Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County’s three representatives in the Oil Bowl factored into a victory for the East squad Saturday in the Oil Bowl.

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Football: McAlister to suit up in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

Payton McAlister proved to the be the human-highlight reel for the past three seasons in the Decatur backfield.

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Signings: Northwest’s Holmes picks Baylor

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a record-setting career at Northwest, Gavin Holmes had offers on the table from a slew of Division I schools, including Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona State and others.

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Football: McAlister garners offensive honor – Senior leads Decatur 4-4A I selections

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Payton McAlister scored 42 touchdowns and amassed 3,055 all-purpose yards in leading the Decatur Eagles to the area round of the Class 4A Division I Region I playoffs.

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Football: Eagles graduate leaders after playoff run

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Standing on the field at Wilford Moore Stadium in Abilene in a Decatur jersey for the last time, Payton McAlister received hugs and well-wishes from coaches, teammates and fans.

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Football: Coming up short – Decatur falls to Levelland in wild shootout

Football: Coming up short – Decatur falls to Levelland in wild shootout

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Unable to slow the Levelland offense and helping it with three turnovers, the Decatur Eagles fell behind by 27 points in the second quarter Friday night.

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Football: Shouldering the burden

Football: Shouldering the burden

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Locked up one-on-one with a Stephenville wide receiver, Jhett Parker leapt into the air, snagging the ball one-handed for an interception.

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Football: Eagles gear up for second round shootout – Potent offenses meet in the second round

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

After two years of heartbreak in the opening round of the playoffs against the Stephenville Yellowjackets, the Decatur Eagles cleared a huge hurdle Friday night.

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Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two plays into the second half, the Decatur Eagles took a 28-point lead and appeared on their way to cruising into the second round of the playoffs.

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Football: Eagles hope for win in third chance against Jackets

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

The past two seasons for the Decatur Eagles ended with painful losses to the Stephenville Yellowjackets in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Football Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Football Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Football: Decatur takes down Sanger to earn second seed

Football: Decatur takes down Sanger to earn second seed

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Richard Greene

A week ago, the Decatur Eagles couldn’t find a way to get stops or make plays defensively in a loss to an 0-8 football team in Burkburnett.

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Decatur takes down Sanger to earn second seed

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagle defense and special teams helped build a 21-point halftime lead. Decatur kept pulling away in the 58-31 victory over the Sanger Indians at Eagle Stadium in the regular season finale.

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Football: Battered Eagles face Sanger in showdown

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

On the field Friday night toward the end of the game, Harrison Haney stood as Decatur's lone starting linebacker from the beginning of the season.

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Football: Burkburnett stuns Decatur, 48-42

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

Marcus Jackson’s dash to the end zone from nine yards out with 2:39 left lifted the Burkburnett Bulldogs to a stunning 48-42 victory over the Decatur Eagles.

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Football: Holding the line – Blockers overcome injuries to keep Decatur winning

Football: Holding the line – Blockers overcome injuries to keep Decatur winning

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Richard Greene

Decatur's offense enters Friday night's game at Burkburnett averaging 489 yards per game.

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Football: McAlister, Eagles run by Gainesville, 56-28

Football: McAlister, Eagles run by Gainesville, 56-28

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Watching Gainesville’s 1,000-yard back Calion Baker on the opposing sideline pile up yards provided added incentive for Payton McAlister Friday night.

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Football: Eagles face Leopards for homecoming

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles fought through rain, a pair of special teams miscues and a stubborn Wichita Falls Hirschi squad last Thursday to pick up their first District 4-4A Division I victory.

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Football: Players of the Week for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Football: Players of the Week for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Football: Decatur overcomes rain, Hirschi, 35-21

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Jonathan Hull

Sometimes Mother Nature can be wicked. The skies literally rained down on Memorial Stadium on Thursday, making ball security an issue for Hirschi and Decatur.

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