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Lions ground game needs aerial support

In football the team that flexes its muscles with a powerful running game can, at the same time, have an anemic passing game. It becomes apparent should an opponent have success in limiting the ground attack, or should they take a measurable lead. Either way, the running team may be outside of its comfort zone […]

Nacogdoches hosts Ennis Friday

Bobby Reyes takes the same view of Ennis as most head coaches. “They are the state champions from last year, but that was last year,” he said this week on KTRE TV, Channel 9. His Nacogdoches team, now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in District 16-5A, will get to judge that for themselves when they entertain […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Lions football

Ennis rebounded with a resounding 57-0 trouncing of Jacksonville on Friday. The offense had 539 yards and the defense allowed only 109. They already had a 292-95 advantage at the half. The difference in the non-district games and the start of the seven games in District 16-5A was as clear as the air at 15,000 […]

Ennis ground assault buries Jacksonville, 57-0

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On a night in which the only thing that could stop No. 14 Ennis from further crushing Jacksonville was a seemingly endless homecoming halftime show. The Lions scored early and often in a 57-0 rout in the district opener for both teams. The victory ended a two-game skid for Ennis, who are now 2-2 on […]

Lions & Lummus Love Affair

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Ennis Lions Varsity football players and coaches surprised the students and faculty at Lummus Intermediate School this morning by forming a victory tunnel for the students to pass through as they entered the school. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Lions tune-up for district season

After three weeks of play Ennis and the seven other teams who comprise District 16-5A have an open Friday on the calendar. Next week, Sept. 25, begins seven weeks of league play. Each of the teams will utilize the extra days differently; to rest, to heal the injured and to prepare for the games that […]

Hugh, Stu, Tater discuss loss to Tribe

In an effort to get the inside scoop on Ennis football the Managing Editor at the Ennis Daily News tried bugging the locker room and paying informants. Nothing worked out. The beans wouldn’t spill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Waxahachie deals Ennis 38-20 setback

Waxahachie surprised No. 5 ranked Ennis with a handful of onside kicks and a ground game that produced 315 yards all five of their touchdowns in a 38-20 upset on Friday at a sold out Lumpkins Stadium. Now 3-0 for the first time since 2009, the Tribe were near flawless in the first half when […]

Lions Insider: Highlights from Guyer, preview and critique of new-look ‘Hachie

Ennis Daily News’ widening coverage of Ennis Lions football prompted managing editor Mark Warde to find three individuals who follow the team closely. He loves the insights of the first two, but the third has too much yardage between his goal posts. In this week’s Lions Insider you will read of Hugh, Stu and Tater’s […]

Battle of Hwy 287 set for Friday; EDN special coverage published all week

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The 15 miles separating Ennis and Waxahachie will be thoroughly traveled by Friday when the two rivals meet at 7:30 p.m. at 9,500 seat Lumpkins Stadium. Bragging rights in the Battle of Highway 287 will once again be on the line. According to Waxahachie, the Lions lead the series 46-42-2. Ennis has won the last […]

Ennis rally thwarted by Guyer, 22-19

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Christian Moore scored the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run up the middle with 4:35 to go and Denton Guyer snuffed out a late Ennis scoring threat for a 22-19 win at C.H. Collins Stadium on Friday. The No. 2 ranked Lions failed to score on all six first-half possessions. A three-and-out started the third […]

Strong self-defense imperative to Monroe

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Built for speed, senior defensive back Marqus Monroe is remarkably strong. Listed at 5-foot-11 and 165-pounds, the soft-spoken veteran seldom backs down from competition. Heading into the season he has the opportunity to play at both safety and cornerback on defense as well as getting into the action at wide receiver on offense. See the […]

Ground attack essential for Ennis

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Ennis travels 75 miles northwest to Denton for a clash with another perennial power in the Guyer Wildcats on Friday. Both teams opened the season against ranked teams, the Lions coming from behind to edge Mansfield Timberview, 33-28, while the Wildcats were thumped by reigning Class 6A champ, Allen, 48-16. See the report in the […]

Lions Insider: Hugh, Stu, Tater talk Timberview

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Ennis Daily News’ expanding coverage of Ennis Lions football led managing editor Mark Warde to seek out three individuals who follow the team closely. As it turns out they found that two of them provide spot-on view-points and the third believes the Thesaurus went extinct after consuming a flaming thespian. This trio now offer their […]

Ennis rallies from 21-0 deficit, tops No. 6 Wolves, 33-28

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It didn’t take long for the 2015 edition of Ennis Lions football to realize, this is not last year. The defending state champions were in a three touchdown deficit just 10 minutes into the game. What transpired the rest of the way could indicate this year might have its own share of magic. Tre Elliott […]

Biggest games fill 11 football Fridays

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Coaches and fans alike see football schedules and circle the must-see games. They usually include arch-rivals, showdowns and sometimes, even payback games. Fans remember previous encounters from years past, while coaches strategize plans for navigating the games deemed must-win contests. Some are early season non-district games that often prove teams’ readiness for bigger games to […]

Lions-Lobos clash Friday in Longview

Appearing in the pre-season coaches poll as the No. 1 team in Class 5A Region II, Ennis will have their hands full when they travel 125 miles to scrimmage the No. 5 team in Longview. The exhibition begins at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday. The teams are expected to take the field for warm-ups around […]

Lions Insider: Hugh, Stu and Tater are name-droppers

Mark Warde, EDN Managing Editor, enlisted the services of three football experts for a weekly column on Ennis Lions football. Two use fictitious names, though they have their ear to the ground to gain their insights. The third guy admits he mistakenly dropped into the office looking for a haircut from Red Sanders. Q1) What […]

Lions gearing up for Longview scrimmage

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It won’t be long until Ennis can use an ink pen when writing the starting lineup for the football Lions. For the time being, however, head coach Jack Alvarez jots names with a pencil. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Bodacious blasts! Todd Jones’ air-horn ready for Lions football

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It’s not quite the biblical trumpet in Zion, but it is a clear call of the Lions. Ennis football fans at home or on the road may have never seen the E-Train air horn or the guy who operates the equipment, but everyone has heard his triumphant blasts. For about 15 or more years Todd […]

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