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Paris, Texas 75460

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November 28, 2015

PHS Students Advance to TAFE State

The newly-formed Paris High chapter qualified 9 students in 6 events to advance to the state finals of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) during the Region 8 contest held recently in Mount Pleasant.

The PHS chapter produced three regional event winners.  Itzuri Ramirez, Jessica Ibarra, and Amber Powell placed first in Project Visualize for their public service project which collected boxtops for Crockett Intermediate School.  Other event winners were Ibarra in Children’s Literature Pre-K and Carol Sanchez in Impromptu Speaking.

The State contest will be held in January.  The chapter sponsor is Tori DePriest.

Paris results (State qualifiers in italics):

  • Bulletin Board: 2. Itzuri Ramirez and Carol Ann Starnes; 3. Jessica Ibarra and Carol Sanchez
  • Project Visualize: 1. Itzuri Ramirez, Jessica Ibarra, and Amber Powell
  • Teacher Created Materials: 2. Laney Madding and Deanna McFadden; 4. Malaree Wise and Sadie Hayes
  • Children's Literature Pre-K:  1. Jessica Ibarra
  • Children's Literature K-3: 2. Ataria McCuin and Maria Gonzalez
  • Impromptu Speaking: 1. Carol Sanchez; 2. Jaidah Young
  • Job Interview: 3. Colleen Rivard

November 27, 2015

Ladycats Selected for All-RRV Volleyball

Senior outside hitter Justice Flowers and sophomore libero Katy Hall were named to the All-Red River Valley volleyball first team, as selected by The Paris News.  The Ladycats also had a pair of second team selections: Senior Bebe Johnson and junior middle blocker Lindi Hamner.  Receiving honorable mention was sophomore setter Deagan Dingman.

November 18, 2015

Ladycats Drop Basketball Season Opener

The Deanne Dial coaching era at Paris High tipped off Tuesday night with a 56-43 season-opening loss to the Mount Pleasant Lady Tigers in the Wildcat Gym.

Dial, who moved over from Rains High School to take over the Ladycats basketball program from departing head coach Ted Mackey, enters the 2015-16 season already missing the two main scoring cogs from last year’s team: Graduated seniors Jazz Pipkins and Tevaria Council.  In addition to leading last year’s team in scoring, the duo formed the backbone of the Ladycats’ defense, rebounding, and ball movement.

In other words, Paris fans can expect a transition period this year.

Compounding the rebuilding effort was the fact that last year’s No. 3 scorer, sophomore Nautica Harris, had a courtside seat beside Deal on the bench Tuesday as she recovers from a leg injury.  To make matters even worse, junior post Dextiny Patrick soon joined them on the bench after quickly picking up a couple of personal fouls.

The Lady Tigers took advantage of the situation by jumping out to a 15-9 start after one quarter.  The Ladycats found themselves down, 13-22, midway through the second quarter before switching to a full-court press which trimmed the MP lead to 26-24 at halftime.

Cold shooting and turnovers by Paris along with domination on the boards inside enabled MP to stretch the lead to 12 points, 38-26, before a 3-point play by Patrick and an Adreiona Jenkins putback pulled Paris within 7, 38-31, midway through the third quarter.

It was as close as the Ladycats would get.  MP led, 48-35, heading into the final period, and the Lady Tigers were able to go into a 4-corner stall to air out the clock the rest of the way.  Both Paris junior point guards, Jenkins and Serenity Sanders, fouled out trying to get the Lady Tigers out of their 4-corner delay, which left the Ladycat offense even more rudderless.

Zakayla Ashley, a junior post player whose 8 points kept the Ladycats close in the first half, finished with 9 to tie senior guard Raven Jordan for team scoring honors.  Jenkins finished with 8.

Lauren Williams led the Lady Tigers with 15 points.

Both MP sub-varsity teams also won.  The Lady Tiger freshmen beat Paris, 38-13, while the JV was a 54-50 winner.  Cap Johnson scored 13 for the Ladycat JV, while Taylor Looney added 12.

The Paris varsity enters the Saltillo Tournament starting Thursday, while the JV and freshmen play in the Prairiland Tournament on Saturday.

November 14, 2015

Lions Outlast Cats' Comeback Bid

Quez Allen follows Breshaun Steward's block into the end zone for what proves to be the final rushing TD of his Paris High career

The Kaufman Lions ended the season for the Paris Wildcats along with the Quez Allen Era Friday night with a 37-20 bi-district win at Greenville’s T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

The Cats should have known it wasn’t going to be their night when a pair of interceptions were not enough to stop the District 8-4A-1 champions on a second-quarter possession that staked Kaufman (10-1) to a commanding 21-0 lead.

Apparently, they didn’t get the message, however, and rallied to within 3 points, 21-24, before Kaufman’s superior size wore down a game Wildcat defense while a stout Lion defense clamped down on Allen and his offensive teammates in the fourth quarter.

Allen, who rewrote the Paris High record book during his 4-year career, added 3 more touchdowns (1 rushing, 2 passing) to his career total of 106, and he pushed his career total offense to 10,340 yards.  Still, the Kaufman defense held the explosive Cat offense to a season-low 252 total yards.

Allen’s two primary weapons, junior receivers JaKerion Brown and Jalon Pipkins, were held in check.  They caught one pass each for a total of 32 yards and no TDs.

The Cats knew that stopping the Kaufman rushing attack would be a monumental task, and they packed the box to try to stop a bevy of Lion runners.  Kaufman ended with 297 rushing yards, including 152 by senior Dru Prox whose touchdowns on the Lions’ first two offensive series gave Kaufman a 14-0 lead.

