Smoaky's News & Notes
Eric King resigns at Elysian Fields...
Friday, 1st February 2013 - 1:23PM
Eric King resigned as AD/Head Football Coach at Elysian Fields and informed his team on Thursday morning. King was 23-13 in three years with the Yellowjackets, and Elysian Fields was 11-4 in 2012 and lost to eventual state champion East Bernard in the Class 2-A, Division II semifinals.
King's contract was not renewed in early-2012, and he just felt it was time to move on in the best interest of the kids in the program so they could get used to the new system, "It's been an emotionally draining experience these past several months (since the non-renewal), but it was very tough today talking with my team," King added, "We took over a program that needed a spark and I think my staff found a way to get it done and we've built lifelong relationships with these young men."
When asked about his contract not being renewed several months ago, King said, "It was at times an emotional hell, and these kids needs someone who is getting 100% support from the community."
King has some head coaching options in front of him, and if not a head coaching job he's willing to take a job as a coordinator somewhere for now as well."
Clarksville's Moore commits to Texas Tech
Thursday, 31st January 2013 - 6:01PM
Clarksville High School wide receiver Gary Moore, 6-6, 215, 4.7, has committed to Texas Tech, 26-catches for 471-yards, 10-TD’s, 18.1 average per catch during his senior year.
Daingerfield's Mims commits to Navarro
Sunday, 27th January 2013 - 3:33PM
Daingerfield's multi-dimensional weapon, Edwin Mims, 5-9, 175, 4.4, has given a verbal commitment to Navarro College.
Mims led Daingerfield to the Class 2-A, Division I State Championship Game, losing to Cameron Yoe. He finished his senior season with 54-catches for 883-yds, 8-TD, 144-carries for 975-yds and 9-TD’s, and he passed for 625-yards and 5-TD’s.
John Tyler's Tyus Bowser commits to OSU
Friday, 25th January 2013 - 5:53PM
John Tyler defensive end, Tyus Bowser, 6-3, 230, has committed to Oklahoma State.
Bowser, was recently named the All-Smoaky.com All-East Texas "Defensive Player of the Year."
Bowser finished his senior season with 59-Tackles, 26-Sacks, 2-Caused Fumbles, and he also took some snaps on offense at quarterback.
Bowser joins teammate, Fred Ross as the second commit to Oklahoma State for the Class of 2013. John Tyler has a tremendous history of stars going to Oklahoma State, including current Lions head coach Ricklan Holmes 49ers running back Kendall Hunter, former John Tyler LB Pagitte McGee, and DT Terrance Robinson.
Midway's Jarmon commits to Oregon State
Sunday, 20th January 2013 - 9:39AM
Hunter Jarmon, 6-0, 185, wide receiver for (Waco) Midway High School sent me a text tonight that he had committed to Oregon State University, "I just felt in my gut when I was there in Corvallis, that it was the right place for me, but I thought about it a little longer and I decided to commit to them right now."
Jarmon finished his senior season with 93-catches for 1,470-yards, 8-TD’s, and 199-catches, 3,267-yards, 31-TD’s throughout his high school career.
Jarmon also averaged 43-yards per punt his senior season.
And, when asked if he might be given the option to play baseball to, Jarmon said, "Yes sir."