The Old Coach Friday Night Football Texas Walmart edition was available to fans for the first time in 2016.
The Old Coach Friday Night Football Texas, or The Old Coach FNF Texas, is produced annually by The Old Coach, who publishes TheOldCoach.com with Scout.com, a digital media network, and A.E. Engine, a publishing company that produces similar high school football previews in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Alabama under the FNF brand.
The Old Coach FNF Texas Walmart edition, which retailed for the regular price of $8.95, included two unique features:
- A Walmart-exclusive cover featuring two of the top senior quarterbacks in the state of Texas: DeSoto’s Shawn Robinson and Austin Westlake’s Sam Ehlinger.
- A Walmart-exclusive 36-page Texas High School Football Record Book.
Robinson, who transferred from Denton Guyer this spring, is committed to TCU. Ehlinger, Ehlinger, who accounted for 70 total touchdowns as a junior, is committed to the University of Texas.
The record book featured the top team, individual, coach and playoff records as compiled by Texas high school football Joe Lee Smith of texashighschoolfootballhistory.com. The cover of the record book featured the state’s all-time touchdown king Johnathan Gray, formerly of Aledo High School.
Each of these special features could only be found in the special edition magazine which was sold at Walmart locations throughout the state.