Chico tabs Miller as next AD/head football coach

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD trustees unanimously approved the hire of Randy Miller to be the school’s new athletic director and head football coach at a special meeting Tuesday night.

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Board accepts Sanders’ resignation; Chico AD out after one season

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

After an hour in closed session, Chico ISD trustees unanimously accepted the resignation of athletic director and head football coach Clayton Sanders at a special meeting Wednesday.

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Chico athletic director Sanders placed on administrative leave pending investigation

Published Thursday, March 28, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Chico Superintendent Don Elsom said in a statement Thursday athletic director and head football coach Clayton Sanders, as well as defensive coordinator Matthew Sawyer, had been placed on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into alleged inappropriate actions.

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Board takes no action on Sanders’ resignation — Chico AD suspended with pay

Published Thursday, March 28, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

After nearly two hours in closed session Wednesday night, Chico ISD trustees took no action on the resignation of athletic director and head football coach Clayton Sanders.

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2018 All-Wise Football Team

2018 All-Wise Football Team

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

2018 All-Wise Football Team

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Bedford, Fuller earn AP all-state honors; Chico’s Hedrick receives honorable mention

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Beau Bedford and Roman Fuller earned honors on the Associated Press' 4A all-state teams Tuesday morning.

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Chico’s Starnes named Co-Offensive MVP: Buckaloo takes Defensive MVP for Alvord

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After running away from opposing defenses this season, Chico's Nico Starnes scored the District 4-2A Division I Co-Offensive MVP.

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Hawley routs Chico in bi-district

Published Thursday, November 15, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Hawley routed Chico 69-15 Thursday night in the 2A Region I Division I bi-district game at Jacksboro ISD Stadium.

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Game of the week for Friday, November 16, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After a crushing 49-48 loss to Gainesville in the regular season finale, Decatur will try to bounce back quickly for its 4A Region I bi-district game against Dumas.

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Plenty to decide: Playoff scenarios to play out in finale

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Six Wise County schools will battle for playoff positioning Friday night.

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Game of the Week for Friday, November 9, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

No stranger to games with playoff implications, the Boyd Yellowjackets will square off with Whitesboro Friday with postseason seeding on the line.

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Alvord edges Chico, picks up key district win

Published Friday, November 2, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord came away with a 42-31 win over rival Chico Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

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Games of the Week for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Plenty will be on the line Friday when Alvord and Chico renew their rivalry.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Game of the Week for Friday, October 26, 2018

Game of the Week for Friday, October 26, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Yellowjackets' playoff hopes took a big leap forward Friday night with a win over the Pilot Point Bearcats on soupy Massey Stadium field.

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Box Scores for Friday, October 12, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Box Scores for Friday, October 12, 2018

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Chico knocks off Lindsay to win district opener

Published Friday, October 12, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

After Lindsay scored twice in the fourth quarter to take the lead, the Chico Dragons mounted a response. The Dragons answered with a touchdown in the final six minutes to beat the Knights 15-12 in the District 4-2A Division I opener. Chico led 8-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

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Game of the Week: Battle of 114 – Paradise at Boyd

Game of the Week: Battle of 114 – Paradise at Boyd

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

In last year's regular season finale, Paradise did not even have to beat Boyd to secure their first playoff berth since 2008.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, October 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, October 5, 2018

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Chico upset over undefeated Archer City comes 1-yard short

Published Friday Oct. 5
By Austin Jackson

For 48 minutes, Chico stood toe-to-toe with undefeated Archer City and matched them punch for punch. After a massive defensive stand and three quick plays, the Dragons trailed by just one point, facing fourth and long in their own territory. Chico quarterback Logan Ellis, fresh off five consecutive incompletions, dropped back and fired a strike […]

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