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Mesquite ISD High School Football Playoff History1941: Mesquite High School won its first district championship in football in this year. They had a record of 9-2,6-0. The Skeeters were unscored on in district play. They lost to Ft. Worth Handley in the playoffs 26-14.
1974: District 8-4A Champs. 11-1-3, 7-0-1 in district play. Their one tie in district was to Richardson Pearce 14-14.
Prior to 1980, MHS had only made the football playoffs two times. The Skeeters qualified for post season play three times in the '80's.
1983: 6-5-1,4-2-1. MHS and NM played on the last week of the regular season for the second place playoff spot from district 9-5A. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. The Skeeters advanced on first downs.
1988: Under second year head coach Mickey Delamar, the Skeeters finished second in district 9-5A. They started the year 1-3 in non district play, but rebounded to a 4-2 district record. Overall MHS was 5-6,4-2.
1989: Skeeters district 9-5A champs after SG had to forfeit district wins. 8-4,5-1.
1990 was the first year that the UIL began taking three teams into the playoffs from class 5A.
1992: 8-4-1,5-1-1. Placed second in district 12-5A.
1993: 5-6, 4-3. Third place in district 12-5A.
1994: Three teams make the playoffs this year. MHS was 8-3,5-2 (3 rd ).
1998: Three in playoffs again from MISD. MHS was 9-2, 7-0.
1999: 9-5,4-3. Placed third in district play and then went to the State Semi-Finals.
2001: “The Perfect Season!” MHS goes 15-0. Wins 5-A Div. I State Championship.
2002: 5-6, 5-2.
2004: The Skeeters started the season at 0-5! They also lost their starting quarterback. The season looked over. But MHS picked a new quarterback, changed offenses and went 4-2 in district play and moved on to the playoffs.
2005: The Skeeters had to win on the last week of the season vs. Rockwall to have a chance to claim the 3rd playoff spot from District 12-5A. Horn also had to lose to T. Lee. Both of those things happened and the Skeeters went into the playoffs. The Skeeters beat Rockwall on the last play of the game on a 25 yard TD pass from sophmore QB, Kelly Page to Kris Buerck. MHS finished the regular season at 5-5, 3-3.
2006: MHS ended the regular season 6-4 and went into the playoffs out of dsitrict 12-5A. Bi-District: Beat Skyline 35-7.
2007: MHS opened up the year 0 - 3, but battled back to take second place in district 12-5A. They ended the year at 7-5.
2011: The Skeeters are back in the playoffs!
Bi-Dist.: MHS 35, Belton 23
Area: MHS 24 - Garland 21 (OT). At Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, the Skeeters won a thriller when Jose Salas connected on a 39 yard field goal in OT for the win. The win was set up by an interception by cornerback Anthony Canady.
1971: In only their second year in existence, NMHS won the district 8-4A football championship. 9-2, 4-1.
1973: The Stallions went 9-1 but did not make the playoffs. Their only loss was to South Garland 29-28 after they led SG 28-0 at halftime. South Garland ended up with a 5-1 district mark, as did NM. But due to the SG win over NM… the Colonels with to the playoffs.
1979: For the second time in the ‘70's NM only lost one game during the season and did not make the playoffs. 8-1-1, 5-1. Coach- Gary Childress
1982: NM 10-0, 7-0. Stallions go into playoffs undefeated! Biggest win of the year was over Highland Park 20-13. QB Brian Cain threw a TD pass to Todd Graham on the first offensive play of the game. That play covered 68 yds.
1985: 10-2, 7-0. District Champs
1986: NM ended the regular season 10-0. The Stallions were ranked as the #2 football team in 5A football.
1987: For the fourth year in a row the NM Stallions went undefeated in district play!!! In fact, NM ended the year undefeated at 12-0-1. Highest ranking… #2 in the State. 12-0-1, 7-0.
1994: 7-2-2, 4-1-2. Mark Elam head coach
1995: Stallions finish in a three way tie for first place in district 12-5A with Lakeview and Garland. 11-3, 6-1.
1996: Ranked #1 in the State Pre-season polls. Held the #1 ranking all year long. 11-1, 7-0.
