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• Ranked opponents collide Friday at HBJ Stadium 13

news GARLAND ISD School district enrollment drops entering 2010-11 5 CREDIT CARD FRAUD Garland residents scammed by door-to-door salesman 6

sports WE’VE GOT SPIRIT Naaman, Sachse pep teams earn awards at camp 14

It’s all about fall

Festivals spread across N. Texas map — and reach for the sky 17

community PUDDLE POOCHES Holford Park Pool opens for four-legged friends 16


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EDITOR’S NOTE

YOUR SPORTS SHOTS IN PRINT

Autumn is in the air, festivities are here

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id you feel something different in the air this week? After weeks of temperatures in the upper 90s, the mornings during Labor Day weekend were in the 70s with a breeze. It felt like fall might be returning after a sweltering summer. Perhaps you spent last weekend honoring the season watching your favorite local athletes like Rowlett graduate Marquis Goodwin make an impact on the college football scene for the University of Texas Longhorns. Maybe you were outside enjoying the fresh air and scenery at the annual Garland Jaycee’s Labor Day Parade, or maybe you just took the time to recharge your batteries after getting into a rhythm following the first couple weeks of school.

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Whatever, the case may be, it is evident that autumn is nearly here and at neighborsgo, we are trying to bring you the best the season has to offer through your photos and stories. This week, we try to put an early spin on the season with our special fall festivals package on Page 17-. In Garland, the second Wild West Cowboy Round-Up will transform the downtown square into the wild frontier, with special

appearances by the Brazos River Gunslingers and star of TV’s The Virginian James Drury. Get ready to saddle up and ride on Sept. 18. Not to be forgotten, a few miles north, the Sachse Chamber of Commerce Fallfest will reach the quarter-century mark Oct. 9. The chance to grab some food, witness a pie-eating contest and enjoy local handicrafts will be here in just a few weeks. Enjoy the weather, break out your favorite team’s colors and keep your cameras ready, because you never know when your next great cover photo may appear in an upcoming edition of neighborsgo. Marcus Murphree is the Garland/Wylie/Sachse neighborsgo editor. He can be reached at 469-3305638.

ON THE COVER Colin Boyd performs a set of several cover songs for audiences at the downtown stage during the Wild West Cowboy Round-up. Read more on Page 17. Staff illustration by ROBERT TRACY/neighborsgo

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: SEPT. 10-16

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FRIDAY LIVE MUSIC — The jazz group Close Up will perform live from 7 to 10 p.m. at D’Vine Wine Firewheel, 426 Town Center Blvd. For more information, call 972-530-2965.

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MY COUSIN RACHEL — Garland Civic Theatre will perform My Cousin Rachel at 7:30 p.m. in the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. There will be more performances through September. For ticket prices and dates and times, call 972-205-2790 or visit garlandcivictheatre.org.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATURDAY — Art Too Go in Garland will have a sixth anniversary party from 6 to 9 p.m. at the studio located at 439 W. Interstate 30. The free party is open to the public and will be hosted by Art Too Go’s Suzanne Guillory. For more information, call 972-240-0989.

GIRL SCOUT RALLY SATURDAY — Garland ISD schools will host an annual Girl Scouts recruitment rally from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Garland Baptist Church, 1330 E. Centerville Road. For more information, contact Melda Carter from Girl Scout Service Unit 146 at 972-697-9017.

GAME ON — SATURDAY Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to an afternoon of gaming fun from 3 to 5 p.m. at South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd. Teens may choose Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, board games and more for entertainment and challenges. No registration is required. For more information, call 972-205-3933.

IN STITCHES — SATURDAY Sit-N-Stitch, the library’s come-andgo needlecraft group will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at Central Library. The event is open to fabric enthusiasts of all ages and all are welcome to attend. No registration is required. The library is at 625 Austin St. in downtown Garland.

AWESOME MONDAY ADULTS — The Axe Awesome Adults group from Axe Memorial United Methodist Church in Garland will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and feature Donnie Pyle, an Elvis tribute artist. His show will be half gospel music and half popular Elvis tunes. Axe UMC is at 1700 W. Kingsley Drive in Garland.

LOST IN BOOKS — TUESDAY Throughout September, the Nicholson Memorial Library System will celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month with a scavenger hunt for kids. Children who get a new library card will be sent on a quest to find hidden spots in the library. For more information, call the children’s desk at 972-205-2517.

WEDNESDAY A SERVING OF CREATIVITY — Artists Round Texas, a visual arts group, will present an exhibit through midOctober at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during all performances. For more information, visit artistsroundtx.org.

SPECIAL GUEST — THURSDAY Steve Blow, a columnist for The Dallas Morning News, will speak during Central Library’s Senior Social Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. The event is free to anyone 55 years and older. For more information, call 972-205-2502.

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The South Garland Colonels, fresh off an upset of Arlington Martin will go helmet-tohelmet with the Plano West Wolves at 7:30 p.m. at Homer B. Johnson Stadium. The game of the week is featured in our HS GameTime supplement on Pages 9-12.

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Sachse city employees stand before the city hall that was part of the bond that passed in 2006.

Sachse to use bond savings to avoid tax rate increase

— Ray Leszcynski, rleszcynski@dallasnews.com

Enrollment in the Garland schools is lower than expected. The district has 39 fewer students this year than it did last year on the same day, but the district had expected more than 400 new students. Richardson and Mesquite gained several hundred students. Richardson has to bus some students, and Mesquite plans to hire additional teachers. It’s still a big district. With 57,591 students, it’s bigger than Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. — all districts that most think of as “big-city schools.” It’s also 70th on the list of 100 largest school districts in the country and is the 12thlargest in Texas. — Karel Holloway, kholloway@dallasnews.com

Police find bones, gun parts on shore of Lake Ray Hubbard Dallas homicide detectives are investigating after finding what they believe to be human bones and part of a handgun near the shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. Officers responded Sept. 2 to a call at a park in the 100 block of Cooke Drive, about a mile from the Dalrock Road exit on Interstate 30. Police say the bones were found lying in dirt at the shoreline. The slide from a Sig Sauer handgun was found in the lake about 15 feet away. — Noah Bunn, nbunn@dallasnews.com

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A Garland man died Sept. 6 when he crashed while fleeing police with a group of speeding motorcyclists on the Dallas North Tollway. Preston Cass, 22, was driving with a group of six to eight bikers speeding south and popping wheelies about 10:30 p.m. “They had apparently been running up and down the highway,” said Lonnie Haschel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. When Dallas police attempted to stop the group, the motorcycles did a U-turn and headed north between Royal and Forest lanes.

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Garland man dies in motorcycle crash on Tollway

— Taylor Adams, tadams@dallasnews.com

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The Sachse City Council worked into the early hours of Sept. 8 to creatively finance a means around a tax increase for 2010-11. As projects from a November 2006 bond election reach completion, city staff and the council have been faced with raising taxes to pay the bills. This time around, they’ll instead use cost savings from the projects. The municipal center (police and fire stations, city hall and a senior center) will come in about $3 million under its original price tag, architect Ron Hobbs reported to the council Sept. 7. The public safety portion is occupied now and the full complex will open Nov. 7. Early Sept. 8, the council had come to a consensus to use part of that remaining bond money to keep the tax rate at about 70.6 cents per $100 valuation. It will vote Monday on the budget and tax rate.

