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About RandyJohnson

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    SmoakHouse Staff - Color Guy/ 2015 SDC Hall of Fame Member
  • Birthday 01/08/1964

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    Hometown: Longview,TX -Longview High School-1982.
    (4th Generation Longview family history on Mom's side- *Akin*)...1889 - current

    College: THE University of Texas @Austin-1988 (BA) - Double Major-Economics & Political Science.

    Broadcaster: HS Football - KTBB AM600- Color Analyst of Tyler Lee Football (1996-2008). *13 years*

    99.3 TALKFM-Play-By-Play-Whitehouse HS (2009-2010). *2 years*

    Net Webcast - Longview HS Baseball (2012 - 2014...www.meridix.com & www.lobobaseball.com) *3 years*

    ICBLive Sports/ KCEB-MeTV: Play-By-Play.HS Football: (2013-2015) *3 years*

    Pine Tree Pirate HS Football on YouTube...(2019-current)

    *22nd year of broadcast experience*
    13 years "Color" & 9 years 'P-B-P"

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  1. The Pine Tree Pirates have revamped their entire non-district schedule. All three prior Class 4A opponents (Liberty Eylau, Lindale & Kilgore) have obviously had to be released. Three Class 5A schools have been added. Two Class 5A D-II's in Princeton and Crandall as well a class 5A D-I Wylie East are now on the Pirates schedule. I'll forward any further information if any changes are needed. RJ
  2. Here's the Pine Tree Pirates "revised" 2020 Football Schedule : 9/18... vs. John Tyler (scrimmage) 9/25...vs. Princeton 10/[email protected] Crandall 10/9...BYE 10/[email protected] Wylie East 10/[email protected] Marshall * 10/30...vs. Nacogdoches* 11/6...vs. Jacksonville* 11/[email protected] Texas High* 11/20...vs. Whitehouse* 11/[email protected] Mt. Pleasant* 12/4...vs. Hallsville* *....Denotes District 9-5A D-II games. Jacksonville is Homecoming. I'll update any further possible changes if needed. RJ
  3. Pine Tree returns 8 offensive and 8 defensive starters back along the District Champion JV added to the mix. THE key for the Pirates is IF they can improve on defense ? QB DJ Freeman is almost certainly the Pre-Season favorite for District MVP or argueably one of the leading candidates. I'd have to say PT should be considered the dark horse to contend with Marshall and Texas High. RJ
  4. Congratulations to my great longtime friends ! The Smoak's will definitely lend instant credibility to SicEm365 Radio !! R.J.
  5. The author (Andrea Widburg) of the "American Thinker" article (posted here-in) is clearly not very "up-to-date" that practically every product manufacturer in this country doesn't simply allow "disgruntled ex-employees" on the premises because of workplace violence. In other words, they have security measures in place such as " security guarded gates" and company issued ID cards, etc. This killer was STILL an "active" employee as numerous other media outlets have mentioned The article is on the mark otherwise, however Ms. Widburg either received incorrect information OR is simply ignorant/out of touch with this reality !
  6. Here's the Pine Tree Pirates 2020 Football Schedule... 8/[email protected] Liberty-Eylau 9/[email protected] Lindale 9/11...vs. Kilgore 9/18...BYE 9/[email protected] Marshall * 10/2...vs. Nacogdoches* 10/9...vs. Jacksonville* 10/[email protected] Texas High* 10/23...vs. Whitehouse* 10/[email protected] Mt. Pleasant* 11/6...vs. Hallsville* *...Denotes 9-5A D-II District games. Also...the Liberty-Eylau game will be the "KYKX Game of the Week" in Texarkana on Thursday August 27,2020. Jacksonville is HC. I'll give my predictions sometime this Spring. R.J.
  7. FWIW...Y.A. Tittle was born in October 1926. So he clearly didn't play football for Marshall until the early 1940's. Nice article and find on that Marshall dynasty !
  8. Not going to be Huffstickler. His next move will be out of teaching & coaching all together...just going by what he told me last fall guys. (ie. retirement from this profession). R.J.
  9. Pine Tree will return 8 Offensive and 8 Defensive starters and an Undefeated JV (in District play) for the upcoming 2020 Season. They do lose TWO stud WR's (not 3) in Sparkman and Adams with only one OL to graduation (J. Key). They'll be "loaded" by their standards and certainly within their own football history. The QB (Freeman) passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for another 1,000 yards during the 2019 season...he returns. Their RB (Sheffield) also returns with his 1,000 yard plus 2019 season. The Defense will be the key to the 2020 success (or failure) but with 8 starters and a very good JV Defense on the way it's rather easy to see that the Pirates will definitely be a play-off calibur team in 2020. Furthermore, I think Coach Lane remains at PT with the future bright and what he along with his Staff are building. R.J.
  10. Coach Lane isn't leaving Pine Tree...in my ever so humble opinion. He's in the midst of building something there as some real football talent is finally blooming in Old Greggton (West Longview). I'd be mildly surprised if he did (as he seems to be a man of his word) BUT then again who could blame him IF he's the one picked ? That is all ! R.J.
  11. That was in December 2016...three years ago. Not really sure how pertinent that would be today because we all know that "most" coaches are upwardly mobile, enjoy a challenge and have aspirations to earn more $$$. Time will tell...
  12. That would be Shane Anderson. He was an Assistant at Lee some 8 or so years back. He then was the DC at Waco Midway before moving on to Connally the past five years where he's had success especially the last two years going at 8-4 in 2018 then 12-1 this year. Interestingly enough he's a graduate of Connally High ! It obvious there's the TISD connection but would he leave his Alma Mater to come back as the Head Coach this time ? IF he's the "front-runner" according to "Tiger7" then TISD may already have their pick !?! We shall see.
  13. Long left TISD in January 2011 then Rush followed after that next season in 2011. Long had the Head Coaching position to fill at Oak Ridge High School at that time. Rush interviewed and was then hired for the 2012 season. CLEARLY, it wasn't about working at JT any longer even with it's success and what was coming on it's plate BUT rather about whom Rush wanted to work for and with ! The AD at TISD wasn't who he wanted to work for...it wasn't anything against the John Tyler Lions !
  14. NOTE: The last sentence in my post was CLEARLY the reason for him leaving !! "Most times it's not about the JOB but the people you work for and with" ! That obviously went right past you !
  15. Coach Berry is actually from the Pat Collins Coaching Tree ! Collins brought BOTH Berry and King with him to Longview when he arrived in 2000. King was handed the "keys" to the Lobo kingdom while Berry was also an Assistant at Longview. In other words, the two were essentially equals on the Collins staff but that all changed in 2004. Ultimately, Berry would leave Longview with Coach Jerrod Baugh when Baugh was hired as the Gladewater Head Coach after the 2009 season where there were some issues on that Longview staff...primarily between King and Berry. Baugh would then take a number of LISD Coaches with him to Gladewater when he was hired there after that season. Berry was then elevated to AD/Head Coach in 2014 after Baugh was dismissed for an "off field" transgression. Anyways...Coach Berry would be a really strong candidate for the Lee job and should definitely be considered. Of course, that's IF he chose to apply at TISD.
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