Category archives for: Fort Bend ISD

Stafford looks for an encore performance

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com In just one season, Ron Counter turned the Stafford High football program into a winner. “It was no secret,” Counter said. “They put in hard work and effort. They just needed to get pointed in the right direction. They bought into the philosophy and gave a great effort.” Counter, who was […]

Kempner’s going back to the basics

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Kempner High football team is going back to the basics. The Cougars, who finished 1-9 last season, never got completely got away from running the Triple Option, but this season, they’ll line up under center. Kempner fifth-year head coach Darrin Andrus is optimistic that the Cougars – who have 18 […]

Coach: Harfield’s an elite QB for the Rangers

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com  Clements High football coach Keith Knowles expects big things from senior quarterback Kolt Harfield this season. In fact, Knowles said Harfield is comparable to the last great Rangers quarterback Derek Carr, who was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of last spring’s NFL Draft. Carr guided Clements to […]

Young Hurricanes plan to surprise doubters

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com The Hightower High football team has played in a UIL State Championship game twice in the past six years. “Our players understand what ‘protecting the legacy’ means  they know what’s expected of them,” said Hurricanes third-year head coach Padriac McGinnis, who was an assistant at Hightower for six seasons prior to […]

Austin program continues to succeed

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Dan Schreiber arrived at Austin High four years ago, inheriting a squad that hadn’t won a game the previous year. “We convinced the kids what we’re doing was the right thing and good things would happen,” Schreiber said. As the school enters its 20th year, Schreiber has brought the Bulldogs to […]

Giles & Co. prepared for tough schedule

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Elkins High senior quarterback Johnathan Giles is one of the top prep football players in the Houston area. But the Texas Tech commit hasn’t let his success – or the 48 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 yards last season ‚Äì change him. “He’s just the same old Johnathan,” Elkins head football coach […]

Linemen are key to Bush’s 5A-23 success

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com There are seasons where coaches have an idea of where they’re team will finish. This isn’t one of them for Bush head football coach Allen Aldridge. “We could win the district, miss the playoffs or finish anywhere in between,” Aldridge said. “Our district is stacked. We have a definite chance if […]

Travis looks to get back on track this fall

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Travis High head football coach Randy Cunningham has coached high school football for nearly 30 years, but he’s only coached his son, senior quarterback Cody Cunnigham, for one. Together, the Cunninghams will look to put the Tigers back in the postseason. “Coaching my son been a pleasure,” Coach Cunningham said. “Watching […]

Stubbs prepares to lead Fort Bend Christian by example

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By Michael Sudhalter msudhalter@fortbendstar.com Ty Stubbs may be 5-foot-11 and 305 pounds, but he’s surprisingly fast off the ball. “He’s a big guy, but he has great feet,” Fort Bend Christian Academy head football coach Dave Roberts said. “In baseball, he’s a pitcher and first baseman. He’s played the last two years with a torn […]

Clements volleyball sees possibilities for upcoming season

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By Christina Martinez Christina@theleadernews.com The Clements High volleyball team opens their season last week with a non-conference match against Stratford. The Rangers lost to Stratford last fall in a neutral non-district match, 3-1 and will host Memorial at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Rangers are in their second year with head coach Jenny Adcock and the […]

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