A Quick Update...

  • Mike
Just wanted to post a quick update since I haven't posted one in a while. Rest assured, I'm still hammering away on the updates I have planned for this off-season, which were mentioned in my future updates thread.

That said, I also decided this off-season to do a very much needed complete re-write on the entire site backend and database. This means a LOT more time spent coding, but also a lot of time saved on future updates.

So, it'll be relatively quiet around here, as far as updates and announcements go, at least for a while, but hopefully there will be a lot more features and updates to show off once it's time to kick off the next football season.

Site Updated

Tonight I updated the site again and there are a few changes included I'd like to mention specificially.

First off, I've added an option to list the team's head coach on the team pages. For teams where that info is missing, you'll see that in the missing data block. If you have the name of the current head coach, please get that to me so that I can get that info updated for every team.

Second, I've installed the update related to team overview pages that was discussed last week. I still need help gathering information to put on all these pages. Tomorrow I'll start filling out the information that I have but I only received info on a handful of teams so there's still a LOT that we won't have.

If anyone notices any issues with this update, please let me know so that I can get them fixed ASAP!

TAPPS and UIL Alignments Entered

Just a quick update to let everyone know that the TAPPS and UIL alignments for the 2024 season have been updated here on the site.

So, all district games should be correctly marked. If they're not, please let me know so I can try to get those corrected.

The TAIAO alignments will be released in September so those district/non-district updates could be all out of whack until then. Please note that it's not important that the TAIAO games show a correct district/non-district value until after the alignment. Once I update the alignment on this site those values will automatically update at that time.

I also wanted to say a quick thank you to those of you who have already added your schedules to the site and to those of you who plan to add them as soon as they're ready.

Scheduler Ready for 2024 Schedules!

Ok, so a little earlier than I anticipated, we are now ready to accept schedules for the 2024 football season! Coaches, you should have an "Add games" link under the "Coaches" tab in the navigation to take you directly to your team's scheduler. If you're a coach and you don't see the "Coaches" navigation tab, please contact me so I can associate your account with your team.

If you're not a coach and want to submit a schedule for a team, simply go to that team's schedule and click the "Add games" button.

Scheduler Almost Ready!

It's almost time to start adding schedules in for next year! This week, following the re-alignment release on Thursday, I'll get all the teams placed in their correct districts. Once that's finished I'll start working on archiving last season and getting the scheduler set up to accept schedules.

I have made a few changes to the way schedules will be added, and there will be more info on that later. I've also made a few changes to team pages. Again, more info on that at a later date.

The important thing is that the scheduler is almost ready, which means we're one step closer, albeit not a very big step, to next football season!

That's a Wrap!

That's it! The 2023 football season is officially in the books! I'll now take a month, or so, off to work on other projects then mid to late January we'll archive this season, and start to get things ready for next year, starting with opening up the scheduler for 2024. This is also when I'll begin work on all next year's new features and changes. If you have suggestions, it's not too late to get those incldued!

The final rankings are out, too, with the Gordon Longhorns sitting at the top of the overall rankings to end out the season.

I'd like to once again thank all the coaches, fans and players for your help with schedules and scores this year. Thank you to those of you who made suggestions that led to making the site better this year and next. Seriously, this site wouldn't be here if it weren't for all of you!

Finally, I'd like to say congratulations to all of the 2023 Six-Man State Champions!

Gordon Longhorns
Benjamin Mustangs
Houston Emery-Weiner Jaguars
Conroe Covenant Christian Cougars
Prosper Prestonwood North Lions
Fort Bend Homeschool Chargers
East Texas Homeschool Chargers
Granbury Grace Classical Gryphons
Decatur Victory Christian Patriots
SA Sunnybrook Lions