[UPDATED: 5:36 a.m. Friday, February 26]
Just like the girls playoff schedule, the boys schedule is a bit out of sync across the state thanks to the winter storm that blew through last week.
In some areas of the state, teams have already advanced to the third round while most of the state is waiting to play the Area Round, including some Metroplex teams that were just able to play their Bi-District games earlier this week.
The Area Round is about to get underway, and here are the matchups featuring DFW teams.
W4 Byron Nelson 64, T2 Abilene 48
W3 North Crowley 39, R2 Odessa Permian 38
W8 South Grand Prairie 70, R5 Denton Braswell 47
W7 Richardson 63, R6 Flower Mound Marcus 42
W2 Wolfforth Frenship 62, T4 Northwest Easton 53
W1 El Paso Americas 49, T3 Euless Trinity 25
R7 Richardson Lake Highlands 53, W6 Coppell 50
T7 Dallas Jesuit 64, W5 McKinney 60
W12 Killeen Ellison 78, R9 Garland Naaman Forest 48
W11 Waxahachie 74, R10 Rockwall 62
R11 Duncanville 61, F9 Garland Sachse 51
T11 Mansfield 62, W9 Garland 56
W8 Mansfield Timberview 48, T6 Birdville 37
W7 Fort Worth Wyatt 59, R6 Denton Ryan 44
T8 Mansfield Legacy 76, W6 Richland 44
R8 Mansfield Summit 61, F6 Grapevine 45
W12 Lancaster 78, R9 Frisco Heritage 58
W11 Carrollton Smith 50, R10 McKinney North 43
W16 Huntsville 91, R13 North Forney 82
T12 Dallas South Oak Cliff 46, W10 Lucas Lovejoy 44
R12 Dallas Kimball 69, W9 Frisco Wakeland 63
W14 Midlothian 44, R15 Sulphur Springs 36
W13 Highland Park 57, T15 Longview 52
W8 Fort Worth Young Men's Leadership Academy 89, R5 Burkburnett 74
W7 Argyle 65, R6 Lampasas 45
R7 Decatur 47, W6 Glen Rose 35
R8 Fort Worth Dunbar 64, W5 Wichita Falls Hirschi 62
W12 Dallas Carter 91, R9 Anna 41
F12 Dallas Pinkston 71, R10 Carrollton Ranchview 56
W10 Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy 67, T12 Dallas Hutchins 41
W9 Van Alstyne 74, R12 Dallas Lincoln 67
W13 Kaufman 47, R16 Tyler Chapel Hill 38
W8 Brock 47, T6 Tuscola Jim Ned 29
W22 Slidell vs. R23 Dodd City - 2/25 @ 7:30 p.m.
Richardson Lake Highlands
It's State or Bust for Duncanville in 2019
It was showdown of the immovable force versus the unstoppable object when Duncanville and North Shore battled it out in the state finals. For Duncanville, the unstoppable object snatched a win from the jaws of defeat at the very last moment - landing at the Number 1 moment of the 2018 season.
Coach Reginald Samples' squad will most likely be guided by falling the shortest of shorts and be on a mission to claim State in 2019. Duncanville brings back 12 starters from last year's team including quarterback Ja'Quiden Jackson and defensive back Chris Thompson - both 4-star Texas pledges. While the offense was effective for Duncanville last year, the defense was the envy of the entire state as it held opponents to less than 10 points a game and pitched six shutouts last year.
With 15 starters back from an impressive 7-3 campaign, Dallas Skyline is primed for more success in 2019, which should culminate in a deeper playoff run. A big hole at quarterback needs to be filled, but Skyline has seven starters back on offense that can certainly pick up the slack until the new starting QB finds his legs.
Richardson Pearce shocked many, if not all prognosticators last year by shocking Cedar Hill in the first round of the playoffs last year. With 10 starters back and 35 returning lettermen, Pearce should comfortably get back to the playoffs and has the potential to go further than the second round.
Richardson steals the last playoffs spot in our projections after just missing out last year and having 11 returning starters from last year's 5-5 team. It will be up to Greg Pels' offense to guide Richardson as it has eight of the returning starters back, which should be just fine as there are a number of talented skill position players to utilize.
VYPE Preseason Awards
MVP: QB Ja'Quinden Jackson, Duncanville
Offensive MVP: WR Quaydarius Davis, Dallas Skyline
Defensive MVP: DB Chris Thompson Jr., Duncanville
Breakout Player of the Year: WR Zack Brickert, Richardson Pearce
Sleeper Team: Dallas Jesuit