High school football teams in the Dallas area are gearing up for the 2024 season with spring practices, focusing on evaluating new talent to replace graduated players, especially at quarterback. Here are five key storylines to follow as teams prepare for their spring games in May.

By the Numbers
  • DeSoto added the area’s No. 2-ranked quarterback, Kelden Ryan, who accounted for 31 touchdowns and 2,896 total yards in 2023.
  • Lovejoy hired legendary coach Todd Dodge, and will be looking to fill the void left by star quarterback Alexander Franklin.
Yes, But

While new quarterback transfers bring talent to teams like Denton Guyer and Cedar Hill, the starting positions are not guaranteed, leading to spring competitions.

State of Play
  • DeSoto aims to win its third consecutive state title with a talented roster including standout players committed to top college programs.
  • Lovejoy and other schools face the challenge of replacing key players and adjusting to new coaching regimes.
What's Next

As spring practices progress, the competition for starting positions, particularly at quarterback, will intensify, setting the stage for exciting matchups in the upcoming season.

Bottom Line

Spring football in the Dallas area brings a mix of anticipation and uncertainty as teams strive to fill key positions and maintain their competitive edge in preparation for the 2024 season.