Koch's Top 5

New coaches, Tomball Bowl, epic showdowns headline opening week

Klein Collins has to prepare for a road game at Alief Taylor Vype

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Welcome to a new weekly piece on VYPE Houston!

Every week I will sit down on Monday's and layout what I think are the Top 5 headlines from the previous week of Texas high school football in Houston and what are some of the biggest topics heading into the next week.

This will be a great way to get your Monday started! So here goes the first installment of 16 ... yes heading all the way up to the UIL State Football Championships at AT&T Stadium ... let's do it!

1) New Coaches All Over 

The number is way too high to count on two hands and two feet. There are new coaches all over the Greater Houston area heading into this opening week of football. Some notable ones are gone. The Woodlands Mark Schmid opted to retire from the program he built into a powerhouse.

Klein Collins' Drew Svoboda exited the program he built into a power to coach the running backs at Rice University (who ran for more than 300 yards against Prairie View A&M in a 31-28 win on Saturday). Those were the two largest exits. Replacing them was Jim Rapp, who was already on staff at The Woodlands, and Adrian Mitchell at Klein Collins. Heading into their first game weeks, Klein Collins has to prepare for a road game at Alief Taylor and The Woodlands at Cy-Fair.

These two coaches will be arguably the most watched this season considering the ultra-successful programs they took over. Also one to watch is Ricky Tullos at Pearland, which he moved over from George Ranch where he guided the Longhorns to the 2015 state championship.


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