Kaufman then staged a successful onside kick which began a bizarre 13-play, 34-yard march.  During that key series, Paris had not one, but two interceptions negated (one by penalty, another by a fumble).  The Lions converted three fourth downs on the drive, the last one resulting in a 21-yard throwback TD pass to a seldom-used tight end.

The game should have been over at that point, but it wasn’t.  Paris (6-5 and the District 7 No. 4 seed) countered with a short Allen TD run and an Allen-to-Treavon Sims TD pass to close within 21-14 before Kaufman extended the lead to 24-14 at halftime.

Another Allen scoring throw, this time to sophomore tight end Demetric Glover, made it a 24-21 game just 4 minutes into the second half.

That was a close as the Cats would get, however, as the Lion defense held Paris to back-to-back 3&outs while the Lion offense delivered a pair of knockout scoring drives behind the running of Desmond Williams and Devyn Morris, some timely passes to their tight ends, and a bit of trickery on a flanker reverse throwback pass to quarterback Austin Gomez.

The Paris defense made the Lions earn their yardage.  Junior linebacker Dre McKinney was credited with 27 total tackles (7 solo), while sophomore linebacker Quin Perry had 10, and senior defensive end Ty Gray 12.  Sophomore Jordan Furtch totaled 14, and senior Jamar Sanders 10 plus a key steal that set up Paris’ final score.

Scoring Summary:

  • Kaufman 7, Paris 0.  Dru Prox 24 run (Mateo Cruz kick), 3:58, 1q.  After a quick Paris 3&out to start the game, Lions take over at their own 13 and march 87 yards in 11 plays.  Prox breaks off right tackle and sprints untouched the final 24 yards for the score.
  • Kaufman 14, Paris 0.  Prox 55 run (Cruz kick), 1:58, 1q.  A promising Paris drive ends in a sack and fumble recovery by Alec Guy at the Kaufman 45.  On the next play, Prox darts through a huge hole at left tackle and outruns the Cats defense to the end zone.
  • Kaufman 21, Paris 0.  Blake Reynolds 21 pass from Austin Gomez (Cruz kick), 8:19, 2q.  A Paris personal foul on the previous extra point kick is enforced on the kickoff, and the Lions convert an onsides kick into a recovery at the Paris 34.  A Diarva Brown interception on the drive’s first play is negated by a pass interference call.  Then, on 4th-and-8, Jawun Sims sees every lineman’s dream (an interception) turn into a nightmare when he fumbles the ball and Prox makes the recovery to keep the drive alive with a new set of downs at the Paris 33.  The Lions still need to convert a pair of fourth downs with passes to their tight ends.  The bizarre, 13-play drive that officially covers 34 yards ends on 4th-and-12 when Gomez lofts a throwback pass to Reynolds, who fights off tight coverage at the goalline to make the catch.
  • Paris 7, Kaufman 21.  Quez Allen 4 run (Zach Lamb kick), 4:45, 2q.  Sophomore Donovan Williams comes in and provides a spark on this 60-yard, 8-play drive with runs of 10, 5, and 24.  The rest is Quez plus a face mask violation.  The senior QB cuts behind pulling guard Breshuan Steward’s block to go the last 4 yards.
  • Paris 14, Kaufman 21.  Treavon Sims 16 pass from Allen (Lamb kick), 2:11, 2q.  Paris defense forces a punt after a 3&out.  Cats need just 3 plays to cover 56 yards.  Allen finds Dren Rollerson over the middle for 28 yards, then connects with Sims in the left cover of the end zone on a short fly pattern.
  • Kaufman 24, Paris 14.  Cruz 27 FG, 0:18, 2q.  Lions break the Cats’ momentum when Izaiha Starling returns the kickoff 46 yards.  Five plays later, the drive stalls and Cruz is called on for a 27-yard field goal.
  • Paris 21, Kaufman 24.  Demetric Glover 8 pass from Allen (Lamb kick), 8:07, 3q.  A Jamar Sanders fumble recovery stops the Lions‘ opening possession of the second half and starts the Cats on a 64-yard, 7-play drive that pulls them within 3 points.  A pass-and-run of 34 yards to Diarva Brown and an Allen 26-yard scramble sets up a short TD throw to a wide-open Glover.  It’s the Paris tight end’s second reception and first score of the season.  Lamb kicks his school record-setting 55th extra point.
  • Kaufman 30, Paris 21.  Desmond Williams 26 run (kick failed), 2:55, 3q.  With Prox out of the game, Williams takes charge on this drive with 5 carries on a 9-play, 69-yard back-braker.  Williams turns the left corner and sprints untouched the final 26 yards.  Cruz’ kick is low and bounces off the Lion O-line.  Zay Gray appears headed for a rare 2-point defensive safety on the return but Devyn Morris takes the right angle and runs him down at midfield.
  • Kaufman 37, Paris 21.  Gomez 10 pass from Jacob Nalls (Cruz kick), 2:43, 4q.  Lions put the game away with a 48-yard, 11-play drive that features Morris and Williams pounding away at a tired Wildcat defense.  Then, on 4th-and-goal, the Lions resort to trickery with a flanker reverse pass back to the quarterback.

Diarva Brown intercepts a ball intended for Dre Prox, but the turnover is voided by a pass interference call

November 17, 2015

Flowers Named Top District Hitter

Senior Justice Flowers earned Most Valuable Hitter designation and two other Paris Ladycats were named to the first unit of the All-District 15-4A volleyball team as selected by league coaches.