That’s when Cass crashed into the back of a Ford pickup, Haschel said. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2 a.m.


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CREDIT CARD FRAUD

Garland residents victims of door-to-door scam By CAITLIN HARRISON

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Residents in Garland and Richardson recently became victims of credit card fraud after a door-to-door meat company salesman made additional charges to their credit cards after selling them products. The salesman, who worked for Texasbased meat company Grillmasters, made the additional charges of less than $100 to each card after obtaining the credit card information to complete the meat sale, said Sgt. Kevin Perlich of the Richardson Police Department. The bank chose not to press charges because of the low amount. Brandon Benoit, Dallas branch manager for Grillmasters, said he was first notified of the incident when a RPD detective questioned him after a Richardson resident contacted the department. Benoit discovered which employee committed the offense after checking the day’s records and took action to fire him immediately. He later received a call from a Garland resident who complained of a similar situation. “I realized it wasn’t just a coincidence,” Benoit said. “I looked back and it was the same exact person who took the credit card

from the [other] lady.” The employee had worked for the company for only about a month before the incident, Grillmasters owner Michael Crismond said. Perlich said that door-to-door scams are fairly common, especially those targeting elderly citizens. Residents should question anyone who shows up at their door to sell something without advanced notice, Perlich said. He said legitimate companies should have city permits and are required to show them to residents when asked. Perlich said Grillmasters had not obtained the proper permits, so it should not have been able to operate within the city in the first place. “If you didn’t call somebody yourself and if they don’t have a permit with the city of Richardson, you should not conduct any type of business with them,” Perlich said. Crismond said Grillmasters has experienced only one similar incident several years ago. “We’re not going to tolerate it around here,” Benoit said. “This is our livelihood. We’re just trying to earn a living.” Caitlin Harrison is a neighborsgo reporter.

“If you didn’t call somebody yourself and if they don’t have a permit ... you should not conduct any type of business with them.”

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POLICE BLOTTER

The police blotter summarizes selected crimes, listed by street and block with the time reported. • Arapaho Road, 2600 block, 3:10 p.m. Aug. 23: Theft • East Avenue D, 700 block, 7 p.m. Aug. 23: Burglary of a building • Burning Tree Lane, 2900 block, 8 p.m. Aug. 25: Criminal mischief • Gateway Drive, 1700 block, 7 p.m. Aug. 22: Burglary of a vehicle • Grader Drive, 3800 block, 7 p.m. Aug. 24: Burglary of a building • Hanover Drive, 4500 block, 10 p.m. Aug. 26: Burglary of a vehicle • North Jupiter Road, 200 block, 2:19

p.m. Aug. 24: Theft • Key Colony Drive, 1000 block, 6:45 a.m. Aug. 25: Burglary of a vehicle • Matador Drive, 3500 block, 9 p.m. Aug. 27: Criminal mischief • Sleepy Hollow Drive, 1100 block, 11 p.m. Aug. 26: Criminal mischief • Teakwood Drive, 3100 block, 7:40 p.m. Aug. 22: Criminal mischief • Windsor Drive, 2800 block, 5 p.m. Aug. 28: Burglary of a residence • North Yale Drive, 200 block, 8 a.m. Aug. 27: Burglary of a residence

PROBLEM TRACKER Report civic crimes such as potholes, graffiti, broken street lights and vandalized playgrounds at tinyurl.com/clickfix. Following are recently reported problems.

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West Oates Road (Garland): Traffic light calibration is needed at the intersection of Duck Creek and Oates Drive. The light waits a full cycle in the CLOSED mornings before changing even with no oncoming traffic. Broadway Boulevard (Garland): A large pothole in the northbound lane of the 6000 block of Broadway Boulevard in front on Taco Casa is large enough to scrape up the bottom of some cars.

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OPEN West Oates Road (Garland): The LEDs inside the traffic lights along the 500 block of Oates Road are beginning to burn out.

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ed and yellow national park tour buses are a major part of reunion stories involving two Garland men devoted to the tour guides they became in college. Leroy Lott is at Glacier National Park in Montana for the park’s centennial celebration. Tom Carter, whose attachment to Yellowstone National Park began in college, is already at the park to meet other former guides who drove yellow buses. He was the subject of a story last week in neighborsgo. Lott, 83, worked with IBM before designing and building banks. He retired in 1982 and has spent untold hours seeking former glacier tour guides called Gearjammers. For the park’s centennial, he and two associates were asked to round up those former guides who have driven the red buses on the park’s world-famous Goingto-the-Sun Road since the 1920s. In 2002, Lott worked on a special event to commemorate President Franklin Roosevelt’s visit to Glacier in 1934. The reunion occurred, but was cut short by some 54 inches of snow. Lott purchased, sight unseen, the second, original seven-passenger touring car of the FDR era. He had it shipped to Glacier for display. As a member of the Glacier Park Foundation, Lott has been working with a retired physician from Loma Linda Medical Center in California and a journalist in Canada. Lott refers to the planning as “a quirky love story” that has involved chasing old lists and addresses from many sources. Modern technology has helped. A gearjammer database emerged. Lott’s friends Jim and Melinda Wyatt of Plano had designed a website, which was updated monthly to keep people in the loop about whereabouts of gearjammers. The database now contains about 1,600 names, most with only the driving year addresses. Red buses are the centerpiece for gearjammers. Lott’s history began as a member of

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the Tejas Club at the University of Texas at Austin where these non-Greek organization members encouraged each other to seek a change of scenery and employment at Glacier National Park. The red buses were retired in 1999. But they aren’t gone: White Motor Company, in conjunction with Ford Motor Company, restored the vehicles, inspiring photographer Bret Bouda to compile a book this year of those 25-footlong coaches, originally built of oak and covered with an aluminum and steel skin. Glacier’s 33 tour buses were completely renovated in 2002, at a cost of $250,000 each, enabling the Reds, as they are known, to continue ferrying the park’s visitors. In the 1930s, the White Company built 500 of the unique vehicles for eight national parks, including Glacier. Most of the other parks retired their buses from service in the 1950s. At the centennial reunion, the Garland man will introduce Larry Hegg, chief mechanic of Glacier at the time buses were retired in 1999; Dennis Schwecke, Montanan in Ford Motor Co. customer service department; and Bruce Austin, Ph.D. in medical physics in charge of all proton cancer treatment equipment at Loma Linda Medical Center in California. “I will have the honor of introducing (those named above) to well over 300 attendees as the ones who jointly decided that the longest continuous running bus fleet was removed from retirement, rehabilitated and returned to tour duty,” Lott said. Sue Watkins is a neighborsgo community columnist. She can be reached at sue.watkins@hotmail.com.


