Smoaky's News & Notes
Longview's Caraway commits to UL-Monroe
Wednesday, 20th June 2012 - 9:47AM
Longview quarterback Bivins Caraway announced his verbal commitment to UL-Monroe. Caraway, 6-0, 200, 4.7, on Twitter on Wednesday.
Caraway completed 125-233 passes for 2,424-yards and 22-TD's on a 10-5 semifinalist team. Caraway also ran for 6-TD's.
Sam Wells from Frankston to Elkhart
Saturday, 16th June 2012 - 7:00PM
Sam Wells is the new AD/Football Coach at Elkhart High School.
Wells has been the head football coach at Frankston for the last four years, compiling a 23-20 record and two consecutive playoff appearance,
Wells was also the defensive coordinator at Elysian Fields under Ted Patton (now at Rusk) before taking over as head coach at Frankston. He's a graduate of Cayuga High School and Sam Houston State University.
He replaces John Adair, who remains on as the head baseball coach.
Click "more" for the rest of the story and quotes from Coach Wells.
New Boston's Haskins commits to Memphis
Saturday, 16th June 2012 - 6:59PM
New Boston running back Damien Haskins, 5-9, 215, 4.6, has committed to the University of Memphis.
Haskins spent a lot of time behind record-breaking running back Shakeem Jefferson during his junior season, but is expected to be their lead back in 2012. Haskins ran for 1,187-yards and 19-TD's as a junior and averaged 13.6 yards per carry. He's also a straight-A student.
And, on the same day Haskins committed to Memphis, so did Commerce defensive lineman Cortez Crosby, 6-1, 260, 4.78.
Tullis resigns at Como-Pickton High
Wednesday, 30th May 2012 - 8:20PM
Paul Tullis sent an email this morning announcing his resignation as the AD/Head Football Coach at Como-Pickton High School.
Tullis, who was 16-34 in 5-years as the head coach, told David Smoak, "I just wanted to let everyone know that I am resigning from Como-Pickton at the end of this year. I am not locked in on anything yet but pretty sure I am taking the OC job at Dallas Wilson. I have some family issues with my mother in Mesquite I need to take care of and will move to the metroplex next year. I appreciate everyone who has helped me the past 5 years and hope to keep in touch."
Pinckard leaves DeKalb for Callisburg
Thursday, 24th May 2012 - 10:35PM
Ritchie Pinckard has resigned at DeKalb High School to take the job as athletic director and head football coach at Callisburg High School.
Pinckard was 13-8 in two years at DeKalb, including 9-2 in 2011. He was 12-11 in two years at Garrison High School in 2005-2006.