Carter: Not Summer but Fall

“Not Summer but Fall” Richard Carter I was wrong the entire time I was getting excited about live music in the area for the summer. I should have been excited about this coming fall instead. Live and learn. This last week, the guys from MPEC announced that Willie Nelson, the red headed stranger, will be…

Second set of scrimmages

Here are the second round of scrimmage schedules. As I wrote with the first round, these were taken off each team’s schedules. There’s no telling if times, sites or teams have changed since then. I might make it out to Hirschi-Henrietta after my son’s soccer practice. Other than that, I’ll be hoping to hear about…

Scrimmage recaps

Don’t worry. I haven’t fallen off a cliff or been gunned down by an errant football. Between a short weekend getaway and having to finish up some high school football tasks (like tracking down nearly 40 football correspondents), I’ve been unable to blog about last week’s scrimmages. But as always, I’m bouncing back today with…

Carter: All At Once

Blog081912 All at once… Richard Carter It’s always fun to check out a new area band, especially when it has people in it that you know but not that well. You really don’t know what to expect, and it’s fun to wait around until the band takes the stage and breaks into its first number.…

Some thoughts on preseason AP poll

The preseason Associated Press poll came out Thursday with 25 high school football writers across the state – including our own Andy Newberry – choosing who the best teams are on paper. Preseason polls are kind of like dessert. They don’t bring much to the table (health-wise), but everybody loves and devours them. State champs…

First scrimmage schedules

Scrimmages can begin at the end of this week. Really, it’s the first time you can gauge a team since anybody can look good without pads or defenses that aren’t supposed to tackle. Here is a list of scrimmages gathered from school schedules. Some don’t have times, others I wouldn’t be surprised if the times…

Non-district schedules

Not all non-district schedules are created equally. A lot of the time, there’s not a whole lot coaches can do about it, either. Obviously, if you’re really good, there will be some teams trying to duck you (Windthorst and Throckmorton are playing because of it). And everyone wants to schedule you if you’re close by…

Carter: Nakia

Nakia Richard Carter Last Friday night, if you were lucky enough to have $25, it was possible to see James McMurtry play at the Royal Theatre in downtown Archer City. The show lasted about one hour and a half, and word has it the show was very good. As I recall, the last time that…

New playoff teams in 2012

Today’s blog will center on teams who didn’t make the playoffs last year but very well could in 2012. For some of these schools, maybe they were a little too young last season or just have a lot of guys back. Maybe all they needed were one or two breaks a season ago. For others,…

Playoffs? You kidding me?

I know some readers will give me a Jim Mora-type reaction to today’s blog. “Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?” I mean, practice just started two days ago. But that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about because the playoffs should be a goal for every team these days. That’s because…

Area’s coaching changes for 2012

We’ve got some new coaches for the 2012 high school football season. Some were high-profile changes during the spring/summer like changes at Seymour, Vernon, Holliday and Windthorst. Others slipped a little bit under the radar. Like when I called Gold-Burg and Forestburg last week and discovered their guys weren’t around anymore. If there was one…

Carter: a real nowhere man

“A real nowhere man” Richard Carter Saturday night I walked into the Pub, after watching a two-hour flick on future earth Kate Beckinsale, and I heard what sounded to be the jukebox start with the Beatles tune “Nowhere Man” from “Rubber Soul.” I was unaware that they had put the album on their jukebox. And…

High school football is here

My blog has been dormant for a few months, but we’re coming back starting today for a month of daily blog posts about the Wichita Falls area high school football season. I’m knee-deep in working on previews for our tab section that comes out on Aug. 26 (Sunday before the season – earlier than usual).…