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2016 District Champions
Head Coach: Steven Hohenberger
Assistant Head Coach (Backs): Tony Grosso
Defensive Coordinator (Safeties): Larry McFarlin
Special Teams Coordinator (Outside Linebackers): Jeremy Beshirs
Assistant Coaches: Billy Barefield (Quarterbacks), Eric Bradley (Offensive Line), Broderick Gaffney (Defensive Line), Matt Green (Offensive Line), Brandon Hampton (Defensive Line), Greg Hinkle (Wide Receivers), Michael Johnson (Cornerbacks), Roderick Mitchell (Defensive Assistant), Bailey Nelson (Offensive Assistant) Tony Sanders (Equipment), Barrett Shirey (Power), Herb Smith (Inside Linebackers)
Athletic Trainer: Chad Helberg
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Brittney Barefield
Junior High Coaches: Peter Allen, Mike Anthony, Jerry Brannen, Gerald Floyd, Patrick Moore, Hank Tullis, Cedric Williams
2017 PISD Football Schedules: Download PDF file. (Note: This schedule is prepared before the season begins and is subject to change; rely on the PHS Football Events Calendar on the right side of this page for up-to-date information on games and times).
2017 Prospectus: Steven Hohenberger starts his fifth season at the controls of the Wildcat football program with a 29-19 overall mark (60.4 winning percentage), which ranks fourth all-time among PHS coaches with at least 4 years’ tenure behind Bill Hicks (.657), Allen Wilson (.641), and Raymond Berry (.621). His PHS teams have won 2 district championships (15-5 district record) with 4 straight playoff appearances and twice have advanced to the regional semifinals. That solid reputation has earned the Cats a No. 13 preseason ranking among Class 4A-1 teams from Friday Night Football magazine. There will be key leadership roles to fill with the graduation of All-State defenders Dre McKinney and TD Williams, District MVP quarterback Ja’Kerion Brown, and offensive lineman Mitchell Cole, but there should be enough talent returning to be legitimate contenders for a district repeat and most preseason publications rate Paris and Liberty-Eylau as the co-favorites for the District 7 title. The offense is primed for a run-oriented attack with the return of RB Donovan Williams (1,637 yards and 13 TDs rushing) behind a solid line featuring center Gunner Vest, big tackles Ashton Savage and Elijah Ellis, TE Demetric Glover, and IR Montavius McCarty. RB-ILB Tre Perry also returns. The biggest question will be finding a dependable quarterback candidate and a home-run threat to replace the graduated Jalon Pipkins. The defense will need some fine-tuning in the secondary but should be stout up front and welcomes back linemen Vershaud Richardson, Glover, and Jalen Easter, linebackers Perry, Michael Godwin and Perry Franklin, and safety Jordan Furtch (5 INTs, 125 tackles). All-District punter Montana Payne returns, but the Cats will need to find a replacement for steady placekicker Zach Lamb.
2016 Record: 9-4 (5-0 district, lost in Class 4A-I regional semifinal to Van, 55-27)
2016 Honors (returning lettermen in italics):
During the season, single game tickets are sold weekly at the athletic office and on game days in the Paris High School Store. Reserved seats are $10, adult advance general admission $5, and advance student tickets $3. All general admission tickets are $6 at the gate.
Can't make it to the stadium to watch the Cats in action? Then listen to all the exciting play-by-play calls from Steven Johnson and Robert High on KBUS-FM, 101.9. The Paris Wildcats Huddle starts at 6:30 p.m. and the pre-game show at 7 leads into the 7:30 kickoff. KBUS live audio streams can be found on the internet.