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Paris High School
2255 South Collegiate Drive
Paris, Texas 75460

School Hours: 8:30-3:50
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30 am – 4:15 pm

Phone: 903-737-7400
Fax: 903-737-7515
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Progress Reports

Students received their three-weeks academic progress reports on Tuesday during their second-period classes.  The current grading cycle concludes with semester exams scheduled this Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Christmas Holidays

All PISD campuses will be closed for the Christmas holidays beginning Wednesday, Dec. 20.  School resumes with the second semester on Thursday, Jan. 4.

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Paris ISD uses School Messenger to provide timely communications. If you have a child attending PISD, you are automatically in the database and will receive phone notifications. To enhance our ability to accurately deliver information on activities and emergencies, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile.

Text Messaging

If you would like to have notifications sent to you cell phone, you can opt in to the PISD text messaging service.  Learn more.

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2016 District Champions

Head CoachSteven 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 Team Statistics: Offensive  /  Defensive

2016 Honors (returning lettermen in italics):

  • All State
    • Second Team: Dre McKinney (LB)
    • Honorable Mention: TD Williams (S)
  • All Red River Valley:
    • MVP: Ja’Kerion Brown (QB)
    • Defensive MVP: TD Willaims (S)
    • First Team: Mitchell Cole (G), Jalon Pipkins (WR), Donovan Williams (RB), Dre McKinney (LB), Tyrel McCalester (LB), Jordan Furtch (S)
    • Second Team:  Gunner Vest (C), Zach Lamb (K), Vershaud Richardson (DE), Michael Godwin (LB), Perry Franklin (LB), Montana Payne (P)
  • All District:
    • MVP: Ja’Kerion Brown (QB)
    • Defensive MVP: TD Willaims (S)
    • Co-Offensive MVP: Donovan Williams (RB)
    • Co-Lineman MVP: Mitchell Cole (G)
    • Coaching Staff of Year: Paris
    • First Team Offense: Ashton Savage (T), Jalon Pipkins (WR)
    • First Team Defense: Jaylen Smith (CB), Vershaud Richardson (DE), Dre McKinney (ILB), Tyrel McCalester (OLB), Jordan Furtch (S), Zach Lamb (PK)
    • Second Team Offense: Gunner Vest (C), Elijah Ellis (T), Tre Perry (RB), Demetric Glover (TE), Montavius McCarty (IR)
    • Second Team Defense: Juwan Sims (DE), Michael Godwin (ILB), Perry Franklin (OLB), Montana Payne (P)

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Football Ticket Sales

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.

Paris Wildcats on the Radio

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.

Football Stadium Directions

For information and directions to most out of town football games, visit  See our Campus Map for information about Paris High and Wildcat Stadium.  For more information on Wildcat Stadium seating and parking, download our guide.