The upcoming football season couldn’t be more exciting for fans – or the reporters covering the teams.
Fall camp began Monday for the programs that didn’t start on Aug. 4. But the plays that count begin Aug. 28, when another season of Texas’ pastime returns filled with hope, excitement and the great unknown. Texas high school football is a way of life. Thousands upon thousands of games tell the story of the middle linebacker also playing saxophone in the school band or a team and community rallying together through a tragedy.
Many dreams end unfulfilled that first week of November. Others will continue for several weeks. But only the select few will be crowned champions in their respective classification. Our coverage should be fun to follow in 2014, with new districts, new and changed rivalries, and new meaningful games.
So we selected the five biggest games, in chronological order, that you may want to mark on your calendar to attend – unless you are tied to a particular school.
• There are going to be other noteworthy games, including Colleyville Heritage against Hurst L.D. Bell (Oct. 17), Coppell playing Carroll (Oct. 3), Northwest playing Fossil Ridge (Sept. 25) and Grapevine playing Birdville (Oct. 31). All of those will involve rivalries and carry playoff implications with them.
Let the stories unfold.