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District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:02 pm

District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Archer City
Electra
Haskell
Munday
Petrolia
Quanah
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:05 pm

2017 Top Matchups: DeLeon & Munday Featured

By: David Robinett
Jul 21, 2017

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The Munday Moguls returned to the top of the heap in district play in 2016, and a another victory over Electra will go a long way to insuring they stay there this year. The Moguls are riding a streak of nine wins over the Tigers in the last ten meetings and they lead the series 15-7. Longtime head coach Patrick Corcoran returns 7 offensive and 5 defensive starters from a state quarterfinalist team. Electra tries to knock the Moguls off their perch in this year's meeting on October 20th.
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby Windthorstfan » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:41 am

Munday will be athletic as usual. Heard their sophomore QB transferred to Stamford at the end of the year. They won't be fielding a JV team so health will be a key for them as for most teams in our classification.

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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:00 pm

Windthorstfan wrote:Munday will be athletic as usual. Heard their sophomore QB transferred to Stamford at the end of the year. They won't be fielding a JV team so health will be a key for them as for most teams in our classification.


I remember last year when Munday came to Hawley on Thursday night, they had 13 JV players, of which 2 were already injured and were not suited out, before the game was over they were down to either nine or ten players...
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:58 am

Hodnett era begins at Haskell with new motto

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Posted: Aug 08, 2017

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Haskell hoping to "make it happen" in...

HASKELL, Texas - Tuesday morning, the Haskell Indians hit the practice field for day two of fall camp, but it’s easy to see a new pep in its step. The Indians have a new man, and a new motto taking shape heading into 2017.

After being hired in March, Brian Hodnett is in his first week of fall camp with the Haskell program as its new head coach. He’s a man with a ton of energy, charisma, and will to win – easily feeding into his players as they worked through drills.

“We love coach Hodnett and all of the staff,” said senior Dalton Meinzer. “They’ve just been super positive and helpful for us – you can just tell they’re trying to push us to where we need to be.”

“All the hard work, it doesn’t seem like hard work,” said senior RB Rocky Haggard. “They make it that way with their positive energy.”

Hodnett has hit the ground running this season, with a program that was left on the outside looking in last season after going 2-3 in district 7-2A DII, and 4-6 overall.

Now, the Indians face the task of filling some of the holes left by veterans such as Lane Burson and Alec Roewe. Haskell has just 7 returning starters from last season, but the ones they do have – will certainly make an impact.

A two-way star, Rocky Haggard will operate offensively in the backfield, while Dalton Meinzer is back after recording 46 tackles in 2016. And don’t forget a solid O-line with Riley Sloan and Evan Green anchoring that group.

It’s a foundation for this new-look team and new coaching staff, leading to this year’s motto – “make it happen.”

“I mean, this year is the year and we just really want to do something special with our last year," said Meinzer.

“We all wanted to make a pact to be the best leaders this school has ever seen,” added senior OL Riley Sloan. “So far, these past two days we've really stepped it up."

And as the year goes on, coach Hodnett hopes the motto applies to more than just this season.

"It's actually in the bible,” he said. “There's adversity in football – just like in life, and you have a choice when you face adversity. You can let it get you down or you can use that adversity to make you a better man. That's basically what 'make it happen' means."

Haskell opens the 2017 season on Friday, Sep. 1 at home against Roscoe.
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:00 am

Munday coach Patrick Corcoran talks about Moguls keys to success

Munday coach Patrick Corcoran talks about the keys to the Moguls success this season.

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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:25 pm

VIDEO: Munday coach Patrick Corcoran speaks about his team's progress

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VIDEO: Munday coach Patrick Corcoran speaks about his team's progress Evan Ren
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:26 pm

VIDEO: New Haskell coach Brian Hodnett talks about his team's progress

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VIDEO: New Haskell coach Brian Hodnett talks about his team's progress
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 pm

Evan Ren's Class 2A predictions

Evan Ren, Abilene Reporter-News

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DISTRICT 7-2A DIV. II

1. Electra
The Tigers have abundant skill and adequate experience among 14 returning lettermen. Electra has only four starters back on both sides of the ball, but has the numbers to fill the vacancies. The Tigers are my pick to win this district, but don’t be stunned if they drop a league game.

2. Quanah
Quanah will threaten for the district title with nine offensive and six defensive starters coming back from a 3-8 team. The schedule won’t help in that quest, with a potential pitfall at Petrolia on Oct. 13 and a very important road game at Electra on Nov. 3 standing in the way.

3. Munday
The Moguls return 10 of 22 starters, but have lost starting QB Trevaul Mitchell, who moved to Stamford. Munday will be very inexperienced at linebacker and in the secondary, and it’s important to note that defense was a major strength for the Moguls last year.

4. Petrolia
The Pirates have 14 of 22 spots held by returning starters and one of Texas’ best small-school wide receivers in Jake Edgerson. Contending for the district title is possible, and the fact that key games with Quanah and Electra are at home will help.

5. Archer City
The Wildcats have virtually every key player back among 14 lettermen under new coach Shad Hanna. They are large, giving Archer City the opportunity to literally push its way into playoff contention. At the very least, improvement on last year’s 1-9 mark will be achieved.

6. Haskell
The Indians are nearly starting from scratch under new coach Brian Hodnett, with only six lettermen coming back from last year’s 4-6 club. A playoff spot will mean earning two district wins, and in that regard, the Indians have a shot. Winnable games against Archer City and Petrolia are both at home.
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby HawleyRocks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:32 pm

Munday Moguls have big holes to fill in 2017

Evan Ren, Abilene Reporter-News

http://www.reporternews.com/story/sport ... 502719001/

For 12 straight seasons, Munday football coach Patrick Corcoran has had to play the numbers game and few have done it better.

