Most coaches will tell you that you can judge the character of a football team by how well its players respond to adversity.
It's one thing to be unstoppable. It's another to be both unstoppable and impenetrable.
When a team's performance surprises even its coach, you know it was good.
West Rusk entered 2016 coming off its best season in school history but with plenty of question marks after losing some of its biggest playmakers.
The expectations in White Oak are pretty simple: beat Spring Hill, and make the playoffs.
The door closed on Palestine's 2015 football season just as it began -- with a loss. It was a 1-9 showing for first-year coach Robby Clark and the second consecutive 1-9 finish for the Wildcats.
There are a lot of things you can't put a price on in high school football -- talent, physicality, mental toughness and the list can go on.
Texas High coach Barry Norton is hesitant to refer to his Tigers as a "good" football team.
The word "work" stood out the most when Spring Hill coach Kelly Mercer talked about his team's 2-0 start to the season.
Harmony coach Tim Russell knows his team beat a different Waskom team that won two consecutive state championships, but any time you end a 32-game winning streak, that's big.