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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 […]

Lions Insider: Hugh, Stu and Tater Talk Football

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Managing Editor Mark Warde located three guys to talk football; two who really think they know a lot about Ennis football and another who knows that Ennis plays football. Q: What or who has been the most impressive this first week of camp? Hugh Jeego: What caught my attention was this week’s up-tempo, spirited practices. […]

Alvarez talks starters in upcoming season

This is the second part of a two-part series on the Ennis Lions football team. The first part appeared in Thursday’s edition of the EDN. When the Ennis Lions new defense takes the field this season, it will feature plenty of skill and talent but not as much experience, as some would like. Wednesday, head […]

Webster defines 2015 as an encore

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One of the defensive unsung heroes during the 2014 Ennis state championship football team was junior linebacker Jordan Webster. He’s back and plans to deliver an encore performance. He played at middle linebacker in his freshman and sophomore campaigns, but was moved to outside linebacker in 2014. At 5-8 and 160 pounds as a junior, […]

Lions duo sign with UT-Permian Basin

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Desten Johnson and Treyvionne Edwards, both starters on the 2014 state champion Ennis football team, signed with the University of Texas at Permian Basin on Tuesday. Head coach and athletic director Jack Alvarez congratulated the duo during a brief ceremony. UTPB announced it was starting an NCAA Division II program last year, though its first […]

Ennis-Waxahachie game to be televised

When Ennis travels to Waxahachie for the Battle of 287 on Sept. 11, more than a packed house at Lumpkins Stadium will watch the game. KTXA Channel 21 television announced on Tuesday it will air the game later that night on a tape delay basis at 10:30 p.m. See the report in the Ennis Daily […]

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 […]

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