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outh Garland senior running back John Lacour dives for the end zone against Arlington Martin during last week’s 27-14 South Garland win. Lacour ran for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. Lacour is leading South Garland in rushing yards and is among the team leaders in receiving yardage and points scored. To have a chance at getting your photographs featured in print, submit your best game day and spirit shots to neighborsgo.com/hsgametime.

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Colonel country

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High school football fans will be hard-pressed at finding a more evenly-matched Friday night showdown this week than when South Garland (2-0) goes helmet to helmet with Plano West (1-0) at Homer B. Johnson Stadium. Both teams proved their mettle in the early weeks of the season knocking off a pre-season No. 4 ranked Arlington Martin squad, and for Keith Wright’s Colonels, the win gave reason why South Garland deserves to be among the area’s best with a No. 13 ranking. The win was huge for WHO TO South Garland, which was WATCH picked to finish as runnersup in District 10-5A, but South Garland: The Colonels 3-4 defense, even with a marquee victoallowed only 31 ry, it was not enough to adpoints in two games, just the game plan for including holding Wright’s team. Arlington Martin to “I’m using the term ‘stay just two scores. humble and stay hungry,’ ” Defense is holding Wright said. “Sometimes opponents to 75 passing yards per you start reading the newsgame. paper clippings and not focusing on the next oppoPlano West: nent and the game plan.” Quarterback Carson Playing into both Smith proved he can Wright and No. 12 Plano run and pass against West head coach Mike Arlington Martin in Hughes’ advantage was an the season opener, throwing for one evening off last Friday touchdown and runnight. ning for a second. For South Garland, it was because the team played on Thursday and for Plano West, it was because the team had an early bye-week. “It was good we played during the Thursday night game and it gives our kids the chance to get out there, get them in the weight room and run them hard [Friday],” Wright said.


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DISTRICT 10-5A STANDINGS*

Friday’s District 10-5A games All games are at 7:30 p.m. except where indicated

South Garland Rowlett McKinney Boyd Garland Sachse Lakeview Centennial Naaman Forest North Garland

Rowlett at Wylie Where: Wylie Stadium 2550 W. Highway 544, Wylie Garland at Lake Highlands Where: Wildcat-Ram Stadium 9449 Church Road, Dallas *North Garland at Denton Ryan — 7 p.m. Where: C.H. Collins Athletic Complex 1500 Long Road, Denton

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Friday’s District 10-4A games All games at 7:30 p.m. Rockwall vs. Royse City Where: Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium 1543 Townsend Drive, Rockwall Wylie vs. Rowlett Where: Wylie Stadium 2550 W. Highway 544, Wylie Wylie East at Trophy Club Byron Nelson Where: Northwest ISD Stadium 18501 Highway 114, Justin McKinney at McKinney Boyd Where: Ron Poe Stadium 200 Doe Rollins St., McKinney Richarson Pearce vs. Richardson Where: Eagle-Mustang Stadium 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson

South Garland head coach Keith Wright talks to his team about remaining humble after beating Arlington Martin on Sept. 2. South will be at home again Friday as well as district counterpart Naaman Forest.

Looking ahead to Week Two Garland (1-1) at Lake Highlands (1-1) Garland, in a bit of a rebuilding year, will look to defend its No. 16 area ranking when it travels to Wildcat-Ram Stadium to face Lake Highlands in a makeshift Highway 78 showdown. In 2009, Lake Highlands worked a lengthy last-minute drive to beat Garland 7-6 at Williams Stadium with the help of quarterback Rick Zorn. This year, Garland is led by multipurpose back Ja’Taveon Green, who is among team leaders in receptions and rushing yards. He also has scored four touchdowns this season.

Naaman Forest (0-2) vs. Mesquite (0-2)

Highland Park Rockwall-Heath Wylie East Richardson Pearce Wylie McKinney McKinney North Rockwall

District 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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scoring, and receiving yards. He also picked up a few snaps at quarterback against South Grand Prairie. Running back Tank Mitchell leads Naaman Forest with four rushing touchdowns in 2010.

*Standings do not include Thursday night results.

North Garland (0-2) at Denton Ryan (2-0)

and wide receiver Jermaine Merdock. Ramirez has thrown for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns this year, while Merdock has 118 receiving yards and one touchdown.

North Garland is looking for its first win, and it will have to do so on the road against the area’s No. 2 ranked 4A team in Denton Ryan. North Garland has scored one touchdown in its first two games this season. North Garland’s only score came on a 50-yard interception return by defensive back Herbert Walters against North Mesquite.

Wylie (1-1) vs. Rowlett (2-0) Wylie will try to bounce back from a close 2422 loss to West Mesquite when it takes on 5A opponent Rowlett at home. Wylie is led by quarterback Nicholas Ramirez

Wylie East (2-0) at Trophy Club Byron Nelson (1-1) Wylie East has proved that scoring points is not a problem this season, racking up 89 points in its first two games. This week, the No. 20 ranked Raiders will travel west to face Trophy Club Byron Nelson, a team that has managed to put up 14 points in each of its first two games. — Marcus Murphree, mmurphree@neighborsgo.com

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Two teams searching for their first win of 2010 will face off at Garland ISD’s Williams Stadium. Mesquite dropped a heartbreaker to South Grand Prairie 21-18 last week while Naaman Forest was beaten by the No. 18-ranked Plano East squad. Wide receiver Kavaski Ervin for Mesquite has shown versatility this season, leading his team in

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Highland Park at Sherman Where: Bearcat Stadium 200 N. Rusk St., Sherman

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McKinney Boyd vs. McKinney Where: Ron Poe Stadium 200 Doe Rollins St., McKinney

Overall 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2

*Standings do not include Thursday night results.

Naaman Forest vs. Mesquite Where: Garland’s Williams Stadium 510 Stadium Drive, Garland South Garland vs. Plano West Where: H.B. Johnson Stadium 1209 E. Centerville Road, Garland

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CLASS 3A-OTHERS RUSHING

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RUSHING Player, team Att. Joseph Bergeron, North Mesquite.............60 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ...............58 Cam McDaniel, Coppell ............................73 Desmond Roland, Lake Highlands .............45 Kenneth Farrow, Hurst L.D. Bell ...............51 David Wesley, Sachse..............................27 Damon Bullock, Mansfield........................40 C J Kirk, Keller Central .............................41 Tavarrean Dickerson, Arlington ................35 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington......................44 Rufus Mason, FM Marcus.........................33 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd ...............29 Tyler Barke, Richland...............................29 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................39 Tank Mitchell, Gar. N. Forest ....................42 Treyvon Green, Rowlett ...........................50 Jonathan Williams, Allen.........................28 Chris Simpson, Duncanville ......................41 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom ..................................46 Jordan Booty, Richardson ........................46 David McKenzie, W.T. White ....................33 Tareyton Banks, Irving Nimitz ..................39 Danzel Williams, Arl. Martin ....................46 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer .......................28 John Lacour, South Garland......................35 Terrence Tusan, Euless Trinity..................14 Dagan Newsome, FM Marcus ...................26 Justin Torris, Gar. N. Forest .....................29 Kevin Merrill, Plano.................................23 Marcus Calhoun, Keller F. Ridge................40 Jordan Spencer, Garland ..........................29 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto.....................20 TeCory Smith, Saginaw............................28 Nick Cooper, Arl. Lamar ...........................39 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ....................27 Treavon Walton, Denton Guyer.................28 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ........................31 Jacob Jones, Justin Northwest .................32 Stephan Turner, South Garland.................16 Tevin Williams, Euless Trinity ..................24

