2001 Story Archive

WHITHARRAL TAKES TITLE - The Cardiac Kids from Richland Springs came up 15-yards short, and the Whitharral Panthers win the 2001 state six-man title, 27-20 at the Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater.

REGENTS TAKES TAPPS TITLE - The Austin Regents Knights silenced their doubters, defeating Greenville Christian, 60-56 in the TAPPS title game. Final private rankings posted.

COACHES NAME ALL-STATE AND ALL-STAR TEAMS - The Texas Six-Man Coaches Association has named their 2001 All-state team, as well as their district representatives for the 2002 All-Star game to be played in Lubbock in July.

PRIVATE ALL-STATE TEAMS NAMED - TxPrivateSports.com has announced their 2001 All-State teams. See story.

HICKS NAMED DCTF/GULF LUBRICANTS POY - Dave Campbell's Texas Football and Gulf Lubricants announced that Jordan Hicks of Richland Springs was their 2001 Six-man Player-of-the-Year.

RANTINGS BEFORE THE FINAL- Read the rantings for this week. It is championship week, as Whitharral goes for the school's second title, while Richland Springs plays in their first-ever title game. Whitharral enters the game as a 5-point favorite. See the summary the amazing RS-Woodson game Friday under Score CentralBrackets and updated rankings are also up. Map of Sweetwater with directions to the Mustang Bowl.

SIX-MAN MOVIE TO PREMIER AT SUNDANCE - A dramatization about six-man football in Montana will premier at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah next month. The Slaughter Rule is the story of a fatherless teenager in rural Montana finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a repressed football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man football team...STANDINGS -  Final district standings

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER -  I stayed up a bit too late dissecting the games this week. See the latest installment of Ramblings.(11/28)

PLAYOFF RANTINGS (posted Thursday 11/15 pm) -  Trivia answers and playoff rantings

FINAL STRENGTH OF SCHEDULES -  The final strength of schedule standings have been updated. The Opponents W-L, Opponents Rating and my Mega-combined.

FINAL COMING DOWN -  A new weekly look at those 11-man schools who will be joining our ranks next fall.

FINAL REG SEASON RANKINGS -  Final regular season rankings for the public schools, and private schools.

CALVERT EDGES HIGHLAND FOR CALI TITLE - The Calvert Trojans held off the Highland Hornets, 34-32 Friday in Redlands, California 4th grade six-man championship (Cougar Bowl IV). A group saw the website and have formed a 4th grade recess flag six-man league. They are actually even using real Texas teams... see the rules and the results of league play

LOMETA MAKES IT OFFICIAL -  The Lometa Hornets, who last played six-man in 1993 voted last week to drop back down. Lometa reached the quarterfinals in '93, falling to eventual champion Panther Creek.

MORAN FORFEITING DISTRICT GAMES -  Moran has elected to forfeit their district games and play a JV schedule though the rest of the district. Some teams will be playing a few varsity players in limited action in some instances. It is all fairly confusing, but for ranking purposes, I will be considering those games as JV. 

SIERRA BLANCA CANCELS SEASON -  Sierra Blanca has announced that they will not play any football games this season. The Vaqueros had forfeited all of their games so far.

LAZBUDDIE EX PLAYING BIG AT WTAMU - Adam St. Clair, a former star at Lazbuddie, is the leading tackler for the West Texas A&M Buffaloes. St. Clair has 21 solo tackles, as well as 36 assists and an interception. The Buffs are 2-4 and face TAMU-Commerce this weekend. They also reassigned their head coach yesterday, Stan McGarvey, for after the season. Also on the squad are Groom's Grant Weinheimer, Ira's Logan Daves and Happy's Jared Hammett, who has a pair of solo tackles and eight assists.

WHITHARRAL TO BE ON XTRA - The top-ranked Whitharral Panthers will be featured on this week's High School Xtra. The show will air Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Net Southwest.

CAMPBELL TEARING IT UP AT DARTMOUTH - Gordon's Lyle Campbell, who led the Longhorns to the 1999 state six-man title, has been big on defense for the Big Green after three games. Dartmouth is currently 1-2 after a win at the famous Yale Bowl this past Sunday. Sunday's 32-27 win culminated a weeklong celebration of Yale's 300th anniversary. I hope to have some accurate statistics on Lyle soon, as the school's website is not quite up-to-date.

FORT DAVIS TO GO SIX-MAN - Add Ft. Davis to the list of six-man schools next season. The board voted 7-0 to join the ever-growing ranks of  six-man.

FOLLETT FORFEITS TWO GAMES - It has been reported to sixmanfootball.com that the Follett Panthers have had to forfeit two games (Happy, Greenville Christian) this season due to using an ineligible player. The player in question apparently is ineligible due to the parent-resident rule. It does not effect their ranking because the games were actually played. Their record has been changed to reflect the forfeits.

WEAVER MAKES A DIFFERENCE (10/5)- Be sure to catch this weekend's High School Xtra on Fox Sports Southwest, as Aquilla coach Benny Weaver has been named this week's "Coach That Makes a Difference". The show will air Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

THE ONE-MINUTE INTERVIEW, a new feature at sixmanfootball.com, takes a look at one of the smaller guys on the biggest teams in the state, Whitharral's Rocky Reyna.

The Six-Man Extravaganza was quite a success in Milford Saturday, as the state's top-ranked Whitharral Panthers crushed fifth-ranked Calvert, 48-0. In the second game, Oglesby topped Blum, 60-16. The finale was "The Game That Would Never End", as Iredell outlasted host Milford, 92-54

A few words from me (and Bart Giamatti) on last week's events and the world of sports.

Regular season opened in week -1 with a few private schools. Austin Regents defeated San Antonio Lutheran Thursday (8/23), 62-12, at Knights Field in Austin. Check out the partial box from the game....

Big things expected from Gordon's Kostiha - Beloit College defensive player-of-the-year Joe Kostiha returns for his junior season with the Bucs. Read an excerpt of the school's football preview.

2001 Preseason Preview
Top Ten capsules
Complete rankings
District previews -
including 2000 results and predictions
districts 1-4 >> districts 5-8 >> districts 9-12 >> districts 13-16
including 2000 results and predictions
districts 1-4 >> districts 5-8 >> districts 9-12 >> districts 13-16

East wins crazy all-star game, 65-46

Maps now online.....find every public six-man school

Booker signs to run track at Tech.....TRENT - Albert Booker, who helped lead the Trent Gorillas to the Class A state track and field team title, signed a national letter of intent today to run track at Texas Tech University in Lubbock....

attention all coaches and fans,
please e-mail your 2001 schedule to me at granger@sixmanfootball.com

All-star rosters for the football game at Lowry Field in Lubbock on Saturday, July 21, 2001

The Sixmanfootball.com Preseason Top Ten

2000 Six-man Coaches Assn. All-state Team

Championship games from all-time