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  1. About every year at this time I post an old article I wrote about playing my last game of varsity football and what a high school football coach meant to me. It's long, but I've always received tremendous feedback from the membership and from high school football coaches throughout Texas. So, here it is... Merry Christmas! Smoaky ===== Dear Coach, I've been fortunate enough to have played the game of football in this state, and yes, before you smirk, many years ago (late-70's) at Universal City Randolph. As a military brat, I played for three high schools in fou
    11 points
  2. Money isn't everything!! He has a system set up, coaches in place where he wants them. He has built a football factory and has total autonomy. Talking to some of his assistants that coach other sports, they are happy being assistants and winning. Carthage is a very nice community to raise a family, a good school district and cost of living is pretty low. All of us should aspire to be in that kind of situation.
    7 points
  3. Little known SDC history fact. @KirtFalconand @RETIREDFAN1 both played in the first Alamo Bowl. They got beat by Santa Anna 42-7.
    7 points
  4. Congratulations to Argyle on a great season and a great performance in the State Championship game! That’s a great team! Well deserved. Congrats to Lindale on a wonderful season that had a lot of people in East Texas rooting for them! Best performance Lindale has ever seen, and the kids and coaches should be very proud.
    7 points
  5. I motion to change menstruate to womenstruate
    6 points
  6. Dumb ### needs to be thrown the book and pay heavily for his actions..... my issue is and maybe its just because I wasn't paying attention but I heard nothing of the suspect being in Winona the night b4 during the chase, it'd been nice for me and my family to be alert and on the lookout, but as I said it could've been me just not paying attention.... skin color plays no part in this crime.... he needs to pay to the fullest extent IMO, our tax dollars shouldn't go towards his lawyers or food or anything, lock him up and throw away the key
    6 points
  7. I'll defer to Anti/LoboFan, but my snap assessment is: Allen: most system experience Grant: most overall talent Tutt: best passing mechanics
    6 points
  8. I think Ryan gets the win. I seriously wonder how Carthage would Match up against both these teams? I know they’re smaller but damn Carthage was really good this year!
    6 points
  9. Not trying to post too much in your guys thread, I know I’m just a small school fan . But I don’t have anybody to follow anymore now that Carthage is done. Not ready to be done with HSFB. So the Lobos are my team for the rest of the year!
    6 points
  10. This is the type of #### that people previously said about Gilmer when Jeff Traylor was there. We would always say that there is no recruiting, but kids do see quality programs and families move to cities with quality programs. It's Texas, football matters. That isn't illegal or recruiting, it is what happens to good programs. South Lake Carrol back in the day, happened all the time there. People moving to Dallas area would move there just because of Football. Let haters hate, but great job Carthage. And when you have the best High School football coach in the state, you can also win with kids
    6 points
  11. 5 points
  12. If only theyd have been this vigilant when Antifa/BLM were burning and killing this summer.....
    5 points
  13. Good question better question- who funded all the riots and protest for BLM?
    5 points
  14. thats one thing I think we'll be able to help with...TexanLive is a good product, we are hoping to help make it great
    5 points
  15. 5 points
  16. I think any program that wins 8 state titles in 13 years deserves at least an "also receiving votes" when it comes to top 25 teams in the country. Any debate about what they could or couldn't do in other classifications is academic. You don't win 8 rings with luck. Carthage deserves the hype.
    5 points
  17. Completely agree...if Longview starts the right QB, which means the most talented and best skills, then they have a shot to make a lot of noise next year. I really don't care what last name the QB has at this point, just let the best one start regardless of age/grade...
    5 points
  18. I don't won't to take anything away from any team . Its tough to win state at any level. For the most part, the playing deck has been evened out more with the split classes, except for 6a. A school with 2200 playing schools with 4000 kids is crazy. The landscape has changed. It used to be that the rural 5a/6a schools (JT, LV, LP, Midland, Odessa, Killeen etc) and inner city 5a/6a schools (Carter, Yates, Skyline, Kimball, Ike) had all the talent. Pretty much everything is in the burbs now, and the demographics are changing in the inner city and rural areas. At the same time, at the
    5 points
  19. To anyone who don't like King, you should have lived through the late 70s, 80, and 90s. It was a huge season if we made the third round. FACT Most of the time it was one or two and done. GO LOBOS the future is bright.
