7 Thoughts, Improvements to the #TXHSFB Season
No doubt the 2020 season was one of the most memorial, if not the most memorable season in the history of Texas high school football existence.
We all know why.
Thousands of players, parents, coaches and support staff made this season possible. Yes, there were cancellations, postponements and general concern that the season might not even finish.
Put me in that category of people that thought were would never see State. With a virus that became out of control, especially in Texas, I figured the possibility of completing the year as very slightly more than 0 percent. Maybe slightly greater than a 50 percent shot with the small schools but definitely didn't think it was possible with big schools.
I'll eat that crow. Everyone banded together and made it work. Kudos to those.
But this column isn't about that. In being around the sport for six full seasons coupled with some things that occurred this year, I have some ideas I think would make things better.
6. Allow ISD Schools to Team Up
If we aren't going to try and put the toothpaste back into the tube, then at least let school districts be able to team up to create one team.
From a local perspective, I would love to see the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD schools, Fort Worth ISD schools and Dallas ISD schools be able to collectively pool their resources together to be able to take on the Allens of the world, should they so choose to do so.
If one community can amass 7,000 students to form a juggernaut of an athletics program, DISD, FWISD and so on should be able to fight fire with fire.
I would love to see the combined forces of Skyline, SOC, Kimball, Carter and other DISD players take Allen.
And this would be entirely optional. If individual schools want to remain that way, then so be it, but the option should be there to be able to form super teams in a manner Carroll, Allen and the others do.