Sophomore libero Katy Hall and senior Bebe Johnson were first-team selections.  Making the second team were junior middle blocker Lindi Hamner and sophomore setter Deagan Dingman.  Receiving honorable mention were seniors Tezyana Wrice and Mary Cobb along with juniors Dextiny Patrick and Tieren Gates.

The Ladycats finished fourth in the district with a 4-6 record.

November 16, 2015

PHS Students Place in Student Congress

Paris High seniors Alex Montellano and Kendra Thomas placed fourth and sixth, respectively, at the Region 2 UIL Student Congress contest on Nov. 12 in Pittsburg.  Montellano is an alternate to the state competition.  Their sponsor is Tracy Roden.

November 7, 2015

Paris Punches Playoff Ticket with Win

Quez Allen follows JaKerion Brown's blocking for another long gain vs. the Panthers

As Quez Allen nears the end of a remarkable four-year career at Paris High, the Wildcat senior quarterback surpassed three more significant milestones Friday night in the Cats’ 48-10 win over crosstown rival North Lamar.

Playing probably his final game at Wildcat Stadium, Allen continued his relentless assault on the Paris High record book by becoming the school’s career passing yardage leader.  He entered the game with the PHS career rushing crown in tow.

Along the way, he cleared a couple more milestones that most high school athletes can only reach in their wildest dreams: The 10,000-yard mark in total offense (combined rushing and passing) and 100 combined touchdowns.

The play that pushed him over the top was the first Paris offensive snap of the second half.  Allen connected with fleet-footed junior JaKerion Brown in the left flat.  Brown got a seal block from senior receiver Treavon Sims, and the Paris duo motored up the home sidelines 81 yards into the record books.

The yardage officially pushed Allen past Corban Taylor in career passing and over the 10,000-yard plateau for total offense.  He finished the game with 17 carries for 183 yards and 3 rushing TDs plus 2 more scores among 8 of 13 completions for 176 yards passing. 

Allen now sits at 10,132 total yards (almost 6 miles) and 103 total TDs, and he’s not done, yet.

Friday’s victory not only sealed possession of the Crosstown Showdown Trophy for the fifth straight year, but it punched a ticket to the Class 4A-1 playoffs as the District 7 No. 4 seed.  The Cats (6-4, 2-3) face District 8 champion Kaufman (9-1, 5-0) next Friday, Nov. 13, at Greenville’s T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium in a 7:30 bi-district kickoff.

Allen had plenty of help in the season-ending win over the Panthers (5-5, 1-4).  The Paris offense rolled up a season-high 410 rushing yards as the Cats controlled both lines of scrimmage.

Senior Dren Rollerson had 12 carries for 70 yards and a score, Brown had 137 yards of tandem yardage (receiving, rushing) plus 2 TDs, and sophomore Donovan Williams carried 12 times for 111 yards.

Junior Jalon Pipkins caught his school-record breaking 12th TD reception (breaking the previous mark of 11 set last season by KD Scott), and junior kicker Zach Lamb, despite a rare miss earlier in the night, broke the school mark for PATs in a season (he’s now 55 of 57).

The defense also did its part holding down an explosive NL attack.  The Panthers were missing injured quarterback Versache Buchanan, who broke his arm in last week’s loss to district champion Liberty-Eylau.  While Buchanan’s speed might have stretched the Cat defense, it’s doubtful his absence was a difference maker in the ultimate outcome.

Still, without Buchanan on the field, the Panthers struggled with 12 series of 3 & out and were held to 101 yards rushing and 184 yards of total offense.

Paris already held a 34-0 lead before the Panthers finally hit the scoreboard on a Nick West field goal and a 78-yard strike from sophomore Matt Gibbons to Julique Franklin.

Paris junior linebacker Dre McKinney notched 21 total tackles and 1 of 3 sacks recorded by the Wildcats.  Defensive end Ty Gray had 13 total tackles and a sack, and sophomore linebacker Tre Perry had the other sack along with 10 stops.

Scoring Summary:

  • Paris 7, NL 0.  Quez Allen 1 run (Zach Lamb kick), 6:45, 1q.  Cats eat up half of the first quarter on the opening possession of the game to drive 69 yards in 12 plays.  Panthers get a glimpse of the Paris game plan with a steady pounding of seniors Dren Rollerson and Allen.
  • Paris 14, NL 0.  Rollerson 1 run (Lamb Kick), 5:48, 2q.  Cats go 80 yards in 8 plays which include runs of 22, 18, and 10 by Allen.
  • Paris 21, NL 0.  Ja’Kerion Brown 10 run (Lamb kick), 2:03, 2q.  It’s a 54-yard, 6-play drive which features a 4th-and-1 conversion on a 25-yard scramble by Allen.  Brown sweeps the right side and hurdles a defender at the goalline.
  • Paris 28, NL 0.  Jalon Pipkins 13 pass from Allen (Lamb kick), 0:35, 2q.  Cats cover 70 yards in just 2 plays to beat the halftime clock.  Donovan Williams has another long run which starts as a sweep left before he cuts back diagonally across field for 57 yards.  Then Pipkins scores on a quick out in the end zone.  It’s Allen’s 100th combined TD for his career (rushing and passing).
  • Paris 34, NL 0.  Brown 81 pass from Allen (kick failed), 9:42, 3q.  History is made as the Cats score on their first play of the second half on a screen in the left flat.  Treavon Sims provides a seal block and convoy for Brown.  The play enables Allen to surpass Corban Taylor as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards and to eclipse the 10,000-yard mark in career total offense.  Lamb has just his second EP miss of the year when his kick hooks left and bounces off the upright.
  • NL 3, Paris 34.  Nick West 42 FG, 7:10, 3q.  A long kickoff return by Tyler Hill sets up the Panthers at the Paris 14, but the Cat defense stiffens, and a third-down sack by Ty Gray leads to a long field goal.
  • NL 10, Paris 34.  Julique Franklin 78 pass from Matt Gibbons (West kick), 9:28, 4q.  Taking over after a punt at their own 22, the Panthers‘ Gibbons immediately hits the speedy senior in stride on a deep post pattern.
  • Paris 41, NL 10.    Allen 18 run (Lamb kick), 9:28, 4q.  The Cats quickly respond, moving 52 yards in 4 plays (3 runs by Rollerson).  Allen scores on a scramble up the middle.  Lamb tacks on a school record 54th EP kick for the season.
  • Paris 48, NL 10.  Allen 11 run (Lamb kick), 4:37, 4q.  Cats overcome a holding penalty and third-and-16 with a 27-yard Allen scramble, and the senior gets his third TD rushing with another scramble up the middle.  The drive takes 9 plays to cover 51 yards.

