David Thompso, Beaumont Enterprise

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Beaumont Enterprise

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by David:

Dennis, Gore lead Kirbyville to victory

Buna had no answer for the Kirbyville's offense Friday, as the Wildcats rolled to a 67-26 homecoming win to stay perfect in district play and keep a highly-anticipated Nov. 6 meeting with East Chambers on everybody's radar. Backed by running back Ty Dennis' four first half touchdowns and a stellar performance by quarterback Jackson Gore, who completed 12-of-17 passes for 270 yards and three… → Read More

Soul Bowl between Ozen, Central bigger than football

Today's aptly dubbed "Soul Bowl" is much more than 48 minutes of high school football. The two are close friends, a common storyline when two teams share city limits and the playing field. Senior receiver and defensive back Quentin Derry admits knowing the guys on the other side of the ball adds an extra level of intensity to the game. While some may be more focused on the bells and whistles… → Read More

Indians, Bulldogs ready for Mid-County Madness battle

The week of the Mid-County Madness is filled with pep rallies and spirit days, while fans miss work in order to wait in line hoping to purchase a ticket for the best show in town. For Morse, who will play a leading role when the two teams clash at 7 p.m. today at The Reservation, attempting to phase out the distractions is part of what makes this game the most anticipated showdown of the season.… → Read More

Should Mid-County Madness move to LU?

Seated comfortably beneath a blue tarp, Susan Bean whiled away the hours playing on her iPad as she relaxed against a rust orange sleeping bag that served as padding to her chair. Bean and her daughter Kristin were the first two in line on Wednesday for the final 100 Mid-County Madness tickets made available to Indian fans. In 48 hours - almost the same amount of time that Bean sat at The… → Read More

West Brook's Bluiett following path paved by brothers

West Brook defensive lineman Christian Bluiett writes three things on his athletic tape before wrapping it around his forearms and taking the field on Friday nights. For the Bluiett, the inscriptions serve as a constant reminder of why he plays the game, and who he plays it for. "Nothing is closer than a brother relationship and we'd do anything for each other." said Christian, a two-time… → Read More

Health, improved play keys Bulldogs' turnaround

[...] before Jasper's senior quarterback collapsed on the sideline in the final moments of the fourth quarter against Bridge City, he witnessed the final play of arguably the most exciting game in Southeast Texas. After leading the Bulldogs down the field for his fifth rushing touchdown of the day, a fatigued Williams watched as teammate John McMillion preserve a wild 48-47 win over Bridge City… → Read More

Under The Helmet with Jackson Gore

Kirbyville senior quarterback Jackson Gore discusses his favorite movie, his trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame, an animal he'd like to be and his celebrity crush, among other things. Q What is your favorite TV show? A I really like this new series called Blind Spot. The whole talk is that there is water and that they are going to send people there, it just seems pretty interesting. A Labrador… → Read More

Lee taking care of Nederland on, off court

Nederland's senior outside hitter spends her mornings with HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) working towards her TMA (Trained Medication Aide) license, which she'll earn in February. Lee, who doubles as the Lady Bulldogs captain and kill leader, has been ignoring a nagging shoulder injury on her hitting arm that could easily keep her out of matches. Lee has preserved her shoulder the… → Read More

Krautz, Nederland too much for Central

Nederland's Austin Krautz scored five touchdowns to help the Bulldogs overcome a 13-7 halftime deficit to defeat Central 35-20 and extend their winning streak over the Jaguars to five games dating back to 2011. Krautz scored four of his touchdowns in the second half, finding the end zone on runs of 13, 12, 6 and a 73-yard dash down the right side with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter to seal the… → Read More

Ozen looks to slow down Vidor

When David Suggs checked Vidor's final score last Friday, his first thought brought him to the hardwood. Ozen's second-year head coach is aware of the danger that awaits his defense as they head to Ivan Croak Field Friday against Vidor. Vidor racked up 703 rushing yards and five players - Blake Rowe, Trevor Duff, Kolby Humble, Haylon Leckelt and Justin Kaiser - all rushed for over 100 yards. An… → Read More

