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by PurplePunch
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

I'll have to see it, to believe it with Harper, that team last year folded like a cheap tent about 30 seconds into the game against Mason. My guess is they won't offer much resistance this year either, but I hope they do. This Mason team has a chance to be the best we've had since 2011 and might be...
by PurplePunch
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

same. Not sure whether Dis 14 getting better or opponents worse. Personally, i think Harper should be much improved along with Sab. Not sure about rest. Was told the mason team much improved on both sides... Not sure about that. They played 14 games last yr ago. They will be better next yr i think....
by PurplePunch
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Week 2 BRACKETTVILLE coming off a nice win over Somerville travels to LaPryor - I'll take Brackett Christoval at JUNCTION - both teams coming off unexpected losses to Irion Co. and Ingram, respectively. I'll take the Eagles at home. HARPER thumped poor TLC last week, and San Saba did the same to Win...
by PurplePunch
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: 2017 2A PICKEM CHALLENGE - WEEK 2
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: 2017 2A PICKEM CHALLENGE - WEEK 2

1. WELLINGTON 2. JUNCTION 3. STAMFORD 4. CLARENDON 5. FARWELL 6. MENARD 7. VALLEY VIEW 8. MERIDIAN 9. HARPER 10. BELLS 11. QUINLAN BOLES 12. ALTO 13. CAYUGA 14. FROST 15. PRICE CARLISLE 16. HOLLAND 17. SABINAL 18. CHARLOTTE 19. THRALL 20. FREER TIEBREAKER #1 THRALL - 42 MILANO - 35 TIEBREAKER #2 CRO...
by PurplePunch
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: 2017 DISTRICT 7 DIV 1
Replies: 117
Views: 3951

Re: 2017 DISTRICT 7 DIV 1

uncle wrote:playoff alert, Saba is building steam as predicted bye people in the know :YMHUG:

Gonna handle Harper this week?
by PurplePunch
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: 2017 DISTRICT 7 DIV 1
Replies: 117
Views: 3951

Re: 2017 DISTRICT 7 DIV 1

MASON/GOLDTHWAITE http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/sports/high-school/football/2017/09/01/mason-proves-its-still-unbeatable-home-win-over-goldthwaite/627296001/ Goldthwaite is big and strong on both lines, has a good running back, and the QB was way more accurate than the stats indicate (6/16). He ...
by PurplePunch
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Cool front
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Cool front

Playing and living in Cotulla, the greatest day of the year was that magical day in September or October when the first cool front arrived and dropped temps into the low 90s! Heavenly!!
by PurplePunch
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: WEEK 1 PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: WEEK 1 PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINATIONS

Wow - bigtime players for Mart in a tough game! :-bd
by PurplePunch
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Mason proves it's still unbeatable at home with win over Goldthwaite Mason Punchers Mike Lee | Special to the Standard-Times Updated 11:20 p.m. CT Sept. 1, 2017 MASON – Even though he’s starting his seventh season as head football coach at Mason, there’s something Punchers fans have never seen Kade ...
by PurplePunch
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Zero Week results - Good week for the district!

BRACKETTVILLE 1-0 / 0-0
HARPER 1-0 / 0-0
JUNCTION 0-1 / 0-0
MASON 1-0 / 0-0
SABINAL 1-0 / 0-0

WEEK 1
BRACKETVILLE 41 VS SOMERVILLE 21
HARPER 55 VS SAN ANGELO TLC 6
JUNCTION 8 @ INGRAM MOORE 13
MASON 45 VS GOLDTHWAITE 7
SABINAL 14 VS D'HANIS 12
by PurplePunch
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: WEEK 1 SCORES ( VARSITY ONLY THUR - SAT)
Replies: 30
Views: 832

Re: WEEK 1 SCORES ( VARSITY ONLY THUR - SAT)

PunchU wrote:Punchers 45
Eagles 7
Final

Against the first team defensive rotation Goldthwaite managed 1 first down, and the first offensive rotation only failed to score twice. Punchers looked tough.
by PurplePunch
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: WEEK 1 JV SCORES
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: WEEK 1 JV SCORES

