Thoughts on the games I attended

I went to the TRN Kickoff Classic on Thursday night to watch WFHS take down Burkburnett. I wasn’t working, but I was up in the pressbox taking the game in. Then I covered Holliday-Windthorst on Friday. Another blog is coming soon about all the weekend events, but here is what I witnessed with my own…

Nothing dumb about the Hotter’N Hell

There was a nasty rumor going around this summer that I had called the Hotter’N Hell the Dumber than Do-Do. Not true. My language was a bit stronger. I wasn’t misquoted, but what I did say was taken out of context. If you haven’t read my explanation, go back and check out my June 21…

Some quick predictions

A few quick big games this week and who I think will win. I promise next week we’ll have a full slate of predictions. But for now, the games I think are the biggest. Rider at Abilene Cooper – I’m going to go with Cooper on this one. It’s a tough road game for the…

Class A district predictions

The last of the district predictions has us looking at the area Class A races. The main two districts are 4-A Div. I and 8-A Div. II, and if you ask me, those both should be pretty competitive. Here’s how I voted for the football preview section: 4-A Div. I 1. Albany — Pretty much…

Are you ready for some football?

High school football season officially opens tonight. Life is good. I fell in love with high school football back in 1955. I was only 8 years old. And it was more than just a game to me. It was the autumn that followed by parents’ divorce. My life had been torn apart. I escaped the…

District 3-2A Div. II predictions

The season kicks off tomorrow, and we’re wrapping up the daily preseason blogs here in the month of August. Hope you’ve found at least some of them enjoyable and informative. Today we’re going to examine District 3-2A Div. II and Thursday we’re going to look at the Class A districts. Here’s how I picked it…

Kickoff Classic is at 7 p.m.

Just wanted everyone to know the TRN Kickoff Classic between WFHS and Burkburnett is at 7 p.m. — not 7:30 p.m. It was wrong in our tab section today — I guess we moved up the start time than in past years, but I know some of the coaches didn’t know it was earlier and…

A $5,000 evening at the symphony? No thanks

I didn’t go to my 10th high school reunion, conveniently missed the 25th and skipped out on any of the other ones that might have taken place since then. Of course, I never received an invitation to any of them, but that is understandable. I have lived in Hooterville Falls most  all my life. My…

6-3A predictions

Time to look at some 3A high school football action as we count down the days until the season starts. And remember, “Sack Zach” is up and running. The website relaunches tomorrow but you can still go in and start selecting this week’s games for “Sack Zach” today. Here’s how I voted for the 6-3A…

Danny Hodge — our Thursday night hero

It might not mean much to you or to anybody else — but when my cell phone rang on Monday and the caller-ID read “Danny Hodge,” I got pretty excited. Now realized this is coming from a guy who has interviewed a whole lot of big-time sports stars over the years. O.J. and Tiger. Hank…

4-4A predictions

There are four more days until the high school football season starts, so we’re going to spend these next four days looking at my district predictions. My predictions are going to be exactly how I voted in the TRN football preview section that hits newsstands on Wednesday. By the way, everyone should check it out.…

What Pigskin Prep predicts

Texasfootballratings.com finally came out with their preseason package, predicting how every team will finish and how the playoffs will play out. Obviously, this has to be taken with a grain of salt. But it’s fun to look at. So here’s how every area team is predicted to fare in the playoffs. After that, I’ll share…

It’s not cool for a boy to like the first day of school

It’s just not cool for little boys to like the first day of school. It just goes against boys are all about. Swimming. Baseball. Hanging with your buddies. Sleeping late. Family vacations. The start of school means the end of all things fun. Reading, Riting and Rithmetic take their place. Goodbye pizza. Hello cafeteria food.…

Couple football tidbits

Will blog real soon on thoughts of Pigskin’s Preps predictions, but for now, here’s a couple random little nuggets: * Devontay Chaffin is back on the WFHS team. He caught a long touchdown pass in Friday night’s scrimmage on the very first play. * WFHS played Saginaw Boswell in last year’s TRN Kickoff Classic. This…

A couple QB battles decided

Well, scrimmages are now over with, and there’s less than one week until the season starts. And a couple quarterback battles have been decided. In Holliday, the Eagles will enter the season with not one but two Jacobs — senior Jacob Hardin and sophomore Jacob Cole will split time. Coach Wolf said both bring different things to…

‘Love your neighbor’ even if they’re Muslims

To some Americans, the plan to put a mosque and Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero would be like opening a Japanese restaurant at Pearl Harbor. Hey, I like my teriyaki, but can’t I eat it in another zip code? I also believe in religious freedom, but can’t you pray to Allah over…