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The Friars fry the Tigers

Texas High drops home opener 24-7

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, news editor
Joseph Rodgers is a student at Texas High whose experiences in the infamous junior year should be featured on the survival show “Man vs Wild.” He checks his grades and his news alerts every half hour due to his always-stay-on-top attitude. His enthusiasm about being the co-news editor has forced him to make a blood covenant...
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...
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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]
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]
Grace McGuire, photographer
Grace McGuire is a junior and the yearbook photo editor for the 2017-2018 school year. It is her first year on the photography staff. During her free time you can catch her laid up on the couch watching Netflix. She also plays soccer for the varsity team. She drives a bright blue lifted jeep that...
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[email protected] 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....
Kaitlyn Gordon, photo editor
Kaitlyn Gordon is an overwhelmed junior at Texas High School who plans to be smiling through the pain of junior year. Kaitlyn probably can’t hear you if you’re talking into her right ear (@ Mr. Smith). She loves photography, computer science, and newspaper; she plans to use these skills to major in computer science in...
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]
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
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...
Alexis Runnels, staff writer, photographer
Alexis Runnels is a junior who enjoys sappy movies and long walks at the beach, probably with a book in her hands. When she isn’t rewatching old romcom movies or taking photos, she is probably listening to music and thinking about the world and the people in it. To this day, she’s still deciding on...
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