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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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.