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Lions look to dine on T-Wolves

In winning for the eighth straight time, Ennis rumbled past Waco in their own backyard in the first round of the playoffs. Now they’re primed to pull off a much bigger win against No. 6 Cedar Park. But it was Waco who struck first. The red Lions aggressively and unexpectedly drove 75 yards in 10 […]

No time to celebrate

Friday night at the 11,500 seat Waco ISD Stadium, Ennis (8-3) and Cedar Park (10-1) will meet in the area round after posting bi-district wins a week ago. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The facility, located at 1401 S. New Rd., southwest of Waco, was built in 2000 and has both an artificial playing […]

Lady Lions host Red Oak in matinee game

After opening with a pair of wins over Kennedale (60-42) and Mesquite Poteet (49-48), the Ennis girls basketball team dropped road games at Midlothian (58-39) and to Class 6A Plano (78-49) The last setback took place in Carrollton at a tournament hosted by Ranchview High School. Ennis was scheduled to face Class 6A North Garland […]

Jackets’ season ends at hands of powerhouse celina

Beating a Celina team with a 57-12 record over the past five years, including a state title, is as tough as a thirty-cent steak. Doing so with an offensive line starting four backups, two who were involved in a car wreck the night before, made the task even more daunting. Dressing 43 players for the […]

Lions Tame Lions

James Harris rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns to power Ennis to a 48-7 rout of Waco to win a bi-district playoff game for the first time since winning the state championship in 2014. While the visiting Lions from Waco focused on Tycen Thompson, the multiple offense of Ennis turned to the passing of […]

Talking Lions, preparing for Waco

Witnessing the building of a football team, starting with three straight defeats, then coming together and finishing the season with seven consecutive wins – including a district championship, is what coaches refer to as trusting the process. Ennis is exhibit A. The 2017 season was a great example of a team, under a solid coaching […]

Ennis hosts Waco at Lion Memorial Stadium

Bi-district opponents Ennis (7-3) and Waco (6-4) share mascots and offenses that easily mirror one another, meaning Friday’s playoff opener will likely be settled by which Lions team makes the most stops on defense or, as is usually the case in big games, who cashes in on turnovers. The game pits the District 17 champions […]

Alvarez wins coin toss

Heads or tails, we all know the routine. A flick of the thumb and a coin turning end over end has roughly a 50-50 chance of landing on either side. Lion Memorial Stadium is hosting a state playoff game for the first time since 2005, a span of 22 straight Ennis playoff games held at […]

Ennis defeats Corsicana, 46-14 for district title

Senior quarterback Kademon Graff threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Ennis thumped Corsicana 46-14 to successfully defend the Lions District 17- 5A championship on Friday night at Lion Memorial Stadium. The game was televised across North Texas by Fox-Channel 4. The win, the seventh straight by Ennis, lifted their overall record to […]

There’s no place like home

Earning a berth in the state football playoffs is expected around these parts, and it has been for Ennis head coach Jack Alvarez. His Lions have punched their post-season ticket in six consecutive years. Fifteen miles north the team in green made it for the first time in four years under their much-hyped head coach, […]

Hollingsworth preps for junior season at Tulsa

Former Ennis High School MaxPreps 2015 All-American and two-time all-state player for the Lady Lions, Julia Hollingsworth, is gearing up for her junior season at the University of Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane won the All-American Conference with a 15-3 mark last season and swept the post-season tournament. Tulsa won their first two games at the […]

Lions are district champs after beatdown of Corsicana

Lions take down Corsicana, 46-14 Mark Warde mark@ennisdailynews.com Senior quarterback Kademon Graff threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Ennis thumped Corsicana 46-14 to successfully defend the Lions District 17-5A championship on Friday night at Lion Memorial Stadium. The game was televised across North Texas by Fox-Channel 4. The win, the seventh straight […]

Nine Lady Lions named to all-district volleyball squad

Ennis placed four players on the all-district 17-5A volleyball first team, including three seniors. Two others, both juniors, were chosen to the Second Team, while the Honorable Mention squad had a pair of seniors. Two others, a freshman and senior, earned superlatives. First year head coach Kelly Henderson announced that six Lady Lions earned inclusion […]

Lions take on I-45 neighbor Corsicana for district title

Deja vu, the feeling you’ve been here before, might be common when Friday’s season finale between Ennis and Corsicana kickoff at Lion Memorial Stadium. Both sported identical 6-3 records a year ago when the two teams met with the District 17-5A title on the line at Tiger Stadium. Fast forward to 2017 and it’s the […]

Lady Lions stun Kennedale in opener

Utilizing fullcourt defensive pressure and a superior depth, Ennis defeated Kennedale, 60-42, on Saturday in the season debut for both teams. The Lady Lions, 24-9 a year ago, fell behind 9-0, then turned the tide when Monique Clemons and Paige Lemonia drew charging fouls. Momentum shifted and Ennis had six players score in the first […]

Ferris to make surprising playoff appearance

What an opportunity the Yellowjackets have at home on Friday. First place Wills Point, 5-4, brings a 4-0 District 6-4A mark to Ferris, who are 3-1. Coach Brandon Layne’s Stingers could finish as high as first or second or as low as third or fourth. “I feel very good about our defense’s plan for Friday,” […]

Ennis Lions fans plan show of patriotism at Nov. 10 game

The Ennis Lions football team, seen here in a game against Hallsville in 2015, will once again display their patriotism with the American flag on Friday, November 10. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Ennis aims to defend hoops crown

Fans love an encore, where the audience calls for more. In music the artist or band returns after finishing their performance, often playing a few more tunes to a receptive audience. Following a 24-9 season last winter, the Ennis girls basketball team is back and they are bent on accomplishing more and going further in […]

Jackets crush Mustangs Behind Edwards ground game

The Ferris Yellowjackets hosted the Dallas Roosevelt Mustangs at the nest in Ferris Friday night. The Jackets secured their spot in the playoffs with a 43 – 20 victory Damien Edwards started the scoring off with a 35-yard touchdown run capped off with a pass to Matthew Nunez for the twopoint conversion. Ferris scored again […]

Graff throws for 309, Thompson breaks record

Ennis and Corsicana did their part to set the stage for next Friday’s winnertake- all District 17-5A championship as both teams earned victories to improve their league records to 4-0 and their overall marks to 6-3. Senior quarterback Kademon Graff was sensational. He completed 13 of 14 passes for 309 yards and a pair of […]

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