Smoaky's News & Notes
Temple QB Allen switches to TCU...
Wednesday, 16th January 2013 - 4:14PM
Temple High School quarterback Zach Allen, 6-2 1/2, 185, has switched his commitment from Syracuse to T.C.U.
Allen, who passed for 2,175-yards and 24-TD's and ran for 941-yards and 9-TD's as a senior, visited T.C.U. on Wednesday and committed on Friday night.
Allen told David Smoak, "With the coaching change at Syracuse, I decided to visit T.C.U. and with the uncertainty at Syracuse with the change at head coach and offensive coordinator, and after long talks with my family, I'm excited to be a Horned Frog." Allen continued, "The last week has been very stressful for me and my family, we talked quite a bit about it, I'm definitely relieved. You know, I've remained committed to Syracuse for over six-months and I wouldn't have visited T.C.U. has there not been a coaching change in the first place at Syracuse."
His high school head coach, Mike Spradlin told Smoak, "I think the switch with their coaching staff opened up this opportunity, and T.C.U. was on Zach hard early on in the recruiting process."
Rick Barker leaving New Boston for Fouke, Arkansas
Wednesday, 16th January 2013 - 4:13PM
Rick Barker told David Smoak he is retiring from coaching in Texas and has accepted the job as head football coach at Fouke High School on the east side of Texarkana, "I have 31-years in Texas and this is a unique opportunity for me to retire, and yet continue coaching in Arkansas without moving."
Barker was 68-20 at New Boston, and 56-43 in nine years at Pleasant Grove and had a nice run, "We did a lot of good things at New Boston and obviously I wish we could have done even more, but I loved working at both New Boston and Pleasant Grove around Texarkana."
Barker, who accepted the job at Fouke High School this week, informed his players of his decision on Tuesday morning.
Credit to Smoaky.com member "oldhornet" for having the first news on this on Tuesday morning.
Corsicana Mildred Now Open
Friday, 11th January 2013 - 3:34PM
December 30, 2012 - 05:38 PM
Patrick Harvell will resign as AD/Head Football Coach at Mildred High School in Corsicana and take a job in administration at nearby Mexia High School.
Harvell, who led Mildred to a Class 2-A, Division II State Championship Game appearance will sign a contract during the first week in January.
Harvell was 48-15 in five years as the head football coach at Mildred.
Merry Christmas from Smoaky.com!
Tuesday, 25th December 2012 - 10:59PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS from Smoaky.com! And, from my incredible family, Cindy, Craig, Jennifer and me to yours!
Smoaky.com's gift is you the loyal and passionate membership, ten-years strong, and more growth this year than any year but one.
Thank you and Merry Christmas and enjoy the Holiday Season.
A year ago today...
Monday, 24th December 2012 - 5:12PM
We lost one of the great coaches in Texas High School Football history, John Outlaw of Lufkin.
You will always be remembered, Coach Outlaw.
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