Charles Moss, Texas College’s third-year football coach, is always promoting his team.

With numerous veterans returning, along with an influx of transfers and young talent, Moss sees a bright season.

Moss even has a theme for the TC home season, which has five 11 a.m. home starts.

“Start your football Saturday with the Steers,” Moss said, even touting “breakfast with the Steers.”

His infectious enthusiasm has the players and fans pumped about the season.

The Steers begin play on Saturday by hosting Lane College at 11 a.m. on Earl Campbell Field at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

“Yes, yes, yes and yes,” Moss said about his team ready to hit another team after weeks of preseason practice. “The guys came back in good condition. Now, they are ready to play another team.”

Moss is gradually building the program and now he is ready for some victories.

“We are very excited about the season,” Moss said. “Now, we want to start winning. This game is all about wins and losses.

“If we remain healthy, execute at a high level and play discipline football, I believe this team will be competitive” in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Running back Carlos Mosby, who averaged 78.3 yards per game, is back as well as junior quarterback Vontyne Williams, a dual-threat signal caller from Scurry-Rosser High School. Mosby is a senior from Lake Providence, Louisiana. Dyamond Woods, a junior slot receiver from DeSoto, will be one of Williams’ primary targets, as well as Chris Henry, a senior from Dallas.

Defensively, Desmond Luster Jr., a senior safety from Dallas, is one of the leaders, along with senior defensive lineman Montel Barree (Dallas) and junior defensive lineman Stephen Barefield (Dallas).

The Steers, who were 1-7 a year ago, won their final game of the 2018 season, a 38-37 victory over Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. Moss used the momentum from that game to carry throughout the offseason.

The first five TC games are at CTMF Rose Stadium with homecoming slated for Nov. 2 against Bethel at Mewbourne Field on the All Saints Episcopal School campus.


2019 Texas College Football Schedule

  • Sept. 14 Lane College 11 a.m.
  • Sept. 21 Lyon College 11 a.m.
  • Sept. 28 Panhandle State 11 a.m.

Oct. 5 at Wayland Baptist 2 p.m.

  • Oct. 12 Ottawa U. 11 a.m.

Oct. 19 at Texas Wesleyan 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 26 SW Assemblies of God 11 a.m.

Nov. 2 %5EBethel College 5 p.m.

Nov. 9 at Langston 2 p.m.

Nov. 16 at Arizona Christian 7 p.m.

  • at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, 700 Fair Park Drive, Tyler, 75701

%5E All Saints’ Mewbourne Field, 2695 S. SW Loop 323, Tyler, 75701


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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