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WITH LUKE CLAYTON
The Forney Lady Rabbits defeated the Lancaster Lady Tigers in front of a packed-out Jackrabbit Gymnasium. Coming into the game, the two teams sat tied for fourth place in the district standings.
DEER SEASON, IT’S A WRAP
WITH LUKE CLAYTON
A court sport is sweeping the nation, and it isn’t tennis or basketball. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 4.8 million people played pickleball in 2021, marking a nearly 15 percent growth in the total number of players from the year prior.
It Wasn’t That Long Ago!
The streets in downtown Crandall were lined with parents, students, CISD administration, and plenty of locals to send the Pirates off in fashion. Both police and fire escorted the buses out of town and stopped for high fives and confetti cannons in front of the police station. The Pirates were headed forty minutes down the road to Grand Prairie where they would take on Midlothian Heritage.
It was a cold rainy day as the Pirates loaded the charter buses for Marshall, Texas. Crandall would be taking on the 6-4 Marshall Mavericks in an exciting first round playoff matchup. The Mavericks are a run heavy team and would test the Pirates defensive line all night. The weather would test both teams as a heavy mist came down the entire game.
The Forney Jackrabbits and some very dedicated fans made the four-hour road trip all the way to Mount Belvieu, Texas last Friday night for their firstround playoff matchup against the Barbers Hill Eagles. Forney entered the Houston area game after dismantling Tyler at home in their regular season finale the week before, 57-13. Barbers Hill came into the game led by their potent offense after a 28-20 win against the Porter Spartans from Porter, Texas the previous Friday.
Last Thursday night’s matchup with the Princeton Wildcats would be a game in which Coach Hardin could see his Pirates play at the level he expects. The Wildcats season had not been great with a 1-8 record coming into this game. Crandall just needed to execute their gameplan and come out with a victory. The Pirates would not know who they would get in the first round of the playoffs until the Friday night games had concluded.
The North Forney Falcons played their final game last Thursday night against the Rockwall Heath Hawks and lost 38 to 6. The defense played well most of the game, but the injury riddled offense just could not put it together against a stout Heath defense.
The Forney Jackrabbits hosted the Tyler Lions in the final game of the regular season at City Bank Stadium last Friday night. The Jackrabbits were celebrating Senior Night in front of another sellout crowd. This 57-13 victory cemented the Jackrabbits’ undefeated record at City Bank Stadium this season.
Lions Now in First Place!