UIL approves split for 5A football

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the next round of realignment by the University Interscholastic League in February 2018, Class 5A will be split into two divisions for football.

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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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Football: UIL to split 5A

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Conference 5A will join the lower four conferences with split divisions in football, starting in 2018.

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Football: Historic ride – Henson changed fortunes of Bulls over 24 years

Football: Historic ride – Henson changed fortunes of Bulls over 24 years

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over his first three years of high school, Jessie DeLuna never tasted success on the gridiron.

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Football: Holmes adds all-state honor

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

Northwest record-setting receiver and Baylor signee Gavin Holmes added another honor Thursday.

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Football: Jordan earns all-state honor

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Boyd senior center Reece Jordan added another honor Tuesday, being named to the Texas Sportswriters Association's 3A second team.

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Built for Speed: 2016 All Wise Football Team

Built for Speed: 2016 All Wise Football Team

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

2016 All Wise Football Team

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Football: Calling it quits – Mickey Hand retires from Friday-night officiating after 41 years

Football: Calling it quits – Mickey Hand retires from Friday-night officiating after 41 years

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2016
By Richard Greene

For the past 41 years, Mickey Hand could be found every Friday night on the football field with his whistle in hand, officiating games across the state.

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Football: Holmes earns top offensive award

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

Gavin Holmes caught 83 passes for 1,545 yards and 15 touchdowns in leading the Northwest Texans to the program's first 10-win season and playoff victory.

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Football: Holmes, McDonald earn 5A all-state honors

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest seniors Gavin Holmes and Caden McDonald led the Texans on a historic run this fall.

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Football: All-district football

Football: All-district football

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Richard Greene

Alvord's Shea Buckaloo brings down a City View runner during an early season game.

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Football: Faulkenberry earns honor

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

In his first full season as the Bridgeport Bulls' starting quarterback, Jason Faulkenberry threw for 18 touchdowns and 2,187 yards.

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Football: Essig named top newcomer

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jace Essig started all 10 games at quarterback for the Paradise Panthers, running for 401 yards and six touchdowns and throwing for 223 yards and three scores.

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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: Reaching end of road – Heritage rushes past Texans, 31-13 in area round

Football: Reaching end of road – Heritage rushes past Texans, 31-13 in area round

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans held Colleyville Heritage quarterback Cam Roane in check for most of the first half Saturday until he orchestrated a pair of touchdown drives to give his Panthers the lead heading into the locker room.

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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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Heritage, Roane end Texans’ run

Published Sunday, November 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans held Colleyville Heritage quarterback Cam Roane in check for most of the first half Saturday until he orchestrated a pair of touchdown drives to give his Panthers the lead heading into the locker room. Roane added a touchdown pass in the second half to guide Heritage to the 31-13 win over Northwest at the The Star in Frisco in the 5A Division I Region I area game.

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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: Northwest prepares for area test

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

At a photo shoot in July, Gavin Holmes predicted the Northwest Texans would make history and secure the program's first playoff win.

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