Hirschi ends Decatur’s run

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Reece Waddell

For the first few minutes, it looked like Decatur’s Cinderella season would continue Friday against Wichita Falls Hirschi. On the first drive of the game, junior quarterback Wilson Hicks found Dane Fitzgerald on a seam route that led to a quick touchdown to put the Eagles up 7-0. But that’s when time began running out on Decatur’s playoff run. As the Eagles’ offense started to sputter, the Huskies’ offense got going, quickly building a double-digit lead. And on a 68-yard touchdown run by Daimarqua Foster in the third quarter, the clock eventually struck midnight, as Hirschi downed Decatur 58-28 to close the book on the Eagles’ storybook year.

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Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Darting towards the sideline trying to make a move on a defender, Dane Fitzgerald stopped on a dime - something the fleet-footed receiver has been able to do his entire football career.

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Football: Returning to action – Senior overcomes second knee injury to help Eagles

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

David Carroll stood on the sideline and watched as the Decatur defense struggled to stop Wichita Falls Hirschi's Daimarqua Foster in October's 69-36 loss.

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Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles have not lost a game since Oct. 20, rattling off five consecutive victories en route to the 4A Division I regional round.

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Football: Adversity pushes Decatur

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

A few weeks ago before Decatur beat Sanger to end the regular season, coach Mike Fuller said 4-6, 5-5 and 6-4 teams entering the playoffs were some of the most dangerous.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Football: Blue December – Fitzgerald’s heroic return leads Decatur into third round

Football: Blue December – Fitzgerald’s heroic return leads Decatur into third round

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Dane Fitzgerald had not played a snap for the Decatur Eagles since breaking his sternum on Sept. 8.

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Football: Decatur earns rematch with 4-4AI rival Hirschi

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

With their dramatic victory over Andrews in the Class 4A Division I area tilt Friday, the Decatur Eagles will make their first trip to the third round since 2013.

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Decatur to meet 4-4AI rival Hirschi in regional round

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger staff

With their dramatic victory over Andrews in the Class 4A Division I area tilt Friday, the Decatur Eagles will make their first trip to the third round since 2013. Awaiting them in the next round is a rematch with District 4-4A Division I rival Wichita Falls Hirschi. The Huskies took down Lubbock Estacado 41-17 Friday. Decatur and Hirschi will play in the regional round at 7 p.m. Friday at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex in Denton.

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Eagles earn trip into third round, beating Andrews

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Dane Fitzgerald had not played a snap for the Decatur Eagles since breaking his sternum on Sept. 8. It took more than two months of rehab, but Fitzgerald made his anxiously awaited return on the biggest stage Friday night. With the lights shining the brightest — perhaps with a tint of blue — Fitzgerald came up clutch, hauling in the game-winning touchdown pass to send Decatur past Andrews 55-48 and into the 4A Division I regional round.

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Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Alec Uselton wasn't always one of Decatur's top receivers. In fact, Uselton didn't always play offense.

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Football: Decatur tries to clear area hurdle

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Reese Waddell

After exacting revenge on Abilene Wylie and winning the 4A Division I bi-district championship, the Decatur Eagles will advance to the area round and take on Andrews Friday.

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Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his final game for Boyd last fall, Reece Jordan lined up against an opposing defensive lineman weighing around 200 pounds.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

It had been a long time coming for the Decatur Eagles. Thirteen years, to be exact.

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Football: Creative Bulls fall short against Godley

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing against their former quarterback, the Bridgeport Bulls put together a creative game plan Friday night to utilize the talents of their current signal caller.

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Football: Alvord falls

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs' season came to an end Friday with Class 2A Division I bi-district loss to the Celeste Blue Devils, 48-20.

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Football: Comanche runs away from Yellowjackets

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Comanche ran out to a 20-0 lead in the first half of Friday's 3A Division I bi-district game against Boyd and never looked back.

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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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Football: Back in action – Roth returns from ACL injury to help Eagles

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the Battle of the Big Sandy rivalry game, Decatur defensive end Braxton Roth charged after Bridgeport quarterback Jadon Maddux when he felt a sudden pop in his left knee.

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