This year “Smokey” has a long but interesting feature on the top high school defenses of all time in Texas high school football. This is a must read for serious fans of the high school grid game.
Before I get into dissecting The Old Coach’s predictions on our teams I will say the magazine lacks big time in one important area – six man football.
If they were to ask me how to improve the magazine, I would say to quit omitting six man football. That is a huge fan base that the magazine is ignoring.
But in its defense, they may just not have the staff at the moment to deal with all of the tiny-town six man football schools, and maybe when it gets to be more popular and sells more magazines six man will be included some day.
Right now The Old Coach Friday Night Football magazine can be purchased at Metroplex Barnes and Noble and Hasting’s stores, and at various magazine racks (check WalMart locally). You can also go to the web site (theoldcoach.com) to order the publication.
But now I will get back to the gist of my column – commenting on The Old Coach’s comments concerning our teams.
The Old Coach has fallen into the same trap as Texas Football, predicting the Rams will place fourth in District 6-3A.
Keep in mind a new high school football rule that begins this year in Class 3A allows four teams from each district to make the playoffs in all “team” (football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball) sports, so at least TOC feels the Rams will make the playoffs.
But taking a page from TF, TOC feels Lake Worth will finish third and Springtown second. Of course, Kennedale is TOC’s 6-3A champion, and again, there won’t be much if any argument there.