    5 points
  20. I hope Ohio State goes down in a flaming bag of poo. They did not earn that spot IMO. They are at the mercy of their conference and got bailed out by the NCAA financial support team and ESPN. Notre Dame lost 1 game to the best team in their conference in the Conference Championship game against the team they beat earlier in the season. A&M lost 1 game to the best team in the SEC, but they also don't have a win over that same team like Notre Dame. That is where I see the logic behind putting them in over A&M. But the B10 and PAC12 can kick rocks and drink pee. They had no reason
    5 points
  21. T'was 2 sleeps before Christmas, and all through the town, people wore masks, that covered their frown. The frown had begun way back in the spring when a global pandemic changed everything. They called it corona, but unlike the beer, It didn’t bring good times, it didn’t bring cheer. Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned. Borders were closed across air, sea, and land. As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve, the economy halted, and folks lost their nerve. From March to July we rode the first wave, people stayed home, they tried to behave. When summer emerged the lockdown
    5 points
  22. Did you power Doc and Marty McFly? If you start alternative timelines go to 2006 and prevent Surratt from going to Carthage. The state needs you TCu44 . Also please prevent sleepy joe from getting into the White House. Thanks for your efforts we greatly appreciate this.
    5 points
  23. My initial thought is simple. Welp....lol Look, no other way to put it...Ryan has been playing like a top 4-5 team in TX all year regardless of classification. Ryan has talent all over the damn field. Longview fans actually got to see them Wk 1 because they smoked Martin the game before ours at AT&T. So many of us should know what to expect. Everyone already knows about the 5* Texas commit monster WR/DE Ja'Tavion Sanders but man, it goes far beyond that and he's only a piece of the puzzle. You look at the totality of their offense, WR/CB Billy Bowman may be the most danger
    5 points
  24. Congratulations Argyle on your state championship. Congratulations Lindale on a great season. I believe Lindale can build on this and try again next year.
    5 points
  25. Gonna have to call on this OP-ED. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm According to the CDC website--7070 deaths were recorded over the past year (2/1/2020--12/16/2020) for the ages 25-44--not the 16,000 they claim. Are they more deaths among that age group this year--possibly--but it isn't because of Covid 19--These guys are just using scare tactics to keep those who won't investigate for themselves. For this Barry gets
    5 points
  26. BTW(by the way), while we are all here and it's 2020 for the non "moral victories" crusaders out there. Yes there are such things I know for a fact because I awarded myself a nice trophy just yesterday. I am proud to say to this point of the 2020 season them JASPER DAWGS gave Carthage their closest game and scored more than any other team. (lol including the one who whipped our rear ends in the very first round) Pathetic, trivial, whatever ya want to call it yes it probably is (lol) But it's my and I like it!! C-DAWGS I wish yall nothing but the best! take care! I see
    5 points
  27. Per UIL rules, kids are not allowed to transfer schools for athletic purposes. Briles didn't get any transfers. That just doesn't happen in Texas.
    5 points
  28. East Texas should be proud of both programs. They are the best in 4a division 2. I know only one will be crowned state champs. I respect both programs but my pick is Carthage over Gilmer 44-28. The best of luck and prayer for safe travels injury free. In my moral book, they are both championship programs.
    5 points
  29. Winning the NFC Least is just like being the toughest kid in your ballet class.....like being the coolest kid at chess club........like catching a 20-pound carp.
    4 points
  30. I know the people in my circle are in their kids life. Some have both parents in the same home some don't. It was a blanket statement made, trying to down blacks. Like I said, this is pointless to explain at this point. Obviously you don't see it as racist and I'm not going to waste breathe to explain. Most in here say things that they wouldn't say in real life. It is what it is. Hope all is well your way.
    4 points
  31. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
    4 points
  32. Shocker. Easy to do when you don't have to follow the rules. If I lived in Ga I wouldn't have even bothered to go vote for the runoff. Pointless when the other side can cheat at will. We're about to find out what living in a banana republic is like, cause we're living in one now.
    4 points
  33. Probably the same day that teachers in public schools who waste their days posting nonsense on smoaky instead of teaching get their certificates yanked.
    4 points
  34. I want to give a shout out to out Defensive Coordinator, John Berry today and this season overall. Brother, you done a phenomenal job and I seen the difference in your playcalling from the last time you were here. Keep up the good work.
    4 points
  35. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! University of Oklahoma what are you guys waiting on!!!!!!!????
    4 points
  36. No where in his life has President Trump every shown Christian values.
    4 points
  37. Before I make my prediction, I need to know: which team doesn't want to be here?
    4 points
  38. And what a season for Lindale. Who would’ve thought at the beginning of the season yall would be playing in the state title game. Hell of a run. Hold your heads high. Nothing to be ashamed of in this game. Y’all had literally the best season in y’all’s history. Use this as momentum for next year. Keep building! All of East Texas was rooting for you guys. Just wasn’t y’all’s night tonight. Great season!
    4 points
  39. Momentum turned when Gilmer kicked it deep. If they could have recovered 6 or 7 more on-side kicks they’d be right in this thing.
    4 points
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