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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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 Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Football Players of the Week for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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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: Texans score first playoff win

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Patrick Hayslip

When the Denton Broncos stormed out to an impressive 23-0 lead in their bi-district playoff opener against Northwest, it seemed as if all the pieces were finally falling into place and Denton might easily roll into the second round.

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Football: Valley View gives Chico quick exit

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Valley View Eagles provided a rude welcome back to the playoffs to the Chico Dragons after a 15-year absence Thursday night.

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Football: Pirates crush Alvord

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs knew they needed to stop Collinsville's strong running game to have a chance at a bi-district championship Friday night in Gainesville.

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Football: Victory returns to TCAF state semifinals

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Victory Christian Patriots inaugural season came to end last year one step shy of reaching the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Division II title game.

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Football: Texans shoot for historic win against Broncos

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Since the start of the season, the Northwest Texans have been rewriting the history books.

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Football: Dragons make return to playoffs after 15 years

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Four presidential elections were held between the last time Chico went to the playoffs and today.

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Football: Alvord looks to add to trophy case – Bulldogs take on 8-2 Collinsville

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Bulldogs reached the area round of the 2A Division I playoffs the past two seasons, adding gold footballs to the trophy case.

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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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