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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.

Lions scrap for win in Red Oak

Photo by www.EnnisFootball.com / Terrell Hearne made an interception that shifted the momentum of the Friday game between Ennis and Red Oak, leading ultimately to a 28-27 victory for the Lions.

If the Ennis Lions’ undefeated record wasn’t enough to convince opponents the Lions mean business, Friday’s victory over the Red Oak Hawks should remove lingering doubts.

BLOWOUT: Lions dominate

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The Ennis Lions (5-0, 2-0) continued their winning streak Friday night with a 74-0 homecoming shutout against the Mansfield Lake Ridge Eagles (0-5, 0-2).

Lions prove who’s king of the jungle

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Defensive end No. 9 James Lockhart and linebacker No. 21 Ruben “Speedy” Gonzalez step up the Ennis Lion defense to help defeat the Arlington Seguin Cougars 55-35 on Friday night.

JV Lions win physical game against North Forney, 38-14

The Ennis Lion Junior Varsity team (2-1) defeated the North Forney Falcons at home Thursday by a margin of 38-14.

Lions lunge past Lewisville

Photo courtesy www.brucelattimer.com / Nick Gabriele sprints past a defender Friday in the Ennis Lions’ 30-26 victory over Lewisville at Lions Stadium.

The Ennis Lions (2-0) defended their house in the first home game of the season, defeating the 5A Lewisville Farmers (0-2) 30-26.

Ennis roars in scrimmage

Photo by Dave Vance / Ennis players take a knee after the Weatherford scrimmage Friday night.

Ennis proved Friday that Kangaroos are no match for Lions.

Lions debut for community

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / Senior Dylan Snyder makes his way down the field Friday at the annual Meet the Team event for the Ennis High School football program.


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.

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