1997: 9-2, 6-1. Fourth straight trip to playoffs
1998: Buster Leaf is the new head coach at NM. 7-4, 5-2
1999: 5-6, 5-2.
2000: 9-4, 5-2
2001: 7-4, 5-2. This marks the 8 th year in a row for the Stallions to go into post season play! Second place finish in district 10-5A
2002: 9-2, 6-1. Only loss in regular season was to Garland 24-12.
2007: NM won their last two games of the year to qualify for the playoffs even though they had a 4-6 record on the season.
1994: WMHS finished 8-2 but missed the playoffs.
1995: WMHS wins their first district championship in high school football. The Wranglers finished the regular season a perfect 10-0, 5-0.
1996: WM finished in a three way tie for first place in district 12-4A with Greenville and Terrell. 10-2, 4-1.
From 1994-1996 the WM Wranglers compiled a 28-5 record.
2006: The Wranglers were 8-2, 6-1 and placed second in district 10-4A. WM ended the regular season ranked #7 in the area.
2007: The Wranglers ended the regular season 7-3, 5-2. They finished second in the very tough district 10-4A. Kenny Davis rushed for over 1,000 yards while Wrangler QB Kendall Thomas passed for 2,200 yards.
2008: West ended the year with a 6 - 5, 5 - 1 record and qualified for post season play.
2009: The Wranglers qualified for the playoffs for the fourth year in a row but lost in the Bi-Dist. round to Corsicana 35-28.
2010: West ended the regular season at 8-2. This year marked the fifth straight for West to make the playoffs!
Bi-Dst game - WM 48 - Hendrickson 39
Area - West 55 - Sherman 34 in a game played at Cowboys Stadium
Reg. Semi - Wylie 38 - West 30
1993: In Poteet's fourth year of varsity football competition they made the playoffs. They finished as district champions with a perfect 5-0 district mark. They were 9-1 in the regular season.
1994: District Champions. 7-4, 4-1. Lost to Corsicana in Bi-Dist. 31-8.
1997: Placed second in district 12-4A behind Terrell. 9-4, 3-2.
1998: Co-Champs of 14-4A. 9-3, 4-1.
1999: Third year in a row to make the playoffs. 9-4, 2-3. Three way tie for third place with WM and Denison.
2000: Finished second to HP in district 13-4A. 10-2, 4-1.
2001: Finished third in 13-4A. 8-4, 3-2. Fifth year in a row to go to playoffs.
2006: The Pirates finished the regular season at 8-2 and qualified for the playoffs. QB Seth Sartain had over 1,500 yards passing and RB Taylor Dupree had 1,400 yards rushing for the Pirates.
2010: Poteet went from 1 - 9 in 2009 to 8 -2 and into the playoffs in 2010.
Bi-Dist - Poteet 21 - Hutto 20. A 76 yard TD pass from Beau Nowell to Courtland Crumby ended up being the difference.
Area: PHS 24 - Whitehouse 19
Reg. Semi. - PHS 45 - Highland Park 21. Poteet had 500 yds. of offense. Steve Hicks had 191 yds rushing.
Reg. Final: PHS 42 - Bastrop 35. QB Nowell had 345 yds passing. J Velasquez had 9 receptions for 129 yards.
State Semi's - Aledo 29 - PHS 27. Chase Graham named first team all state! J Velasques 2nd team and DT Silas Firstly was named thrid team all state. Randy Jackson was named 4A Coach of the Year!
2008: The Jags started out slowly on the season, but they won 4 of their last 5 games to qualily for the football playoffs for the first time in the schools history! Emory Miller passed for over 2,700 yards.
2009: Second year for Horn in the playoffs. Bi-Dist garme: Belton 45 - Horn 38
2010: 3rd year in a row for the Jags to make post season play.
Bi District game: Horn wins their first ever football playoff game, 48-14 over Copperas Cove.
Area: Horn 49 - Rowlett 22
Reg. Semi's: Horn 43 - Leander 27
Reg. Final: Lpngview 28 - Horn 14. Jag wide receiver, Jakeem Grant was named to the 5A first team All State squad!
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