College Football TCU vs. LSU questions to ponder

The 2013 College Football season kicks off  today, and here’s the game I’m most interested in.    The TCU Horned Frogs will take on the LSU Tigers on College Football primetime tonight.

  • Can LSU Quarterback Zach Mattenberger have a game like he did against Alabama in 2012?  The Tigers quarterback got off to a slow start last-season, but managed a spectacular performance against one of the best defenses in the country.  Mattenberger completed 24-35 passes for 298 yards and a TD.  How Mattenberger is able to play against a tough Horned Frog defense will be key in this match-up.
  • Each team has an undecided player heading into the game.   For TCU, it’s the quarterback position, and for LSU, it’s the running back.   Who will play at quarterback for the Frogs?  The fans opinion seems to be Casey Pachall, but in the end, it boils down to the coach’s decision, and it could be Trevone Boykin.   If Boykin isn’t in for the game, expect him to get some plays, after all,  Patterson said last-week that the quarterback is too athletic to sit on the bench.    For the Tigers, will RB Jeremy Hill start?   And if he does, you have to wonder how effective he will be.
  • And lastly.. how will both teams play on such a big stage like this, national television AT&AT stadium (formerly Cowboys stadium), .   – – – It’s College Football prime-time.    Also,  will they outdo Georgia/Clemson?

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Birdville vs. Arlington Heights

FORT WORTH:  Don’t be to harsh on Birdville Hawks junior quarterback Will Hayward.  He’s been playing safety the past two years, so he’s new to this at the High School level, and filling in at  the fulfilled role of district MVP Justin Martin is no easy task to ask for.   Hayward, despite completing less than 50% of his passes, was also able to make use of his feet as a weapon against an often times bewildered Arlington Heights defense.   The junior quarterback rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries, thus making up for his inconsistencies in the passing game.

Turner led the way for the Hawks in what was a  lopsided 48-7 victory for Birdville.    Turner had no troubles continuing what he started last-season.    The senior running back rushed for 105 yards on 16 carries, and running for 3 of the team’s 5 rushing touchdowns, adding to the offensive explosion,   Junior running back Isaiah Durate added to the tear, managing 2 touchdown scores on just seven carries.    The Hawk defense put together four consecutive successful defensive drives before allowing a Yellow Jacket score, with 34 seconds left in the 1rst half.    Arlington Heights wouldn’t have much success in the second half, as the Hawks ran away with it.


Birdville JV football victorious in season opener

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS:   Thanks to a couple first half scores, a field goal, and a second half defensive touchdown that sealed the deal,  the  Birdville Hawks junior varsity football team had no issue dealing with the Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets at home in the Birdville Fine Arts Athletics Complex in a 24-0 route.  The Yellow Jacket offense couldn’t muster much in the first half.     The second half contained much of the same stuff.   The Hawks just ran away with this one,  and they look forward to continue this style of play throughout the season.    – – –  Hawk fans can hope the  Junior Varsity set the tone for the Varsity team to repeat the same results tomorrow night.

Thomas Brunt is a Christian sports-writer, and blogs at will on his own blog about sports and his faith in Christ. 

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Birdville JV game 8/29/13

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS:   Hawks JV Football open up their regular season at home at the Birdville Fine Arts Athletics Complex vs. the Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets on Thursday night at 7:00.    – – – Before the JV kickoff, the Freshman A and B team’s play are playing,  worth pointing out for some recognition, after all, they are apart of the Birdville athletics department.

Cowboys executive Stephen Jones says ‘Cowboys have secret sauce’

If you have ever wondered what it takes to win Super Bowls, it’s likely “secret sauce” according to Dallas Cowboys’ executive Stephen Jones says the team has the special sauce. “We’re convinced we’ve got the secret sauce to put this thing back together and win championships”, Jones told the Dallas Morning News.

Birdville Hawks 2013 football outlook

The Birdville Hawks exited the 2012 Texas High School  football playoffs in  the  Division I state quarterfinals, losing to the  eventual state champions, the Denton Guyer Wildcats.    The Hawks chomped their regular season competition in 2012, becoming the winnigest Birdville program since it’s opening in 1999, they managed to continue this play throughout the playoffs, winning it’s first 13 games before getting stumped by Denton Guyer.

It should be noted that although they are without some of  their key players from last-season,  they still remain loaded with plenty of talent.   Expect the Hawks have to similar offensive success this season.    The offense will be led by 6-foot-1, 215 pound senior running back Xavier Turner.   Turner rushed for almost 1,600 yards and 31 TDs last-season.  Turner should have no problem repeating that this season.   Junior quarterback Will Hayward will replace expected senior quarterback Ty Englehardt who tore his ACL in  Birdville’s scrimmage against the Fossil Ridge panthers.    “I Feel great about Hayward, there is no looking back” said  Birdville defensive coordinator, Phil Shaffer.    Although Hayward lacks experience, expect to him to have a hot target in  leading receiver Samuel Northey. who was a first-team all district selection as a junior last-season.   Northey caught 68 passes for a little  over 850 yards, along with 13 scores.    On paper, this team looks capable of some damage, expect them to have no problem blowing through competition, once again.   There is no looking back at this point, for the Hawks.


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Misconception about the Catholic faith

We as Catholics simply don’t worship Mary and the saints, rather they are celebrated in the Church, honored for the lives they left; the legacies they built for us Catholics to admire and know that they were far from perfect, but because they had Jesus Christ, they lived saintly lives leaving the legacy as a continuing story for Christ’s bride, the Catholic church.    We don’t have to fear, because we know the Saints, guided by the God of angel armies made it here first.    – – – Now with that being said, a high majority of non Catholic  Christians assume that we worship Mary, but what they fail to realize themselves, is that without Mary’s  “Yes” to God, there wouldn’t be any salvation in Jesus Christ.      – – Saying yes to God, that’s the daily plan for all of us is not? 

  May the peace of Christ dwell among you, all.