How Wildcat Opponents Fared:

  • Mount Pleasant (2-8), lost to Texas High, 35-3
  • Melissa (1-9), lost to Community, 23-14
  • Tyler Chapel Hill (3-7), lost to Carthage, 34-14
  • Palestine (1-9), lost to Brownsboro, 34-20
  • Argyle (9-1), beat Sanger, 66-27
  • Liberty-Eylau (9-1), beat Princeton, 46-21
  • Princeton (7-3), lost to L-E, 46-21
  • Pittsburg (9-1), beat Quinlan Ford, 48-21
  • Quinlan Ford (1-9), lost to Pittsburg, 48-21
  • North Lamar (5-5), lost to Paris, 48-10


JaKerion Brown races goalward on an 81-yard pass play that sent Quez Allen over the top in PHS career passing yardage and past the 10,000-yard career yardage milestone

November 3, 2015

State Power Spring Hill Ends Paris Season

Justice Flowers (11) and Lindi Hamner leap to block a kill shot by SFA recruit Ann Hollas

The 8th-ranked Spring Hill Lady Panthers ended the season for the Paris Ladycats Monday night with a dominant, 3-game sweep in their Class 4A bi-district playoff at Mount Pleasant High School, 25-14, 25-11, 25-16.

Paris (13-24), the No. 4 seed from District 15, found itself in deep holes in the first two sets (down 3-10 in Game 1 and 1-9 in Game 2) before showing some life midway through Game 3.  The Ladycats took a 12-8 in the final game behind three straight points by senior Bebe Johnson.

Following a Spring Hill timeout, the Lady Panthers (36-4) reeled off 9 straight points to regain the lead, 17-12, and never looked back.  Spring Hill, the District 16 champion, moves on to the area round against the winner of Wills Point-Kaufman.

Spring Hill featured a strong service game which kept the Ladycats on the defensive and unable to mount any consistent counter-attack.  The Lady Panthers notched 10 aces in the match and had numerous other deep serves that the Paris backline couldn't control.

Seniors Justice Flowers and Bebe Johnson finished their careers with 9 and 7 kills, respectively.  Other Ladycat seniors are Tezyana Wrice, Sara Lancaster, Gabby Finch, and Mary Cobb.

November 4, 2015

Bawcum Leads PHS Golfers

Senior Chandler Bawcum finished in a tie for 5th to pace the Paris High boys golf team at the Mount Pleasant Fall Golf Tournament Monday at Mount Pleasant Country Club.

Bawcum shot a round of 82, which was 6 strokes back of individual medalist Colin Juban of Hallsville, who shot a 76.  Other Paris scores were junior Jake Ensey 87, sophomore Parker Chapman 99, freshman Justin Meredith 110, and freshman Nick Gentry 120. 

Hallsville won the event with a team total of 317.  North Lamar finished a distant second at 354, while Paris tied for fourth with a combined 378.

October 30, 2015

Panthers Own Clock, Cats Own Scoreboard

JaKerion Brown's 46-yard run sets up another Wildcat touchdown

The Quinlan Ford Panthers whittled 10 minutes off the clock to drive 80 yards in 18 plays to take a brief 6-0 lead over the Paris Wildcats Thursday night at Hobart Lytle Memorial Stadium.  While the Panthers controlled the clock, the quick-strike Paris offense controlled the scoreboard in a 35-6 win that ended the Cats’ 4-game losing streak.

See video highlights of this game

Paris now heads into the regular season finale against North Lamar with the same scenario they shared last season: The winner of next Friday’s Crosstown Showdown at Wildcat Stadium will punch a playoff ticket as the District 7-4A-1 No. 4 seed.  The loser will have to buy a ticket to see the playoffs.

Both teams have hit a skid after promising 4-0 starts to the season and will bring identical 5-4 overall records and 1-3 district marks into the annual Lamar County rivalry.  One team will leave with the district’s consolation prize and a bi-district playoff date against District 8 champion  Kaufman.

Meanwhile, Liberty-Eylau (4-0) is perched to defend its district football title after beating North Lamar, 47-29, on Thursday.  The Leopards host Princeton (3-1) next Friday.  Princeton fell into a second-place tie with Pittsburg (3-1) after a 49-39 loss to the Pirates. but the Panthers could create a 3-way tiebreaker scenario for the top spot if they can upset the state-ranked Leopards.

