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New football rules could affect outcome

Lost in all the excitement surrounding high school football's return to Texas this weekend are several rule changes — ones that could prove critical to the game's outcome.

For instance, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties can potentially take points off the board. So for all those high-steppers and DeSean Jackson-like taunters, beware; your swag could cost your team the game.

Click here to read a good write-up from ESPN Dallas on some of the new rules.

Brandon Parker covers Texas for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.