Davis to appear at Kickoff Luncheon

Fox college football analyst Charles Davis will be the featured speaker at the 27th annual Central Texas Kickoff Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Ferrell Center.

Friday 07/17/2015
Friday Night Heroes: Zach Grimm the traffic cop for Lorena defense

Zach Grimm isn’t a traffic cop, but he plays one in Friday night prime time.

Waco’s Perrish Cox learns you can’t come home again, sort of

Perrish Cox is coming home.

Thursday 07/16/2015
Kopperl girl to make 6-man football history in all-star game

A simple request three years ago has turned into history for Alexandra Thompson.

La Vega’s James, 2 others commit to Baylor for 2017

Baylor football had a busy Wednesday, grabbing three more recruits for its already stellar 2017 recruiting class.

Waco native, NFL cornerback Perrish Cox makes visit home

Tennessee Titans cornerback Perrish Cox will be back in his hometown of Waco this weekend, hosting a celebrity basketball game Friday and an elite football camp Saturday.

Saturday 07/11/2015
China Spring falls short in state 7-on-7 title game, 40-39

COLLEGE STATION — Who says July can’t provide some dramatic football action?

Friday 07/10/2015
Friday Night Heroes: Bremond’s Browning has fun winning many different ways

If you asked them point-blank, a lot of high school football players would probably say that they want the ball in their hands when the game is on the line.

China Spring, McGregor, Cameron Yoe, Gatesville teams advance at state 7-on-7

The Texas State 7-on-7 tournaments got rolling on Thursday in College Station, and several local teams advanced to Friday’s Division II Championship Bracket.

Thursday 07/09/2015
Centex football teams prep for state 7-on-7 tourney

Though the Friday night lights of the fall have yet to shine and summer rolls through Texas, high school football still remains king.

Friday 07/03/2015
Friday Night Heroes: Traion Smith hopes to run Cameron Yoe to 4th state title

If past performance is the greatest indicator of future success, Cameron Yoe and its running back Traion Smith are set for another gigantic season.

Tuesday 06/23/2015
Dave Campbell, fans talk UT-A&M at Texas Football magazine signing

Even in its 56th year of production, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine is still reinventing itself.

Sunday 06/14/2015
Blue team thwarts Red rally in annual Super Centex Victory Bowl, 21-20

What can Brown do for you?

China Spring wins 7-on-7 football Lone Star Shootout

BELTON — Led by tournament MVP Cutter Haigood, China Spring won the Lone Star Shootout Saturday, a 7-on-7 football state-qualifying event.

Saturday 06/13/2015
Victory Bowl brings own challenges, rewards for players, coaches

Could you imagine a Fairfield football player clearing a path for a Mexia ball carrier? Or guys from Belton and Temple teaming up on a tackle?

Friday 06/12/2015
Texas Football magazine cover released, features UT-A&M

The cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine was released Thursday, highlighting the possibility of a Texas-Texas A&M matchup.

Thursday 06/11/2015
Super Centex Victory Bowl celebrates 7th year of all-star football

It’s not often that a Texas high school athlete plays a baseball game and a football game within two days of one another, but that’ll be the case for Crawford’s Braden Murphy.

Wednesday 06/10/2015
Super Centex Victory Bowl events underway this week

Kickoff activities for the seventh annual Super Centex Victory Bowl begin Wednesday, as 92 football players, 24 volleyball players, 20 cheerleaders and 16 area head coaches will gather to start preparing for Saturday’s games.

Saturday 06/06/2015
Midway QB Glaesmann commits to Rice Owls

Midway quarterback Sam Glaesmann recently committed to play his college football at Rice.

Friday 06/05/2015
Belton 7-on-7 State Qualifiers Tournament schedule

Belton 7 on 7 State Qualifiers Tournament

Saturday 05/30/2015
Perrish Cox speaks to Waco youth, gives back to community

Entering his sixth year in the NFL, Perrish Cox has never felt this secure with his career.