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PASSING Player, team C-A-I Paul Millard, Flower Mound .............55-78-0 Ryan Pyles, Keller F. Ridge ...............41-71-3

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Steven West, Keller F. Ridge ....................17 Devante Lacy, Grand Prairie .....................23 Jalen Parker, Duncanville.........................21 James Driskell, McKinney Boyd ................20 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................17 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................24 Cameron Martin, Keller ...........................10

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Gabe Dunlap, Plano East ..........................12 Jakeem Grant, Mes. Horn.........................14 Michael Reynolds, Arl. Bowie .................... 6 Malcolm McKenney, Duncanville ................5 Lovett Gibson, Cedar Hill .........................13 Ja’Taveon Green, Garland ......................... 9 Avery Lewis, Richardson..........................11 Brandon Hamilton, Plano .........................11 Jake Oliver, Jesuit ..................................13 Phillip Smith, Midlothian .........................11 Ted Hull-Ryde, Grapevine.........................13 Quentin Gardener, Denton Guyer................8 J.J. Gaines, Irving Nimitz .........................14 Chas Taylor, Flower Mound ......................14 DeVonte Sunwenghan, Lake Highlands .......8 Jonathon Lee, Allen.................................. 7 Wesley Hawthorne, Arl. Martin ................10 Zack Sanchez, Keller Central...................... 6 Johnny Haynes, Irving MacArthur.............13 Peyton Williams, SL Carroll ......................13 Chris Smith, FW Paschal ..........................11 Khari Burns, Keller Central........................ 4 Lorenzo Smith, Richland ..........................11 Blake Ohm, Keller F. Ridge .......................10 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ..................... 6 Ryan Garrey, Plano East............................ 7 Jarvis Baxter, Gar. Lakeview ....................10 Brandon Carter, Euless Trinity................... 7 Trent Dennington, Coll. Heritage ................7 Reed Cheatham, Keller ............................. 8 Kelton Specks, Cedar Hill .......................... 5 Josh Brake, Flower Mound ........................ 5 Carl Lee, Lewisville .................................. 8

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SCORING Player, team Pts. Damon Bullock, Mansfield ....................................... 54 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound....................................... 54 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................................ 44 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ............................... 36 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ....................................... 30 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom .................................................. 30 Treyvon Green, Rowlett........................................... 30 David Wesley, Sachse.............................................. 30 Tyler Barke, Richland............................................... 30 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto..................................... 26 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington...................................... 26 ..................................................................

CLASS 4A RUSHING Player, team Att. Jabari Anderson, Wylie East.....................49 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ...................56 Sean Flynn, Crowley ................................36 Cory Franklin, Everman............................31 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ......................31 Diondre Preston, Molina ..........................15 Trevante Ebron, Lincoln ...........................40 Daniel Thomas, Pinkston .........................41 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ...............32 Adrian Oliver, Terrell...............................29 Juan Villareal, Forney..............................27 Larry Cheeks, Crowley .............................27 Paul Franklin, South Oak Cliff ...................25 Zarron Dove, Ennis..................................44 Josh Broach, Rockwall .............................49 Antwan Bradshaw, FW South Hills............19 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ...................17 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty...........................17 Spencer Cowley, Frisco Heritage ...............16 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..................21 Dalyn Williams, Lake Dallas .....................41 Silas Jefferson, Conrad............................46 Austin Allen, Frisco.................................27 Ishmael Harrison, Red Oak.......................10 Preston Miller, Highland Park...................20 Cameron Washington, Corsicana...............34 Qwaii Clark, Adamson .............................20 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit ...............32 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................21 Louis Seales, Molina ...............................23 Brylen Williams, McKinney North .............22 Travis Tarver II, McKinney .......................23 Adrian Williams, Carr. Creekview..............34 Mark Russell, Keller Tim. Creek ................13 Miguel Jiminez, Molina ...........................14 Shea South, Terrell .................................18 Alan Reed, Rockwall................................15 Marquis Jackson, FW Arl. Heights.............11 Davarius Thompson, McKinney.................16 Gary Shelby, Thomas Jefferson ................29

Yds. TD 429 5 357 5 344 3 300 1 295 3 293 3 275 2 272 1 262 5 254 4 253 0 250 3 243 2 235 1 218 1 213 2 209 4 206 6 200 2 199 1 192 2 191 2 190 2 185 3 181 2 181 0 179 2 175 2 169 2 167 1 166 1 163 2 159 0 158 3 155 2 154 1 153 3 152 2 150 1 148 1

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Corey Wesley, Plano East.................32-47-1 Tommy Alvarez, Grand Prairie ..........47-79-2 Driphus Jackson, Cedar Hill ..............38-56-1 Mike Savage, Jesuit ........................50-74-0 Divan Ealy, Duncanville....................28-44-2 Ryan Polite, DeSoto ........................44-68-3 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ...............23-35-0 Alec Morris, Allen ...........................26-39-0 Dillon Fairbanks, Midlothian ............33-50-1 Tyler Park, Keller ............................25-42-1 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd .......31-51-0 Adam Charles, Irving Nimitz.............34-50-1 DeAndre Grimes, Lewisville .............33-51-3 Connor Michelsen, Plano..................30-50-1 Jeff Calvert, Coll. Heritage ...............34-58-2 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ................27-39-1 Shahzeb Khan, Irving MacArthur.......30-56-4 Tanner Tausch, Keller Central ...........17-39-3 Joe Minden, Coppell ........................29-50-0 Drew Ahmuty, SL Carroll..................31-44-2 Sergio Cantu, Arl. Bowie ..................24-34-2 Kyle Aubuchon, Hebron ...................12-18-0 Chris Hanson, FW Paschal ................34-64-3 Josh Price, North Crowley ................21-55-3 Michael Ketchmark, Lake Highlands .......22-32-2 Davonte Black, Gar. Lakeview...........20-40-3 Tyler Barke, Richland.......................29-38-1 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington..............30-52-2 Jared Johnson, S. Grand Prairie ........26-41-0 Brett Harbin, Grapevine...................30-54-4 Quentin Hasten, Mans. Legacy .........21-33-0 Aaron Shockey, Haltom ...................27-51-2 Charles Taylor, Mans. Timberview .......22-45-1 Aric Stock, Rich. Berkner..................17-38-2 Jake Lanford, Mesquite ...................18-38-2 Scott Brand, Sachse ........................18-35-3 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston .......22-41-2 Dawson Hadnot, Garland .................10-18-0

