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Questions with Ferris coach Brandon Layne

1: What has the team done wellat the mid-way point? Answer: We have played very hard while facing extreme adversity all season. 2: Biggest surprise or area that has improved the most? Answer: Our offensive line andquarterback Kobe Lankford have been better than anticipated. 3: Are opponents having more success than you’d like? Answer: Our […]

21 Late Points not enough for Ferris

The Ferris Yellowjackets welcomed the Godley Wildcats to Jackets stadium for their 2017 homecoming. The Ferris Yellowjackets could not contain the Godley offense as they racked up 514 total yards of offense to Ferris’ 296. The Yellowjackets took the opening kickoff after 2:31. They went three plays and had to punt. The first play from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jackets prep for Castleberry after Bonham loss

Ferris head coach Brandon Layne is staying consistent in his message to the Yellow Jackets this week following their 54-19 loss to Bonham. There’s no looking back. “We’re not focusing on last week,” Layne told The Ennis News Tuesday. “If there’s one thing I know about our kids, it’s that they’re going to come back […]

Bonham pounds Ferris 54-19

It was a night of big plays in Ferris between the Yellow Jackets and the Bonham Warriors, as the visiting Warriors’ offense overwhelmed a young Ferris squad en route to a 54-19 season-opening win. The Warriors (1-0) exploded out of the gate in the first quarter when running back Hayden Stevenson scooted around left end […]

Layne says district slate will be focus of 2017

The Ferris Yellowjackets aren’t talking about last year; they aren’t talking about last week; it’s over. Head coach Brandon Layne said the Jackets will keep their sights squarely forward in 2017. “We aren’t talking about last year,” said Layne. “We talk daily about the game in front of us and what we can do to […]

Ferris still a work in progress entering season

Ferris Head Coach Brandon Layne said it was tough to find a silver lining on either side of the ball after the Yellowjackets scrimmage against Palmer in August Ferris quarterback Kobe Lankford scored the Yellowjackets only touchdown on a bootleg. “I am extremely disappointed,” Layne said. “We had a great spring, and excellent two a […]

Ferris’ Cox uses speed to make up for lack of size

There’s really only one word that describes Ferris senior cornerback Caleb Cox on the football field – fast. “Like, really fast,” said teammate and running back Damian Edwards. Even after nearly a full minute of tacking skill after skill onto Cox – coverage ability, smarts on the field, versatility — his head coach Brandon Layne […]

Ferris passing game to rely on big target, Nunez

Ferris sophomore Matthew Nunez can’t really tell you from where his abilities as a wide receiver come. As he puts it, “I’ve always been able to do this stuff.” His head coach Brandon Layne is a little more expressive in describing his young target – “the guy is a freak.” At 6’2, 190 pounds, Nunez, […]

Junior RB Edwards to carry the load for Jackets

Each time Damian Edwards touches the football for the Ferris Yellowjackets, the junior running back said he feels a certain amount of satisfaction. Edwards, a junior who rushed for 1,257 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016, despite playing half the season with turf toe, joined the Ferris team as a freshman and was promptly moved […]

Ferris struggles in debut scrimmage

Ferris Head Coach Brandon Layne said it was tough to find a silver lining on either side of the ball after the Yellowjackets’ scrimmage against Palmer on Saturday. Ferris junior quarterback Kobe Lankford scored the Yellowjackets’ only touchdown on a bootleg. “I am extremely disappointed,” Layne said. “We had a great spring, and excellent two […]

Ferris Opens Fall Camp WITH ?s

As the Ferris Yellowjackets opened fall camp this week, with final preparations being made before their September 1 kick-off versus Bonham High School at home, head coach Brandon Layne said there are still some position battles on-going. Quarterback is a toss-up between senior Riley Fagan and junior Kobe Lankford; Fagan standing as the incumbent after […]

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