Elkins wide receiver Andre Mathews, right, is tackled by Lamar defensive lineman Chastin Lee during the first half of a high school football game, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land, TX. Photo: Eric Christian Smith, For The Chronicle / 2014 Eric Christian Smith

Elkins wide receiver Andre Mathews, right, is tackled by Lamar defensive lineman Chastin Lee during the first half of a high school football game, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land, TX. Photo: Eric Christian Smith, For The Chronicle / 2014 Eric Christian Smith

JCG Apparel : Custom Printed Apparel : Lamar High School Football T-Shirt #lamarhighschool #football

JCG Apparel : Custom Printed Apparel : Lamar High School Football T-Shirt #lamarhighschool #football

Lamar wide receiver Calvin Fletcher (6) can't come up with the reception as Elkins defensive back Darrick Dickerson defends during the first half of a high school football game, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land, TX. Photo: Eric Christian Smith, For The Chronicle / 2014 Eric Christian Smith

Lamar wide receiver Calvin Fletcher (6) can't come up with the reception as Elkins defensive back Darrick Dickerson defends during the first half of a high school football game, Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Mercer Stadium in Sugar Land, TX. Photo: Eric Christian Smith, For The Chronicle / 2014 Eric Christian Smith

Football Letter "L" - Black & Orange - Lamar High School, Arkansas (1970s) from Baudelaire Antiques

Football Letter "L" - Black & Orange - Lamar High School, Arkansas (1970s)

Football Letter "L" - Black & Orange - Lamar High School, Arkansas (1970s) from Baudelaire Antiques

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the course of the high school football offseason, SportsDayHS will be re-publishing stories from a 1999 Dallas Morning News...

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the course of the high school football offseason, SportsDayHS will be re-publishing stories from a 1999 Dallas Morning News...

Toyota of Hattiesburg is a Circle of Friends Sponsor for the Lamar County Relay for Life to be held on Friday May 4, 2012 at the Sumrall High School Football Field.

Toyota of Hattiesburg is a Circle of Friends Sponsor for the Lamar County Relay for Life to be held on Friday May 4, 2012 at the Sumrall High School Football Field.

South Lamar High School, Millport, AL...Still Looking for a picuture of the Sign (Bill)

South Lamar High School, Millport, AL...Still Looking for a picuture of the Sign (Bill)

Allen quarterback Kyler Murray (1), wide receiver Cameron Calcote (15) and wide receiver Cole Carter (11) celebrate Murray's first of two long touchdown runs in the first half during the Class 5A Division I football state championship game between Allen High School Eagles and the Houston Lamar High School Redskins at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

Allen quarterback Kyler Murray (1), wide receiver Cameron Calcote (15) and wide receiver Cole Carter (11) celebrate Murray's first of two long touchdown runs in the first half during the Class 5A Division I football state championship game between Allen High School Eagles and the Houston Lamar High School Redskins at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

Donating refreshing lemonade at the Lamar High School football scrimmages.

Donating refreshing lemonade at the Lamar High School football scrimmages.

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