The 2014 high school football season is quickly coming to a close, with only two weeks left in the state playoffs and a long eight months before the next regular season game. Private school competition has wrapped up and the UIL six-man classifications will do the same after their state championship games this weekend.
When In Texas paid a last visit to six-man football this past weekend, attending the semifinal match-up between the May Tigers and Blum Bobcats, held at Pirate Stadium in Granbury, Texas. This was the project's second visit to a six-man game, after the Jayton-Guthrie contest during the first round of the playoffs.
Classified amongst the smallest schools in the state, May and Blum's version of football features a shorter and narrower field of play, no restrictions on who can receive a forward pass, some scoring differences and, most importantly, only twelve total players on the field at all times.
While both teams have consistently made the playoffs in recent years, it was May who came in as the more experienced team, having appeared in last season's state championship game, while Blum's team was making the deepest playoff run in school history. May's experience would help them to eventually take down the Bobcats 60-38, thus reaching the title game for the fifth time in school history.
Fans from both teams traveled over 50 miles to be a part of the game, with the estimated attendance of 600 being just short of the total combined population of both towns, hovering around 800 inhabitants.
After the win, the Tigers will travel to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to take on the Crowell Wildcats looking for May's second-ever state championship title.
Catch up with the previous episodes of When In Texas by visiting the entries below and stay tuned for the next week of the playoffs.
Week 1: Woodlands College Park vs Pearland
Week 2: Mason vs De Leon
Week 3: West Rusk vs Sabine
Week 4: El Paso vs Jefferson Silva
Week 5: Katy vs Katy Taylor
Week 5: St. Anthony vs St. Stephen's
Week 6: Lufkin vs Whitehouse
Week 7: Midland Lee vs Odessa Permian
Week 8: Denison vs Sherman
Week 10: Southlake Carroll vs Haltom
Week 11: Sweetwater vs Lamesa
Week 12: Jayton vs Guthrie
Week 13: Weslaco vs Laredo United