So this past December saw some great high school football games across the country. There is probably not a state in the US that can compete with the football prowess of Texas. In small towns (like the one I grew up in) businesses will shut down on Friday nights while everyone heads over to the local stadium. So it’s no surprise when I tell you that the UIL State Championships is probably one of the biggest sporting events that happens every year in the state. What I have loved about the past few State Championships is that they are played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It gives a chance for kids from all over the state to play where the big boys play. It gives dreamers hope and has been witness to some of the greats over the years.
|1A – D1*||Gail Borden County (13-1) vs. Jonesboro (14-0)||GBC 60-12|
|1A – D2*||Balmorhea (14-0) vs. Richland Springs (13-0)||Rich Spgs 96-50|
|2A – D1||Crawford (14-1) vs. Refugio (14-1)||Refugio 23-20|
|2A – D2||Iraan (15-0) vs. Bremond (15-0)||Bremond 49-28|
|3A – D1||Mineola (13-2) vs. Yoakum (11-4)||Mineola 35-14|
|3A – D2||Gunter (15-0) vs. Boling (13-2)||Gunter 43-7|
|4A – D1||Abilene Wylie (12-1) vs. Carthage (13-2)||Carthage 31-17|
|4A – D2||Sweetwater (13-1) vs. West Orange-Stark (15-0)||Stark 24-6|
|5A – D1||Highland Park (13-2) vs. Temple (12-3)||Highland Park 16-7|
|5A – D2||Aledo (15-0) vs. Corpus Christi Calallen (14-1)||Aledo 24-16|
|6A – D1||The Woodlands (15-0) vs. Lake Travis (14-1)||Lake Travis 41-13|
|6A – D2||DeSoto (15-0) vs. Cibolo Steele (14-1)||DeSoto 38-29|
*1A plays 6-man football in both Division 1 and 2
The first couple of scores might throw you through a loop because they are such high scoring games but as the asterisk above mentions the smallest divisions in football play with six players per side instead of eleven. Six Man Football is kind of a pride thing for Texas. They have over 240 schools that play in the two divisions. There are a few other states that play at this level but none even come close to as big as Texas. Florida has 32 teams which could probably be considered a league. I will post the results ever year from the Texas High School State Championship games. They are actually harder to find than you would think sometimes. Hopefully this helps someone at some point. I love to keep records of this kind of stuff. The video I posted with this article is a great look into the State Championships. It’s old but still good.