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Vote: What was top play in Texas high school football 2023 regional semifinal round?

10 standout highlights. One winner. You decide top play in third round of 2023 UIL state playoffs across Lone Star State.
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The third round of the Texas high school football playoffs is history, and the field was cut in half again in the area round as teams across the Lone Star State went head-to-head.

From DJ Lagway, to DeSoto's weapon chest, to North Shore speedster Christopher Barnes, there were too many standout highlights and individual efforts to count. So, which plays stood out above the pack?

SBLive narrowed down our Top 10 high school football plays of the UIL (Texas) regional semifinals. 

Now, we want to hear from you. Watch the top 10 plays at the top of the post, scroll down for a description of each and vote in the poll below for your favorite. Voting stays open until Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11:59 Central time.

Congratulations to Pharr San Juan Alamo North senior Alejandro Aparicio, whose 44-yard TD pass to Markus Rendon was voted the top play of the area round by readers.

All footage is courtesy of the NFHS Network.

Did we miss a highlight? Submissions are welcome, please send to and include any pertinent details. Top play of the week candidates are gathered throughout each weekend and finalized on Sundays.


-- Cullen Brown | @sblivetx

Lead photo by Daniel Grant.