Stephenville will be missing the playoffs for the first time since 1988. This is also the first time since 1996 that coach Chad Morris is not directing a team into the playoffs. Morris enjoyed playoff success at Elysian Fields and Bay City.
Despite suffering its first loss last week in overtime to Edcouch-Elsa by a 35-28 score, Brownsville Porter is 8-1 and headed to the playoffs for the first time in the school's 29-year history. The Cowboys began varsity play in 1975 and had never won more than four games in a season and had just 39 victories prior to this year.
Not only did Dallas Adamson end a 27-game losing streak two weeks ago, but the Leopards won their second in a row last week and could make the playoffs with a win this week over Dallas Spruce.
Jim Skinner picked up win No. 200 last week in Birdville's 13-7 win over Frisco. The win gives the Hawks a 5-4 record and assures the school's first non-losing season in their four years of play. The Hawks also remain alive for a playoff berth in 6-4A.
It has been a rough year for the Street twins at Austin Westlake. At midseason, Juston tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Jordon followed by tearing his ACL in a game against Seguin. Both will miss the rest of season but hope to be ready for baseball in the spring.
Burnet's Stephen McGee and Jordan Shipley are largely responsible for the Bulldogs winning 21 consecutive regular-season games. McGee has thrown 29 touchdown passes without an interception, and Shipley has 20 touchdowns catches. For the second straight year, Liberty Hill and Burnet enter the District 25-3A game with 9-0 records.
In jumbled 20-4A, it is still (remotely) for there to be a five-way tie for first.
In the Brazos Valley, A&M Consolidated, Rockdale, Franklin, Centerville, Leon, Lexington and Normangee have clinched playoff berths.
El Paso Montwood, El Paso Franklin and El Paso Andress are your three representatives out of 1-5A.
McCamey knocked off Wink last year in the final game of 7-A play, keeping the Wildcats out of the playoffs. Wink gets a chance to return the favor on the Badgers this Friday.
It's the battle of Medina County as Hondo and Devine get it on for the 83rd time. Hondo leads the series 54-26-2, and the winner of the 29-3A clash at Owl Stadium gets the district championship this year.
The Chili Bowl Game between San Antonio Fox Tech and San Antonio Lanier renews at Alamo Stadium. Both teams have already secured playoff berths, only the third time both have been in the post-season the same year. A Lanier win gets them their first outright title since 1940. The 61st edition of the game has Fox Tech leading the Voks, 37-18-5.
Joe Lee Smith's rankings will return next week.