Player, team C-A-I Treveon Thibodeaux, Kimball............40-61-2 Nick Foster, Frisco Centennial ..........52-72-1 Mac Morse, Rich. Pearce ..................49-71-3

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Garrett Simpson, The Colony ............39-71-3 Beau Nowell, Mes. Poteet................30-46-1 Andrew Mitchell, TC Byron Nelson.......29-57-0 Taylor Corbin, Royse City .................35-63-8 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite .......33-54-2 Tyler Kirkindoll, Frisco Wakeland ......26-39-2 Nash Knight, Denton Ryan ...............32-48-0 Cameron Cutrer, Corsicana ...............18-32-4 Alan Reed, Rockwall........................27-37-2 Tyler Skaggs, Birdville .....................27-49-4 Nicholas Ramirez, Wylie ..................33-49-1 Jacob Stone, FW Boswell .................28-56-2 Curtis Tekell, Ennis .........................27-40-1 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit........30-41-0 Sean Flynn, Crowley ........................14-24-0 Shea South, Terrell .........................15-20-1 Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East ..............17-32-1 Rocky Reyes, Hillcrest .....................15-24-1 Jake Howeth, Highland Park.............28-43-1 Hobie Harris, McKinney ...................13-25-0 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ...............21-41-1 Piers Christian, Woodrow Wilson ........21-35-2 Jalen Jordan, Bryan Adams ..............16-41-5 Robert Somborn, McKinney..............13-28-1 Pedro Galvan, Carr. R.L. Turner .........17-27-1 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..........20-30-0 Zack Smith, Frisco Liberty................10-14-0 Davon Hodge, Lancaster ..................16-27-1 Jeff Davis, Frisco ............................18-36-2 Silas Jefferson, Conrad..................... 9-17-1 Chris Gibson, FW Eastern Hills .........12-32-2 Wesley Harris, FW Southwest........... 8-17-3 Omar Valadez, FW Arl. Heights.......... 7-10-0 Claud Person, Red Oak .....................10-14-1 Juan Villareal, Forney......................12-23-2 Rafael Sarabia, Thomas Jefferson .......13-31-3 Devynn Bridow, Everman .................... 6-8-0 Brooks Teeter, Waxahachie..............11-22-0

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Gerald Thomas, The Colony ......................18 Christian Hines, Corsicana .......................12 Austin Franklin, Kimball ..........................11 Wes Davis, Rockwall ...............................10 Justin Velasquez, Mes. Poteet..................12 Blake Durant, Rich. Pearce .......................18 Zach McCown, Frisco Centennial ...............11

Yds. TD 288 2 265 4 224 3 219 0 215 1 199 0 194 1

Demarcus Ayers, Terrell ........................... 9 James Bailey, Everman............................. 4 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce.....................14 Sir Davis, Arl. Seguin................................ 7 Shaquille Dottin, Woodrow Wilson ...........12 LaBradford Harrold, Crowley ..................... 4 U’Monta Hall, Conrad ............................... 4 Josh Weathers, McKinney......................... 5 Jared Floyd, Rich. Pearce........................... 9 Seth Smith, Ennis .................................... 6 Marcus Edwards, Kimball.......................... 3 Gary Owens, Jr., West Mesquite.................9 Cole Nead, Frisco Centennial ....................10 MacKenzie Logan, McKinney ..................... 9 Nate Perkins, Birdville.............................. 5 Jermaine Merdock, Wylie.........................14 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ...................... 9 Chase Graham, Mes. Poteet ...................... 5 Teriyon Gipson, Kimball............................ 7 Devin Duke, FW Boswell ..........................11 Brandon Jenkins, Birdville .......................10 Tony White, Hillcrest ............................... 5 Devante Turner, Terrell............................. 7 Dalton Stogner, Highland Park..................10 Avery Fuller, McKinney............................. 4 Jacob Benator, Wylie................................ 6 Brad Sciula, Frisco Wakeland..................... 7 Corey Callicut, South Oak Cliff ................... 6 Mark Stewart, Frisco Centennial ................9 Brendan Pegg, Mans. Summit.................... 8 Rodriguez Hayes, Frisco Wakeland..............7

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SCORING Player, team Pts. Lesley Booker, Forney ............................................. 36 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty........................................... 36 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ................................... 32 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ...................................... 32 Jabari Anderson, Wylie East..................................... 30 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ............................... 30 Jake Howeth, Highland Park..................................... 26 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................................ 26 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce..................................... 24 Adrian Oliver, Terrell............................................... 24 Johnny Humphrey, South Oak Cliff............................ 24 Christian Hines, Corsicana ....................................... 24 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ................................... 24 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ....................................... 20 Austin Franklin, Kimball .......................................... 20 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ..................................... 20

Player, team Att. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser .......................43 Je Mikal Jobe, Kaufman...........................38 Tadarious Hawkins, Commerce .................24 Matt Williams, Anna ...............................16 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry...............33 Zach Rainwater, Blue Ridge......................15 Mason Guthrie, Pilot Point.......................27 J.P. Price, Pilot Point ...............................42 Tony Sabando, Kennedale ........................32 Jamarick Simmons, Celina .......................20 Brandon Garza, Sunnyvale .......................35 Javelle Allen, Prosper..............................25 Eric Horsley, Madison..............................15 Layton Lowry, Argyle ..............................26 Davion Brown, Carr. Ranchview ................28 John Young, Melissa ...............................27 Shaka Collins, Ferris................................33 Xavier Williams, Carr. Ranchview .............12 Justin Griffin, Aubrey..............................10 Daniel Mendoza, Celina............................12 Brandon Smith, Kemp..............................27 Justin Edwards, Madison .........................19 Haden Watkins, Prosper ..........................20 Rydge Patton, Scurry-Rosser....................13 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.................33 Blake Martin, Lovejoy..............................14 Ryan Kidwill, Ferris .................................15 Anthony Garcia, Celina ............................. 5 Jose Romero, Celina ................................15 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...................19 Jose Conchas, FW Castleberry ..................23 Cory Meadors, Anna ................................13 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 9 Jason Bryant, Crandall.............................27 Chris Sanders, Roosevelt .........................30 Patrick Tague, Prosper.............................19 Bryce Pearson, Madison...........................13 Tanner Tutle, Sunnyvale ........................... 9 D’Andre Randall, North Forney .................23 Justin Lawler, Kemp................................28