All District 7 games were moved up 24 hours to avoid potential storms that were scheduled to move through the region this weekend.  Fortunately, the Cats were able to weather the grinding, old-style, Wing-T offense that Ford has built.

Although the Panthers owned a hefty advantage in offensive plays (67 to 39), the Paris defense was able to hold Ford to 170 rushing yards on 56 carries (a 3.0 yards average).  After the opening drive, the Panthers managed to find the red zone (inside the Paris 20) just one other time all night.

True to form, Ford attempted just 11 passes, competing 4 for 47 yards.  When Paris scored on all three of its first-half possessions to take a 21-6 lead into halftime, the Panthers’ Senior Night party was virtually over.

The Cats were efficient with their limited possessions and needed to punt just once.  Two other Paris series ended on downs at midfield.

Senior quarterback Quez Allen completed 8 of 14 passes for 132 yards and 3 TDs.  He rushed for just 23 yards on 6 carries, well below his previous season low mark of 83 rushing yards vs. Palestine.

Senior Treavon Sims caught 2 of Allen’s TD passes among his 3 receptions for 62 yards.  Junior Jalon Pipkins had the other TD reception, his 11th of the season.

Sophomore Donovan Williams had 85 of Paris’ 172 yards gained on the ground.  He scored once, as did senior Dren Rollerson.

Junior JaKerion Brown had two of the night’s biggest highlight plays: A 46-yard run that set up one score and an 80-yard screen pass and run that was negated by offsetting personal foul penalties.

Scoring Summary:

  • Quinlan Ford 6, Paris 0.  Blane Burch 4 run (run failed), 2:02, 2q.  Panthers eat 10 minutes off the clock on an 18-play, 80-yard opening possession that features just one pass and a pair of fourth-down conversions.
  • Paris 7, QF 6.  Traveon Sims 41 pass from Quez Allen (Zach Lamb kick), 0:58, 1 q.  The home crowd’s elation doesn’t last long, as 64 seconds and 5 plays later, the Cats take the lead for good on a fourth-down completion to Sims on a crossing route.  Sims hauls in Allen’s pass at the QF 25, jukes a defender, and sprints into the end zone.
  • Paris 14, QF 6. Donovan Williams 5 run (Lamb kick), 6:01, 2q.  Williams carries 4 times on this 78-yard, 8-play drive, including a 48-yarder.  Cats convert a fourth-and-3 to set up the TD clincher.
  • Paris 21, QF 6.  Dren Rollerson 8 run (Lamb kick), 4:34, 2q.  Vershaud Richardson recovers a muffed QF handoff on a counter play at the QF 19.  Four plays later, the Cats’ O-line opens a hole in the middle wide enough to drive a truck through.
  • Paris 28, QF 6.  Sims 14 pass from Allen (Lamb kick), 9:23, 4q.  After making a goalline stand, Cats put the game away on a 5-play, 84-yard series.  JaKerion Brown gets them in position with a 46-yard carry to the QF 14, and Allen finds Sims on a short post pattern for the score.
  • Paris 35, QF 6.  Jalon Pipkins 8 pass from Allen (Lamb), 5:15, 4q.  The Panthers turn the ball over to Paris on downs at the QF 35.  Five plays later, Paris ends the evening’s scoring when Allen hits Pipkins on a look-in route for his 11th receiving TD of the season.

How Wildcat Opponents Fared:

  • Mount Pleasant (2-7), lost to Marshall, 54-0
  • Melissa (1-8), lost to Bullard, 47-9
  • Tyler Chapel Hill (3-6), beat Henderson, 28-27
  • Palestine (1-8), lost to Carthage, 48-14
  • Argyle (8-1), beat Dallas Pinkston, 70-0
  • Liberty-Eylau (8-1), beat North Lamar, 47-29
  • Princeton (7-2), lost to Pittsburg, 49-39
  • Pittsburg (8-1), beat Princeton, 49-39
  • Quinlan Ford (1-8), lost to Paris, 35-6
  • North Lamar (5-4), lost to L-E, 47-29

October 27, 2015

Ladycats' Loss Clinches No. 4 Seed

Justice Flowers wasn't quite ready to see her Senior Night come to a quick end Tuesday in the Wildcat Gym and sparked the Paris Ladycats to a Game 3 win over the Liberty-Eylau Lady Leopards Tuesday night in the regular season finale.

However, L-E proved too athletic and quick for Paris and took a 25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 25-17 win to clinch the No. 3 seed from District 15-4A.  Paris advances to next week's playoffs as the No. 4 team and has a date with either 8th-ranked Spring Hill or 25th-ranked Gilmer.  Those two schools meet Friday to decide the top two seeds from District 16, and Paris will face the winner of that match.

The Lady Leopards, 6-4 in district play, eked out close wins in the first two games which were tied on a combined 20 occasions.  Paris couldn't overcome an 0-5 start in Game 1 and couldn't close out a Game 2 victory despite holding a 23-21 advantage.  Three unforced Paris errors and a Lady Leopard kill by Chelsea Fagan enabled the visitors to win the game and take a 2-0 match lead.

Flowers, the Ladycats' leading attacker for the season, came alive to break a 5-5 tie with a pair of blocks and two kills to give Paris a 9-5 advantage.  L-E never got closer than four points the rest of the game.

Unfortunately, the energy didn't carry over into Game 4, as the Lady Leopards took the lead for good at 4-3.  The loss dropped Paris to 4-6 in district play and 13-23 overall.

