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Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season
Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season

Crandall Pirates and Coach Hardin Win Their Season Opener Against Jacksonville

There was excitement in the air Friday night as the Pirates took the field for the first time this season under the direction of their new head coach. It was a rough start for Crandall as they allowed a 95-yard bomb and 19-yard run for touchdowns. The score was 12-0 Jacksonville at the end of one quarter.

Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15
Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15

Young Jackrabbits open 2020 season with loss to Whitehouse, 31-15

After a delayed beginning to the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Varsity Forney Jackrabbits finally took the field against the Whitehouse Wildcats last Friday. City Bank Stadium was as full as possible, according to this year’s health safety protocols which includes social distancing and mask requirements. The fans were thrilled to enjoy the first socially distanced version of Friday Night Lights of the year, which also happened to be Senior Night. Pre-game ceremonies honored the members of Class of 2021 involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, though, this season’s debut didn’t turn out the way the fans and players had hoped, ending in a loss for the Rabbits with the final score at 31-15 when the clock ran out.

The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s
The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s
The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s

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The ACCIDENTAL STAR of Baseball in the 1960s and ‘70s

As the story goes, this child, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, into a family of sharecroppers, had to write a book report about baseball as punishment for “spitting on a teacher.” This assignment/ punishment was designed to teach him about life beyond Collinston, Louisiana, where he lived after moving there at age two, but it also served to introduce him to BASEBALL!

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Superintendent O. B. Johnson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

High School Principal W. E. Wilson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Grade School Principal A. D. Whitaker

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Board of Education

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Senior Class Officers and Sponsors

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Head Coach Weldon Strain

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Coach Jim Johnson

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Coach William Stell

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Football Captains and Sweetheart

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Yearbook Staff

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

Pep Squad

I started remembering Forney’s football a few years ago….

I was driving to a friend’s house to dig up and transplant a plant or four when I saw two “old men” standing at the curb just a little way from that house’s driveway. I wondered what “they were up to,” and then as I inched closer, I noticed that the two guys were friends of mine, who were probably saying to themselves, “What is that ‘old geezer’ doing over here in this neighborhood? Do you think he is looking to steal something?”

High School Football Returns to FISD
High School Football Returns to FISD

High School Football Returns to FISD

With much consideration given by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the University Interscholastic League (UIL), and Forney ISD, varsity football games will begin for both the Forney High School Jackrabbits and the North Forney High School Falcons. Games begin tonight, Thursday September 24, with the Falcons traveling to play against Frisco Lone Star and will continue tomorrow, Friday September 25, at City Bank Stadium with the Jackrabbits vs. Whitehouse High.

Area High School Football Continues

Area High School Football Continues

The “Covid 19” struck area teams as three had to find new opponents for Sept. 11 games. Nevada Community vs. Paris North Lamar (covid cases), Kaufman vs. Henderson (covid), and Aubrey vs. Gainesville (covid)—the cases, it seems, were very limited, but no one wants to take unnecessary chances. Some rescheduling took place as you will see as results are reported!

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