RUSHING Yds. TD 394 7 335 3 261 3 252 4 236 4 229 1 219 3 217 2 217 1 207 4 189 2 182 1 171 3 157 2 157 0 154 1 152 1 151 1 148 2 145 1 143 4 141 2 140 0 139 1 138 1 136 0 129 1 128 2 127 2 121 1 121 1 120 1 119 2 119 0 117 1 114 0 114 3 111 2 110 1 109 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Dane Evans, Sanger.........................41-64-2 J.P. Price, Pilot Point .......................41-66-4 Stacy Dillard, Princeton ...................32-71-2 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...........21-38-1 Wes McQueen, Melissa ...................26-43-0 Bryce Pearson, Madison...................16-30-0 Davis Kinville, HSAA .......................20-24-0 Austin Aune, Argyle ........................29-53-1 Shawn McCarley, Blue Ridge ............20-42-2 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.........20-47-3 Jacob Stephenson, Celina.................22-33-1 Colton Hutchinson, Nev. Community ......27-56-2 Montana Chitty, Lake Worth ............12-30-0 Brandon Pryor, Crandall ...................23-32-0

Yds. TD 558 5 531 4 462 5 443 3 427 5 402 7 400 5 395 3 376 1 365 5 310 5 292 3 245 2 235 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Connor Davis, HSAA................................10 Jace Koonce, Blue Ridge............................ 8 CJ Howard, North Forney .......................... 4 Jerome Fellows, Life Oak Cliff ................... 8 Noel Nevarez, Princeton ........................... 6 Malcolm Davis, A. M. Smith ...................... 7 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 4 Willie Davis, Pilot Point ...........................10 Ryan Scott, Sanger................................... 9 Nathan Warren, Melissa ........................... 4 Zane Paddack, Sanger............................... 9 Marquise Smith, Madison ......................... 3 Robert Woods, Sunnyvale ......................... 8 Adam Kahne, Argyle................................13 Richard Lambert, North Forney.................. 6 Brandon Melendez, Lake Worth..................3 Roderick Lancaster, Life Oak Cliff ...............8 Matthew Rose, Crandall ..........................11 Seth Farmer, Scurry-Rosser ...................... 3 Parker Norris, Lovejoy .............................. 6 Phillip Jackson, HSAA .............................. 7 Jon Garza, Sanger .................................... 8 Chris Anderson, Frisco Lone Star...............11 Brad Bush, Melissa .................................. 8 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................. 5 Chad Bossow, Argyle ................................ 4 Cody Rhodes, Celina ................................. 3 Jake Goldman, Kemp ................................ 5

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Yds. TD 250 3 188 0 178 4 165 1 158 3 155 1 147 1 144 1 136 1 135 1 128 0 128 2 127 1 126 0 122 1 121 1 120 1 118 0 118 1 111 1 108 0 106 1 103 1 98 0 98 2 95 2 93 1 93 1

Player, team Att. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................24 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. .........24 George Adesanya, Cistercian ....................62 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ........................39 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands ....................29 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ................38 Patrick Gonzalez, Irv. The Highlands..........28 Zac Shelley, Parish Episcopal....................39 Alex Sauza, FW Nolan..............................31 Cameron Curry, Dallas Christian ...............51 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace ........33 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................32 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................12 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..................18 Daniel Borejdo, Greenhill .........................20 Daniel Ruiz, Rockwall Christian.................28 Ben Hartley, Lutheran .............................28 Jonathan Venable, Arl. Pantego Chr. .........20 Pat Hoerr, Carr. Prince Peace ....................19 Max McKamy, Greenhill...........................26 Rich Morton, Shelton ..............................32 Ashton Dunnington, Grape. Faith Chr. .......16 Grant Klembara, Lutheran........................27 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ......................38 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............28 Michael Shadley, Carr. Prince Peace ..........20 Kenny Culbertson, Carr. Prince Peace.........20

Yds. TD 348 5 331 2 319 0 318 3 293 3 275 0 257 2 256 3 234 3 227 2 225 5 209 2 193 4 174 2 173 1 170 1 168 4 166 3 159 1 157 0 148 0 145 2 144 1 143 1 143 4 139 3 137 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Parker Ash, Prestonwood Chr. ..........28-49-2 Trey Harrington, FW Trinity Valley ......40-76-2 Calvin Garrett, Arl. Oakridge ............24-40-1 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ..............30-60-4 Nate Cole, Episcopal Dallas ..............29-51-2 Christian Boese, John Paul II ............25-40-0 Michael Smith, FW Nolan.................25-35-0 Dru Smith, Parish Episcopal .............15-29-2 Case Brabham, St. Mark’s ................23-38-3 Anthony Brodner, Bishop Dunne .......18-40-1 Austin Barr, Coll. Covenant ..............17-32-1 Brock Longcrier, FM Coram Deo ........22-36-1 Justo Garcia, Rockwall Christian .......22-41-0 Foster Sawyer, Arl. Grace Prep .........15-25-2 Alec Barrera, Dallas Christian...........17-26-0 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian ......10-25-3 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ................15-28-2 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ......... 9-22-1 Tyler Wentz, Lakehill.......................10-24-4 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..........11-15-0 Dallas Brock, McKinney Chr. .............13-26-0 Ryan Martinez, Shelton .................... 5-28-2 Nick Brienzi, Greenhill .....................14-40-2 T.J. Millweard, FW All Saints............13-20-1 Josh De La Torre, Irv. The Highlands .......11-23-3 Ford Albert, Cistercian.....................10-22-0 Jake Hayes, TCA-Addison ................11-32-1 Luke Thompson, FW Southwest Chr........11-25-1

Yds. TD 552 4 496 2 406 4 406 2 379 1 372 3 358 2 338 2 323 3 306 5 295 2 264 0 239 5 225 2 211 1 208 1 206 2 205 2 203 2 200 0 198 1 178 0 164 2 153 1 143 1 131 1 125 1 114 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge ....................12 Jackson Molina, FW Trinity Valley ............15 Jordan Cross, Coll. Covenant.....................11 Brandon Henry, Prestonwood Chr. ..............6 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. ..........12 Kenny Bornstad, Grape. Faith Chr. ..............4 John Stephen Khoury, Episcopal Dallas .......8 Aaron Eastin, Rockwall Christian ..............12 Ryan Cook, John Paul II............................. 9 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. ...........9 Robbie DeLeon, First Baptist ..................... 7 Chris Kennard, Parish Episcopal..................4 Ty Templin, FW Trinity Valley...................12 LaDarion Rollerson, First Baptist ..............11 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................. 5 Caleb Brake, FM Coram Deo....................... 8 Thomas Triplett, Shelton .......................... 3 Jacob Taunton, Coll. Covenant ................... 7 Ryan Nicholson, Arl. Pantego Chr................3 Daniel Walker, FW Nolan .......................... 5 Johnson Ward, Arl. Grace Prep................... 2 Jordan Pitre, Bishop Dunne ....................... 5 Cameron Kline, St. Mark’s......................... 4 Kevin Huffaker, Bishop Lynch.................... 5 Charles Cook, Parish Episcopal................... 3 Job Oderoh, Arl. Pantego Chr. .................... 4 Keith Fields, TCA-Addison......................... 4

Yds. TD 318 4 229 1 211 0 199 1 175 2 162 2 160 0 154 3 148 2 146 1 135 1 133 1 132 0 132 0 120 1 112 0 109 1 103 1 102 1 98 1 97 1 95 2 94 1 92 1 91 1 89 0 87 1

