Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur will get a chance to etch its name into the history books when it meets Hereford in the 4A Division I quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Jones Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University.

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Finishing with flair: Decatur proves it’s not how you start

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As non-district play wrapped up at the end of September, Decatur entered its open week on the heels of a brutal 70-28 loss to Glen Rose to drop it to 1-4.

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Eagles knock off Hirschi, continue magical playoff run

Published Friday, November 30, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off the Huskies for the second time this season, downing Hirschi and all-state running back Daimarqua Foster 31-14 at Newton Field in Graham.

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Hirschi, Decatur set for rematch; Eagles hope to slow down Foster

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the third straight year, the Decatur Eagles will face a familiar opponent in the playoffs.

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Northwest meets Lubbock Cooper; Texans enter unchartered playoff territory

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Northwest Texans will try to keep their magical playoff run alive when they meet Lubbock Cooper Friday in the 5A Division II Region I regional in Abilene.

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Decatur edges Andrews, wins area title for second straight year

Published Friday, November 23, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off Andrews 41-28 Friday night to claim the 4A Division I Region I area title for the second straight year.

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Decatur upsets Dumas, wins bi-district title

Published Friday, November 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur racked up 541 yards, as the Eagles upset 3-4A I champion Dumas 48-21 Friday night at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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Turnover bug dooms Alvord in bi-district loss to Winters

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By Austin Jackson

A case of the fumbles started at the worst possible time for the Alvord Bulldogs Thursday night against the Winters Blizzards. The Alvord defense was playing lights out and the offense was clicking midway through the first quarter in a scoreless game at Indian Stadium in Comanche. Alvord quarterback Corbyn Cornell connected with Tanner Richey […]

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Eastland runs away from Jackets, 49-27

Published Friday, November 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

A big hit from Dillon Inman forced the fumble recovered by teammate Bartolo Guevara to set up a game-tying touchdown for the Boyd Yellowjackets early in the third quarter Thursday night. It was the only luck the Yellowjackets had in slowing down the Eastland Mavericks’ balanced attack in the second half. Eastland scored on its next four possessions after Boyd tied the game at 21 to run away from the Yellowjackets in a 49-27 victory at Graham’s Newton Field in the 3A Division I Region I bi-district game.

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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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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Whitesboro knocks off Boyd on last-second score

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Whitesboro knocked off Boyd on a last-second touchdown Friday, 32-28.

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Aubrey ends Bridgeport’s season with win in finale

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Brady Keane for the Messenger

The Chaparrals did just enough to hold off the Bulls 21-8 in a battle for the fourth seed out of District 3-4A Division II.

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Brock throttles Paradise in regular season finale

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Panthers had little luck slowing down the District 4-3A Division I champion Brock Friday night in a 77-21 loss.

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Alvord clinches second seed, romps Olney

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs clinched the second seed out of District 4-2A Division I Friday with a 54-6 dismantling of the Olney Cubs. Alvord will play Winters in the bi-district round. The Bulldogs rolled up 429 yards, including 282 on the ground. Corbyn Cornell got the Bulldogs rolling with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Reece Silletti. […]

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Northwest wins first district title, routs North Side

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

Austin Ahmad threw for three scores and DeMareus Hosey ran for three more as the Texans blasted Fort Worth North Side 62-6 at Farrington Field.

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Gainesville upsets Decatur, dashes Eagles’ district title hopes

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Clay Corbett, for the Messenger

Decatur fell to Gainesville 49-48 Friday night on the road.

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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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