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With an eye on creating a vibrant campus life for all students, Texas A&M-Texarkana broke ground on its first athletic facility, a multi-use soccer field, Thursday. President Dr. Emily Cutrer and...
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TYLER, Texas–Was Gilmer that good, or Liberty-Eylau that bad? Probably a little bit of both. Class 4A’s top-ranked Buckeyes executed flawlessly with their first unit on the field, while t...
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Aggies’ QB Hill surpasses Johnny Manziel’s mark
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COLUMBIA, S.C.—Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job. Hill broke Manziel’s singl...
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KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m., Tiger Stadium at Grim Park LAST YEAR: The teams haven’t played since the Tigers eliminated the Wildcats, 49-13, to start the 2008 playoffs. GAME FACTS: Whitehouse AD and he...
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KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m., Hawk Stadium LAST YEAR: Pittsburg scored with on a 74-yard run by FreZarrion Harrison with 33 seconds left to eliminate the Hawks from playoff contention with a 27-24 win in Pitts...
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HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas–DeKalb earned a spot in the championship bracket at the Hughes Springs girls’ volleyball tournament on Thursday. In other pool play, winners included: Redwater, Quee...
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HOUSTON—Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday night. McHugh (7-9) earned his third straight win, allo...
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HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas–The Lady Leopards won all of their matches Thursday evening in the Hughes Springs Tournament. L-E swept Hooks, 25-13, 29-27 with Morgan Utsey providing five kills. Rynesha...
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PORTLAND, Ore.—I.K. Kim birdied the first four holes on the back nine Thursday and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Portland Classic. The South Korean player birdi...
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HOUSTON—Chris Borland made one final case to get into the mix of 49ers linebackers needed to replace injured NaVorro Bowman. Borland, a third-round pick from Wisconsin, returned an interception...
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NEW YORK—Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. A...
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ARLINGTON, Texas—Brock Osweiler led four scoring drives in the final tuneup for his third season as Peyton Manning’s backup, and the Denver Broncos beat Dallas 27-3 Thursday night. The lo...
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Texas WRIGHT PATMAN: Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 5.28 feet high. Black bass are fair on hollow body frogs and weightless Senkos near shallow cover. Crappie are good on jigs minnows. Catfish...
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Here are the water levels for area lakes as of Thursday, Aug. 28: Wright Patman Lake: The lake level is 225.76 and steady.  The Corps of Engineers is releasing 112 CFS. Millwood Lake: The lake...
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FOOTBALL: Due to a reporting error, Linden-Kildare’s opponent was incorrectly listed in Thursday’s Pigskin Picks and in the special football section schedule. The L-K Tigers host Shelbyvi...
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One is a veteran of the East Texas football wars, the other is strapping on his armor for the first time as a head coach. Pleasant Grove’s Josh Gibson was a toddler of four the first time Steve...
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SCHOOL: Pleasant Grove 2013 RECORD: 2-8 HEAD COACH: Josh Gibson YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1 COACHING STAFF: Justin Gibson AHC/OC, RB, WR; Justin Waton, DC, Head JV, DL; Andy Allen, DB, Head 9th; J.W. Braml...

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The fifth chapter of Ephesians teaches us that it is not the foolish, but the wise who daily do the right things and are willing to fully commit to one other. A revival of football fortunes is brewin...
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On the football field, Hunter Hatfield has seen the best of times and the worst of times. As a seventh-grade team manager in 2009, he witnessed a packed, electrified Hawk Stadium propel Pleasant Grov...
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Staff Reports If you’re looking for a tough football game every Friday night, stick with this district. Four teams return starters from teams that notched at least one playoff win a year ago...
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Enigma is a term that could accurately describe Arkansas High’s tough 4-6 season in 2013. The Razorbacks showed flashes of big-play ability and that they could command a game, but had trouble h...
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SCHOOL: Arkansas High 2013 RECORD: 4-6 HEAD COACH: Todd Ledford YEARS AT SCHOOL: 4 COACHING STAFF: Denny Burdine, defensive coordinator; Stan Walters, defensive line; Roger Rico, linebackers; Stev...

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After an up-and-down season in 2013, four of Arkansas High’s senior leaders look to correct last year’s mistakes and end their high school careers on a winning note. Running backs Andrew...

