Friday Night Box Scores for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Friday Night Box Scores for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Era swarms Chico, Dragons fall to 2-1

Published Saturday, September 14, 2018.
By Austin Jackson

After riding high for two straight games, Chico got its first wake-up call of the season, falling in a 41-14 thumping by Era on the road Friday.

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Football: New Nico – Chico back outrunning past demons

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Nico Starnes is outrunning everyone these days.

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Game of the week for Friday, September 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur has had its chances the last two times it has squared off with Midlothian Heritage.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, September 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, September 7, 2018

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Dragons torch Electra

Published Friday, September 7, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Chico Dragons ran roughshod over Electra on the road, blasting the Tigers 40-14 Friday night.

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Game of the week: Alvarado at Decatur

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four of the last five times Decatur and Alvarado have squared off, the outcome has been decided by seven points or less.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, August 31, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, August 31, 2018

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Chico routs Petrolia in Sanders’ debut

Published Friday, August 31, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Chico Dragons got off on the right foot in a big way against Petrolia Friday, winning the first contest of the Clay Sanders era 56-29 on the road.

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Friday Night Lights: High hopes – Lofty expectations surround Wise County teams

Friday Night Lights: High hopes – Lofty expectations surround Wise County teams

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Reece Waddell

A few weeks ago, I started talking to our special projects manager, Brian Knox, during a slow day in the newsroom. He asked how the Wise County football teams looked this year and how many I expected to make the playoffs.

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Friday Night Lights: New sheriff in town – Dragons look to change the culture in 2018

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Austin Jackson

As you step foot onto the practice fields outside Chico High School, you can sense it. From the pop of the pads and the urgency of the huddle, the Chico Dragons are embracing the new.

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Football: Game of the week for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Messenger Staff

There will be few easy games for the Decatur Eagles this year. Friday night's regular season opener is no exception.

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Changing the culture: New Chico athletic director starting fresh

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

New athletic director and head football coach Clay Sanders has already started changing the culture in Chico.

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Football: Wilson named OC – Former Chico athletic director lands at Paradise

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Former Chico athletic director and head football coach Lane Wilson has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Paradise.

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Football: Chico hires new AD – District tabs Sanders as next football coach

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD hired Clayton Sanders as its next athletic director and head football coach by a unanimous 7-0 vote at Monday's school board meeting.

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Football: Chico ISD, Wilson separate – Former AD put on administrative leave

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD and Lane Wilson have reached terms on a separation agreement, according to documents obtained by the Messenger through an open records request.

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Football: Chico searching for AD – District mum on why former coach was removed

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Chico ISD hopes to have its new head football coach and athletic director selected by the end of February, Chico ISD Superintendent Don Elsom said Tuesday morning.

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Chico AD, football coach position opens

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons will have a new football coach and athletic director next fall.

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Football: Valley View, Epperson throttle Dragons

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

On Chico's first play from scrimmage Thursday night, senior quarterback Jerod Blanks darted down the field for a 36-yard gain, putting the Dragons in prime position to get on the board first.

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Valley View blasts Chico, knocks Dragons out of playoffs for second straight year

Valley View blasts Chico, knocks Dragons out of playoffs for second straight year

Published Thursday, November 16, 2017
By Reece Waddell

On Chico’s first play from scrimmage Thursday night, senior quarterback Jerod Blanks darted down the field for a 36-yard gain – putting the Dragons in prime position to get on the board first. With the opportunity to jump out to an early lead against a Valley View team that entered the game as 38-point favorites, […]

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