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  1. 55 minutes ago, cowboyandchrist said:

    Got to clean up INT. Hard to overcome turnovers and dropped passes against good football teams. 

    You hit the nail on the head. Assuming the injury bug is over, these are the things that are most concerning. If one or both happen against the wrong team (e.g., Pleasant Grove), there could be an unhappy ending.

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  2. 57 minutes ago, Hookemhorns88 said:

    As an outsider I remember many of the names mentioned here. I also remember a Johnny Ballous or something like that. Does he sit somewhere amongst these for Carthage?

    Yes, Johnny Balous was yet another great RB who played under Sleepy Reynolds. He played junior college football (Navarro, I think) and then at Oklahoma, where he was a linebacker.

    Kris Briggs also belongs on this list. After playing for Sleepy Reynolds at CHS, he went to SMU, where he gained more than 2,000 yards over his 4-year collegiate career.

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  3. 7 hours ago, cowboyandchrist said:


    I don’t think I could name them all. 
    Dwight Smith number 1

    I will let other Dawg posters add to the list but I will at Courtney because of the 2019 and 2000 O lines. Courtney was guaranteed to get positive yards and never injured. 

    There were many outstanding RBs under Sleepy Reynolds.

    George Johns in the late 70s was certainly among the best, if not at the top of the list. He was named 1st team All-State in his senior year. 

    A few years later, Roscoe Tatum was a standout. In addition to playing football at TCU, he was a member of two NCAA championship sprint relay teams at TCU.

    Under Coach Surratt, Keaontay Ingram certainly deserves a mention. He was on two state championship teams at Carthage. After playing at both UT and Southern Cal, he is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Got a few carries for them last week in their win over America’s Team.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, BevBrownJr said:

    Revised for clarification: Due to questions about the jump in his ACT scores, Carthage’s Dwight Smith wasn’t cleared to play at TCU in time to play in his freshman year.  The following spring, he was the star of the spring game. Those who were there said he (as a freshman) looked like a man among boys. Unfortunately, he injured his knee -at the end of that game, I believe - and never played a game at TCU.



  5. 23 hours ago, Eagle8 said:

    Size, vision, power, elusiveness, speed, initial burst.......Dude was a problem for any defense. Man among boys. Wish he woulda worked out.....he was meant for Sundays. Not sure what happened to him but he was incredible. 

    Due to questions about the jump in his ACT scores, he wasn’t cleared to play at TCU in time to play in his freshman year.  The following spring, he was the star of the spring game. Those who were there said he (as a freshman) looked like a man among boys. Unfortunately, he injured his knee -at the end of that game, I believe- and never played a game at TCU.


  6. 14 hours ago, Lion7000 said:

    Heard he was spotting them four touchdowns and Carthage wasn’t allowed  to score until after halftime.

    No, you’re confused. This was the deal that he was prepared to offer Henderson if they had answered any of his phone calls. 😂

  7. 2 hours ago, ANTI said:

    Killing it at Georgia Tech currently. Leads the ACC in passing. Glad he got out of that mess in College Station.

    Haynes is the goat.

    After him, I'd go Aaron Johnson, Joel Armstrong, Bivins Caraway and Pete Robertson in that order.

    How about James Street in the 60s (starting QB for the national champion Texas  Longhorns under Darrell Royal) or Jeb Blount in the early 70s (played at Tulsa and in the NFL)?

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  8. 5 hours ago, cowboyandchrist said:

    Ky Horton

    two undefeated seasons and two state Championships for Carthage. 

    Could also make arguments for David East in the early 60s (started at Tulane, the same school Kai Horton now plays for), Audrey McMillian in the late 70s (QB & DB at UH, All-Pro DB for Houston Oilers & Minnesota Vikings), Joey Blissett in 90 & 91 (24-2 at CHS), Anthony Morgan in 2008-2010 (started on 3 state championship teams, was QB on 2 of them), Blake Bogenschutz in 2011-2013 (3-year starter, one year for a state-semifinalist and one year for a state champion, was a starter and team captain at UTSA as a redshirt freshman before having to give up the sport due to concussions), and Connor Cuff, last year’s star (currently playing baseball for the Ragin’ Cajuns in Lafayette, LA).

  9. 2 hours ago, cowboyandchrist said:

    You could be right but I think is more about the three tackling machines missing from last year. Kobata, Dontae, and can’t remember the other. 
    Last year the D line made it possible for them to shoot the gaps. 
    This years linebackers are getting better and by the playoffs they will be season vets. 

    The two starting outside linebackers are both sophomores, so they indeed can be expected to get better and better. And both have good size.

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  10. 53 minutes ago, cotton84 said:

    I think they were in the 285 range last year…….So far, in my eyes, I do not see a drop off with the added weight…..but I don’t see a jump in production from sophs to jrs either…..in my eyes, they are about equal to last year. 

    I don’t know about those two, but #70 has certainly stepped up his game.

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  11. 11 hours ago, elevenDEEP said:

    Bullard did play hard and a good clean game! Best of luck to em!

    I agree. They have improved and can be a playoff team with the same type of effort as shown last night. I was also impressed with their crowd support and the atmosphere at last night’s game. Best of luck to the Panthers.

    Edwards had a great game for CHS. And he couldn’t do it without the O-line, which seems to be adjusting well to the change in personnel necessitated by an injury. Greatness is attainable for the D, but foolish penalties need to be eliminated in order to get there.


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  12. 6 hours ago, elevenDEEP said:

    Yeah, i can assure you I'm up on all things Dawgs... I was a Dawg before I was a man! I was telling the person the last time we lost was in 16 to Kilgore.

    That was the last regular-season loss. Have lost to Liberty Hill and China Spring in the playoffs since then.

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  13. On 9/18/2023 at 12:42 PM, cotton84 said:

    Little B calls 5 QB draw plays and 10 read options and Carthage pulls out a close one, 15 - 14. 

    IF we see any QB draws this season, it won’t be for at least another month! 😁


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  14. 15 hours ago, JTFAN99 said:

    And I guarantee that all the plays Surratt call fit his players abilities.

    Both King and Surratt get the most out of their players.  Heck, Longview wins 9 games a year no matter if the qb is div.1 or a fat middle age guy...LOL.  

    Many schools, including JT, have tried to fit a square into a round hole. Can't ask a kid to be Lamar Jackson, when he Ryan Leaf.

    The first sentence of your second paragraph could be the subject of a separate thread, but it would just be a rehashing of threads from late November or December from all but one of recent years past.

    It’s now probably time for this thread to die.

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