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For the next two seasons, Conference 6A-South teams won’t be grouped with 7A teams in regular-season play. The 6A South title is vacant after the departure of 2013 champion Bryant (7A) from the...
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Texas High graduated over half of its roster from 2013, a season the Tigers won a district championship and finished 9-2. Don’t expect this season to be a reconstruction year, however, as 22 le...
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SCHOOL: Texas High Tigers 2013 RECORD: 9-2 HEAD COACH: Barry Norton YEARS AT SCHOOL: 16 COACHING STAFF: Earnest Rhone, asst. head coach, def. tackles; Josh Rankin, def. coor., safety; Jeff Bryant...

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Will Brown can makes plays on both sides of the ball. However, it’s his intangibles off the field that will likely continue building his recruiting status. “Will’s real quick,&rd...
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Longview and Greenville are the new kids on the block in the newly-classified District 15-5A. The Lobos went perfect in district play in a higher classification last season, so they could be the bulli...
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One might suspect first-year head coach Steve Wells was in a gloomy mood last spring at Liberty-Eylau’s graduation ceremony. “We’re young this season, but I’m a positive perso...
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SCHOOL: Liberty-Eylau 2013 RECORD: 6-5 HEAD COACH: Steve Wells YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1st as head coach COACHING STAFF: Mike Baysinger, defensive coordinator; Rick Cullum, offensive coordinator; Jeremy...

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Liberty-Eylau’s defense got better with one little tweak. The Leopards’ coaching staff was so excited with the play of their linebackers that they decided to experiment by moving 230-poun...
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Junior quarterback Quez Allen was voted Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 as Paris won its fourth straight district championship and extended its league winning streak to 17 games. Realignment too...
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TEAM CATEGORIES OFFENSE SCORING School G Pts Avg Hughes Springs 12 523 43.6 Dierks 12 487 40.6 Mt. Pleasant 10 371 37.1 Maud 11 406 36.9 Daingerfield 14 515 36.8 New Boston 15 523 34.9 Paul...

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ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Henderson State was the unanimous choice by the coaches of the Great American Conference to repeat as football champions, according to the poll released by the league office la...
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MAGNOLIA, Ark.–Tyler Sykora rewrote Southern Arkansas University’s passing records, and running back Mark Johnson established new career records at SAU for rushing yards and scoring. Bo...

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Texas quarterback David Ash has heard the comments and filtered through the feedback on social media. He knows lots of well-meaning individuals believe he should have punted his favorite sport after...
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After enduring two painful seasons, Hogs will look forward
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Arkansas wants to stop the bleeding in 2014. A season ago, the Razorbacks went winless in conference play for the first time since 1942. Arkansas endured the program’s...
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ARLINGTON, Texas—Even if Tony Romo’s surgically repaired back holds up, the Dallas Cowboys could have a difficult time matching the 8-8 finish they’ve had for three years running. A...
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SMU ready to christen McLane Stadium at Baylor
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Each fall season during the late 1940s, college football fans across the Southwest gathered around their living room radios so they could listen to celebrated announcer Kern Tips describe the dazzling...
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COLUMBIA, S.C.—South Carolina and Texas A&M find out this week what life’s like minus two of college football’s most transcendent, attention-grabbing stars of recent years. Ther...
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HOUSTON—First-year coach Bill O’Brien would seem to have the star power in place to turn around the Texans in a hurry. Andre Johnson is back. Arian Foster and Brian Cushing are healthy ag...
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Saints aiming for 5th playoff season since 2009
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NEW ORLEANS—Saints cornerback Champ Bailey has played for more than a handful of playoff teams during a career that has seen him selected to 12 Pro Bowls. In his first preseason with New Orlean...
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TCU will play both QBs, will not say who is going to start
FORT WORTH, Texas—Trevone Boykin is in the same position he was last year with TCU, again part of the unanswered question of who will be the starting quarterback only days before the season open...
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AIR FORCE Aug. 30 Nicholls St., 1 p.m. Sep. 6 at Wyoming, 9:15 p.m. Sep. 13 at Georgia St., 1 p.m. Sep. 27 Boise St., 6 p.m. Oct. 4 Navy, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Utah St., TBA Oct. 18 New Mexico...
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NEW BOSTON, Texas—If ever there was a case to be made for triumph over tragedy, it was New Boston’s 2013 football season. The Lions’ record run to the Class 2A, Division I semifinal...
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ATLANTA, Texas—If speed kills, the Atlanta Rabbits might be downright lethal this season. Football is supposed to be a game played by big guys—and it is—but there is plenty of room...
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SCHOOL: Atlanta 2013 RECORD: 7-5 HEAD COACH: Matt McClure YEARS AT SCHOOL: 4 COACHING STAFF: Craig Fant, OC; Dave Allen, RB; Nick Miller, WR; Stan Kimbell, DC; Jarrick Farmer, SEC; Troy Zeringue...

