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Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Terence Williams, No. 22, and the Ennis High School Lions varsity football squad are preparing for the first Ennis appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday in the third-round playoff appearance against the Frisco Raccoons.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) are one step further into the 4A Division II playoffs after last Friday’s 64-13 blowout over Lucas Lovejoy in the area round of the playoffs. The Lions spent Tuesday morning practicing at an indoor field in Forney in preparation for Friday’s regional game against the Frisco Raccoons (9-3, 5-2, 13-4A).

Lions seal convincing area playoffs win

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The Ennis Lions defense dominated Lucas Lovejoy at Lumpkins Stadium in Waxahachie on Friday, clearing the way for a startling offensive effort for a second-round playoff game. Ennis topped Lucas 64-13 and is headed for AT&T Stadium on Friday.

The Ennis Lions (12-0, 7-0, 15-4A) ran clear over the Lucas Lovejoy Leopards (8-4, 5-2, 13-4A) Friday night to snatch a 64-13 victory in the Class 4A Division II area playoffs.

Lions take down Eagles in Round 1

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / The Ennis Lions took down the Lindale?Eagles 62-17 on Friday night to win the bi-district championship and advance to the area round of the playoffs. Turn to page 6 for complete coverage of Friday’s game.

The Ennis Lions (11-0, 15-4A) annihilated the Lindale Eagles (3-8, 16-4A) Friday night in the bi-district round of the playoffs. The 62-17 slaughter ended Lindale’s playoff run and the Lions advance to the area round next weekend.

Lions eviscerate Indians 61-28

Photo by www.brucelattimer.com / Ennis reclaimed the U.S. 287 sign after a convincing victory over the Waxahachie Indians on Friday. The 61-28 win carries the Lions’ record to 10-0 for the regular season, and they head to the playoffs on Nov. 15. Dona Thompson caught three receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns during the Battle of 287.

The Ennis Lions (10-0, 7-0) accomplished a goal Friday night that only a few teams have achieved in Ennis history. They went undefeated for the entire regular season after demolishing the Waxahachie Indians (3-7, 1-6) 61-28 in the Battle of 287 for the final game of the regular season.

JV Lions crush Indians 35-8, win district crown

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The Ennis Lions (9-1, 7-0) junior varsity squad wrapped up the 2013 season Thursday night by running over the Waxahachie Indians (5-5) for a 35-8 victory. The Lions finished the season undefeated in district play and claimed back-to-back district championships.

Week 10: Battle of 287 up ahead

Photo by Dave A. Vance / Coach Jack Alvarez preps the team at Tuesday's practice.

The 2013 15-4A district champion Ennis Lions (9-0, 6-0) and Waxahachie Indians (6-2, 2-4) will take to the field in Waxahachie on Friday for the much anticipated Battle of 287.

Week 9: Lions look to trounce Tigers

Photo by Dave A. Vance / With severe storms forecasted for Wednesday, the Lions practiced hard Tuesday afternoon. Lion head coach Jack Alvarez praised the team for having one of the best overall Tuesday practices of the season.

The undefeated Ennis Lions (8-0, 5-0) host the Lancaster Tigers (4-4, 3-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the last home game of the season.

Lions dominate Jaguars 19-3

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Dave A. Vance, [email protected] The Ennis Lions (8-0, 5-0) may not have appeared as strong Thursday night as their past performances during the season, but the Lion defense worked hard to keep the Jaguars from reaching the end zone. The Lion offensive effort and powerful defense led Ennis to a 19-3 victory that ensured a […]

Week 8: Big cats vying for victory

Photos by Dave A. Vance / The undefeated Ennis Lions practice ahead of Thursday’s game against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars in an effort to remain undefeated for the season and secure a playoff position.

The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) will be heading into Thursday’s match against the Mansfield Summit Jaguars (3-4, 3-1) as the only undefeated team in the 15-4A district after an astounding 56-18 victory over the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (6-1, 3-1) last week.

Lions devour Broncos 56-18

Photo by Mike Williamson / No. 22 Terence Williams and the Ennis Lions offense piled up 533 yards against Mansfield Legacy on Friday night, helping seal a 7-0 record and cement a district No. 1 spot for the 2013 Lions squad.

The Ennis Lions (7-0, 4-0) exploded on the Mansfield Legacy Broncos (6-1, 3-1) Friday night with an exceptional performance in front of a stadium full of fans.

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.

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