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Player, team Pts. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser ....................................... 42 Eric Horsley, Madison.............................................. 26 Jamarick Simmons, Celina ....................................... 24 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................................ 24 Matt Williams, Anna............................................... 24 CJ Howard, North Forney ......................................... 24 Daniel Mendoza, Celina ........................................... 24 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry............................... 24 Trevor Agan, Blue Ridge .......................................... 24 Brandon Smith, Kemp ............................................. 24

Player, team Pts. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................................ 36 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace...................... 36 Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge .................................... 30 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. .......................... 30 Ben Hartley, Lutheran ............................................. 30 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............................ 27 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch........................................ 26 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands .................................... 24 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................................ 24 Kelly Puls, FW Country Day ...................................... 23


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NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL

Cheerleaders earn awards at camps By JERRI FREY Contributor

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Awards abound for Swingsters The Sachse Swingsters drill team returned home from their four-day All American Line Camp at the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson with a host of awards. The team took home the highly sought-after Super Sweepstakes for their performances during the week. The day after retuning from line camp, the Sachse Swingsters hosted a youth drill team and dance camp in conjunction with the Garland Cheer and Drill Team Association at Sachse High School. Young campers learned various dances, including the pom routine.

The 2010-11 Naaman Forest High School varsity, junior varsity and freshman cheerleaders had a busy summer. They started off their summer at the National Cheerleaders Association camp held at the University of North Texas in Denton during June and received several awards. The varsity squad received the Game Day Top Award and 12 cheerleaders were nominated for All-American honors. At camp, the junior varsity squad was awarded the Herkie Award and seven girls were nominated for All-American honors. From the freshman squad, 10 cheerleaders were honored as All-Americans and the team also was named the Performance Top Team In July, the cheerleaders participated in the third annual Melvin Bullitt sports festival. Bullitt is a Naaman Forest graduate and member of the Indianapolis Colts. His festival offered expert instructions in football

while promoting academic achievement, physical fitness and a drug-free lifestyle for area youth. The two-day sports festival kicked off with the Amazing Race event, where the winning team consisted of Naaman Forest cheerleaders Kendall Roden and Reagan Elam. In August, squad members and the cheer booster club hosted a Garland Cheer and Drill Team Association pep club cheer clinic, where they taught cheers, chants and a dance to about 240 girls in the GCDTA organization. They also performed at the Ranger Wilderness Camp pep rally at Naaman Forest High School to cheer for Naaman's newest Rangers. The Varsity sponsor is Kristi Boyd, junior varsity sponsor is Kristie Smoot and freshman sponsor is Lesa Young-Atkinson. Jerri Frey contributes to neighborsgo.com on behalf of Naaman Forest cheerleading.


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‘FLIPPED’

Reiner’s safe ‘Flipped’ is basically just a flop R

Taking it to the streets PG for language and some thematic material; 90 minutes

‘Flipped’ just flops

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MATT MUNGLE Contributor neighborsgo.com/blog/movies

Left: The South Garland Southern Belles obseveral Reinerlocal wrotedrill andteams directed were among and thegroups new comedy-drama-roperformance to make their way streetsFlipped, of Garland attwo the junthrough themance, about annual Labor Day Parade. For a full listaof ior-high students who begin photos from the event, visit complicated relationship. neighborsgo.com. her,Boy it was love atcoast first sight. For Below:For Local Scouts through him, it was the pest would go downtown Garland onthat their float never during Garland Labor Day theaway. 2010 Based onJaycee’s the Wendelin Van Draaparade. Localofhigh schools, clubs nen novel the same name, thisand film organizations took part in the annual simply misses the mark. event.

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‘FLIPPED’ PG for language and some thematic material; 90 minutes

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Callan McAuliffe and Madeline Carroll in a scene from Flipped.

big screen is a bigger leap than imagined. Flipped is basically safe for the whole family even though it leans further toward drama than comedy. There are a couple outbursts of strong language that seem out of place for the film and the time period. It’s another reason that this one just doesn’t ever seem to cook, even in its own juices. Reiner is still a master filmmaker, but this just flopped. Matt Mungle is a neighborsgo.com contributor.

Also playing Going the Distance: Long-distance relationships are never an easy thing. Even though this is a romantic comedy, most of the humor revolves around Garrett and his two friends. Their conversations and outlook on dating and relationships provide the bulk of the laughs. This allows the film to cross over into the buddy-film genre while never losing the romantic comedy foundation. R for sexual content, including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity; 97 minutes

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Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll) is a young girl with tomboy ways and a family struggling to get by. When Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) and his family move in across the street, she is immediately smitten, but he wants nothing to do with her. And so begins the journey of their adolescence and the pain of first love. Set in the 1950s, this film has an innocence that would never work in today’s fast-paced, ADD world. Not that it works here, either. The film may have worked better if it hadn’t been told in repeats. We see a section of the story from Bryce’s perspective and then it is retold completely from Juli’s point of view. This is clever and bearable the first few times, but after a while it gets tedious. I was also disappointed in the acting. The film stars two very strong TV actors (John Mahoney and Anthony Edwards) who normally hit it out of the park, but here they both seem uncomfortable and ill-prepared. Flipped is basically safe for the whole family even though it leans further toward drama than comedy. There are a couple outbursts of strong language that seem out of place for the film and the time period. It’s another reason that this one just doesn’t ever seem to cook, even in its own juices. Reiner is Submitted photo by MARK RYAN/ZBESTIMAGE.COM still a master filmmaker, but this just Annual parade favorite Billy Flynt rides his pipe organ float through town at the 2010 owned and operated by Flynt. Garland Jaycee’s Labor Day Parade. The organ isflopped. Photos submitted by JIM BIRD

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ob Reiner wrote and directed the new comedy-drama-romance, Flipped, about two junior-high students who begin a complicated relationship. For her, it was love at first sight. For him, it was the pest that would never go away. Based on the Wendelin Van Draanen novel of the same name, this film simply misses the mark and proves that some stories should be left neatly printed between two hardback covers. If Reiner can’t make it work, then it just isn’t going to happen. Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll) is a young girl with tomboy ways and a family struggling to get by. When Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) and his family move in across the street, she is immediately smitten, but he wants nothing to do with her. And so begins the journey of their adolescence and the pain of first love. Set in the 1950s, this film has an innocence that would never work in today’s fast-paced, ADD world. Not that it works here, either. The film may have worked better if it had followed the template of most movies instead of being told in repeats. We see a section of the story from Bryce’s perspective and then it is retold completely from Juli’s point of view. This is clever and bearable the first few times, but after a while it gets tedious. I was also disappointed in the acting. The film stars two very strong TV actors (John Mahoney and Anthony Edwards) who normally hit it out of the park, but here they both seem uncomfortable and ill-prepared. The delivery is flat until the over-the-top and awkward dramatic scenes. Maybe the move from TV to the

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DOG-A-POOLOOZA

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Oscar Luna’s Rottweiler gets airborne while jumping into the pool at Holford Park in Garland.

