Competitive cooking, specifically barbecue cook offs, have now spread to the high school level across Texas.

Saturday, March 30, in Lubbock, a regional for the Texas High School BBQ Cookers Association will be held at Texas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the Lubbock Restaurant Association, Texas Tech Department of Meat Science and Raider Red Meats.

Saturday's cook off will be from Noon-5pm at the Texas Tech University Department of Meat Science 1248 Indiana Avenue. All of the participating teams are members of the Texas High School BBQ Cookers Association.

Also, a film crew from the Food Network will be at the cook off filming for an upcoming program about high school cook off teams.

The winners from Saturday's Lubbock Regional will advance to the State Competition to be held May 4 and 5 at Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas.

The list of the 19 confirmed teams:

Combined team from Lubbock ISD (Lubbock High, Estacado, Monterey & Coronado combined)
Lubbock-Cooper HS
Two teams from Frenship HS
Two teams from Boys Ranch HS
Two teams from Rankin HS
Lamesa HS
Two teams from Ector County ISD (Odessa & Odessa Permian combined)
Slaton HS
Graham HS
Goldwaithe HS
Spearman HS
Burnet HS
Lipan HS
Combined team from Keller ISD (Keller High, Timber Creek, Keller Central & Fossil Ridge combined)
Denton HS


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