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TXHSFB central: Final scores, top stories and more for Dallas-area teams (Oct. 28-30)

See how top teams from across the state fared this week.

Recap area high school football games, played from Oct. 28-30, with content from The Dallas Morning News.

Friday’s Recaps

Final scoresSee who won in matchups across the state

Highlights:  MacArthur wins thriller; Frisco Liberty QB accounts for 644 yards, seven TDs

How top teams fared: How area- and state-ranked teams fared in Texas high school football this week

5 things we learned: No Dodge Bowl repeat; Garland QB on record pace; 5-6A all sorted out

Game stories

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Thursday’s Recaps

Thursday’s Dallas-area scores, stats and summaries: View them here

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Preview material

Schedule of games: View matchups here

Players to watch: Ten players from different area schools are represented

Dallas-area rankings: Trio of new teams join 6A’s top 20

Dallas-area stat leaders: See the top performers in each classification

Offensive player of the Week: Royse City WR Jonah Roberson

Defensive player of the week: Irving MacArthur LB Julian Garza

Storylines to know: Five interesting storylines to keep an eye on

Notable games: Previews and predictions for games

Pick ‘Em: Here’s who our experts are taking

Stories to know

Lovejoy volleyball has set championship standards. Its undefeated football team hopes to follow suit

LUCAS — The trophy case is not lacking at Lovejoy.

Established in 2006, the school has made quick ground on some of its older peers in the championship category. Lovejoy has won a collective 12 UIL team titles in 15 years.

Impressive. Even more so when you consider its volleyball team is to thank for eight. Boy’s cross country and girl’s cross country each have won titles twice.

Football, the crown jewel of most Texas high schools, has none.

But when coach Chris Ross looks at those volleyball titles, he doesn’t see what his team hasn’t done. He sees what it can do.

“When you look at the success of the volleyball program, which is really historic,” Ross, also the school’s athletic director, said. “It turns into, ‘Why not us?’ I think success breeds success.”

Why not us? It’s a question every coach who’s team has playoff eligibility is likely asking this time of year. Lovejoy’s case is strong. It’s 8-0, 5-0 in District 7-5A Div. II play, and ranked second in the state-wide 5A Div. II poll behind only 10-time state champion Aledo.

It’s surround

Read the rest of this story here.

Class 7A, other changes could be close for future UIL football alignments

On Friday, schools across the state will submit their enrollment numbers to the UIL on Snapshot Day that will determine their classification in February’s biennial realignment.

This could be the last realignment that uses the current Class 6A-1A format.

With new schools continuing to open across Texas, deputy executive director Jamey Harrison said the UIL will look at several options that could change the landscape of high school sports in the state, potentially as early as the 2024-2026 realignment. One of those options is adding a Class 7A that would be comprised of the mega schools in the state.

Chatter about adding a Class 7A has been ongoing for at least the past couple of years.

“Unless there is some completely unforeseen reversal of growth in the state of Texas, I think it’s a mathematic certainty [there will be change],” Harrison said.

It could be the biggest change for UIL athletics since Class 5A was added in 1980 and the two-division playoff format for football was adopted for the highest classification in 1990. When the UIL created Class 6A starting with the 2014-15 school year, it just renamed the classifications instead of adding a new class.

Read the rest of this story here.

Other notable reads

2021 Week 10 Dallas-area high school football playoff scenarios: Who’s in, who’s out?

How RB John Raybuck helped transform Flower Mound Coram Deo from pushovers to punishers

Grand Prairie’s matchup with Arlington Martin will decide District 8-6A’s champion

Grapevine, Carrollton Creekview awarded district wins after Fort Worth Trimble Tech forfeitures

Forney went 0-9 in 2020, 2-8 the year prior. Now it’s headed to the playoffs

Plano East loses star running back Ismail Mahdi, quarterback Drew DeVillier to injuries

Late bloomer Daviawn Bishop leading W.T. White’s recent winning surge from the backfield

As one of the Dallas area’s top passers, Easton Swetnam is having a career season at Frisco Heritage

After disappointing start to season, Justin Northwest could stand alone atop District 3-5A Div. I

Texas AP high school football poll (10/25): DeSoto rejoins 6A rankings, shakeups in 5A-DII and 4A-DI

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