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Friday night in Forney (800 FM 741, Forney, 75126) at 7:30 p.m., a pair of 15-4A teams will lock up in an attempt to avoid a precarious 0-2 start in district play.


9-9 sports front tease

Starting tonight, every game is a must-win for Lion football.

9th Maroon Lions annihilate Red Oak, 43-0

9TH MAROON tease

It’s scary how good the Freshman Maroon Lions can be this year at their current rate of improvement.

Young Lion Johnson playing veteran ball

11-04 Shawn Johnson tease

Shawn Johnson might be the youngest player on the Lion football team, but he’s been playing like an upperclassman so far this season.

Maroon lions thrash Keller

090411 MaroonTEASE

The Freshman Maroon Lions dominated the host Keller Fossil-Ridge Panthers on Wednesday, but such results have come to be expected from this squad.

Panthers hold off late Lion charge, 14-13

090211 football tease

The Ennis Lions and Keller Fossil-Ridge Panthers have certainly played some exciting games in the last couple of seasons.

JV Lions run past 5A Keller Fossil-Ridge, 21-8

090111 jv football TEASE

The common theme among subvarsity Lion football teams this year has been stingy defense and a relentless run game.

Lions best Cougars in season-opening win

082811ennis FOOTBALL tease

After losing at Arlington Seguin by 33 points a year ago, Lion football made up a lot of ground on Friday night at home.


sports front tease

When Ennis traveled to Arlington Seguin a year ago, the Cougars left no doubt in a 40-7 victory. The past means little tonight in Lion Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m., however, when the Lions and Cougars lock up again.

9th Maroon Lions throttle Arlington Seguin

082611 9TH FOOTBALL tease

After going undefeated as eighth graders, the Freshman Maroon Lions returned to the field on Thursday night and tamed the Arlington Seguin Cougars.


After traveling west this time last year, Lion football will get to see scrimmage action in its own backyard this Friday.

Meet the Team introduces new Lion crew


On Friday evening in Lion Memorial Stadium, Ennis football fans braved the summer heat to come get a good look at the 2011 version of their team.

4th Annual Meet the Team event approaching


After the Ennis Lion football season began on Monday with two-a-days practice, the 4th Annual Meet the Team event will get underway on Friday nigh

Quick excited about new coaching outlook


After coaching for the last couple of decades on his home turf, Ty Quick is fired up to be in Ennis as a new addition to Lion football.

Ennis’ Moreno shows you can go home again


After winning a state championship as an Ennis Lion a decade ago, Steven Moreno is back again.

Crumbaker is ready to begin his coaching career

EDN photo / Mike Crumbaker is set to coach freshman Lion football and JV softball.

Everybody has to get their professional start somewhere, and for Mike Crumbaker Ennis is the place for him.

Layne ready to develop passers and runners


As a young coach, Brandon Layne has already compiled considerable experience.

Alvarez is quite familiar with coordinators

Coach Jack Alvarez will be supported by coordinators he's worked with often in the past. Tyson Quick was hired as Lion offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Lion football coach Jack Alvarez brought his defensive coordinator Gary Vanya with him to Ennis from Kirbyville, but on Tuesday an offensive coordinator also very familiar with Alvarez joined the fray.

Vanya pleased with work of his defenders

Malik Jenkins

Just as Lion head coach Jack Alvarez is busy working with his offense this spring, defensive coordinator Gary Vanya has a full plate dealing with his side of the ball.

Alvarez’s Lions taking shape

A defensive back last season, Trevor Davenport (right) is one of the Lions in the mix to play quarterback in 2011.

Nearly every high school football coach in Texas looks forward to hitting the practice field for that first week of spring ball, but Ennis coach Jack Alvarez had extra motivation.

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