It also makes it easier for all the collegiate recruiters to check out players they either have signed during the NCAA early signing period or spot one they may not have noticed previously that is a late football bloomer.
In Texas high school football and basketball, the top four teams in each district make the playoffs. Two teams are placed in the Division I playoff bracket, and the other two in the Division II bracket based in enrollment.
I'm always rooting for Houston area teams that make it to the title game in their class, and this year is no different.
The Sharks are playing their first year of varsity football, and are trying to attempt the feat their district mates Manvel failed to accomplish by winning a state championship in their first year of play.
Unbeaten Fort Bend Marshall (15-0), who made a deep playoff run last year but fell short, tries to capture its first state title against (15-0) Aledo. The Bearcats were upset in the state title game last year against College Station, and are looking to avenge that loss at Marshall's expense.
Aledo has more than few UIL championship trophies in their school trophy case, having won six state football titles in the last nine years.
Conley was murdered by his uncle, and five days later the Buffs pulled out an emotional game against Corpus Christi Calallen last week 19-17 to punch their ticket to the Jerrydome.
The other reasons I'm rooting for Marshall is the school is named for the eminent Supreme Court justice, and their school colors are the same black, gold and white my Falcons wore.
for a motivational speech.
We'll see if it worked for the Buffs tomorrow night at 7 PM. Go Buffs! Do it for Drew. Bring that Class 5A Division II title back to the Houston area!.
TransGriot Update: They hung with them for a quarter, but Aledo unfortunately beat Marshall 55-19