Before the match, Ladycats Flowers, Bebe Johnson, Tezyana Wrice, Gabby Finch, Mary Cobb, Sara Lancaster, and manager E Harris were honored in their final home appearances.

The Ladycats' bi-district match will be played either Monday or Tuesday, Nov. 2-3, at a site to be determined.

Both Paris sub-varsity teams closed out their seasons by sweeping their L-E counterparts.

October 24, 2015

Weather, Pirates Damper Senior Night

Jalon Pipkins pulls in 52-yard touchdown pass from Quez Allen

It wasn’t the night that the 16 Wildcat senior football players had envisioned as they faced the expanse of empty seats during introductions prior to kickoff on Senior Night at Wildcat Stadium.

It wasn’t the outcome they hoped for, either, as the Pittsburg Pirates dealt Paris its fourth straight loss, 48-30, Friday under a steady light rain and before a sparse turnout due to an imminent threat of severe weather.

Mother Nature allowed completion of the District 7-4A-1 contest which leaves the Cats with the stark reality that their next loss could end a season that began with dreams of a state title.  Paris, now 4-4 overall, remains winless in district play at 0-3.

The Cats travel to Quinlan Ford (1-7, 0-3) on Thursday, 7 p.m., to try to regain their winning touch.  That game was moved up 24 hours to avoid the forecast for another stormy weekend. 

They return to Wildcat Stadium on Friday, Nov. 6, for another true Crosstown Showdown against North Lamar.  Barring shocking upsets, the implications for the Paris-NL game should be a repeat from 2014: Loser goes home, winner goes on (to the playoffs).

While the Paris defense showed some improvement from previous weeks (when opponents averaged 280 yards rushing per game), it was the Pitt defense which never let an explosive Wildcat offense get untracked. 

Paris closed to within 14-10 on a Zach Lamb field goal just three minutes into the second half when the Brian Baca-led Pirate attack took control of the game.

Pitt, now 7-1 for the season and 2-1 in district, scored 20 unanswered points to take a 34-10 lead with 10 minutes remaining.  The schools then combined for a bizarre 34 total points over the course of the next two minutes to provide the false impression that this game was an offensive slugfest.  It wasn’t.

Paris quarterback Quez Allen had a pair of TD runs that bookend the scoring among his 22 carries for 129 yards rushing, but he didn’t find his rhythm until late after the outcome was decided.  He completed just 12 of 31 attempts for 186 yards and 2 TDs.

Both Paris scoring receptions were by junior wideout Jalon Pipkins for 90 of those yards.  Junior JaKerrion Brown caught 5 passes for 46 yards.

Pitt held Paris to 354 total yards and a 5.1 average per play.   Only Argyle has managed a better defensive showing this season against the Cats (287 yards, 4.1 average).

The Paris defense forced three Pitt punts in the first half, thanks partly to several dropped balls by open Pirate receivers.  Once they started hanging onto Baca’s passes, the balanced Pitt attack finished for 396 combined yards (189 rushing, 207 passing)

Senior Diarva Brown recorded his fourth interception of the year for the Cats, who can be reasonably optimistic that recent history is on their side.  Following an upset loss to Pitt last season, the Cats were on the verge of playoff elimination as they headed into their final two games and needed to beat Quinlan Ford and North Lamar to qualify.

They got their second wind and used a strong finishing kick to advance three rounds into the state playoffs.

Scoring Summary:

  • Paris 7, Pittsburg 0.  Quez Allen 4 run (Zach Lamb kick), 6:20, 1q.  Cats use a strong south win and Pirate holding call on the game’s first punt to start with excellent field position at the Pitt 38.  They need 9 plays (all runs) to score, as the right side of the Paris O-line collapses the Pirate front to clear a clean path to the end zone for Allen.
  • Pitt 7, Paris 7.  Brian Baca 47 run (Alex Rodriguez kick), 3:38, 1q.  Pirates go 69 yards in 4 plays, including a Paris personal foul, and Baca completely fools the defense on a QB counter around the left side.
  • Pitt 14, Paris 7.  Dejour Dowell 31 pass from Baca (Rodriguez kick), 6:51, 2q.  Pirates grind out 9 play, 60-yard drive, running from some power sets.  Then, Baca fakes a handoff and catches Cats in single coverage.  The 6-2 Dowell leaps to make the catch over his head falling backwards into the end zone.
  • Paris 10, Pitt 14.  Lamb 32 FG, 9:19, 3q.  Cats start the second half from midfield after a short kickoff return.  A 24-yard run by Allen to the Pitt 19 sets up a first down but a false start curbs the momentum and Paris settles for Lamb’s second field goal of the year.  Drive covers 35 yards in 8 plays.
  • Pitt 20, Paris 10.  Fre’zarian Harrison 6 run (kick failed), 4:44, 3q.  Perhaps the weirdest drive of the night as Pirates go 64 yards in 12 plays.  Cats called for pass interference on play that saw the best throw of the evening as the Pitt side judge was able to hurl his flag 25 yards into the wind to overrule the back judge standing within 5 yards of the play.  Pirates also overcome a holding call and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the drive.  The EP kick is foiled by a bobbled snap and wild melee for the loose ball.
  • Pitt 27, Paris 10.   Damien Porter 13 pass from Baca (Rodriguez kick), 0:58, 3q.  Baca finds Porter in right flat on bubble screen, and he sidesteps one defender at the Paris 5 and bulls over another at the goalline.  It completes a 57-yard drive in 7 plays.
  • Pitt 34, Paris 10.  Harrison 3 run (Rodriguez kick), 10:01, 4q.  Pirates are pulling away now following this 56-yard, 6-play drive that includes a couple of Baca completions.
  • Paris 16, Pitt 34.  Jalon Pipkins 38 pass from Allen (pass failed), 7:32, 4q.  Allen finds Pipkins wide open down the right sidelines to finish this 7-play, 80-yard drive set up by a Diarva Brown interception.   Allen keeps the drive going with a 26-yard completion under heavy duress to Treavon Sims on 4th-and-7.  Cats attempt to draw within two scores on the conversion attempt, but fail.
  • Pitt 41, Paris 16.  Porter 49 pass from Baca (Rodriguez kick), 6:44, 4q.  Porter slips through a pair of teammate blocks on the bubble screen in the right flat to put the game out of reach.  Drive takes just 3 plays and 54 yards after recovering an onside kick.
  • Paris 22, Pitt 41.  Pipkins 52 pass from Allen (pass failed), 6:07, 4q.  Allen hits Pipkins in stride on the fly pattern down the right sidelines.   It takes Paris just 2 plays to go 60 yards.
  • Pitt 48, Paris 22.  Harrison 10 run (Rodriguez kick), 5:54, 4q.  Harrison picks up his third score after Dowell returns an onside kick 42 yards to the Paris 10.
  • Paris 30, Pitt 48.  Allen 58 run (Allen run), 5:29, 4q.  It’s Vintage Allen as he breaks through 4 Pitt tacklers on a scramble to the end zone.  Cats go 58 yards in 2 plays following a kickoff return and Pirate personal foul.  Allen runs for the two extra points.

