Most regular-season games in the state of Texas are rematches from the previous year, as part of a two-year, home-and-home agreement.
But in the case of John Tyler and Lufkin, each team pulled out of the annual Battle on the Border Showcase in Shreveport, La...
You won't have to wait much longer for this barometer game between two new head coaches with very talented rosters.
Tyler Lee hits the road Sept. 1 to face Marshall in what we think is the 16th-best game of 2017. It will be the debut for both Red Raiders coach Kurt Traylor and Mavericks leader Claude Mathis.
Once again, there appears to be very little separation between the perennial powers in District 9-3A Division II.
So when West Rusk travels to Arp on Oct. 20, there could major playoff and/or district championship implications involved...
Let's be honest. District 16-5A was not very strong last season.
We think that's going to change this year with all the coaching transitions the past two years and a more defined set of middle-tier teams.
One of the most intriguing intra-class matchups on the schedule comes in Week 2 when Class 3A powerhouse Newton tangles with Southeast Texas neighbor and Class 4A regional contender Silsbee.
It checks in at No. 19 on ETSN.fm's list of the top 25 games of 2017...
Every game is important in District 7-4A Division II, but the regular season finale between Gladewater and Pleasant Grove has the potential to decide who goes on to the playoffs and who stays home.
It's what we think will be the 20th-best game as we count down the top 25 games of the 2017 regular season.