Smoaky's News & Notes
Utah State QB Earl Campbell Award POW
Monday, 9th September 2013 - 8:48PM
TYLER, Texas – Utah State Quarterback Chuckie Keeton has been named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the second week of the college football season.
The Mountain West conference 6-2, 200-pound quarterback had an outstanding performance in Utah State’s 52-20 victory over Air Force. Keeton tied his own school record with five touchdown passes in handing Air Force its worst home loss since 2005.
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Pine Tree suspends AD/FB Coach Derek Fitzhenry.
Friday, 6th September 2013 - 4:09PM
***Latest Statement from Pine Tree I.S.D. Included:
Pine Tree AD/Football Coach Derek Fitzhenry has been suspended for an alleged shoving incident with a student trainer.
No details yet on the length of suspension or the next step in this process.
I was told by an assistant coach on staff that Fitzhenry has been suspended and not fired. Another assistant told Smoaky.com, "we're about to have a staff meeting and make decisions on what we do for this week, but other than that, I can't comment."
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East and Central Texas Week 1 Schedule
Sunday, 1st September 2013 - 9:02PM
Here's the schedule for Week 1 for both East and Central Texas from Thursday, September 5th through Saturday, September 7th.
East and Central Texas Week 1 H.S. Football Schedule.
Oakwood Basketball Star commits to Baylor...
Tuesday, 27th August 2013 - 8:03PM
Damiyne Durham, a 6-5, 195, guard from Oakwood High School has given a verbal commitment to play basketball at Baylor University.
Durham also had offers from Memphis, Michigan, Marquette, DePaul, Texas, Texas A&M, Kansas State and Auburn, among others.
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Newton's Shorter commits to Texas
Wednesday, 21st August 2013 - 4:35AM
Newton RB Kevin Shorter, 6'0 - 186 lbs, has verbally committed to the University of Texas. He held offers from some of the top programs in the country including Texas A&M, Arkansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Florida State.
He enters his senior season third in school history in both total rushing yards (2,960) and rushing touchdowns (43).
Shorter chose the Longhorns over a final three that also included the Aggies and Razorbacks. He joins Jasper OL Terrell Cuney and Longview WR Dorian Leonard as 2014 East Texas players committed to UT.