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Texas A&M’s Ainias Smith added to the 2021 Hornung Award Watch List

Texas A&M's Ainias Smith was named to the 2021 Hornung Award Watch List, announced Thursday by the Louisville Sport Commission. The Hornung Award, now in its 12th season, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Smith began his career in Aggieland as a receiver before switching to running back near the end of his freshman season, becoming an offensive threat all over the field for the Aggies. The Missouri City, Texas native led the Maroon & White with 564 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns in 2020, both marks paced all running backs in the SEC. Smith added four touchdowns on the ground, to become the first Aggie to average a touchdown per game for an entire season since Trayveon Williams in 2018.
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Furr HS running back Johnny Robinson is ready for season

With summer coming to a close, football is finally over the horizon. And as things appear the next crop of gridiron high schoolers are all ready to go. One of Houston Independent School District’s riing strs to watch out for is Furr High School junior running back Johnny Robinson, who is a yard after contact machine on the football field.
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Orange Leader

Lamar ready to crank up in the WAC

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Lamar University head coach Blane Morgan and players Jeremy Davis (6-5, 245, Sr., TE) and Anthony Ruffin (6-1, 200, Jr., DB) made the short drive over to The Woodlands, Texas Wednesday morning to take part in the Western Athletics Conference Football Media Day. The day got...
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The Woodlands, TXBeaumont Enterprise

Lamar coach Blane Morgan reminisces on the 'wild, wild WAC'

THE WOODLANDS — Lamar University head football coach Blane Morgan couldn’t quite recall where he kept his 1998 WAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year trophy when asked on Wednesday. “It was in my attic in California, but now it might be in my garage closet,” said Morgan, who starred as...
The Woodlands, TXBeaumont Enterprise

Lamar football finds fresh start in WAC-ASUN schedule

THE WOODLANDS — With a six-game spring season behind him and a new conference waiting ahead, Lamar University tight end Jeremy Davis showed up to the Waterway Marriott Hotel on Wednesday ready for a “fresh start.”. Davis’ first season at Lamar was the team’s last in the Southland Conference. It...
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

After national title, Sam Houston tops WAC preseason football poll

In the spring Sam Houston won the FCS football national championship. With that comes added respect to the program under the direction of coach K.C. Keeler. The Bearkats have since moved to the Western Athletic Conference from the Southland and WAC head coaches foresee Sam Houston as the team to beat for the 2021 football fall season. On Tuesday, Sam Houston was overwhelmingly picked first in the conference preseason poll. Its quarterback Eric Schmid, a product of The Woodlands, was selected Offensive Player of the Year and Sam Houston lineman Jahari Kay was voted Defensive Player of the Year.
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Dickinson High School alum and Texas A&M junior Jalen Wydermyer

Dickinson High School alum and Texas A&M junior Jalen Wydermyer is among the nation’s top tight ends named to the first watchlist of the John Mackey Award, which goes to the best college football tight end in the country. Wydermyer was a finalist for the award in 2020, yet lost out to Florida standout Kyle Pitts, who was selected as the fourth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
Houston Texans Today by Chat Sports

Houston Texans Trade Rumors: Are The Texans Trading WR Randall Cobb To The Packers?

The latest Houston Texans trade rumors surround receiver Randall Cobb and the possibility of trading him to the Green Bay Packers, where he started his NFL career. There are rumors that Aaron Rodgers wants to reunite with Cobb, and after the Texans traded for Anthony Miller they could be looking to get draft assets for Cobb. The 2020 free agent addition was injured last season and the Texans could gain from adding draft assets for what might be a rebuild next offseason. Chat Sports host Tom Downey breaks down the trade rumors and what the Texans could get in return for Randall Cobb.
The Woodlands, TXmidutahradio.com

Dixie State Football Tailback Quali Conley Named To Preseason All-WAC Team

THE WOODLANDS, Texas-Tuesday, Dixie State football freshman tailback Quali Conley was named to the preseason all-WAC team during WAC football media days at The Woodlands Marriott of The Woodlands, Texas. During the spring season, the 6-foot 190-pound tailback out of Fresno, Calif. posted 607 all-purpose yards, including 400 rushing yards...
Houston Chronicle

Football: Session looks to take next step in 2nd season as Atascocita quarterback

Gavin Session can remember stepping into the Allen Eagles Stadium last season — it was his first career varsity start and he was facing a state power. Although Atascocita lost to Allen 52-27, Session said the moment wasn’t too big for him in his first game. He will look to get his revenge when Atascocita travels back to Allen this season on Sept. 3. The Eagles will also make a trip up I-45 North for a match against Denton Guyer this season on Sept. 17.
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Player Spotlight: Mabrey Mettauer, The Woodlands High School

My second game on varsity was against Grand Oaks and it was still a pretty close game when Coach Rapp and Smith surprised me by putting me in early in the 3rd quarter. My first ever pass on varsity was a 54 yard ball in the air for a touchdown to Cade Moore. I had a few other plays that night and overall went 6/6 for 126 yards and ran the ball for over another 100. I was so pumped that they trusted me to come in and do that!

JUST IN: Big 12 Meets with Texas and Oklahoma

Since the Houston Chronicle broke the story of both Texas and Oklahoma reaching out to the SEC about a potential move, it sparked excitement and shock as the additions of the two would firmly shift the ball of power in the direction of the SEC. SI Longhorn Country's Matt Galatzan...
Houston, TXexpressnews.com

The AAC will be aggressive in pursuit of Big 12 leftovers

Back in summer 2016, schools from the so-called Group of Five lined up to make elaborate pitches to join the Big 12. For three months, the University of Houston was among the reported favorites, along with Cincinnati, to join the Big 12. It would have been a monumental moment for Houston, which has long desired a seat at college football’s table of power brokers — and the exposure and lucrative payout that come with it.
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Friendswood looks to get back into the playoffs

FRIENDSWOOD — Friendswood looks to turn things around from last year's 3-6 record while missing the post-season. The Mustangs were a pre-season pick to win the District 9-5A Div. I title in 2020, but injuries hit the Mustangs early in the season and Friendswood finished sixth in the league standings.

Houston Football: Will the Cougars be “back” in 2021?

Two seasons into the Dana Holgorsen era of Houston football, fans are worried that the Cougars are taking steps backward. Last season was difficult enough with the impact of COVID-19 as the Cougars couldn’t prepare properly in the offseason. They finished with an overall record of 3-5 that included four losses in the final five games.