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  1. I have no ideal what their pay structures will be; however, the AD was also serving as HS assistant principal so I wouldn't be surprised if AD would just be one of his admin duties. Schools are facing a tenuous financial future from the fallout of COVID-19 and loss of oil/gas revenues. This seems like a prudent move for the times ahead.
  2. I'm not aware of any local ties. The school news release just mentioned that he was at Heritage for 6 seasons.
  3. I'm amazed how a subscription to a sports forum automatically qualifies everyone to know more about a pathogen that the world's leading immunologists admit they still have not fully figured out. I certainly don't have a crystal ball to forecast if high school sports return in any form next year. My only hope is this: If they do, and the threat of COVID-19 remains high, I'd like to see the UIL loosen restrictions on live streaming of events. I love watching HS sports, but I'm in that most vulnerable group and I'm not willing to risk a horrible death anchored to a ventilator to pack into a stadium or gym. Oddly enough, that shouldn't affect soccer matches, where it's easy to practice social distancing (from a spectator viewpoint) in near-empty football stadiums. No knock on soccer, but I speak from personal experience. That's the last HS spectator sport that I saw in person (back on March 6) and I felt totally safe.
  4. Midlothian Heritage OC Cooper Crowell is the new head football coach. Interim AD Kendal Kirk becomes full-time AD.
  5. The 2019-20 school year was officially over when state testing was waived. Districts will pretend to transition to online learning but the digital divide will make that impossible to enforce. I don't see anything approaching a normal graduation ceremony this year. We're all hoping for miracles, but for now, miracle thinking could be a return to normalcy in time to stage a 2020 football season which, if my math is correct, is on the clock as 133 days away.
  6. North Lamar beat Pittsburg, 37-30, to decide the No. 4 seed from District 15. In other play-in and warmup games Friday: Canton 57, Van 56 (2 OT) ... Nos. 1 & 2 seeds from District 14 Quinlan Ford 60, Sunnyvale 35 ... Quinlan Ford 44, Community 37 ... Nos. 3-4 seeds from District 13 (Note: Ford elected to take the No. 4 seed, and Community-Sunnyvale will play tonight to decide the No. 3) Warmup game: Paris 62, Carthage 46 Warmup game: Van Alstyne def. Liberty-Eylau Warmup game: Krum 56, Crandall 45 Warmup game: Commerce 49, Chapel Hill 43 Here are the two Class 4A Region 2 East Texas brackets for the playoff ride to the regional tournament in Commerce. Paris will be trying for its 5th trip to regionals over the past 6 seasons. The survivor of the first bracket probably will meet Carter in the semifinals, while the second bracket would get Faith Family in the other semi. Save travels to everyone.
  7. Thanks. I appreciate that.
  8. Bi-district matchups: Paris vs. Tyler Cumberland, Tuesday 7 pm @ Sulphur Springs Liberty-Eylau vs. Kilgore, Tuesday 7:30 pm @ Hallsville Pleasant Grove vs. Chapel Hill Tuesday 7 pm @ Marshall Pittsburg/North Lamar winner vs. Henderson Paris' path to regionals appears to include the loser of Van-Canton in the area round, and Henderson in the quarterfinals. Henderson came on strong to win District 16 (11-1). L-E and PG are in the other quarterfinal bracket. To get to Commerce one of the Texarkana schools will have to survive a field that includes District 13 champion Crandall and the winner of Van-Canton.
  9. OK, so to wrap this topic up... Tuesday's scores: Paris 66, North Lamar 40 Liberty-Eylau 70, Pleasant Grove 58 Final Boys standings: Paris 8-0 Liberty-Eylau 6-2 Pleasant Grove 4-4 (tie) North Lamar 1-7 & Pittsburg 1-7 NL & Pitt have a play-in game Friday at Rivercrest. Winner advances to bi-district vs. District 16 champion Henderson. PG plays runnerup Chapel Hill in first round. Kilgore & Tyler Cumberland tied for 3rd in District 16 and will have a play-in game. Paris gets the loser in bi-district, winner of NL-Pitt gets the winner.
  10. None of the other Lamar County school districts were formed by "breaking away" from Paris ISD, which originated as a City of Paris school system back in 1884. The other districts have resulted from consolidation of smaller county schools plus PISD's decision long ago not to expand its base into serving those areas by pursuing annexation. We focus on the athletic side of school systems here on this forum, and I understand the political implications of "smaller is better" where school government is concerned. But the big disadvantage to having multiple independent districts in such a small area (overall population of Lamar County is around 50,000), is the inability to offer a variety of solid educational career tracks that are now mandated by the state of Texas. Education has advanced far past the 3 R's plus ag, homemaking, and woodshop. I wish there were more cooperation among the various schools towards that goal, but that seems unlikely. But, back to the original question of this post: Will NL ever be competitive again in football? I don't know, but I do suspect it will take time. Passing the new bond would be a big first step.
  11. Just wondering if the upcoming bond election had any effect on this decision? It may have been coming regardless. I don't know.
  12. Don't know any specifics, but I would suppose he didn't take the contract non-renewal very well. He's still under contract for another year.
  13. Another update: Emeyabbi has been placed on administrative leave as reported just now by The Paris News (note: The Paris News access is normally by subscription, but they appear to have made this article free) http://theparisnews.com/article_8a947646-4e8a-11ea-899c-f7f26dc7a419.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
  14. I believe that all NLISD facilities (administrative, HS, MS, elementary, stadium) are within Paris city limits with the exception of one elementary located in Powderly (about 10 miles north).
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