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QUEEN CITY, Texas—Old-fashioned, smash-mouth football got Queen City in the playoffs last year, so look for more of the same from second-year coach Eric Droddy and the Bulldogs. Queen City claw...
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SCHOOL: Queen City 2013 RECORD: 6-5 HEAD COACH: Eric Droddy YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2 LETTERMEN LOST/BACK: 12/14 STARTERS BACK: 5 offense/5 defense PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Jimmy Larry; RB Malik Wilburn; C...

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas—Corey Homer knows about winning ways at Mount Pleasant. During his high school career, the Tigers went 32-16-3, including 11-4 during Homer’s junior season. His g...
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SCHOOL: Mount Pleasant Tigers 2013 RECORD: 4-6 HEAD COACH: Corey Homer YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1st LETTERMEN LOST/BACK: 25/12 STARTERS BACK: off. 4, def. 3 PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Joseph Griffin, WR/CB Ja...

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REDWATER, Texas—It wasn’t that long ago that Redwater’s football program was the envy of nobody. That’s changed since the Dragons have visited the playoffs three straight years...
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2013 RECORD: 6-6 HEAD COACH: Tommy Graf YEARS AT SCHOOL: 7 (3 as head coach) COACHING STAFF: Nathan Turner, defensive coordinator; Barry Hughes, linemen; Ky Edwards, backs-offensive linemen; Brian...

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MAUD, Texas–If Maud survives play in District 11-2A, Division II to make the postseason, look for the Cardinals to make some noise. Realignment has Maud in a district with top-ranked Tenaha, wh...
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SCHOOL: Maud 2013 RECORD: 8-3 HEAD COACH: Nelson Kortis YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2 COACHING STAFF: Daniel Stone, offensive coordinator; Scott Sanders, defensive coordinator; Bart Harris, secondary-receive...

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CLARKSVILLE, Texas–Clarksville’s highly anticipated basketball season in 2014 may be starting later than usual because the Blue Tigers are also expecting a big year in football. The Blue...
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SCHOOL: Clarksville 2013 RECORD: 4-7 HEAD COACH: Dewaski Davis YEARS AT SCHOOL: 7 COACHING STAFF: Tom Manginell, defensive coordinator; Broderick Gaffney, linemen; Willie Coulter; Destry Nolen; Ce...

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LINDEN, Texas—Tiger fans have suffered some non-traditional Linden-Kildare seasons the past three years, which brought a total of nine wins, but coach Todd Elliott said the long wait may be over...
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SCHOOL: Linden-Kildare 2013 RECORD: 3-7 HEAD COACH: Todd Elliott YEARS AT SCHOOL: 4 COACHING STAFF: Dave Westfall, OC; John David Russell, DC; Lee Berry, Sterling Stewart LETTERMEN LOST/BACK: 6/1...

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SIMMS, Texas–Don’t look for a lot of changes at James Bowie during the 2014 season, even though Charles Hudgeons was named the Pirates’ head coach only two months ago. Hudgeons repl...
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SCHOOL: James Bowie 2013 RECORD: 7-5 HEAD COACH: Charles Hudgeons YEARS AT SCHOOL: 17 COACHING STAFF: Willy McDonald, defensive coordinator., Charlie Downs, defensive linemen, Justin Choate, quart...

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DAINGERFIELD, Texas–A lot of coaches might be more than concerned with only six returning starters, but you can’t count Daingerfield’s Aric Sardenia among those in 2014. “I th...
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2013 RECORD: 10-4 HEAD COACH: Aric Sardenia YEARS AT SCHOOL: 4th COACHING STAFF: Stephen Coleman, offensive coordinator; Michael Mason, defensive coordinator; Jared Shaw, running backs; Thomas High...

