As Andy Williams once crooned, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
A look at this weekend's high school football playoff games.
Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins go in-depth on bi-district football matchups for College Station and A&M Consolidated and discuss the Brazos Valley's top games in the opening round of the playoffs.
Offensive player of the week: A&M Consolidated senior quarterback Caden Fedora threw a school-record nine touchdown passes in a 77-7 rout of Cleveland, just missing out on a share of the Class 5A record, which is held by Magnolia’s Jacob Frazier with 10 in a game in 2016. Fedora complete…
Offensive player of the week: Franklin senior Clayton Rosprim carried 23 times for 271 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, helping the Lions hand Diboll its first loss of the season in a 34-20 victory.
ROCKDALE — Rockdale’s Jace Robins threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers past Jarrell 56-17 on Friday in District 10-3A Division I play.
It’s no trick. High school football fans are in for a treat this weekend across the Brazos Valley.
It just feels right when the Battle of the Bell has district title implications.
Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:
ROCKDALE — Troy’s Zach Hrbacek rushed for 276 yards and three touchdown to lead the Troy Trojans to a 21-17 victory over the fifth-ranked Rockdale Tigers in District 10-3A Division I action.
A look at this week's high school football games.
Offensive player of the week: Hearne sophomore quarterback Micah Smith completed 10 of 15 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 61 yards and two scores on four carries while leading the Eagles to their first victory of the season, 54-6 over Thrall. Smith added two intercept…
ROCKDALE — The scoreboard at Rockdale’s spiffy new stadium got a good workout in its debut as the Tigers rolled to a 70-6 victory over the Manor New Tech Titans in District 10-3A Division I play Friday night.
Here are Friday’s high school football games involving Brazos Valley teams. All are at 7:30, unless indicated
Offensive player of the week: A&M Consolidated senior running back Julius Howard stepped into a starring role in the absence of Steven Ray, rushing for 152 yards on 10 carries with a pair of touchdown runs, including an 89-yarder. Howard helped the Tigers rush for 197 yards to put the ga…
Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s ranking in last week’s poll:
Offensive player of the week: The Madisonville Mustangs ran wild in their first victory of the season — 49-7 over Caldwell. They were led by junior quarterback Tyrese Brown, who rushed for 158 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries.
It may not always have been pretty, but at the end of the day, Rudder came away with its first win of the season, beating Navasota 27-7 Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
TAYLOR — Rockdale forced five turnovers and scored 22 points in a wild fourth quarter to rally past Lexington 29-27 in a nondistrict neutral-site game Thursday.
It's sometimes hard to tell during the autumn months in Texas, but there are more important things in life than football.
Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins offer their takeaways from Weeks 1 and 2 of the high school football season for Bryan, A&M Consolidated, Rudder and College Station and discuss their area games of the week for Week 3.
Offensive player of the week: Lexington senior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns on 26 carries (11.8 ypc) as the Eagles ran away in the fourth quarter for a 49-28 win over Troy.
CALDWELL — Rockdale recovered an early onside kick to spur a 14-point swing in the first quarter, and Caldwell never fully recovered as the Tigers pulled away for a 35-17 victory on Friday night at Hornet Field.
GIDDINGS — Class 3A Division I defending state champ Rockdale scored a touchdown with 12 seconds left but couldn’t convert the extra-point kick as the Giddings Buffaloes held on for a 17-16 victory in a high school football opener Friday night at Buffalo Stadium.
Despite coming off a Class 3A Division I state championship and finding his team on the short list of preseason title favorites, Rockdale football coach Jeff Miller has a somewhat sobering realization.
With high school volleyball practices starting up Wednesday and fall football practices on the horizon shortly after, it’s time to officially turn the page to the 2018-19 athletic year.
Before volleyball and football start back up in August, Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins take the opportunity to rank their Top 10 high school sports stories in the Brazos Valley during the 2017-18 school year.
College Station rising junior Isabel Montelongo shot a 3-over 73 to win the Southern Texas PGA junior tour tournament Monday at Pebble Creek Country Club. Her Lady Cougar teammate and fellow rising junior Zoe Kelton finished fifth, shooting an 85.
Normangee senior first baseman Lexi Harris was named the player of the year on the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A softball team.
Collin Street Bakery/TSWA All-State Softball Teams
Brazos Valley golfers enjoyed a strong finish at the UIL Girls Golf Championships on Tuesday.
AUSTIN — The Rockdale girls golf team shot a 373 to grab the first-round lead of the UIL’s Class 3A state golf tournament on Monday at the par-72 Grey Rock Golf Club.
While Rockdale junior Reyna Gonzalez and sophomore Devon Whitsel have only been playing doubles together for one season, it didn't look like it Friday.
After a slow start, College Station juniors Blake Bradham and Desmond O'Shea clawed back into their boys doubles match Thursday at the UIL State Tennis Championships. But Lubbock's KT Kothmann and Cody Baker prevailed, winning 6-2, 6-4 in the Class 5A quarterfinals at Texas A&M's Mitchel…
At the beginning of the tennis season, best friends and College Station juniors Desmond O'Shea and Blake Bradham decided to team up on the court.
Several Brazos Valley squads continued program-best playoff runs in baseball and softball, and Milano won its first team state title in any sport over the weekend. Eagle writers Maria McIlwain and Jeff Perkins discuss all of the spring sports action from last week and look ahead to the softb…
Texas A&M men’s golf signee Sam Bennett has helped the Madisonville baseball team reach the Class 4A regional quarterfinals, now he’ll take a break from baseball to try and help the Mustang golf team bring home a University Interscholastic League state championship.
The Rockdale boys golf team qualified for the state tournament by winning the Class 3A Region III on Monday and Tuesday at Brenham Country Club by shooting 683. Cameron also will advance to state with a third-place finish and two-day score of 705.
More than 30 Brazos Valley seniors earned academic all-state honors from the Texas High School Coaches Association in golf, tennis and track.
The Rockdale softball team edged Lexington 8-6 on Friday to clinch a playoff berth.
Just one more game stands in between Snook and its goal of going undefeated in District 26-2A.
ARLINGTON -- Down 21-0 early in the second quarter, the Rockdale Tigers' prospects for a second state football title didn't look good.
Old tradition will face the new when the Rockdale Tigers and Brock Eagles play for the Class 3A Division I state football championship at 3 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as both are gunning for their second titles.
It’s the final countdown to the state championship games. Join Eagle sports writers Maria McIlwain and Jeffrey Perkins as they discuss College Station-Aledo and Rockdale-Brock on the high school football podcast.
Lexington junior running back Ja’Kobe Cooper earned first-team honors on the Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state team released Monday.
The 2017 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 3A all-state high school football team, released Monday. Voting based on regular-season performance. Players are listed in alphabetical order at each position.
CYPRESS -- Rockdale quarterback Torry Locklin ran for three first-half touchdowns, and the Tiger defense made several key stops in the second half to put away Yoakum 31-21 in the Class 3A Division I state semifinals Friday at FCU Stadium, sending Rockdale to its first championship game since 1976.
After a 1-2 start, Rockdale didn't look primed to go places the Tiger football program hasn't been in decades.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Brazos Valley, which means state championship contenders are coming into focus in the Texas high school football playoffs.