How Wildcat Opponents Fared:

  • Mount Pleasant (2-6), lost to Longview, 51-0
  • Melissa (1-7), lost to Canton, 33-14
  • Tyler Chapel Hill (2-6), lost to Kilgore, 27-7
  • Palestine (1-7), lost to Henderson, 41-0
  • Argyle (7-1), beat Dallas Carter, 49-21
  • Liberty-Eylau (7-1), beat Quinlan Ford, 48-7
  • Princeton (7-1), beat North Lamar, 49-28
  • Pittsburg (7-1), beat Paris, 48-30
  • Quinlan Ford (1-7), lost to Liberty-Eylau, 48-7
  • North Lamar (5-3), lost to Princeton, 49-28

October 24, 2015

Ladycats Clinch Volleyball Playoff Berth

Tieren Gates dives for a one-handed dig save which drops over the net for a point in Ladycats' win over Pittsburg Friday

Despite a tortuous second set which witnessed their opponents fighting off 10 game points, the Paris Ladycats locked up a playoff spot Friday with a 25-7, 30-28, 25-7 win over the Pittsburg Lady Pirates in the Wildcat Gym.

Also on Friday North Lamar (9-0) officially wrapped up its fifth straight district title with a win over runnerup Pleasant Grove (7-2).  Liberty-Eylau (5-4) is in third place, but Paris (4-5) can tie the Lady Leopards for the No. 3 seed with a win Tuesday in the Wildcat Gym in the regular season finale.  An L-E win means Paris, 13-22 overall, will finish fourth in District 15-4A and meet the District 16 champion (either Spring Hill or Gilmer) in the bi-district round the week of Nov. 2.

Paris had a relatively easy time dispatching Pittsburg (1-8) despite using a new rotation which caused a 10-minute break in action early in Game 1 while officials tried to correct a substitution error.  Once play resumed, the Ladycats quickly closed out the set which featured a long run at the service line by jump-serving sophomore libero Katy Hall.

Game 2 was an entirely different story. Paris was primed to take a 2-0 match lead with a 24-16 advantage when Pitt went on an 8-0 run to tie the set at 24.  The Ladycats had 2 more game points, and the Lady Pirates also had a couple in topsy-turvy action before 3 straight Pitt errors ended the drama.

Long service runs by Hall, senior Mary Cobb, and junior Tieren Gates closed out the match in Game 3.  Gates produced the play of the day when she dove for a one-handed dig save that dropped over the net for an unexpected point to give Paris its first, and only needed, match point at 24-7 in Game 3.

October 27, 2015

Cats Finish Cross Country Season

The Paris High cross country team closed out the 2015 season by finishing 16th in both boys and girls divisions at the Region 2-4A Championships Monday at Grand Prairie Lynn Creek Park.

The top individual finishers were junior Matt Cochran (35th among boys) and sophomore Lilly Lewis (60th in girls).

Paris results:

  • Girls: 60. Lilly Lewis, 13:54; 62. Sarah Bloodworth, 13:57; 65. Monica Silva, 13:59; 107. Brylei Moore, 14:52; 113 Maria Gonzalez, 14:58; 131. Codi Clark, 15:42; 141. Nichole Hawkes, 16:19
  • Boys: 35. Matt Cochran, 17:43; 100. Juan Pablo Rojas, 19:02; 103. Stanley Watkins, 19:12; 107. Seth Hudgins, 19:21; 148. Christian Mitchell, 21:04; 155. Sam Hawkes, 22:12; 156. Ty Clemmons, 22:17

October 25, 2015

Wildcat Golfers Win Tournament

The Wildcat golf team won a tournament Tuesday hosted by Commerce at Sands Hills Country Club, led by senior Chandler Bawcum, the individual medalist with a round of 77.

