Carter: “(Very) Hot, Very Hot”

“(Very) Hot, Very Hot” Richard Carter “Very hot, very hot” is the line that Anthony Michael-Hall’s geek character in “16 Candles” uses to his quest for Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald). In a very ironic sense, it’s a positive way of thinking that hot can be good. The movie was set in Illinois or Ohio, of…

Week Zero predictions

Next week we’ll start looking at every area game, but this week we’re going to keep it short and sweet. Besides, this is always when it’s difficult to predict a whole lot anyway. So here are the best games involving area games, beginning tonight with the Kickoff Classic: * Holliday at Windthorst — If  Trojans…

3-2A, Class A predictions

Another quick round of district predictions for the upcoming season: 3-2A Div. II 1. Holliday; 2. Henrietta; 3. Nocona; 4. Alvord; 5. City View; 6. Jacksboro Thoughts: Holliday is a pretty good choice for defending its district title, at least for right now. I think Henrietta is a cut above the other four, but we’ll…

Link to Lee Clubb story

Everybody on this website should know who Iowa Park grad Lee Clubb is. Now people who read the Denver Post do too. Check out the link below, which goes to a Denver Post story that recently ran. It’s a lot like the feature Nick Gholson wrote on him last year, except it ties in his chances…

4-4A, 6-3A predictions

I’ve been slacking on my prediction-making thus far, so I’m going to briefly go over how I think our area districts will play out in a couple blogs. This is how I picked in our preview section, which comes out Thursday. It’s pretty dang comprehensive — go pick it up at the store. Anyway, here we go:…

Carter: “Staying the Course”

“Staying the course” Richard Carter I was hanging out with a few musicians the other day in about 103 degree weather waiting for Fall or at least some cooler weather, and one of them commented that people were starting to recognize him and associate him with his band. The reason, I told him, was that…

Best game every week

It’s almost one week away until the 2011 high school football season kicks off. I’ve been doing a lot of compiling schedules and got to thinking: If I had to choose one game to attend every week, what would they be? So I’ve mapped it out and listed some other interesting matchups for every week.…

Can Rangers push Angels over the cliff?

The Texas Rangers have done what they were supposed to lately, winning a series in Oakland to build a four-game lead and then pushing the AL advantage to six with wins over the Angels the past two nights. I think they’re winning this division even if they lose the next two games. I just think…

The word from other scrimmages

On one hand, it’s pretty easy not to read a whole lot into scrimmages. But on the other hand, there’s always a couple at this time of year that sheds some light on what’s to come. Two examples: In Bowie’s first year at 2A, the Jackrabbits crushed Iowa Park something like 5-1. It was a…

Carter: “Clouds”

“Clouds” Richard Carter In a summer where the oppressive heat just doesn’t want to let up, another friend, Brad Davis, was laid to rest earlier this week. Anyone who knew Brad had an amazingly wonderful person as a friend. He always had a kind word. I met him originally at the all-ages music shows and…

Scrimmages coming up

Scrimmages can begin tomorrow (the UIL moved the the start date up by one) and some others will take place on Saturday. Most of the coaches I’ve talked to said they are going on Friday. I’m going to try and get out to one of them, probably Seymour at Henrietta. I’m curious to see how…

If I had to predict…..

Another day closer to the 2011 high school football season. It’s almost two weeks away now, and scrimmages will be coming up on Friday. That means two weeks’ more of blogs before we get down to business. Today’s will be about predicting the area’s leading rushers for this season: RUSHERS Dee Paul, Munday – He had a…

Tidbits from coaches

I’ve talked to most of my high school football coaches that I need to for the 2011 football preview section (on newsstands Aug. 24). Here’s a tidbit from every coach I’ve reached: Munday – Dee Paul’s throwing technique has been altered and it’s letting him throw a better deep ball. Before, he’d kind of twist…

Toughest games on a team’s schedule

I’ve been doing a lot of typing in schedules lately, which lets me look at when some key non-district and district matchups are. Based on what I think, here are the hardest games for each area team followed by a short thought in parenthesis. Archer City – vs. Henrietta; vs. Stamford; vs. Windthorst; vs. Munday…