Two regular season weeks down and there are definitely some interesting developments across the DFW high school football landscape. From Cedar Hill starting 0-2 to Denton Guyer knocking off two state-ranked teams to open the year, intrigue continues to build each week - and Week 3 is no different.
Due to some family priorities for Thursday, there are only two bigger game previews this week, but they are quite stellar - at least in name recognition.
FRIDAY: Coppell vs. #2 Allen
Other notable Week 1 DFW #TXHSFB games
Dallas Spruce (1-1) @ Carrollton Ranchview (2-0)
John Paul II (2-0) @ Dallas Christian (2-0)
Celina (1-1) @ Fort Worth Nolan (2-0)
Frisco (2-0) @ Denton Braswell (1-1)
Frisco Heritage (1-1) @ Red Oak (1-1)
McKinney Boyd (1-1) @ Lewisville (2-0)
Midlothian Heritage (1-1) @ Decatur (2-0)
Prosper (2-0) @ Flower Mound (2-0)
Waxahachie (1-1) @ Flower Mound Marcus (1-1)
Dallas Adamson (2-0) @ Dallas Roosevelt (2-0)
Trinity Christian-Willow Park (0-2) @ Frisco Legacy Christian (2-0)
Arlington Bowie (2-0) @ Rockwall (1-1)
Brownsboro (1-1) @ Sunnyvale (2-0)
Burleson Centennial (2-0) @ Aledo (1-1)
Corsicana (1-1) @ Greenville (1-1)
Pilot Point (2-0) @ Aubrey (1-1)
Forney (1-1) @ North Forney (2-0)
Frisco Lone Star (2-0) @ Highland Park (2-0)
Richardson 2-0) @ Garland (1-1)
Dallas South Oak Cliff (1-1) @ Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins (1-1)
DeSoto (2-0) @ Bishop Dunne (2-0)
Little Elm (1-1) @ Keller Central (2-0)
With the summer winding down, that means we're gearing up for the 2019-20 academic year. With the calendar focus shifting means the start of the volleyball season.
Following our look at the UIL sleepers, we take a look at the potential dark horses for the UIL.
Byron Nelson: It's hard to call a team like Byron Nelson a dark horse, but after only getting to the third round last year, Byron Nelson is just that and definitely has the chops and potential to make a run at state. Paige Flickinger, a First Team All-American last year, is back for her senior year to bring a title to the school, which has been bounced in the playoffs by the eventual state champion the last four years.
Coppell: How do you follow-up a 40-win season a year ago? Easy. Win state. Coppell is a team that can do just that in 2019, despite being in one of the toughest districts in the state. Seven of the last nine state champions reside within 6-6A, which includes Coppell in 2011 and 2012. Coppell will have 10 seniors on this year's team, so the experience is there for a title run.
Grapevine: This year's team will be light on senior leadership as Grapevine graduated seven seniors from a squad that won 34 games last year. However, Grapevine is traditionally a solid team at all levels of the program and will be a team to not take lightly, despite only having four seniors in 2019.
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside: The Eagles were the 6-5A runner up and have a senior-laden squad in 2019, hoping to build off a 21-win season and a berth in the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
Godley: A 17-win improvement last year boosted Godley into third place in 7-4A. The foundation has been laid for sustained success, despite graduating eight seniors. However, Godley has five players returning in 2019, hoping to make a bit more noise come playoff time.
Celina: A fourth-place finish in 11-4A did not stop Celina from going three rounds deep into the playoffs last year. In 2019, all but one player is back from a year ago, which should give Celina plenty of confidence to upset a few more teams this year.