Jacksboro fends off Paradise

Published Friday, September 14, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

Jacksboro churned out 244 yards on the ground, rolling to a 33-21 victory over the Paradise Panthers.

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Game of the week for Friday, September 14, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur has had its chances the last two times it has squared off with Midlothian Heritage.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, September 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, September 7, 2018

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Football: Airing it out – Essig’s arm showcased in new offense

Football: Airing it out – Essig’s arm showcased in new offense

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the past two seasons, Jace Essig has not thrown the ball much.

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Game of the week: Alvarado at Decatur

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four of the last five times Decatur and Alvarado have squared off, the outcome has been decided by seven points or less.

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Football Box Scores for Friday, August 31, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Football Box Scores for Friday, August 31, 2018

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Koch wins Paradise head coaching debut

Published Friday, August 31, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

Joe Koch won his Paradise head coaching debut Friday as the Panthers knocked off S&S Consolidated 21-7.

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Friday Night Lights: High hopes – Lofty expectations surround Wise County teams

Friday Night Lights: High hopes – Lofty expectations surround Wise County teams

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Reece Waddell

A few weeks ago, I started talking to our special projects manager, Brian Knox, during a slow day in the newsroom. He asked how the Wise County football teams looked this year and how many I expected to make the playoffs.

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Friday Night Lights: Snapping the skid – Paradise eyes first playoff berth in nine years

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise did not even have to win the game. All the Panthers had to do was not lose by more than 10 points in the regular season finale to snap an eight-year playoff drought.

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Football: Game of the week for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Messenger Staff

There will be few easy games for the Decatur Eagles this year. Friday night's regular season opener is no exception.

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Lined Up

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Joe Duty

New Paradise head coach Joe Koch addresses his team during practice.

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Football: Wilson named OC – Former Chico athletic director lands at Paradise

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Former Chico athletic director and head football coach Lane Wilson has accepted the offensive coordinator position at Paradise.

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Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Joe Koch had to take a moment to figure out exactly how many seasons he's spent in the coaching business.

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Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise ISD trustees unanimously approved Joe Koch as its next athletic director and head football coach Thursday night.

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Paradise tabs Koch as new AD, head football coach

Published Friday, May 18, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Paradise ISD school board unanimously approved Joe Koch as its next athletic director and head football coach Thursday night. Koch was the Panthers’ offensive coordinator the last two seasons under former head coach and AD Ronnie Gage, who retired last week.

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Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise athletic director and head football coach Ronnie Gage announced this week he will retire at the end of the current school year.

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Paradise athletic director Ronnie Gage to retire

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Paradise athletic director and head football coach Ronnie Gage will retire at the end of the current school year amid health concerns. The two-time state champion and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame member had quadruple bypass surgery two weeks ago after suffering a minor heart attack. 

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Football: Taylor earns defensive newcomer

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd freshman Nick Taylor made 124 tackles, including eight behind the line of scrimmage this season.

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Boyd takes final playoff spot, beating Paradise

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

Entering Friday night at 0-4 in District 4-3A Division I, the Boyd Yellowjackets needed to solve a long math problem and get some help to get into the postseason. The Yellowjackets got the assistance with Bowie crushing Ponder. They took care of their part of the equation with Logan Jones’ second touchdown run of the night lifting them to a 29-13 victory over the rival Paradise Panthers at Yellowjacket Stadium.

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Football: Boyd, Paradise square off with playoff spot on line

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Reece Waddell

With the fourth and final playoff spot in District 4-3A Division I at stake, Paradise and Boyd will renew the rivalry of Texas 114 neighbors.

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