The Malakoff Tigers varsity football squad comes in at the No. 2 spot in the 2019 Dave Campebell’s Texas Football Magazine 3A, Divison I pre-season Texas High School football rankings. The Tigers sit just behind the 2018 State Champion Grandview Zebras, who topped the Tigers 35-21 back in December in the State championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Malakoff is followed by Atlanta (#3), Cameron Yoe (#4), Yoakum (#5), Brock (#6), Gladewater (#7), Goliad (#8), Franklin (#9) and East Chambers (#10). The Tigers finished the 2018 season at 12-3 overall as the Bi-district, Area, Regional quarterfinal, Regional semifinal and State semifinal champions in their most successful season in school history.