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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.

Freshman Maroon Lions top Hawks

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lion freshmen maroon team fought through the Red Oak defense to claim a 16-8 victory at home Thursday night.

The Ennis Lions (2-4-1) freshmen maroon team battled the Red Oak Hawks Thursday night and maintained a 16-0 lead until late in the third quarter. The Lions defended their home field to claim a 16-8 victory.

Lions bury Eagles 62-14

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The Ennis Lions (5-0, 2-0) erupted on the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles (1-4, 0-2) Friday night with a profound 62-14 victory.

JV Lions clip Eagles’ wings

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The Ennis Lions (5-1, 3-0) junior varsity squad pounded on the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles Thursday night to finish with a 64-8 blowout and remain undefeated in district play.

Lions uproot Farmers 21-13

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The Ennis Lions (2-0) got out ahead of the Lewisville Farmers (0-2, 5A) Friday night with a 21-3 lead going into the second half, but slipped in the second.

Lions tear down Burleson

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No. 22 Terence Williams fought through the Spartan defense Friday evening to score two touchdowns. He caught four passes for 35 yards and one touchdown while also rushing nine times for 75 yards and one touchdown.

The Ennis Lions (1-0) kicked off the 2013 season with a morale-boosting 43-14 victory over the Burleson Centennial Spartans (0-1). The Lions gave fans a preview of the diverse talent the team has this season with a variety of offensive plays and defensive stops by multiple defensemen.

Game time looms

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lions varsity team have put in a lot of hard work during practice in preparation for Friday's season opener against Burleson Centennial. The Lions opened last season with a 30-16 victory over Burleson.

If anything can be said about the first round playoff defeat last season, the Ennis Lions are motivated more than ever and have set their sights on an undefeated season to win the state championship.

Lionbackers prep for season opener

Photo by Dave A. Vance / The Ennis Lionbackers Booster Club met Monday night to discuss plans for the upcoming football season and finalize a few details before the season kicks off on Friday.

The Ennis Lionbackers Booster Club held their second meeting of the season Monday night to discuss a few upcoming plans before the home opener Friday night against Burleson Centennial.

Lions roar in scrimmage play with Weatherford

Photos courtesy of www.EnnisFootball.com / Tre Eliott punches through during Friday night’s scrimmage with Weatherford at Lions Stadium.

The Ennis Lions showed a lot of strength Friday night against the Weatherford Kangaroos, dominating the team in both the scrimmage and 15 minutes of live play.

Lions roar in Mansfield

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Running back No. 23 Nick Gabriel ran for 123 yards on 15 carries and led the offense with three touchdowns. The Lions fought their way to a 47-0 victory in Mansfield on Friday.

Lions scrap for win in Red Oak

Photo by www.EnnisFootball.com / Terrell Hearne made an interception that shifted the momentum of the Friday game between Ennis and Red Oak, leading ultimately to a 28-27 victory for the Lions.

If the Ennis Lions’ undefeated record wasn’t enough to convince opponents the Lions mean business, Friday’s victory over the Red Oak Hawks should remove lingering doubts.

BLOWOUT: Lions dominate

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The Ennis Lions (5-0, 2-0) continued their winning streak Friday night with a 74-0 homecoming shutout against the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles (0-5, 0-2).

Lions prove who’s king of the jungle

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Defensive end No. 9 James Lockhart and linebacker No. 21 Ruben “Speedy” Gonzalez step up the Ennis Lion defense to help defeat the Arlington Seguin Cougars 55-35 on Friday night.

JV Lions win physical game against North Forney, 38-14

The Ennis Lion Junior Varsity team (2-1) defeated the North Forney Falcons at home Thursday by a margin of 38-14.

Lions lunge past Lewisville

Photo courtesy www.brucelattimer.com / Nick Gabriele sprints past a defender Friday in the Ennis Lions’ 30-26 victory over Lewisville at Lions Stadium.

The Ennis Lions (2-0) defended their house in the first home game of the season, defeating the 5A Lewisville Farmers (0-2) 30-26.

Ennis roars in scrimmage

Photo by Dave Vance / Ennis players take a knee after the Weatherford scrimmage Friday night.

Ennis proved Friday that Kangaroos are no match for Lions.

Lions debut for community

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Senior Dylan Snyder makes his way down the field Friday at the annual Meet the Team event for the Ennis High School football program.


Harrell headed into THSCA Hall of Honor

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A month from now, former Ennis Lion football coach Sam Harrell will add another honor to his prestigious resume. On Aug. 1 at coaching school in San Antonio, Harrell will be inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Hall of Honor. A first-ballot inductee selected by a four-man committee, the current Brownwood High quarterbacks coach is one of five inductees in the 2012 class.

Lions conclude busy month with spring game

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By all accounts, it’s been a productive and positive spring for Lion football, and players got the chance to go out on a high note in Tuesday night’s spring game.

Vanya pleased with defensive strides early on

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Although his players didn’t have to start from square one last spring like those on the offensive side, Lion football defensive coordinator Gary Vanya has noticed his crew fire out of the blocks quicker early in these spring ball sessions.

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