Paris finished 1-2-3 among the boys.  Junior Jake Ensey was runnerup with an 85, and sophomore Parker Chapman fired a 94.  Other Paris scores were by freshmen Nick Gentry 96, Justin Meredith 100, and Drew Bush 114.

Senior Macey Chapman finished tied for fourth with a 120 as the lone PHS girls' entry.

October 20, 2015

Pantherettes Move Closer to District Title

Tezyana Wrice leaps to block a Bailey Foy spike and give the Ladycats a 14-13 lead in Game 2

Lacking the normal electric atmosphere of a Crosstown Showdown, the 17th-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes took a step closer to another district volleyball championship with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 sweep over the Paris Ladycats Tuesday night in the Wildcat Gym.

The Pantherettes remain unbeaten in District 15-4A at 8-0 and can clinch the title Friday when they host second-place Pleasant Grove.  Paris, meanwhile, can clinch a playoff berth Friday back in the Wildcat Gym despite a 3-5 district record with a win over Pittsburg.

The match drew, for this rivalry series, a somewhat sparse and subdued crowd due to the disparity in team records.  NL is 31-7 for the season, while Paris is 12-22, although the Ladycats own 1 of the 3 dropped games on the Pantherettes' otherwise spotlight district record.

NL broke away from a 9-9 Game 1 tie with a 4-0 run started by a Bailey Jones kill.  The Pantherettes were never threatened in the opening set.

Game 2 was closely contested, and Paris took its first lead at 14-13 on a block of leading NL hitter Bailey Foy by Ladycat senior Tezyana Wrice.  It seemed to energize the home team, which regained the lead three more times in the game.  The last advantage came at 19-18 on a kill down the line by outside hitter Bebe Johnson.

Four straight unforced errors by Paris deflated the Ladycats and enabled NL to finish out the game and take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Ladycats started Game 3 in a daze, prompting a quick timeout by Paris coach Donya Mooney.  Her players responded by working back into a 12-12 tie before the Pantherettes closed out the match.

Earlier in the evening both NL sub-varsity squads beat their Paris counterparts by 2-0 counts.

October 20, 2015

PHS Choir Students Win Region Chairs

Paris High choir students earned 14 chairs in the High School Treble Region Choir and 6 chairs in the High School Mixed Region Choir during auditions held in Mount Pleasant on Oct. 10.

Those students will return to Mount Pleasant on Saturday, Oct. 31, for the All-Region Choirs Clinic/Concert.

Meanwhile, three PHS students who earned chairs in the Mixed Region Choir also qualified to advance to area auditions (junior soprano Tieren Gates, sophomore tenor Jake Freelen, and senior bass Quinn Dillard.  Three more students qualified for pre-area (junior alto Deja Sikes, senior tenor Juan Flores, and senior bass Blaine Grissom.

This marks the second year of existence for the Treble Region Choir, and PHS choir director Jan Blize noted that PHS girls comprise more than 23% of that choir.  There were about 20-25 schools who participated in regional auditions.

Assisting Blize were choir director Richard Gray and accompanist Dottie Billman.

Paris selections:

HS Mixed Region Choir:

  • Soprano 1: Tieren Gates (4th chair), Averi McFadden (1st alternate)
  • Alto 1: Deja Sikes (1st chair), Yessica Ramirez (1st alternate)
  • Tenor 1: Juan Flores (9th chair)
  • Tenor 2: Jake Freelen (3rd chair)
  • Bass 2: Quinn Dillard (2nd chair), Blaine Grissom (9th chair)

HS Treble Region Choir:

  • Soprano 1: Elizabeth Frazier (2nd chair), Ann Barrios (3rd), Jermiia Mosley (8th), Akeirria Garvin (9th), Katelyn Humphrey (17th), Laura Jaramillo (20th)
  • Soprano 2: Shayna Beamon (4th chair), Tierra Ellis (5th), Gabby Kennedy (7th), Baleigh LaForge (18th)
  • Alto: Rhea Tabora (1st chair), Taylor Seals (10th), Angel Lopez (13th), Jacaela Yates (15th)

High School Mixed Region Choir: (front, from left) Averi McFadden, Yessica Ramirez, Deja Sikes, Tieren Gates; (back) Jake Freelen, Juan Flores, Blaine Grissom, Quinn Dillard

High School Treble Region Choir: (front, from left) Rhea Tabora, Taylor Seals, Laura Jaramillo, Ann Barrios, Tierra Ellis, Katelyn Humphrey, Elizabeth Frazier; (back) Angel Lopez, Akeirria Garvin, Baleigh LaForge, Shayna Beamon, Gabby Kennedy, Jermiia Mosley, Jacaela Yates

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Happening Now at PHS
Student of the Year

Each month Paris High staff recognizes a student who goes above and beyond the norm of student expectations to help make the school a better place for learning.  At the end of the year, the name of one of the monthly winners is drawn to receive a $100 Applebee’s gift card.  The 2017-18 winner is Michael Godwin.  See monthly winners on our Students of the Month page.

New Directors Named

Jeff Chapman (left) has been named girls athletics coordinator and head girls basketball coach, and John McCullough (right) is the new Director of Career and Technical Education and Director of Secondary Education.  Read more about ChapmanRead more about McCullough.

PHS Athletic Awards

Paris High students were recognized for their athletic accomplishments at the recent Athletic Awards Banquet.  Read more.

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Summer Athletic Camps.  PHS athletic staff will be offering summer camps for multiple age groups this summer.  Click on each sport for more information.

  • Volleyball, July 16-18, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, incoming grades 4-6
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