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Football recruiting is big time in Texas – 18 recent Ennis players playing at next level

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The pipeline for major colleges is once again the Lone Star State, further cementing the state of high school football south of the Red River. According to the current Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine, Texas had 412 players signing letters of intent to Football Bowl Subdivision schools, including a nation-leading 378 from high schools. The […]

Ennis ranked No. 8 in pre-season poll

Like opinions and polls, everyone seems to have one. Ennis appears at No. 8 in the Metroplex according to the Dallas Morning News pre-season rankings. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Waxahachie gridder returns

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Running back Trevon (TRAY-vahn) Smith, who grew up in Ennis schools before transferring to Waxahachie as a freshman, has returned to Ennis for his senior season. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Meet the Ennis Lions

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Fans of fall sports teams at Ennis High School will get their first look at the players and coaches on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Lions Memorial Stadium. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. Freshman, junior varsity and varsity football teams, girls and boys cross country teams, tennis teams, and the Ennis volleyball teams will […]

Layne takes over at La Vernia

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Former Ennis offensive coordinator Brandon Layne is the new head coach at La Vernia High School. The deal, which also named Layne as the school’s athletic director, was made official by the LV ISD school board on April 6. It took just four months for the Class 5A state champion Ennis football Lions staff to […]

Ennis ranked No. 1 in Region II

Cedar Park vs Ennis UIL 5A Division II Final. Played on Dec 19'th 2014 @ AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas.

Despite graduating all but six starters, the defending state champion Ennis Lions were ranked the No. 1 team in Region II of Class 5A according to the Texas High School Coaches Association coaches poll released on Monday. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read […]

Rating District 16-5A helmets, logos, uniforms

By Mark Warde Ranking the 10 helmets and uniforms who will line up across the line of scrimmage against Ennis, purely on design, color usage and creativity reveals some interesting results. As a Dallas native it is hard to argue with the most popular NFL helmet, the Cowboys, who continually rate at the top or […]

Hutyra heads to Top Gun Camp

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Ennis sophomore Justin Hutyra will be competing at one of the nation’s top high school football camps, Football University’s Top Gun, held in a northwestern suburb of Columbus, Ohio, July 16-18. It will be his second invite to the event that boasts its participants are considered the best at their respective positions. According their press release Hutyra’s outstanding performance as an offensive […]

Lions scrimmage reveals progress

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Transitioning from being touted as the 2014 Class 5A kings of the jungle to the new edition of the Ennis Lions, the team conducted a scrimmage to mark the end of spring camp. Jack Alvarez and the coaching staff led two units of first and second stringers through an hour-long series of plays at Lions […]

Lions football camps adjusts schedule

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Who said there’s only one sport in Ennis? While football is still king in E-Town, a few other sports hold their own, including tennis and softball. The Lady Lions have advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs, prompting Jack Alvarez, football head coach and athletic director, to alter plans for the conclusion of […]

Waking the echoes, Lions look to roar again

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Winning 14 games in a row in back-to-back seasons will get you plenty of attention. It will also get you a target on your back. The four years of the Jack Alvarez era has revived the spirit of champions past, a sort of Wake Up the Echoes, Ennis style. After a 14-1 season two years […]

Nine Lions named Class 5A All-State

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / All-Stater James Lockhart lines up opposite a South  Oak Cliff offensive lineman.

To the victor goes the spoils, along with plenty of hardware, too. The Texas Sports Writers Association released their Class 5A All-State Team and it reflects both the Division I champions, Aledo, and Ennis, the kingpins in Division II.

The deal is sealed: Lockhart, Thomspon, Kuehn, Lane sign LOI

EDN photo by Mark Warde / National Signing Day at Ennis began with James Lockhart, flanked by his parents - Jennifer Nunnery and James Lockhart, Sr., signing with Texas A&M University. He was recruited to play defensive end.

Three standout football players and a four-time All-District soccer star from Ennis High School signed a binding national letter of intent on Wednesday morning with four Texas colleges.

Former Cowboys QB taking head coaching job in Waxahachie

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Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.

State champs rally: Lions past and present honored

Photo by photosbylezley.com / Fireworks lit up the sky at the end of the Parade of Champions on Saturday, with one fan flashing the 'L' for Lions to onlookers. In much the same way, the team capped its state championship season with an explosive finish to edge Cedar Park, 38-35, at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 17.

Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.

Lockhart plays in All-American Bowl

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (left) clowns around with James Lockhart during media day in San Antonio. RG3 won the Heisman trophy at Baylor three years ago.

Ennis High School defensive end James Lockhart and his teammates on West All-Stars defeated the East,

Lions to Lions: State champs pay visit to local club

Photo by Justin Tubbs / Lions head coach Jack Alvarez holds up the plaque he received from the Ennis Host Lions Club at the group's weekly meeting Wednesday.

Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.

State champion parade set for Jan. 17

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Hats off to the 2014 state champion Lions football team. They will be honored at 5:30 p.m. during a ticker tape parade and rally which will also recognize members from the 1975, 2000, 2001 and 2004 championship teams.

The City of Ennis has announced an old-fashioned ticker tape parade for Saturday evening, Jan. 17 in downtown to honor the Ennis Lions football team for winning the state championship.

Taking offense to highest level

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / Devin Smith (10) and his offensive cohorts huddle up before a play in the championship game.

It’s a wonder opposing defensive coordinators slept at all before playing Ennis this season.

Halftime adjustments alter outcome

Photo by Oladipo B. Awowale / At the controls is Devin Smith (10), who is lined up under center Grant Cervantes (78). The right guard is Spenser Six (52). In the backfield is junior tailback Tre Elliott (1). The Lions rushed for 288 yards and a game total of 531 yards.

Reviewing the first high school state football championship in his coaching career was sweet for Ennis’ Jack Alvarez.

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