College recruiting is big business, big business fed by high school football, and at the epicenter of the recruiting game is Houston, Texas, the mecca of high school football. The best of the best were on display receiving their just due on Wednesday night, in a banquet hall near the Galleria full ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallOne of many Katy High TDs on opening nightClick here for a slideshow from the Katy/North Shore game Friday night. The east stands were alive and doused in red, with chants of "Ka-ty! Ka-ty! Ka-ty!" before the team had even taken the field. The number of dancers and cheerl ... More >>
Sacred groundsThis evening marks the start of another high school football season. Entire cities and towns will be shuttering their doors and congregating at the central holy ground: the football stadium. Well, that may not be the case in Houston, but certainly in Dillon and West Canaan. (Oh, tho ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightHere at Hair Balls, we seem to talk a lot about Katy High School football, even though we try not to. When the high school playoffs started this year, we really wanted to cheer for Galveston Ball, and we thought The Woodlands and Hightower High School would surely go deep in t ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightStanding in the rain on Saturday afternoon, watching Katy High School play Atascocita in a playoff game, Hair Balls remembered something we read on the Washington Post NFL blog this past week. This question, about the Dallas Cowboys, was asked: "Why are the Cowboys So Hated? ... More >>
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher