State title games relocated

by | Jul 30, 2015 | Sports

  From Staff Reports

[email protected]

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League has announced that the 2015 UIL football state championship games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

All 11-man UIL Football Championship Games will be played December 17-19 at that facility.

Houston last hosted the UIL football championships for the Class 5A in 2008 at what was then known as Reliant Stadium.

“The UIL football state championships are truly a marquee event with a legion of fans dedicated to the best football in Texas,” UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt said. “The league looks forward to bringing the football finals to Houston’s NRG Stadium for a great championship experience.”

The 2015 football state championships will mark the fifth year all 11-man championship football games will be played at one pre-determined location.

Arlington’s AT&T Stadium hosted all 11-man games from 2011 through last year.

The UIL has determined the site for the largest conference football state championship games since 2006.

“We all know that high school football is big in Texas, and it’s something we’re also well-versed in hosting at NRG Stadium,” Kevin Hoffman, executive director of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, said. “This will be our first time hosting the UIL high school football championship games in NRG Stadium and we hope to secure even more in the years to come. These 10 championship games will bring football fans from all over Texas to NRG Stadium in celebration of our youth and athletic achievement.”

 

UIL Football State Championship Schedule

 December 17

  • Conference 2A Division I – 10 a.m.
  • Conference 2A Division II – 1 p.m.
  • Conference 3A Division I – 5 p.m.
  • Conference 3A Division II – 8 p.m.

December 18

  • Conference 4A Division I – noon.
  • Conference 4A Division II – 4 p.m.
  • Conference 5A Division I – 8 p.m.

December 19

  • Conference 5A Division II – noon.
  • Conference 6A Division I – 4 p.m.
  • Conference 6A Division II – 8 p.m.

0 Comments

Related News

Farmers defeat Wills Point

Farmers defeat Wills Point

The Farmersville football team (1-2, 3-5) scored 30 unanswered points, defeating Wills Point 44-14 to win their first district game Friday, Oct. 22. Play(s) of the Game: Jacob Tull blocks back-to-back punts Midway through the second quarter, the Farmers held an...

read more
Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Farmersville lost their home district game against Caddo Mills 50-24. The Farmers travel to winless Wills Point Friday. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Tigers. Establish the running game One area where Farmersville struggled against Caddo Mills is...

read more
Farmersville loses to Caddo Mills

Farmersville loses to Caddo Mills

The Farmers (0-2, 2-5) allowed 43 unanswered, losing to Caddo Mills at home 50-24. Play of the Game: Caden Lemmon scores 80-yard touchdown run Midway through the second quarter, the Farmers trailed Caddo Mills (1-1, 5-2) by six points. After scoring on a 25-yard catch...

read more
Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Caddo Mills

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Caddo Mills

Farmersville lost their district opener at Ford 67-27 last week. The Farmers host Caddo Mills Friday, Oct. 15. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Panthers. Let Tidwell run The best player for Farmersville against Ford was senior tailback Brady Tidwell....

read more
Farmersville football loses to Ford

Farmersville football loses to Ford

The Farmers (0-1, 2-4) allowed 49 unanswered points in their district opener against Ford, losing to the Panthers in Quinlan (1-0, 6-0) 67-27. Play of the Game: Rowdy Rowan scores two first-quarter touchdowns This season, the Panthers have capitalized on a balanced...

read more
Born to Dance

Born to Dance

For seven years, Leslie Ellis has been leading the way, teaching precision dance moves to Farmersville High School to the Farmerettes. Through the years, the director of the Farmerettes said the program has grown from nine dancers to its current 32-person membership....

read more
Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Ford

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Ford

After a bye week Farmersville enters district play at Quinlan to face Ford Friday, Oct. 8. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Panthers. Establish the run Farmersville’s best strength on offense has been their rushing attack. Senior tailback Brady...

read more
Farmersville loses to Van Alstyne

Farmersville loses to Van Alstyne

The Farmersville football team could not keep going offensively in the second and third quarters, as they lost their final pre-district game against Van Alstyne 40-18. Key Play of the Game: Gavin Montgomery completes a 70-yard touchdown pass. In the middle of the...

read more
Farmers run at Miller Grove

Farmers run at Miller Grove

The Farmersville cross country team returned to action at Miller Grove Thursday, Sept. 16. The Farmers’ times were generally slower than previous meets, though coach Jon Nordin said he wasn’t discouraged by the results. Aubrey Varner had the best finish for the...

read more
Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs Van Alstyne

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs Van Alstyne

Farmersville enters their final pre-district game on a two-game losing streak, losing to Ferris 49-38. Here are three keys to a Farmersville victory over Van Alstyne. Play more disciplined A lack of discipline was a big factor in the Farmersville loss to Ferris. Coach...

read more