Are You Ready For Some DeSoto Football?

Are You Ready For Some DeSoto Football?
In the 2015 season opener against Arlington Martin, Quarterback Tristen Wallace scores on a 15 yard run in the third quarter to make the score 49-23. (Byron Hernandez/DeSoto High School)

DeSoto Football Tickets On Sale In August

DESOTO—DeSoto Eagle Football – a powerhouse with results in reaching the playoffs, top collegiate signees and development of boys into men.

Is this the year for DeSoto Football?

After topping Dave Campbell’s local list of seniors going D1, ranking preseason #8 and everyone’s radar, again, here’s how the team is shaping up for 2016, Head Coach Todd Peterman’s second year at the helm.

DeSoto has added TCU pledge Shawn Robinson, a transfer from Denton Guyer. He’s a four-star recruit and the top-rated quarterback in the area. Four-star recruit KD Nixon, ranked the 37th-best wide receiver in the nation by, missed four games last year with a hamstring injury. Nixon was still DeSoto’s second-leading receiver.

DeSoto’s offensive line may be the best in the area, with three players ranked among the top 75 recruits in the state. Four-star recruit Edward Ingram has committed to LSU, three-star recruit Xavier Newman is committed to Texas, and three-star recruit Hyrin White is a Missouri pledge.

Laviska Shenault was DeSoto’s leading receiver last season and is committed to Colorado. On defense, defensive back Isaiah Stewart is committed to Nevada. Defensive lineman Wesley Green and linebackers Kemonte Yow and Kolby Watts, were first-team all-district selections.

Are You Ready For Some DeSoto
In the 2015 season opener against Arlington Martin, Jaylin Nelson scores on a 35 yard run to end the scoring in the last quarter 55-30. (Byron Hernandez/DeSoto High School)

DeSoto currently has 20 students-athletes with FBS (D1) or FCS (D2) offers, as well as two student-athletes with NCAA Div. 2 offers. A total of 22 seniors student-athletes with offers before we even start the season!

Head coach Todd Peterman and his staff do an excellent job of ensuring the success of their athletes in the classroom, and on the field.

“One of the reasons that we have a lot of kids offered is they all have excellent grades and already have their SAT scores,” Peterman said. “So we start when these kids are freshmen and hammer them with grades, parent calls and all the things needed to be successful, SAT tutors and ACT tutors, that goes on behind the scenes to get these early offers.”

“You’re not going to get early offers really if you don’t have good grades and that’s why we have so many besides the kids being great athletes,” Coach Peterman said in regards to why DeSoto has so many FBS commits.

DeSoto will have their season-opener August 26th vs Dallas Jesuit as they begin their run for a 6A State Title.

Buy your season tickets and parking pass for the entire season!
Athletic Office: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Previous Season Ticket holders: August 1, 2016
Booster Club Members: August 8, 2016
General Public: August 15, 2016
Season tickets: $35 for all five (5) home games
Parking passes: $10 for the season
Pre-sale: $7 adults reserved; $6 adults general admission; $3 students
Gate prices: $8 adults reserved; $7 general admission ALL