Coaching at the Class 2A level with a smaller enrollment than most of his opponents, Corcoran has reached three state championship games with the Moguls, winning state titles in 2007 and 2012.

He’s about to face another challenge.

Entering the 2017 campaign with just six offensive and five defensive starters back from last year’s 12-2 team, Corcoran must rebuild his secondary and his linebacking corps while trying to develop a new quarterback.

Starting QB Trevaul Mitchell has moved and most of the team’s remaining offensive skill has graduated. Last year’s junior varsity team was extremely young, going 1-8, so most of Corcoran’s answers will need to be found among 14 returning varsity lettermen.

“Someone has to step in and pull the strings,” said Corcoran of his suddenly vacant quarterback position. “We may have a few options there. It could be Trever Swearingen (RB, Sr.), Alex Thorn (RB, Sr.) or Omar Nunez (QB, Sr.).

“It will probably be one of those three.”

Whoever takes over behind center will have very few experienced options to either throw or hand the ball to.

Thorn is the leading returning receiver, with 21 catches a year ago for 446 yards. Mitchell was to be the leading returning rusher (900 yards) and passer (1,393 yards, 18 TDs), but has since moved to Stamford.

On the plus side, the Moguls will have experience on both the offensive and defensive lines — possible early compensation while Munday’s offensive skill people, linebackers and secondary develop.

“We should be able to do what we like to do,” Corcoran said. “Fortunately, we think our offensive line will be a strength and that will help those (skill) guys be a little more comfortable.

“There won’t be as much pressure on them to have to make plays.”

The schedule offers a quick baptism by fire with a difficult season opener at Hawley, followed by a home date against a much improved Stamford club.

District play will open with Archer City at home on Oct. 13.

MUNDAY MOGULS

HEAD COACH: Patrick Corcoran (111-39; all at Munday)
LAST YEAR’S RECORD: 12-2; 5-0 in District 7-2A Div. II
LAST DISTRICT TITLE/PLAYOFF APPEARANCE: 2016/2016
RETURNING LETTERMEN: 15
RETURNING OFF./DEF. STARTERS: 7/5
BASE OFFENSE: Spread
BASE DEFENSE: 4-2-5
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Alex Thorn, RB/DB, 5-9, 140, Sr.; Brady Weaver, WR/DB, 6-0, 160, Sr.; Kade Sanders, TE/DL, 6-2, 185, Sr.; Kaven Lumsden, OL, 5-10, 210, Jr.; Edgar Araujo, 5-8, 170, Jr; Seth Salazar, OL, 6-1, 190, Jr.; Willie Dockins, DL, 6-1, 200, Sr.
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Re: District 7-2A Division II (2017)

Postby Windthorstfan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:45 am

HawleyRocks wrote:4. Petrolia
The Pirates have 14 of 22 spots held by returning starters and one of Texas’ best small-school wide receivers in Jake Edgerson. Contending for the district title is possible, and the fact that key games with Quanah and Electra are at home will help.

Edgerson transferred to WF Rider.

How much does playing at home actually help? It's not like college ball (D1) where the visiting team has only a few fans at the game.

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Postby HawleyRocks » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Big Country Player of the Week: Do-it-all Hornet snags award

Evan Ren, By Evan Ren
Oct. 16, 2017
http://www.reporternews.com/story/sport ... 769692001/

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

• Kade Sanders, DE, Sr., Munday (Had six tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and four QB pressures vs. Archer City)
• Brady Weaver, CB/WR, Sr., Munday (Had 106 yards receiving, five tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six, vs. Archer City)
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Postby HawleyRocks » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Big Country Player of the Week: Hawley QB Stokes snags weekly accolade

Evan Ren, By Evan Ren
Oct. 23, 2017

http://www.reporternews.com/story/sport ... 792280001/

OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Alex Thorn, DB/RB, Sr., Munday (Had 11 tackles, five for loss, while rushing for 139 yards and one TD vs. Electra); Edgar Araujo, LB, Jr., Munday (Had 15 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for loss vs. Electra)
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Postby HawleyRocks » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:17 pm

Big Country Player of the Week: Munday's Thorn, Weaver share honor

Evan Ren, Abilene Reporter-News
Nov. 20, 2017

http://www.reporternews.com/story/sport ... 882508001/

One was playing with a painful injury. The other was playing out of position in a playoff game. Yet both produced big numbers to help the Munday Moguls to a 47-13 win over Era.

In the process, Munday's Alex Thorn and Brady Weaver have earned a genuine rarity: co-Big Country Players of the Week honors after handing in performances that were too good to separate.

For starters, Thorn produced 139 yards rushing on just 11 carries with two touchdowns from his running back spot. As a safety, he was even better, charting 14 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups.

Weaver, who was filling in for starter Omar Nunez at quarterback, rushed 11 times for 249 yards and two scores. He hit five passes for an additional 68 yards and two TDs, giving him 317 yards in total offense and a direct hand in four touchdowns while playing out of position under playoff pressure.

You can’t ask for more than that.

“Brady really stepped in and executed the offense well for the limited number of reps he’s had this year,” said Munday coach Patrick Corcoran, whose Moguls (8-3) will face Wink (7-4) in the area round. “And Alex was playing with a compound dislocated finger with the skin busted open.

“Both kids were just playing really tough, hard, smart football.”

And both will share our Big Country Player of the Week award for the week ending Nov. 18 — a week loaded with great performances.


OTHER TOP PERFORMERS

Edgar Araujo, LB, Jr., Munday (Had 16 tackles, including two for loss, vs. Era)
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