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Ferris troubles persist in loss to 0-3 mabank

The Ferris Yellow Jackets (1-3) traveled to visit the Mabank Panthers (1-3) Friday night, looking to hand Mabank its fourth consecutive loss. However, the Yellow Jackets furious third-quarter rally and 223 rushing yards from Damian Edwards came up on the short end of the stick, as they fell 35-14 After receiving the opening kickoff of […]

Slow start dooms Palmer on road

If Palmer was looking for a bounce back against Sunnyvale, they knew they were going to have to mix things up a little bit on Friday night. However, a sluggish start and too many miscues in the end were costly for the Bulldogs who lost, 44-14. The loss drops Palmer to 2-2 on the season. […]

Ennis vs Kimball

Ennis ran for 385 yards and nine touchdowns as the Lions won their first game of the season, 82-7, over still winless Kimball. Running like a hot knife through butter, senior Tycen Thompson turned out the lights on the Knights by scoring three early touchdowns, including an electrifying 87-yard kickoff return. Senior Kyre Holloway along […]

Game Day – Friday 7:30 pm

It’s been another tough debut for the Kimball Knights. After getting their 2016 season kicked off with an 0-4 start before recovering to go 3-7, the Knights face a similar proposition headed into this week’s matchup with the Ennis Lions, as both sides are sitting at 0-3. Kimball’s schedule has done the team no favors, […]

Ennis Ground Game to Flatten Knights

Pardon one team in Friday’s Ennis-Kimball football game if the thought of who they are playing causes great optimism of getting their first win of the season. In fact, both teams are likely hopeful, considering they have yet to put a notch in the win column. Ennis began the season with considerable promise and thoughts […]

Lions leaders on the court

Ennis has long been associated with cotton, the railroad and bluebonnets. Added to that is Czech culture, drag racing at the Texas Motorplex and of course, Lions football. Nearing 20 district championships is Ennis tennis, a team that hasn’t lost a district match in seven years. They don’t attract big crowds, but their dominating play […]

Jaycee Park welcomes 25 XC teams

Ennis will host to the annual Lions Den Invitational cross country meet on Saturday at Jaycee Park. Now in its 19th year, the event is the longest running XC meet in Ellis County. The Lions Den will feature various starting times, called rolling starts, as well as different distances according to the competing group. It […]

Even at 0-3, Lions a work in progress

Watching from the Lumpkins Stadium press box on Friday, the rivalry game between Ennis and Waxahachie was entertaining and even for a half. But, for the third year in a row the Lions were unable to bring home the 287 sign. It also was the team’s third straight loss to open the season, the first […]

Undefeated Ennis overtakes Lindale, 13-6

Undefeated and ranked No. 7 in the state, Ennis notched a critical tennis win on Tuesday with a 13-6 triumph over rival Lindale. The Lions edged the Eagles a year ago, 10-9. There are 19 matches played in team tennis: seven doubles, including mixed doubles, then six singles matches by both boys and girls. The […]

Ferris routed in tough outing

The Battle of Malloy Bridge Road. In an attempt to take back the street sign for the Malloy Bridge Road The Jacket take the opening kickoff, march all the way down from your 27 only to throw an interception on the 5 to where Crandall runs it back to the 18 yard line. Five plays […]

100th match goes to rival

Ennis running back Kyre Holloway is embraced after the Lions’ 42-28 loss at rival Waxahachie Friday. Bryse Salik threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns as Waxahachie rolled to their third straight win over Ennis, 42-28, on Friday at Lumpkins Stadium. The senior quarterback was near perfect in completing 21 of 27 passes, though he was […]

Lions grads make impact in win

Three former Ennis football players saw action last weekend when Mount San Antonio College rolled past San Bernardino Valley College, 45-23, in the junior college season opener for both. SBVC is 59 miles east of Los Angeles. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! […]

Lions aim to snap skid against Tribe

Ennis and Waxahachie. Maroon and Green. 287 South versus 287 North. Bluebonnets and Gingerbread. The Battle for 287 odometer turns 100 on Friday, and no matter the stakes, the game holds special meaning to both communities, fans, and teams. The Lions (0-2) and Indians (1-1) will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. at Lumpkins Stadium in a […]

Palmer’s Anglin has solid effort for UTPB

Former multi-sport Palmer standout, sophomore wide receiver Jake Anglin, had five receptions for 64 yards, one of them for 24 yards, in UT-Permian Basin’s 47-22 loss to Sul Ross. Anglin helped lead Palmer to the school’s only football district championship two years ago. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The […]

Tre Elliott carries for a touchdown

Tre Elliott, a 6’0, 205 pound freshman running back had two carries for 20 yards and a touchdown. Leading 24-16 in the third quarter, the Mounties drove 31 yards in four plays, capped by a thundering Elliott run up the middle from five yards out. He collided with a would-be tackler, who took the brunt […]

Ennis looks back to see ahead

Hope for the first win of the season has been deferred longer than anticipated. But that longing should be quenched this Friday. The Ennis Lions took the field in Tyler night looking to leave with a victory. After living a full week of working to overcome the season’s first loss, Ennis had a solid game […]

Daggs snags three receptions

Starting wide receiver Marcus Daggs collected three passes for 30 yards during Lamar’s 59-14 loss at North Texas. The 6’2, 202 senior caught 24 passes a year after transferring from Cisco College. Read the full story and more in your Weekday edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today! https://www.ennisdailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/12-Month-CD-Flyer-9.1.17.jpg

Lions have overcome slow starts before

Friday’s outcome at Rose Stadium may sound like a thorn, but the play of the Ennis Lions had the look of a perennial coming into bloom. At least for a half. Jack Alvarez has been through enough gridiron battles to know that even the best of teams can take a few early hits before reaching […]

Ennis VB goes 2-2 in tourney

Splitting four tournament matches over the weekend in Cedar Hill gave the Ennis varsity volleyball team a 12-8 record heading into Friday’s 5:30 p.m. home tilt against Class 5A North Dallas. Last Friday the Lady Lions rolled past Trinity Christian, 25-18 and 25-9, and were routed by Dallas Hockaday, 25-11 and 25-9. The following day […]

It’s game No.100, with both teams having 49 victories apiece

Two years ago a crowd in excess of 14,000 jammed Lumpkins Stadium for the Ennis versus Waxahachie rivalry football game. It was the first for much ballyhooed hire, Jon Kitna, as the head coach of the Indians. Ennis entered the contest as the defending state champion and winners of the previous two meetings between the […]

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