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Lions ready to roar in Lindale

EDN photo by Mark Warde / While the offense is in the spotlight, the difference in the Ennis-Lindale football game could be the play of the Lions defense. Defensive ends James Lockhart (left) and Drake Kuehn (standing) lead the front four while the high-energy play of linebacker Jake Turner fuels the linebackers. The trio are seniors.

Ennis travels to East Texas for the fourth time in less than two months when they take on Lindale at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the 6,200 seat Eagle Stadium.

Lions coach speaks at Lions Club

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Jack Alvarez, athletic director and head football coach at Ennis High School, told a crowd on Wednesday his 2014 edition of the Lions already have a bullseye stamped on their backs. Wreaking of confidence, he said the advance printing of playoff tickets might not be a bad idea.

Ranch gets Lions football

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Corsicana-based radio station 106.9 The Ranch will once again broadcast Ennis sports starting next fall, according to the station’s sales manager Nick Jordan.

Lions wrap season in semifinals

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Lion linebacker Ke'idre Flowers (2) and safety Shawn Johnson (7) tag team taking down leading Aledo running back Jess Anders (23).

The Ennis Lions (14-1, 7-0, 15-4A) gave the Aledo Bearcats (15-0, 7-0, 7-4A) the toughest fight of their season, but the Lions were unable to break through the Bearcat defense.

Lions are hungry for some Bearcat

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The undefeated Ennis Lions have been preparing for a big-time showdown with the undefeated Aledo Bearcats on Saturday in Midlothian.

The Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) and Aledo Bearcats (14-0, 7-0, 7-4A) are set to go head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Division II semi-final round of the playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Midlothian Stadium.

Williams picked for ‘Semper Fidelis’ bowl

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Standout Ennis Lion running back Terence Williams has been chosen to represent Ennis at the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl on Jan. 6 in Carson, Calif.

Comeback Lions clinch region

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Neither freezing precipitation nor the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-2, 6-1, 10-4A) could hold the Ennis Lions (14-0, 7-0, 15-4A) at bay Thursday night.

Lions taking on Pirates

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The potential for inclement weather won’t stop the Ennis Lions (13-0, 7-0, 15-4A) from facing the Mesquite Poteet Pirates (12-1, 6-1, 10-4A) in the Class 4A District II Region II finals. The game has been moved from Allen on Friday to Kincaide Stadium in Dallas tonight.

Ennis fights for win in Arlington

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions claimed the 4A Division II Region II semifinal championship Friday night after a 46-25 victory over Frisco.

The Ennis Lions (13-0) muscled their way to a 46-25 victory over the Frisco Raccoons (9-4) in the Class 4A Division II regionals.

Christmas production coming to new theater

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Terence Williams, No. 22, and the Ennis High School Lions varsity football squad are preparing for the first Ennis appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday in the third-round playoff appearance against the Frisco Raccoons.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) are one step further into the 4A Division II playoffs after last Friday’s 64-13 blowout over Lucas Lovejoy in the area round of the playoffs. The Lions spent Tuesday morning practicing at an indoor field in Forney in preparation for Friday’s regional game against the Frisco Raccoons (9-3, 5-2, 13-4A).

Lions seal convincing area playoffs win

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The Ennis Lions defense dominated Lucas Lovejoy at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie on Friday, clearing the way for a startling offensive effort for a second-round playoff game. Ennis topped Lucas 64-13 and is headed for AT&T Stadium on Friday.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) ran clear over the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards (8-4, 5-2, 13-4A) Friday night to snatch a 64-13 victory in the Class 4A Division II area playoffs.

Lions take down Eagles in Round 1

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions took down the Lindale?Eagles 62-17 on Friday night to win the bi-district championship and advance to the area round of the playoffs. Turn to page 6 for complete coverage of Friday’s game.

The Ennis Lions (11-0, 15-4A) annihilated the Lindale Eagles (3-8, 16-4A) Friday night in the bi-district round of the playoffs. The 62-17 slaughter ended Lindale’s playoff run and the Lions advance to the area round next weekend.

Lions eviscerate Indians 61-28

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Ennis reclaimed the U.S. 287 sign after a convincing victory over the Waxahachie Indians on Friday. The 61-28 win carries the Lions’ record to 10-0 for the regular season, and they head to the playoffs on Nov. 15. Dona Thompson caught three receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns during the Battle of 287.

The Ennis Lions (10-0, 7-0) accomplished a goal Friday night that only a few teams have achieved in Ennis history. They went undefeated for the entire regular season after demolishing the Waxahachie Indians (3-7, 1-6) 61-28 in the Battle of 287 for the final game of the regular season.

JV Lions crush Indians 35-8, win district crown

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The Ennis Lions (9-1, 7-0) junior varsity squad wrapped up the 2013 season Thursday night by running over the Waxahachie Indians (5-5) for a 35-8 victory. The Lions finished the season undefeated in district play and claimed back-to-back district championships.

Week 10: Battle of 287 up ahead

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Coach Jack Alvarez preps the team at Tuesday's practice.

The 2013 15-4A district champion Ennis Lions (9-0, 6-0) and Waxahachie Indians (6-2, 2-4) will take to the field in Waxahachie on Friday for the much anticipated Battle of 287.

Week 9: Lions look to trounce Tigers

Photo by Dave A. Vance / With severe storms forecasted for Wednesday, the Lions practiced hard Tuesday afternoon. Lion head coach Jack Alvarez praised the team for having one of the best overall Tuesday practices of the season.

The undefeated Ennis Lions (8-0, 5-0) host the Lancaster Tigers (4-4, 3-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the last home game of the season.

Lions dominate Jaguars 19-3

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Dave A. Vance, [email protected] The Ennis Lions (8-0, 5-0) may not have appeared as strong Thursday night as their past performances during the season, but the Lion defense worked hard to keep the Jaguars from reaching the end zone. The Lion offensive effort and powerful defense led Ennis to a 19-3 victory that ensured a […]

Week 8: Big cats vying for victory

Photos by Dave A. Vance / The undefeated Ennis Lions practice ahead of Thursday’s game against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars in an effort to remain undefeated for the season and secure a playoff position.

The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) will be heading into Thursday’s match against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars (3-4, 3-1) as the only undefeated team in the 15-4A district after an astounding 56-18 victory over the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (6-1, 3-1) last week.

Lions devour Broncos 56-18

Photo by Mike Williamson / No. 22 Terence Williams and the Ennis Lions offense piled up 533 yards against Mansfield Legacy on Friday night, helping seal a 7-0 record and cement a district No. 1 spot for the 2013 Lions squad.

The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) exploded on the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (6-1, 3-1) Friday night with an exceptional performance in front of a stadium full of fans.

Ennis battles past Red Oak

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Friday night’s rivalry game between the Ennis Lions (6-0, 3-0) and Red Oak Hawks (3-3, 1-2) was a nail-biter that wasn’t decided until the final minute of the game.

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