Awesome that Mason can field 2 jv teams. At 2A level i dont know if any other school can do that. Theirs afew others that could but were one of the few that has HC that takes on extra burden of scheduling 2 separate opponents each week, which isn't easy Jv white team (70% fresh.) all but 1 team the...
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Displaced student athletes
Replies: 27
Views: 841

Re: Displaced student athletes

Homeless kids have special rules. UIL should clarify soon. My guess is 15 days.
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: WEEK 1 JV SCORES
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: WEEK 1 JV SCORES

Mason JV Purple 49
Goldthwaite 0
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: 2017 2A PICKEM CHALLENGE - WEEK 1
Replies: 19
Views: 702

Re: 2017 2A PICKEM CHALLENGE - WEEK 1

2A VS 2A 5 GAMES PER REGION 20 GAMES TOTAL 1. BOVINA 2. ABERNATHY 3. WINK 4. HAWLEY 5. SPRINGLAKE-EARTH 6. IRON COUNTY 7. SAN SABA 8. SEYMOUR 9. VALLEY VIEW 10. ITALY 11. UNION GROVE 12. TENAHA 13. WEST SABINE 14. DAWSON 15. DEWEYVILLE 16. GRANGER 17. ELDORADO 18. PETTUS 19. GANADO 20. FALLS CITY TI...
by PurplePunch
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

If so, that's unfortunate, not fortunate. After upsetting the Bobcats in 2014 they have handled us with relative ease the last two years. A good number of their best players from those teams graduated and are playing college football while we have 19 highly experienced and talented seniors and an eq...
by PurplePunch
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Update on Refugio - Post Harvey
Replies: 30
Views: 1754

Re: Update on Refugio - Post Harvey

Praying for you guys. Lord, have mercy. So worried that the forecast of Harvey retreating along the same paths are accurate. I'm at our place near Smithville. 20+ inches of rain, water rescues, LaGrange under mandatory evacuation, and Houston even worse, with thousands awaiting rescue from roofs. Ha...
by PurplePunch
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Second scrimmage v Blanco Panthers at Mason. Blanco was big and deep, running an old school Wing T. Big change from Sonora, which was super quick and ran the spread. Punchers with another stellar defensive effort, allowing no scores and no first downs. Improving offense, with two TDs and two drives ...
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: scrimmage#2
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: scrimmage#2

Controlled only. Mason varsity 2-0 over Blanco. Blanco no first downs. Seconds Mason 1-0, Blanco 1 first down. Mason JVs with lessons learned. Purple dominated in first downs and yards, but lost 2-0 due to turnovers and Blanco long runs. JV White was about the same. Coaches will have better attentio...
by PurplePunch
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Refugio/Tidehaven scrimmage
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Refugio/Tidehaven scrimmage

Mason-Blanco Thursday! Thank goodness we go early.
by PurplePunch
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Mason and Sonora in a defensive slugfest in the first scrimmage. Neither team scored on offense; Punchers with two interceptions, one of which was a pick six, but whistled dead. Mason ones with 4 first downs in 20 plays, only one for the Broncos. Sonora declined on having the live quarter. Varsity t...
by PurplePunch
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Scrimmage #1 results
Replies: 34
Views: 1783

Re: Scrimmage #1 results

Mason and Sonora in a scrimmage dominated by defenses. No offensive scores by ones or twos, no penetrations. Mason ones did have a pick 6. 20 plays each by ones and twos. Sonora coaches cancelled the live portion that was scheduled. Mason JV Purple team won 3-0, White tied 0-0. Scrimmages were Frida...
by PurplePunch
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Tenaha Tigers Football 2017.
Replies: 275
Views: 5554

Re: Tenaha Tigers Football 2017.

