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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.

Lion football gets off to fast spring start

Ennis Daily News photo by Tye Chandler / Malik Jenkins (42) and James Lockhart (9) are a couple of very interesting players to track this spring on the defensive side of the ball.

It’s not even fair to compare the 2011 version of Lion spring football to this year’s workouts, as the players enter their second year in the system of head coach Jack Alvarez with spring ball beginning last Monday.


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Tonight in Terrell Memorial Stadium, one 15-4A football team is going to wrap up the season with its third victory.

Lions push Indians to limit in 30-24 loss

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The Waxahachie Indians were extremely fortunate to escape Lion Memorial Stadium with a victory in the latest Battle of 287 on Friday night.

Week 9: Waxahachie

Courtesy of www.brucelattimer.com / Terence Williams (22) and the Lion rushing attack will need to come up big tonight against district-leading Waxahachie.

If their record is any indication, the Waxahachie Indians (7-1, 6-0) will present the toughest challenge of the season this evening for the host Lions (2-6, 1-5) in the 2011 Battle of 287.

9th White Lions complete perfect season

Courtesy of www.EnnisFootball.com / The Freshman White Lions proved there is tremendous football depth in the ninth grade this year, as they completed a perfect season with a huge win on Thursday night.

Tye Chandler, [email protected] All a football team can do is go out every week and defeat each opponent in its path, and that’s exactly what the Freshman White Lions did in 2011. Considering that Terrell won’t have a second freshman team next week, Ennis (7-0, 5-0) capitalized on its opportunity to finish undefeated with an […]

Lion run game shines in loss to Poteet, 56-43

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Certainly Lion football players and coaches weren’t satisfied after Friday’s 56-43 loss to the host Mesquite Poteet Pirates, but the maroon team’s run offense was quite impressive.

WEEK 8: Poteet

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Coming off their bye, the Ennis Lions (2-5, 1-4) travel to Mesquite Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. tonight to face a Mesquite Poteet Pirate team (5-3, 3-3) that has lost three-straight games.

Student athletic trainers keep Lions moving

Courtesy of www.EnnisFootball.com / Football players count on help from Taylor Price (middle) and the student athletic trainers during hard times.

The life of a high school athlete can be trying at times, and often they need a helping hand to keep contributing to the winning cause.

8th Maroon Lions rumble over Red Oak

Jordan Webster attacked the Red Oak defense for 93 yards on 10 carries.

On the way to their fourth-straight win Tuesday night, the eighth grade Maroon Lions escorted the Red Oak Hawks to the woodshed.

Big plays vault Lancaster past Lions, 28-7

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Ennis ran the ball better than the Lancaster Tigers on Friday and finished with more first downs (14-13), but the visitors made the game’s biggest plays to beat the Lions at homecoming 28-7.

WEEK 7: Lions take on Tigers

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The Ennis Lions (2-4, 1-3) are hungrier than ever for a district victory tonight, but the visiting Lancaster Tigers (4-1, 2-1) will present quite a homecoming challenge.

JV Lions best Lancaster in nail-biter, 28-26

Larry Sallie is the king of the Thursday night ground game right now. The sophomore had his best game of the season on Thursday with 28 carries for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

The JV Lions found themselves in a close game down the stretch on Thursday night in Lancaster, but when the final seconds ticked away, Ennis enjoyed a familiar result.

8th Maroon Lions win thriller over Indians

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When Waxahachie-Howard came to town on Tuesday, the eighth grade Maroon Lions wanted to bring their best.

Wranglers squeak past visiting Lion football

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Lion football was in position for the winning touchdown a couple of times in the second half on Friday against the host West Mesquite Wranglers (1-4, 1-2), but Ennis (2-4, 1-3) encountered enough red zone trouble to fall just short in a 19-16 loss.


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The Lions (2-3, 1-2) and West Mesquite Wranglers (0-4, 0-2) will both be feeling a sense of urgency tonight in Mesquite Memorial Stadium (2411 W. Scyene Rd., Mesquite, 75149).

JV Lions pile up points vs. West Mesquite

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Thursday night’s home game got offensive, as the JV Lions reached a new season-high in points and also allowed their most points thus far.

WEEK 5: A strong test

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Midway through the regular season, Lion football will face its toughest challenge of the year to this point when the No. 20 Corsicana Tigers come calling this evening at 7:30 p.m.

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