PN-G, Lumberton game sets up to be an air-show

The Indians (4-1, 2-0) cakewalked through the Baytown schools by a combined 87-24 score, including last week's 42-14 drubbing of Goose Creek Memorial. [...] Lumberton - coming off its first loss of the season, a 28-21 last-second loss to Central - has shown it's a true playoff contender in the first five games of 2015. The Raider offense that led their team to a 4-1 start will take on an… → Read More

Central seeking to snap Nederland's win streak

The third-year Central head coach has earned wins against every District 22-5A opponents with the exception of the Bulldogs, who are not only 2-0 against Foreman, but own a four-game winning streak against the Jaguars. To stop Nederland's offense, which is averaging 35 points per game, the Jags' defense will have to contain the big plays that doomed the Bulldogs' previous district opponents in… → Read More

Central wins 28-21 thriller over Lumberton

Quarterback Chris Boudreaux connected with Delvin Bennett from 23 yards out with 6.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give Central a thrilling 28-21 win over Lumberton Saturday evening at the Thomas Center. Behind Devwah Whaley's three touchdowns on 27 carries for 166 yards, the Jaguars held off a late Lumberton comeback to hand the Raiders their first loss of the year. Yarbro added two… → Read More

Mustangs maul Newton 48-6

The first half turned into the Jack Dallas show, who threw for 204 yards and three touchdowns to lead his team into the locker room with a 34-0 advantage. The Mustangs' first offensive play from scrimmage set the tone for the rest of the night. The senior wide receiver was able to secure the ball over an off-balanced Ty Seastrunk and stroll into the end zone untouched from 36 yards out. The… → Read More

Eagles in familiar territory

The Eagles will hope to take a page out Foster's defensive playbook, as the Falcons held the Mustangs to 27 total yards on 21 carries, while forcing Jack Dallas into four picks. [...] we feel like we have a solid game plan to deal with their spread offense. Holmes and the rest of the Eagle defense will have their hands full against Dallas, who has completed 80-of-131 passes for 859 yards and… → Read More

Silsbee eager to see progress against Hargrave

Thomas, a senior, has rushed for 525 yards and 13 touchdowns on 85 carries, while passing for more than 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns. "Growing up I played running back as a kid and that gave me that vision to see open holes," Thomas said. [...] Thomas also credits his offensive line that includes 6-foot-5, 320-pound Patrick Hudson for allowing him time to make plays he's made thus far.… → Read More

Panthers hope to avoid 0-2 district start

The Panthers (2-2, 0-1) have not started district play with two losses since the 2008 season, when they finished 3-6 overall and failed to qualify for the playoffs. While Suggs said he's "too old to be nervous," a slight concern must be given to the vastly improved district that Ozen finished fourth in last season. The bottom four teams in last year's District 22-5A – Lumberton, Vidor, Goose… → Read More

East Chambers rolls past Kountze 56-13

The Bucs' rushed the ball 32 times for 350 yards, while quarterback Austin Sutherland completed two touchdowns passes to Kye Williams and Nick Thomas. Kountze found the end zone twice in the loss, a 37-yard reception from Grayland Arnold to Dayne Wright and a six-yard run from Keyshawn Adams in the third quarter. Playing out of the shotgun on 3rd-and-12, the senior moved the pocket to the right… → Read More

Bruin recruit charges field with team spirit

Bruin recruit charges field with team spirit During lunch, Michael Littlefield's ready-to-wear smile grows bigger when Christian Bluiett and Alfred Beverly walk into his classroom at West Brook High School. Bluiett and Beverly, seniors who play along the Bruins' offensive and defensive lines, are physical, mean and tough in the trenches for West Brook on Friday nights. Bluiett and Beverly grew… → Read More

Silsbee's Trabing strives for perfection on, off court

The senior has never earned a grade lower than an 'A' in her academic career and as a result is third in her graduating class. In 28 games, Trabing, a three-year starter at outside hitter, has collected 281 kills, 197 digs and a team-high 56 aces, including a 32 kill performance against West Orange-Stark. While other students can take extracurricular classes that are graded on the 5.0 scale,… → Read More