Brad McClendon / North Mesquite running back Corey Hunt (20) fights for yardage against Rowlett on Aug. 30. Hunt, a senior, is helping hopefully lead his team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor Plano East's Shawn Franks (17) advances a reception during the first quarter of a high school football game against Garland High at Williams Stadium in Garland, TX on Friday, Aug. 30. Since Randy Jackson took over as head coach this season, Plano East is 3-0, and looking for a chance to return to the postseason. (John F. Rhodes / Special Contributor)
Vernon Bryant - Staff Photographer Episcopal School of Dallas' Armand Fernandez-Pierre (72) takes the field with the team before playing a football game against Brock at Gene and Jerry Jones Stadium at Episcopal School of Dallas on Friday, September 6, 2013. ESD last reached the postseason in 2011. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)
DMN file photo Hillcrest QB Rocky Reyes (8) throws a pass during first half UIL high school football action between Hillcrest High and Sachse High at Williams Stadium in Garland on September 9, 2010. That season, Reyes and his teammates became the last Hillcrest football team to make the playoffs, and this year the team is back to a 3-0 start.
DMN file photo - 144512 Keller's Chris Soihl (8) tries to get around Bell's Casey Rosenblatt in this file photo from 2009. Keller this year has been making an impact, landing a spot in the SportsDayHS rankings and notching a shutout against a formidable Hurst L.D. Bell team.
Mark M. Hancock - Seagoville senior Kailion Hughey (1) rushes for a touchdown against Kimball during a high school football game at James Ray Henry Stadium in Seagoville on Oct. 21, 2011. After reaching the playoffs that season, Seagoville did not advance beyond district play in 2012. This year Seagoville is among the rebounding teams off to an undefeated start. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)
Brad Loper - Staff Photographer Byron Nelson, like Seagoville, reached the playoffs in 2011, but did not make it beyond district play the following year. And this season TC Byron Nelson holds a No. 5 spot in the SportsDayHS area rankings and is holding a 3-0 record. running back Laurent (Brad Loper / The Dallas Morning News)
neighborsgo file photo Sunnyvale's varsity football team lines up before taking the field for the homecoming game against Moody in 2011. Sunnyvale went on to win that game and start the season 5-0, but it still failed to reach the playoffs after a rocky run through district. This year, Sunnyvale is off to a 3-0 start and a No. 9 ranking in the Class 3A/2A SportsDayHS poll.
DMN file photo - 177767 It has been more than a decade since The Colony High School's football team reached the playoffs. This photo of LB Jake Schornick from 2002 is from that last season when The Colony played after week 10.
Thao Nguyen - Special Contributor In 2011, Mansfield Timberview reached the state semifinals before being beaten by Spring DeKaney. However, the following year, Timberview failed to reach the playoffs. This year, head coach James Brown is looking to bring his team back into the bracket.
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