Doggy pool day benefits charity By LESA LOHMAN

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The Holford Park Pool went to the dogs Aug. 21 as Garland Pawsibilities hosted its Fifth annual Dog-A-Poolooza Dog Swim Day. More than 175 dogs and their owners enjoyed a morning of running, swimming and fetching. The day included raffle drawings for all who attended. Several vendors helped out at the event, including Fetch! Pet Care; Pawsch Pet Delivery Service; Forest Lane Animal Clinic; Cha&Tea at Firewheel; Assured Self Storage; and the Tag Team volunteers from Best Buy. Garland Animal Services was on site for city of Garland animal registrations, $5 rabies vaccinations and staff members also brought out three dogs that were available for adoption. Dog-A-Poolooza is held each year with the Garland Parks Department at the endof-the-summer pool season. The fundraiser helps to support the efforts by the volunteer group to increase shelter pet adoptions. The group holds off-site adoptions on the

Rocco, a Jack Russell Terrier, fetches a tennis ball from the pool to cool off during the dog days of summer.

MORE INFO To learn how to join Garland Pawsibilities, volunteer or make a donation, visit garlandpaws.org.

third Saturday of each month. Lesa Lohman contributes to neighborsgo.com on behalf of Garland Pawsibilities.

Mario the English Pointer is all tuckered out from the fun.


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Members of the Brazos River Gunslingers, an old west reenactment troop, set their sights on audiences at Garland’s Wild West Cowboy Round-up. Read more at neighborsgo.com/stories/59346

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Taste of Collin County will present samples of food, wine and beer from more than 40 Collin County restaurants, live entertainment and kids’ activities at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney. Proceeds from the event benefit North Collin County Habitat for Humanity. When: 5 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Collin County Regional Airport, 1496 E. Industrial Blvd. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 for kids More info: Call 972-542-5300, ext. 104

The Plano Balloon Festival will feature more than 60 hot air balloons, sky divers, inflatable rides, face painting, crafts, fireworks and live entertainment, including a performance by country singer Scott Ewing. Balloon rides will be available for a cost of around $250 per person. When: 4 p.m. to close Sept. 17; 6 a.m. to close Sept. 18; and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 Where: Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway Admission: $5 for one day, $8 for two

Lake Highlands The Dallas Arboretum’s Autumn at the Arboretum will kick off with the Great Pumpkin Festival, which will include the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch, a Storybook Pumpkin Village, a hay bale maze and thousands of colorful fall plants and flowers. Other events are Fall Family Fun Weekend, Cool Thursdays concert series and more. When: Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Great Pumpkin Festival runs Sept. 18 to Nov. 14; Fall Family Fun Weekend is Oct. 30-31; and Cool Thursdays are 7 p.m. Sept. 16 to Oct 29 Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas Admission: General admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $7 for children 3-12 More info: Call 214-515-6518 or visit dallasarboretum.org

Dallas The State Fair of Texas will include a variety of attractions, including live music performances; night parades and pyrotechnics; special exhibits and shows; pig races; an auto show; a pet-

ting zoo; fried foods; amusement rides; and more. When: Fair grounds open at 8 a.m. and closing times vary daily from Sept. 24 – Oct. 17 Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd. Admission: $15, $11 for kids under 48 inches and seniors 60 and older and free for children under two More info: Call 214-565-9931 or visit bigtex.com

Richardson This fall’s rendition of the nationally recognized, twice yearly Cottonwood Art Festival, now in its 42nd year, will feature more than 240 artists exhibiting work in 14 categories, including mixed media, ceramics, drawings and pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metals, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2-3 Where: Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Beltline Road, one block east of Coit Road Admission: Free. Some children’s activities require a fee More info: Visit cottonwoodartfestival. com — Mark Macesich, neighborsgo assistant managing editor, Caitlin Harrison and Rose Baca, assistant editors, compiled this report.

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More than 60,000 visitors are expected at Addison Oktoberfest for four days of activities, including authentic German food; beer hall and Weingarten; music and folk dancing; arts and crafts; amusements; children’s entertainment; and more. When: 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 16; 6 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 17; noon to midnight Sept. 18; and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive Admission: Free Sept. 16, $5-$10 other days and times for ages 4 and older More info: Visit addisontexas.net/events/oktoberfest/

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days, $4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $1 off for seniors 65 and older, and kids under 36 inches are free More info: Contact Jessica Jackson at 972-867-7566 or jessica@planoballoonfest.org, or visit planoballoonfest.org

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The city’s Wild West Cowboy RoundUp includes chuck wagons serving authentic cowboy food such as meat, beans and potatoes; live western entertainment; a petting zoo; hay mazes; pony rides; and crafts. Highlighting the event will be the return of the Brazos River Gunslingers who will perform their western showdown in the town square. When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 Where: Downtown Garland Square, Sixth and Main streets Admission: Free More info: Contact Nina Ghirla at 214682-5824 or info@garlandmessenger. com or visit garlandcowboyroundup. com

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veryone knows that Labor Day marks the end of summer. But a quick look around our portion of North Texas reveals a less-recognized fact: The holiday weekend was but a harbinger of a fall season of lively festivals and events. The festival season generally runs mid-September to mid-October and includes Oktoberfests in McKinney and Addison (actually held in September), the Plano Balloon Festival, Taste of Collin County, Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson, Garland’s Wild West Cowboy Round-Up, Autumn at the Arboretum in the Lake High-

lands area, the State Fair of Texas, of course, and others big enough to make our highlights list. “It typically cools off by September, so it kicks off the fall festival season,” said Jo Via, executive director of next weekend’s Plano Balloon Festival, shedding light on the flurry of festivals. “There’s always a good number of options for people to go to.” “If you go to one there’s no reason you can’t go to another,” reasoned Nancy Ghirla, a spokeswoman for the Garland event, also scheduled next weekend. The variety should be enough to satisfy even the most enthusiastic festival-goers. Following are details by dates and communities.


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Scouts learn climbing skills at campout By TOM COOPER Contributor

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Tom Cooper contributes to neighborsgo.com on behalf of Boy Scout Troop 57 of Garland.

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Troop 57 rock climbed and rappelled at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch near Lake Bridgeport on their monthly campout, which ran Aug. 20-22. Climbing instructor Josh Scott trained the Scouts in the correct techniques and skills to safely rock climb and rappel on the cliffs around Lake Bridgeport. Proper use of harnesses, knots, ropes and climbing equipment, along with commands and signals used by climbers were covered. Assistant senior patrol leader Jenor Rasmussen led the troop for the campout with Ryan Fish assisting. After an active day of climbing, the evening of Aug. 21 concluded with a traditional Troop 57 campfire program. Andres Velasco served as master of ceremony. After a brief morning service on Aug. 22 conducted by chaplain’s aide Asa Johnson, the troop returned home. Troop 57 is chartered by First United Methodist Church of Garland.

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Christopher Pickering climbs a chimney during Boy Scout Troop 57’s campout at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.


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