Watch some of the best plays and moments from across the Brazos Valley during the 2021 high school football season, a season where Franklin brought home their first state title and College Station made it to their second state title game.
Both Franklin (Class 3A Division II) and College Station (Class 5A Division I) represented the Brazos Valley at the UIL State Championships at AT&T Stadium. Franklin won their first state title in school history with a 49-35 win over Gunter, and College Station lost a heart-breaker in overtime to Katy Paetow.
Malcolm Murphy rushed for 4 touchdowns and 280 yards on offense and had 2 interceptions on defense as the top-ranked Franklin Lions (16-0) beat 2nd ranked Gunter (15-1) 49-35 to claim its first state football championship at AT&T Stadium Thursday night.
Over a half dozen Brazos Valley high school football players signed college football letters of intent on Wednesday during the first day of December’s NCAA signing period. Lexington defensive back Jarred Kerr is part of Texas A&M’s top-ranked recruiting class.
It is 164 miles from Franklin’s field house to AT&T Stadium in Arlington. For the second straight season the Lions will make the 164 miles trip to play in the Class 3A Division 2 State Championship game.
The College Station football team is on the verge of bringing home their second state title in the program’s short history and first-ever undefeated season. The Cougar’s motto this year has been “Level Up” which Head Coach Steve Huff came up with after they lost in the area round of the playoffs for the third straight season last year.
The College Station Cougars (15-0) will play for the Class 5A Division 1 UIL State Football Championship next week following a 28-21win over Mansfield Summit (11-4) at Midway High School’s Panther Stadium Friday night.
The high school football playoffs crank back up Friday night and in Class 5A Division I the College Station Cougars (14-0) will take on Mansfield Summit (11-3) in the state semifinals at Midway High School’s Panther Stadium in Hewitt.
The College Station football team is one game away from advancing to the UIL Class 5A Division I state championship game. The Cougars have already made it the furthest they’ve been since they won it all back in 2017.
Jason Hodde and the Burton Panthers were rocking and rolling through the regular season when an ineligible player caused them to have to win their last two district games just to get into the playoffs. The Panthers have been able to put that controversy behind them and are back in the regional finals for the 2nd time in 4 seasons.
The College Station Cougars (13-0) have reached the Class 5A Division I Regional Finals of the state high school football playoffs for the first time since 2017 when they won the 5A state championship. Standing between the Cougars and the state semifinals is Denton Ryan (12-1).
Lee Fedora was an all-state wide receiver at A&M Consolidated High School when the Tigers produced one of the biggest turnarounds in Texas high school football history. Consol was 2-7-and 1 in Rogers’s first season at Consol and then won 14 games in a row for four consecutive seasons.
The Centerville Tigers got a 73-yard touchdown run from Andrew Newman and a 51-yard scoring run from Paxton Hancock as they jumped up to a 13-0 win over Holland and cruised to a 28-0 third-round win Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium.
The College Station Cougars (12-0) are one of six Brazos Valley teams playing after Thanksgiving. The Purple and Black will put their perfect record on the line as they face off against Frisco Wakeland (9-2).
A&M Consolidated running back Keshun Thomas scored on a three yard touchdown run with 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Tigers converted a two point conversion to complete a comeback win over Barbers Hill 41-35.
The Hearne Eagles scored on their first two offensive drives and got a pick-six to grab a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter and rolled to a 38-0 win over Normangee Thursday night at Bluejays Stadium.