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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Jon Kitna, former NFL quarterback for the Lions and Cowboys, will be named as the next Waxahachie High School head football coach, sources say.
Confetti filled the air and lined the streets Saturday during the city’s state champions parade and rally in downtown Ennis.
Ennis High School defensive end James Lockhart and his teammates on West All-Stars defeated the East,
Weeks after the Ennis Lions football state championship win, the community is still celebrating.
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.
It’s a wonder opposing defensive coordinators slept at all before playing Ennis this season.
Reviewing the first high school state football championship in his coaching career was sweet for Ennis’ Jack Alvarez.
In honor of the football state championship won by Ennis High School on Friday, the illuminated, 30-foot mega-tree on the corner of N. Dallas and W. Knox streets has added a floating maroon and white “E” to its array of moving designs.
Revealing the true heart of their team as well as their grit and smart, the Ennis Lions football team also showed they had plenty left in their tank at the end of a grueling 16-game season. It resulted in an epic victory to reap a fifth state championship.
After celebrating at AT&T Stadium Friday night, Ennis players and fans hadn’t had enough.
Local fans predicting the outcome of Friday’s state championship football game between Ennis (13-2) and Cedar Park (12-3) have one thing in common — a belief the Lions will prevail.