My doc sent me to the rehab center in Fredericksburg to, hopefully, get a workout plan. I'm getting interviewed by the PT - what are your problems that affect your exercising? Me - Uh, well, my arthritic right knee with partial ACL tear makes it hard to walk long distances; torn rotator cuff on righ...
by PurplePunch
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: 2017 AP PRESASON TOP 10
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: 2017 AP PRESASON TOP 10

I'm one of those, Swammy. I'll say it again: why have a top ten featuring a mix of Divisions I and II? They won't meet in the playoffs, so why not pick a top 10 for each division? Oh well, they are journalists. I'm expecting too much.
by PurplePunch
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Scrimmages
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Scrimmages

Mason at Sonora this morning at 10 am was everything your want. Heavily clouded conditions, nice breeze blowing, big crowd, great venue. Both teams were super quick on defense, and first downs were hard to come by; no offensive touchdowns were scored. Mason did have double the first downs and got a ...
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Scrimmages
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Scrimmages

Mason @ Sonora 8/18 10 am. Nice early test!
Blanco @ Mason 8/24 with Puncher Club BBQ to follow.
by PurplePunch
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?
Replies: 45
Views: 2428

Re: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?

Heard 76 and 80 at Mason. Hope to do a head count tomorrow. Edit: I counted 74 today when we served watermelon, so somewhere around that. Heard 2 boys moved and some freshmen were the no-shows, so we are down from the 84 in offseason. Shame for the freshmen; Coach Burns works his butt off to get ga...
by PurplePunch
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?
Replies: 45
Views: 2428

Re: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?

Eagle 1 wrote:I heard 33.
We will probably have more coaches on the sidelines than players.


Heard a rumor today that this will be the last Eagle-Puncher game for awhile. If true, that's a shame - great game and rivalry.
by PurplePunch
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?
Replies: 45
Views: 2428

Re: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?

ganado wrote:Ganado had 46 show up.

That's an increase from last year, right?
by PurplePunch
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: College Football
Topic: Best College Team in Texas 2017?
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Best College Team in Texas 2017?

Who ya got? Ags, Frogs, Longhorns, Raiders, Bears, Cougars, Mustangs, Bobcats, Road Runners... The last few years that designation hasn't been worth as much as it used to, but lots of big hopes for 2017. As a Longhorn fan, expecting far better than 5-7, like double the wins. Your team?
by PurplePunch
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?
Replies: 45
Views: 2428

Re: How Many Players Showed for 2-A-Days?

Heard 76 and 80 at Mason. Hope to do a head count tomorrow. Edit: I counted 74 today when we served watermelon, so somewhere around that. Heard 2 boys moved and some freshmen were the no-shows, so we are down from the 84 in offseason. Shame for the freshmen; Coach Burns works his butt off to get gam...
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: This is probably going to make some people mad
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: This is probably going to make some people mad

If you were 1-9 last year, set an attainable goal and organize yourself to meet it. If you were 11-3, 12-2, or better and have half your starters back, if your team isn't focused on state you are a poor coach. If you were 15-1 what other goal could there be?
by PurplePunch
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

SIGN IN FOOTBALL Mason still one of the heavyweights in Class 2A Mason Punchers Charles Bryce | San Angelo Standard-Times 4:37 p.m. CT Aug. 4, 2017 Since Kade Burns took over as the Mason High School head football coach in 2011 and captured the program's first state championship that magical undefea...
by PurplePunch
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 3465

Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

From the San Angelo Standard Times.
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/sports ... 541447001/
by PurplePunch
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: District 4-2A Division I (2017)
Replies: 284
Views: 6657

Re: District 4-2A Division I (2017)

HR - I hadn't read that you lost your dad last month. That's tough, and even more so when he's a good man who did so much for his community, it's schools, and it's kids. As a retired superintendent I know good board members are angels sent from above, and 24 years of service is above and beyond. I l...
by PurplePunch
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: One underrated player from each 2A region to watch in 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: One underrated player from each 2A region to watch in 2017

HR, I'm glad they picked him for the story. He deserves much more recognition, for all the reasons you mentioned. He's a warrior, and a gifted one who lifts his team in every sport. Like you said, DCTF may not know much about him, but people in the Big Country and Concho Valley sure do. He and the D...
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: A 'Mighty, Mighty' good story to tell - Not 2A, but Texas Football
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: A 'Mighty, Mighty' good story to tell - Not 2A, but Texas Football

