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Lions lose game that never was

Mark Warde [email protected] Friday’s anticipated district showdown between Lufkin and Ennis, after being delayed over three hours by lightning, was decided by a coin toss. Todd Quick, the visiting head coach, called “tails” correctly and his Panthers won the game, 2-0, without even getting wet. The victorious flick of the wrist, which was done by […]

Fumbles, flags are thorns in Ennis setback

Mark Warde [email protected] No. 14 Ennis lost three fumbles, including one on the first play of the game, and John Tyler redeemed each gift with a touchdown in a 40-29 triumph at the Rose Stadium in East Texas. It was the third loss of the season for Team Maroon, all on the road, and each […]

Every time that flag’s unfurled: The story behind the Ennis football black flag

Mark Warde [email protected] Inspiration can spring from a myriad of sources. During a speech to the football team by longtime Ennis assistant coach Steve Marrow, an idea was fostered in the heart of one of those players. It led to the creation of the black flag that leads the team onto the gridiron on Fridays. […]

Hugh, Stu and Tater Talk Ennis Football

Ennis scored 20 straight points in the second quarter to lead Nacogdoches 20-6 in the first half. While the Dragons managed to tie the score twice at 20 and 27, the Lions made the decisive plays on offense and defense to earn a tough victory. The EDN asked three professors of pigskin to ponder questions […]

Lions ground game needs aerial support

In football the team that flexes its muscles with a powerful running game can, at the same time, have an anemic passing game. It becomes apparent should an opponent have success in limiting the ground attack, or should they take a measurable lead. Either way, the running team may be outside of its comfort zone […]

Nacogdoches hosts Ennis Friday

Bobby Reyes takes the same view of Ennis as most head coaches. “They are the state champions from last year, but that was last year,” he said this week on KTRE TV, Channel 9. His Nacogdoches team, now 1-3 overall and 0-1 in District 16-5A, will get to judge that for themselves when they entertain […]

Hugh, Stu & Tater talk Lions football

Ennis rebounded with a resounding 57-0 trouncing of Jacksonville on Friday. The offense had 539 yards and the defense allowed only 109. They already had a 292-95 advantage at the half. The difference in the non-district games and the start of the seven games in District 16-5A was as clear as the air at 15,000 […]

Ennis ground assault buries Jacksonville, 57-0

On a night in which the only thing that could stop No. 14 Ennis from further crushing Jacksonville was a seemingly endless homecoming halftime show. The Lions scored early and often in a 57-0 rout in the district opener for both teams. The victory ended a two-game skid for Ennis, who are now 2-2 on […]

Lions & Lummus Love Affair

Ennis Lions Varsity football players and coaches surprised the students and faculty at Lummus Intermediate School this morning by forming a victory tunnel for the students to pass through as they entered the school. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Lions tune-up for district season

After three weeks of play Ennis and the seven other teams who comprise District 16-5A have an open Friday on the calendar. Next week, Sept. 25, begins seven weeks of league play. Each of the teams will utilize the extra days differently; to rest, to heal the injured and to prepare for the games that […]

Hugh, Stu, Tater discuss loss to Tribe

In an effort to get the inside scoop on Ennis football the Managing Editor at the Ennis Daily News tried bugging the locker room and paying informants. Nothing worked out. The beans wouldn’t spill. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Waxahachie deals Ennis 38-20 setback

Waxahachie surprised No. 5 ranked Ennis with a handful of onside kicks and a ground game that produced 315 yards all five of their touchdowns in a 38-20 upset on Friday at a sold out Lumpkins Stadium. Now 3-0 for the first time since 2009, the Tribe were near flawless in the first half when […]

Lions Insider: Highlights from Guyer, preview and critique of new-look ‘Hachie

Ennis Daily News’ widening coverage of Ennis Lions football prompted managing editor Mark Warde to find three individuals who follow the team closely. He loves the insights of the first two, but the third has too much yardage between his goal posts. In this week’s Lions Insider you will read of Hugh, Stu and Tater’s […]

Battle of Hwy 287 set for Friday; EDN special coverage published all week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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