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HOOKS, Texas—When you think of Hooks, you think of hard-nosed, winning football; so the past decade has been sort of an aberration: two playoff appearances and zero district titles. Glenn Goen...
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SCHOOL: Hooks 2013 RECORD: 2-8 HEAD COACH: Hart Jeanis YEARS AT SCHOOL: 4 COACHING STAFF: Chris Birdwell, DC; Michael Ruth, DC; Murphy Howell, Chris Fountain, Zach Fowler, Tony Hight, David Melton...

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NEW BOSTON, Texas–What will New Boston do for an encore after winning a school-record 13 games and reaching the state semifinals? Second-year head coach Jamey Thomas is hoping the Lions will go...
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SCHOOL: New Boston 2013 RECORD: 13-2 HEAD COACH: Jamey Thomas YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2nd COACHING STAFF: Buddy Ray, defensive coordinator; Michael Hill, wide receivers-secondary; Gary Miller, outside li...

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OMAHA-NAPLES, Texas—Only twice in the past two decades has Paul Pewitt missed the playoffs, and the Brahmas start the 2014 campaign looking like a sure bet to keep that tradition going. Led by...
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SCHOOL: Paul Pewitt 2013 RECORD: 7-4 HEAD COACH: Reggie Kumrow YEARS AT SCHOOL: 7 (47-24-0) COACHING STAFF: Harris Brownlee (DC, DEs & Off. Line), Michael Thomasson (OC, QBs & DBs), Alan J...

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HUGHES SPRINGS, Texas—Only once in Chris Edwards’ seven years at the helm has Hughes Springs failed to make the playoffs, and the tradition of excellence seems to be picking up steam, with...
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SCHOOL: Hughes Springs 2013 RECORD: 10-2 HEAD COACH: Chris Edwards YEARS AT SCHOOL: 8 COACHING STAFF: Stephen Barnes, OC; Cory Pate, QBs; Kent Craig, RBs; Aaron Nation, TEs; James Reagan, OL; Bran...

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District 7-3A, DI
It should be the year of the Cats again. Oddsmakers probably would like their chances of saying Daingerfield or New Boston will prevail in the District 7-3A, Division I race this fall. The two power...
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District 7-3A, DII
Conventional wisdom holds that this will be a battle between Paul Pewitt and Hughes Springs, with four teams fighting it out for the other two playoff spots, but there is reason to suspect this may be...
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District 6-2A, DI
Clarksville has been labeled a “basketball school” for many years, but a funny thing has been happening to the Red River County school the past decade. Basketball season has been starting...
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District 9-2A DI
James Bowie’s prospects of returning to the playoffs in 2014 could depend largely on how much Ore City and Big Sandy improve in District 9-2A, Division I. Union Grove, Hawkins and Harleton are...
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District 11-2A, DII
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Maud’s prospects of winning a district championship just got tougher, but the Cardinals’ chances of going deep into the Class 2A, Division II playoffs may have improved. The Cardinals fin...
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Conference 5A South
Camden Fairview saw a 30-game conference win streak and 21 overall streak snapped by Hope, helping propel the Bobcats to the conference championship last fall. The Cardinals are back on top as the pr...
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Conference 7-4A
Arkadelphia defeated every Conference 7-4A foe last season to win the title, but Malvern and Nashville will be in the mix to try to dethrone the Badgers this season. Ashdown defeated Nashville last s...
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Conference 5-3A
Prescott will face tougher competition, and possibly seek a little revenge, once 5-3A play begins at the end of September. The Curley Wolves were 12-2 in the conference before moving out of the leagu...
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Conference 6-3A
Smackover is the favorite to repeat as conference champions this season under coach Brian Strickland, but will have to battle it out with Fordyce and McGehee. The Buckaroos went an impressive 12-2 la...
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Conference 7-2A
Dierks reigned supreme in Conference 7-2A last season and looks to repeat as champion in 2014, but a talented Gurdon team could give the Outlaws a run for their money. Mount Ida is a newcomer to the...
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DeKALB, Texas—After a successful run at James Bowie, coach Eddie May moves up the highway to DeKalb this year in an attempt to revive the Bears’ flagging fortunes. Looking to put in a wid...
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SCHOOL: DeKalb 2013 RECORD: 1-9 HEAD COACH: Eddy May YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1 COACHING STAFF: Joe Anderson, Secondary/RB; Bobby Betts, Rec/OLB; Cody Burgin, OC/QB/MLB; Kevin Hartwell, Rec/Secondary; Ray...