It's so good to see such stories getting told. My first teaching/coaching job was in a town that had just integrated, in JH. Suddenly the K-8 parochial schools in the county were overflowing, and the elementary and junior high public schools were majority minority, but the high school was 82% white....
by PurplePunch
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: One underrated player from each 2A region to watch in 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: One underrated player from each 2A region to watch in 2017

Kinda funny to see a four-year starter with a bunch of records and amazing stats on an "underrated" list, but good to see him get recognized in DCTF. I'll admit - the rest I don't know much about.
by PurplePunch
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Best $20 you'll ever spend
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Best $20 you'll ever spend

I especially appreciate that the language on this site is family friendly. ! I appreciate the lack of trolling here. There's a football app you can install on your phone (I'm sure you know which one I'm referring to) that seems to be full of trolls. Sometimes it's funny, a lot of times just annoyin...
by PurplePunch
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Best $20 you'll ever spend
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Best $20 you'll ever spend

I just saved/bookmarked the link to my iPhone and it appears as an app on my screen. You don't have to use your browser.
by PurplePunch
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Best $20 you'll ever spend
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Re: Best $20 you'll ever spend

Mason has a cadre, but I've never read even a comment from district 14 teams Junction, Harper, Bracettville, or Sabinal. From our schedule Goldy has voices on here, and Hawley Rocks, but not Iraan, which has plenty of football fanatics. Districts 15 and 7 have good representation, but I can't rememb...
by PurplePunch
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Best $20 you'll ever spend
Replies: 23
Views: 781

Best $20 you'll ever spend

[quote][/quote] is a donation to keep this site up and running. Best, most knowledge football fans on the inner webs, and the best mods, without the trolling and obscenity. Two articles pinned that tell you more. Just do it! See 2016 Donations and Ramblings (for 2017) by Iola Fan and Membership Goal...
by PurplePunch
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness

The 2014 Refugio team was the poster child for undisciplined. Of course, there were talented sophomores, and even Freshmen I think, all over the place, and they definitely learned their lesson. The last two years, really, but especially last year, they were very disciplined when they played us. Cana...
by PurplePunch
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness

Shiner certainly I don't know much about FC or Louise, but Shiner always has dawgs. Even last year - we had beat them up pretty good, up 15 with 2 something left. 2:02 later we are flipping a coin for overtime.
by PurplePunch
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Another Factor that's hard to Quantify - Toughness

In reading through the magazines and boards, everyone is prone to talk about the measurables: size, speed, returning lettermen and starters, numbers, offensive and defensive schemes, etc. All those things matter, of course, but in 2A Texas Football, there is another factor that matters at least as m...
by PurplePunch
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: THSCA releases 2017 high school football preseason rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: THSCA releases 2017 high school football preseason rankings

Good to see Junction and Harper from District 14 getting mentioned in Region IV. Junction has some talent back, but a new coach so they are an unknown. Harper has a very good quarterback, receivers, an exceptional running back, and lots of size; expecting them to be a full-on challenge this year.
by PurplePunch
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: FNF
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

Re: FNF

Until someone beats the Bobcats, I'm with Abe. We have not moved the ball on Refugio at all for two years - is that personnel, or schemes? Hard to say. Both teams lost key players, but Refugio's key players were 3/4 year starters that are playing college ball now, while Mason's are going to college....
by PurplePunch
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: FNF
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

Re: FNF

Eagle 1 wrote:Lol... I'm pretty sure Deleon is the one who has Goldy circled on their schedule. I guess that's a good thing for us.


Well, certainly not the only one. Punchers have the Eagles circled in red with 13-20 written over it. 9/1 at the Puncherdome. Can hardly wait. As always, a yardstick game.
by PurplePunch
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: FNF
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

Re: FNF

Mason has Goldy week 1, Iraan week 4, and Hawley week 5, with Johnson City week two, Comfort third week, and Ballinger sixth. Punchers were 3-2 after Hawley last year on the way to 11-3, so those games should again provide a pretty good idea of what the Punchers will do this year. Mason #8? As good ...
by PurplePunch
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: 2A Texas Football
Topic: FNF
Replies: 111
Views: 2599

Re: FNF

I ordered online, expecting to get it early. It's the 21st - nada!

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