100th year of Texas high school football championships begins Thursday

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High school football in Texas is back. With Thursday night’s games, the University Interscholastic League begins the celebration of 100 years of high school football state championship games.

It all started in 1920 when Houston Heights and Cleburne were declared co-champions after a 0-0 tie.

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The season kicks-off with twelve Lone Star State teams in the High School Football America 100 national rankings. There are also multiple teams in our On the Bubble rankings (No. 101 through No. 125) and Honorable Mention rankings (No. 126 through No. 250).

Texas High School Football Teams in High School Football America National Rankings

No. 5 Duncanville

No. 10 North Shore

No. 17 Allen

No. 30 Highland Park

No. 32 Aledo

No. 40 Lake Travis

No. 44 Longview

No. 49 Katy

No. 61 Denton Ryan

No. 63 Southlake Carroll

No. 88 Westlake

No. 100 Lone Star

No. 110 Denton Guyer

No. 113 Ford Bend Marshall

No. 119 Judson

Honorable Mention





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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.