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Two young talents jumped on the scene in Southwest Arkansas football last fall. Actually, seeing highlights of Lafayette County’s Tre’Darius Burks and Hope’s McTelvin Agim, they lea...
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GENOA, Ark.—Genoa Central aims to right the ship and progress under new coach Phillip Binkley. The Dragons’ head coach position changed twice last year, and a third time when Binkley was...
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SCHOOL: Genoa Central Dragons 2013 RECORD: 1-9 HEAD COACH: Phillip Binkley YEARS AT SCHOOL: 1st COACHING STAFF: B.J. Parish, linebacker/running back; Tony Freeman, receiver/def/ end; Travis Lyda...

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FOUKE, Ark.—Fouke, under the direction of veteran coach Rick Barker, enjoyed its most successful season in a decade last fall, going 7-4 before bowing out of the playoffs in the first round. Ba...
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SCHOOL: Fouke Panthers 2013 RECORD: 7-4 HEAD COACH: Rick Barker YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2nd COACHING STAFF: Jim Rice, Steve Morris, Grayson Requarth, Cody Powell, Zach Holley LETTERMEN LOST/BACK: 13/20...

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MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Year Two of John Panter being in charge of the Magnolia Panthers is expected to turn dividends on the gridiron this fall. After going 3-7 last fall, the Panthers have set their s...
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SCHOOL: Magnolia Panthers 2013 RECORD: 3-7 HEAD COACH: John Panter YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2 COACHING STAFF: Ernest Pressley, def. coor.; Jonathan Gosdin, receivers; Matthew Nash, off. line; Mike O&rsquo...

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FOREMAN, Ark.—Denny Cowling’s first year as Foreman’s head coach started off on a high note with a landslide victory against Genoa Central. But the fireworks ended soon after as the...
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SCHOOL: Foreman 2013 RECORD: 2-7 HEAD COACH: Denny Cowling YEARS AT SCHOOL: 2 STARTERS BACK: 5 offense, 4 defense PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB/LB Malcolm Williams, WR/DB Jordan Carver, OL/DL Zach Bates...

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MURFREESBORO, Ark.—Finding consistency wasn’t an easy task for Murfreesboro in 2013, but coach Jeff Jones has high hopes for this season’s Rattler squad. “One thing that will...
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SCHOOL: Murfreesboro 2013 RECORD: 5-6 HEAD COACH: Jeff Jones YEARS AT SCHOOL: 5 COACHING STAFF: Marc McRae, offensive coordinator; Chuck Lowery, receivers; Ky Edwards, Steve Martin-running backs....

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DIERKS, Ark.—After notching a perfect regular season and a Conference 7-2A title in 2013, Dierks faces the tough task of rebuilding after losing 17 seniors. Dierks graduated all-state tight e...
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SCHOOL: Dierks 2013 RECORD: 11-1 HEAD COACH: David Bennett YEARS AT SCHOOL: 14 COACHING STAFF: Jeff Tipton, Stephen Sprick, Matt Williamson, Dustin Bissell STARTERS BACK: 3 offense, 4 defense PL...

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HORATIO, Ark.—Horatio will have low numbers and young players, but Lion coach Mark King expects to see improvement after the team went 3-7 in 2013. Horatio appeared on the upswing after good tu...
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SCHOOL: Horatio Lions 2013 RECORD: 3-7 HEAD COACH: Mark King YEARS AT SCHOOL: 3rd COACHING STAFF: King, def. coor.; Mike Smith, off. coor., running back, linebacker; Lance Spigner, off line, secon...

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ASHDOWN, Ark.—Expectations were met and exceeded for Ashdown during the 2013 season. The Panthers finished with a 9-3 record—tripling their win total from the 2012 season—and advanc...
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