School Spotlight: Weiss High School (Pflugerville, Texas)

Weiss High School-located in Pflugerville, Texas- plays in the 6A classification of Texas high school football. They are ranked as the #78 team in the state, and the #43 team in their classification. The Wolves, whose colors are cardinal and silver, had a good year going 5-6 and placing 3rd in a tough 6A district. Before losing to a good DeSoto team in the first round, the Wolves finished 3rd in a tough district beating teams such as Waco Midway and Bryan. This week, I talked to coach Vernon Hughes to discuss a couple of topics revolving around the Weiss Wolves.

Talking to Coach Hughes about the program, Weiss High School has only been open for 6 years.  In their first year of varsity football, they went 0-10 but bounced back in their second year going 9-3 and getting their first playoff win in history. Surviving a COVID year where they got shut down twice, they bounced back to go 10-2 winning district and losing to a good Manvel team. Getting bumped up to the highest classification in the state, they went 5-6 and gave DeSoto, one of the best teams in state’s history, a run for their money this past year. 

During my discussion with Coach Hughes, I asked about the pillars of this program. The main one he talked about was the acronym EAT. Eat stands for effort, attitude, toughness. In the effort portion, they want to get maximum effort in everything that they do. In the attitude portion, the players always have that grit attitude where nothing comes easy in life and they hold each other accountable. The toughness is where they stay tough in everything, especially competition. This program wants to have the toughness where they compete in everything and they get pissed off when they don’t win.

The future of this program is very bright for this program. The 2026 class is the strongest as they are absolutely loaded at every position. This program plays a lot of young kids so a lot of these young guys are going to get reps at the varsity level. 25 kids are returning that played on varsity last year so there is no lack of experience for this group. The Weiss Wolves might go back down to 5A due to Pflugerville district lines, but with kids looking better and getting that 6A Texas high school football experience, this is a team to watch out for in the future.

Before letting Coach Hughes go, I talked to him about several athletes that contribute on both sides of the ball.

Peyton Morgan is a 6’1″ 170 lbs defensive back who has over 13 Division 1 offers

Chad Otutu is a 6’2″ 285 lbs defensive tackle who has a couple of D1 offers

Jax Brown is a 6’2″ 180 lbs sophomore quarterback who has a couple of P5 offers

Wes Trevillion is a 6’4″ 290 lbs offensive tackle who is going to start racking in more offers

Adrian Wilson is a 6’2″ 175 lbs sophomore wide receiver who is picking up some offers

Tyler Gottschalk is a 6’3″ 220 lbs sophomore defensive end who has made an impact for the Wolves

Jerald Mays is a 6’3″ 265 lbs left tackle who started at the varsity level his freshman year