MONTEREY 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE PREVIEW: REBUILD, OR RELOAD??

June 20, 2017

For the mighty Plainsmen of Monterey, 2016 was a great success on the gridiron as Coach Hutchinson’s team advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals and hung with Denton Ryan before falling late in the contest. Brylon Lawson-Young and Trey Manahan will be back, as well as Xavier White to lead an explosive aerial attack. But, how will the young guys do on the back-end of the defense having to replace four…

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FOUR THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME DURING 2017 SPRING FOOTBALL IN THE 806..

May 23, 2017

Well, Spring Ball 2017 is over for the “6”..What did we learn from the 18 practices these 5A and 6A teams held over May? A lot. How about Frenship having their first-ever Spring practices and game under new management, I mean, new head coach in Northcutt and Lubbock-Cooper practicing and playing at their middle school field due to new turf being installed on their main field. Coronado opened up the…

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PIRATES SECURE PLAYOFF BERTH WITH WIN OVER PLAINSMEN

February 17, 2017

In a game that was to decide the last spot in 4-5A’s boys’ basketball playoffs between Monterey and Lubbock Cooper, the game started off slow for both squads as The Pirates led after one quarter of action, 10-8. In the second quarter, play started to pick up as Daniel Fidler scored eight of his 10 first half points and Kailan Noseff scored 10 of his 13 in the second stanza…

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FOUR THINGS I LEARNED THIS WEEK WATCHING THE GENE MESSER TOURNAMENT..

December 5, 2016

I went to check out this fairly new tournament, the Gene Messer Shootout at Frenship High School¬†Wolfforth, Tx this weekend. A¬†plethora of things stood out to me while viewing some of the best athletes in the 806 and beyond. Is Coronado a serious state contender? Is Estacado like ten times better than any 806 4A team? How will Monterey’s team shake out this season? Here are my thoughts on the…

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806’S ELITE EIGHT GAMES OF WEEK SEVEN: WELLINGTON VS MEMPHIS AND MORE!

October 5, 2016

Now district play is here for every district besides 2-6A and 3-5A. All the games really count from here on out. If your team can pull out a big win, they could earn a playoff spot. If your team loses an unexpected game, that could impact their seeding or even cause a team to miss the playoffs entirely. There are some crucial games coming down the pipeline in week seven,…

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THE ELITE ELEVEN UNDEFEATED TEAMS IN THE 806: THE STATE OF THE 806 ADDRESS..

September 26, 2016

There are 65 teams in the 2A-6A football level that I cover every year. Only eleven teams remain without a loss on their record in 2016. Why are these teams undefeated? What will be the reason those teams finish the season undefeated? Why will these teams suffer a loss, if at all? Let’s go through every undefeated team and their chances of finishing the season unblemished.   THE STATE OF…

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806 WEEK ONE 5A WRAP-UP: MONTEREY DOMINATES, CANYON WINS A THRILLER..

August 27, 2016

In week one for 3-5A, there was a mixed bag of results for all the squads that played. Amarillo and Lubbock-Cooper’s games was called in the second half due to lightning; the second-consecutive year that the Pirates first game was a no contest. Cooper was dominating the game in terms of yardage, but Jarret Doege had thrown three interceptions in the first half. As we noted earlier, Coronado defeated Plainview…

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