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The Friars fry the Tigers

Texas High drops home opener 24-7

Photo by Angela Valle
Bishop Lynch's Jarek Broussard rounds the corner against the Tigers on Sept. 1, 2017 at Grimm Stadium in Texarkana, Texas. The Friars capitalized on numerous Texas High turnovers to defeat the Tigers 24-7.

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The Texas High Tigers faced off against the Bishop Lynch Friars tonight at Grim Stadium in Texarkana. The game ended with a 24-7 victory for the Friars.

After a series of failed offensive plays and multiple interceptions from both teams, the Tigers quarterback No. 1 Coltin Clack makes a pass to wide receiver No. 4 Vonderick Stanley for a 46-yard touchdown, making the score 7-0 Texas High.

With one minute left in the first quarter, the Friars made a 49-yard touchdown play, leaving the score tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.

A Tigers punt from the 35-yard line started the second quarter and resulted with a return to the 11-yard line by the Friar’s Michael Parsons. A sack of the Friars quarterback put them back to the 15-yard line, but the Friars bounced back by completing a 15-yard pass that resulted in a touchdown which made the score 14-7 Bishop Lynch with 9 minutes and 25 seconds left in the half.

Turnovers plagued an otherwise uneventful beginning of the second quarter. The Friars won the turnover battle which gained them 14 unanswered points going into halftime with Bishop Lynch leading 21-7.

“It was our first friday night out there and still have to learn some about ourselves,” Texas High Athletic Director Gerry Stanford said. “We were playing the returning state champions and they obviously have a good ball club.”

After a series of penalties, sacks and turnovers the third quarter didn’t amount to much scoring, but the Friars did get a field goal making the score 24-7 Bishop Lynch.

“I think our defense played extraordinary and I told them that after the game,” Bishop Lynch Head Coach Shawn Halloran said. “We need to do some work on our offense but our playmakers made plays when they needed to but our defense was definitely the highlight of our game tonight.”

The last quarter was full of many close calls for scoring for both teams and a failed field goal attempt by the Friars, but no scoring happened and the game ended with a score of 24-7 Bishop Lynch.

“Next week we are just going to come back and go to work,” Stanford said. “We are going to work hard for next week’s game. That’s all you can do.”

The Tigers will travel to crosstown rival Arkansas High next Friday Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

 

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Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

Joseph Rodgers is a senior at Texas High School who, for some reason, enjoys not having any free time and basically lives at the school. As the other online editor in chief in the “Dream Team” with Victoria Van, he checks Google Analytics every five minutes, comments on every Trello card on the board, and adds smiley faces to the end of every sentence to ensure he maintains his position of being the “good cop” of newspaper. He looks forward to the prospects of newspaper this year, but admits that there will be major challenges to face as well. Outside of Newspaper, you will find him giving a lecture on Russia’s stance on nuclear proliferation in his Model United Nations club, studying for one of his six AP classes, or completing a portion of the plethora of I-have-to-do-this college applications and scholarships. Currently, he is interested in studying engineering or business in college and then going into the aerospace, medical, business or technology industries. When you see him, give him an encouraging phrase, and that may just be what gets him through the day — or the long night.

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Alyssa Higgins, photographer staff writer

Alyssa Higgins is a junior at Texas High and loves to watch Netflix every chance she gets. She is in love with Beyonce and aspires to be her one day (#QueenBee.) “A diva is a female version of a hustler,” Beyonce says, and this is the quote that she lives by. She is also a sassy photographer and in track as a thrower. Now that she is in newspaper, she’s recently realized that she no longer has free time. [email protected]

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Anna Kate Jordan, photographer

Anna Kate Jordan (also goes by AK) is a senior first year photographer. She is usually in a good mood so if you see her mad something is probably wrong, and you might want to watch yourself. Oh and she also has a basketball game tomorrow. [email protected]

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Auryeal Parker, photographer

Auryeal Parker is a senior photographer. She knows Russian, sign language and English. Beyonce once said, “the most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence,” and she has plenty of confidence. When she is not taking pictures she is sleeping; when she is not sleeping she is taking pictures. [email protected]

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Grace McGuire, yearbook photo editor

Grace McGuire is a senior and the yearbook photo editor for the 2018-2019 school year. It is her second year on the photography staff. During her free time you can catch her laid up on the couch watching Netflix or out adventuring Texarkana. She also plays soccer for the varsity team her at Texas High. She drives a bright blue lifted jeep that is hard to miss. She is not even a newspooper, but they like her some much that she was asked to write this bio.

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Holland Rainwater, photographer

Holland Rainwater (also known as flower child or sunshine hippie) is a senior at Texas High School. She loves fashion, sunrises and burritos. She just so happens to be a second-year staff photographer, first-year staff writer, online photo editor, member of the social media staff, and proud member of Quill and Scroll. Although these responsibilities are cause for 90 percent of the stress in her life, she wouldn’t imagine spending senior year any other way.

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Laurel Wakefield, Sports Editor

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Laurel Wakefield is #blessed that she is finally an upperclassman. She can now say “haha freshman” without being judged. She wants to fleek at being one of the sports editors. She is super excited to be a junior because loves staying up late with her head in a book, stressing about an upcoming quiz. If you ever see her in the hall, don’t be afraid to give her a hug– she more than likely needs/wants one.

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Kaitlyn Gordon, print photo editor

Kaitlyn Gordon is a senior at Texas High School and probably the only senior who is nowhere near ready to graduate. She is the print newspaper photo editor, editor in chief of THS Student Media’s social media staff, a staff writer, and a staff photographer. Kaitlyn plans to attend college after graduating high school and major in something involving computer science, graphics and photography. She believes that nothing she’s achieved or will achieve during her time in THS Publications could’ve been accomplished without her advisers, editors and peers and thanks them for all they’ve done for her.

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Angela Valle, photographer

Angela Valle is a senior and second-year photographer. You can usually find her in Smith’s on her computer next to Redneck Kift. Also on Oct. 3, she’s going to Disney World, so if you want to come on down, come on down. [email protected]

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Dawson Kelley, photographer

Dawson Kelley (also referred to as D.Kelley because that’s so much easier to say than Dawson I guess), is a second year photographer that still has no grasp on reality and knows nothing of the outside world, also he has no idea how he got here or what to do after high school. dawsonkelleytigertimesonline.com

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Racheal Sizemore, photographer

Racheal Sizemore is a senior at Texas High and a captain of the Tigershark swim team. This is her second year of being involved in photography. Whenever she is not at school or swim practice, she is at home eating and watching the Star Wars trilogy. She is very indecisive and does not know what else to write about her life. [email protected]

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Alexis Runnels, photo assignment editor

Alexis is currently having her midlife crisis during her senior year of high school. This is her second year of photography, and she is currently the photo assignments editor. Alexis loves to spend her free time watching Netflix and spending all her money she earns from her job at Plato’s Closet on junk food. She plans on being a pediatric dental hygienist (for now) and completing her studies in Little Rock, Arkansas. Despite her friendly appearance, she is definitely the most awkward human being at Texas High School.

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