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Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Red Oak Hawks

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Write it in stone: The Red Oak Hawks will be in the postseason.  Rarely has there been a turnaround in Texas high school athletics — let alone football — like what the Red Oak Hawks experienced under year one of head coach Chris …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Midlothian Panthers

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Write it in stone: The Midlothian Panthers will be in the postseason.  Do not sleep on the Midlothian Panthers. Opposing teams probably shouldn’t plan on scoring much on their defense, either.  Led by a scrappy and disciplined defensive unit, the Midlothian Panthers enter …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Ennis Lions

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Write it in stone: The Ennis Lions will be in the postseason.  Following a full offseason to work with the program that he took to legendary heights, Sam Harrell and the Lions are poised to once again sit at the table with the …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Venus Bulldogs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Despite being in just a five-team district and under the first-year head coach Terry Spray, the Venus Bulldogs have their work cut out in order to make the District 4-4A playoffs.  Both Glen Rose and Ferris are virtual locks and Godley is surely …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Maypearl Panthers

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Year two under head coach Sam Riepe will continue to build upon the foundation laid during a tough 2018 season. That program-building process will likely continue into 2019, as well.  The Panthers finished this past season with an 0-9 record (0-6 in 9-3A), …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Palmer Bulldogs

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Write it in stone: The Palmer Bulldogs will be in the postseason.  The Palmer Bulldogs will compete for a District 7-3A Division II championship this season, and it will largely be on the back of quarterback Adrian Cisneros and do-it-all-athlete Ben Waddle. The …

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Italy Gladiators

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports Write it in stone: The Italy Gladiators will be in the postseason.  We’ve gone against the fine folks at DCTF with his postseason pick, but it comes warranted — head coach Craig Horn is a proven flipper of programs.  Entering the second season …

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