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2017 District Tri-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

2018 PISD Football Schedules: Domwload 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).

2018 Prospectus: Steven Hohenberger starts his sixth season at the controls of the Wildcat football program with a 36-23 overall mark (61.0 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 3 district championships (19-6 district record) with 5 straight playoff appearances and twice have advanced to the regional semifinals. 

2017 Record: 7-4 (4-1 district, lost in Class 4A-I bi-district to Crandall, 28-7)

2017 Team Statistics: Offensive  /  Defensive

2017 Honors (returning lettermen in italics):

  • All Red River Valley:
    • Offensive MVP: Donovan Williams (RB)
    • First Team Offense: Zaccheus Ellis (G)
    • First Team Defense: Vershaud Richardson (DE), Michael Godwin (ILB), Montana Payne (P), Jordan Furtch (S), Jaylen Henderson (S)
    • Second Team Offense: Kobe Savage (QB), Ashton Savage (T), Elijah Ellis (T)
    • Second Team Defense: Quin Dangerfield (DT), Perry Franklin (ILB), Gerald Palmer (ILB),  TJ Williams (ILB)
    • Honorable Mention: James Neal (RB), Wesley Gage (IR), Luke Kyle (WR), Trae Johnson (WR), Gunner Vest (C)
  • All District:
    • Offensive Player of Year: Donovan Williams (RB)
    • Defensive Player of Year: Vershaud Richardson (DE)
    • Special Teams Player of Year: Montana Payne (P)
    • Tri-Coaching Staff of Year: Paris
    • First Team Offense: Zaccheus Ellis (G)
    • First Team Defense: Quin Dangerfield (DT), Michael Godwin (ILB), James Neal (OLB), Gerald Palmer (OLB), Jaylen Henderson (CB), Jordan Furtch (S)
    • Second Team Offense: James Neal (RB), Trae Johnson (WR), Gunner Vest (C), Ashton Savage (T)
    • Second Team Defense: TJ Williams (ILB), Cameron Jones (CB), Jameon Mitchell (S)

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Contact Information

Paris High School
2255 South Collegiate Drive
Paris, Texas 75460

School Hours: 8:30-3:50

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

PISD's Notification System

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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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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.

Varsity Football Game Student Seating Policy

Sections A and B (south end of the home side bleachers nearest Loop 286) are reserved for Paris ISD
students only.  An additional concession stand and restroom facilities are available for convenient
student access at the south end of the stadium.

Any PISD student, grades pre-K through 12, must either sit with a parent/guardian or in the designated
student sections.  PISD students will be issued wristbands when they purchase their tickets.  They must
wear the wristbands when they enter the stadium and may not remove the wristbands while at the

The wristband will be used by PISD administrative staff to record visits to the concession stand and/or
restroom facilities.  A student will be allowed to leave the bleachers to visit that area twice during a
game.  If the student leaves the bleachers a third time, he or she will be removed from the stadium.

Other provisions of the policy remain the same from previous seasons:

  • No loitering will be allowed at the concessions/restroom area.  Students must return to their seats after they have exited the concession line and/or used the restroom facilities.
  • Students in grades pre-K through 6 must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian (An older sibling or family member who is also a current PISD student does not qualify to be the designated adult family member).
  • High school students are requested to sit in the upper rows of the designated student sections, while younger students will sit on the bottom rows.
  • Any student who is not currently enrolled in a PISD school will not be allowed to sit in the designated student sections.
  • Students should arrange transportation home when the game concludes.  Any student remaining on campus 30 minutes after the completion of the game who is still waiting on a ride may be barred from attending future home games.  Students are advised to make arrangements in advance or contact their rides during the third quarter to coordinate pickup.