Waco ISD hosts football clinic with Louis Fite, Derrick Johnson

Waco ISD Stadium will host a football clinic for interested players from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
University alum Perrish Cox to speak at A.J. Moore luncheon

Former University High School star Perrish Cox will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual A.J. Moore Academies Business Advisory Board Scholarship Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Lee Lockwood Museum and Library.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Fairfield’s Charles Oliver adds Baylor to offer list

Though Fairfield’s standout safety Charles Oliver has already made a verbal pledge to Texas A&M, he continues to draw interest from other suitors.

Sunday 05/10/2015
Forever enshrined: Texas football legends honored at HOF ceremony

For Derrick Johnson, an induction into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame was a homecoming.

Saturday 05/09/2015
A legendary linebacker: Intense determination gave Mike Singletary domination

The harshness of life hit Mike Singletary when he was 12 years old.

Friday 05/08/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Coach Jim Streety never considered wins, just the next game

Jim Streety never sat back and counted up his wins.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Jordan Shipley stands tall among Texas’ top wideouts

You’ll find it hard to find a more humble, appreciative yet freakishly gifted athlete than Burnet’s Jordan Shipley.

High school notebook: 5 Marlin athletes sign with college football teams

Since taking over as Marlin’s football coach and athletic director two years ago, one of Bennie Huitt’s main goals has been to put his athletes in position to move on to college.

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Bert Coan’s legendary speed at Pasadena led to AFL career

When Bert Coan joined the Pasadena High School varsity football team as a sophomore in 1955, he was a gangly 6-3 and 160 pounds.

Tuesday 05/05/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Junior Coffey blazed trails in Panhandle football

As a young man, Junior Coffey’s time was mostly spent working in the fields – not preparing to play football on one.

Monday 05/04/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Writer of Mexia football history had storied tenure

When Bob Wright’s dad began taking him to Mexia Blackcat football games in the 1930s, it started a lifelong obsession.

Sunday 05/03/2015
One of the greats: Waco High’s Derrick Johnson to be honored

Some first impressions last longer than others. Countless introductions are forgettable, for it’s hard to dazzle at first glance.

Saturday 05/02/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Jerry Ball stood tall on West Brook’s line

Though eight Texan athletes will be inducted to the Texas High School Sports Hall of Fame next weekend, none may stick out more than the 6-foot-1, 300-plus pound Jerry Ball.

Friday 05/01/2015
Mount Calm’s resurrected football program honored with Gordon Wood Award

In 1959, a fire destroyed the high school in Mount Calm, and the town didn’t field a football team for 54 years.

Thursday 04/30/2015
Wortham football coach Widenor resigns after 1 year

Turnover has been heavy in the Wortham football program, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.

Bruceville-Eddy’s Butler signs D-3 football letter

Bruceville-Eddy senior Dalton Butler will further his football career at Austin College, after signing Wednesday.

Beachum holds annual Mexia football camp

Beachum camp at Mexia

Thursday 04/23/2015
High school notebook: Waco High, Midway set to begin spring football drills

Football coaches are always looking forward to the fall when they can kick off a new season.

Tickets for HS football hall of fame induction banquet

Tickets remain on sale for the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame’s May 9 induction banquet at the Ferrell Center.

Sunday 04/12/2015
Outdoors: Ex-Robinson lineman reels prize catch

Over the years, Andy McNew’s accomplishments — both on the football field and the outdoors — have been chronicled in the pages of the Tribune-Herald sports section.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Hall of Fame profile: Heisman winner Ty Detmer had legendary career

One conversation can change everything.

Thursday 04/02/2015
High school notebook: Connally standouts will help start football program at UT Permian

For the past two years, there haven’t been many Central Texas backfields more explosive than the tandem of Connally quarterback Kristian Brown and running back Josh Terrell.

Mexia holding Kelvin Beachum football camp

The second annual Kelvin Beachum Community Football Camp will be held in two sessions May 2 at Mexia High School.

Thursday 03/26/2015
Reicher athletes Scott, Spooner set to sign with colleges

A pair of Reicher athletes will finalize their college decisions Thursday.

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