Nolan in season openers

The Vikings begin their 53rd season of high school football on Aug. 29 against Everman.
Nolan has traditionally struggled in openers, going 17-33-2.
Nolan is 5-5 in its last 10 openers. Those five losses in openers since 2004 account for 23.8 percent of the Vikings’ losses since Nolan’s first state championship season 10 years ago.

Here’s a breakdown of Nolan’s 52 previous season openers:

vs. public schools in openers: 11-28-2

vs. private schools in openers; 6-5

season openers at Doskocil Stadium (opened in 1987): 4-7

ALL-TIME SEASON OPENERS AGAINST OPPONENTS

Openers Opponent W-L-T
9 Lake Worth 3-6
7 FW Diamond-Hill 4-2-1
7 FW Christian 4-3
7 Kennedale 1-6
4 Stephenville 0-3-1
2 Argyle Liberty Christian 0-2
2 Athens 2-0
2 Decatur 0-2
2 Ennis 0-2
2 Ferris 0-2
2 Forney 0-2
1 Springtown 1-0
1 FW Poly 0-1
1 Tyler T.K. Gorman 1-0
1 FW Trinity Valley 1-0
1 Lancaster 0-1
1 Arlington Seguin 0-1
52 TOTALS 17-33-2

TAPPS Division I football signings/committments/appointments

UPDATED March 27, 2014: Here are the TAPPS Division I football players who have signed or committed to a college. Congratulations to all the athletes. This list will be updated.:

TAPPS 1-I

ADDISON TRINITY CHRISTIAN

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
Brock Bacon LB 6-3 230 Dartmouth
Brock Thomas WR 6-0 185 Cornell

ARGYLE LIBERTY CHRISTIAN

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
JonAaron Howell RB 5-10 185 Harding (Ark.)
Brad Lundblade OL 6-3 290 Oklahoma State
Colby Moore DB 6-1 195 Kansas State

DALLAS BISHOP DUNNE

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
Payton Hendrix DB 6-3 191 Texas Tech
Kwatavious Jones RB 5-8 160 MidwesternState
Ronnie Larue DB 5-11 183 Northern Colorado
Jovan Pruitt OL 6-5 295 Arkansas
Frank Tull WR 5-11 188 Brown
Nick Watkins DB 6-1 189 Notre Dame

DALLAS BISHOP LYNCH

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
Jude Brace DT 5-10 220 St. Joseph’s (Ind.)
Tremel Glasper WR 6-0 172 St. Joseph’s (Ind.)
Barrett Renner QB 6-3 175 Southern Arkansas

FORT WORTH NOLAN

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
David Authier RB/TE 6-3 225 Kansas State
Andrew Tittor WR 6-3 185 East Texas Baptist

PLANO PRESTONWOOD

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
J.R. Reed WR  6-2  190 SMU

TAPPS 3-I

HOUSTON ST. PIUS X

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
Deejay Johnson DB Southwestern
Brian Newman WR Hillsdale (Mich.)
Sam Pierce OL 6-6 297 Rice
Avery Sims LB/DE Quincy (Ill.)

HOUSTON ST. THOMAS

Player  Pos.  Ht.  Wt.  College
Chris Zook Ath 6-0 185 Army

TAPPS 1-I all-district by the numbers

School representation by the numbers on the 2013 TAPPS Division I all-district teams:

(1stD — First-team defense; 1stO — First-team offense; 2ndD — Second-team defense; 2ndO — Second-team offense; HMD — Honorable mention defense; HMO — Honorable mention offense)

School TOTAL  1stOff  1stOef  2ndOff  2ndOef  HMOff  HMOef
NOLAN 19  4  3  1  3  4 4
Liberty 18  2  3  4  2  3 4
Prestonwood 16  3  3  4  3  2 1
TCA 13  2  5  2  1  1 2
Dunne 13  3  2  3  2  1 2
Lynch 13  2  1  1  3  4 2
JPII 3  0  0  1  1  1 0
TOTALS 95 16 17 16 15 16 15

TAPPS 1-I all-district teams

Liberty Christian running back/defensive back JonAaron Howell was named the TAPPS Division I all-district team.

Other superlative winners include: TCA’s Nashon Ellerbe (Offensive Player of the Year); Dunne’s Nick Watkins (Defensive Player of the Year); TCA’s Brock Thomas (Special Teams Player of the Year); Prestonwood’s Chris Cunningham (Coach of the Year); TCA’s Parker Continue reading

Nolan’s 2013 strength of schedule

Argyle finished its perfect season (16-0) with a 38-33 win over Fairfield in the UIL’s Class 3A state final Friday.

Nolan’s opponents  finished 106-65 this season for a winning percentage of .620. Nolan’s 2012 opponents had a winning percentage of .632.

Here are the final records of Nolan’s 2013 opponents:

Nolan 2013 schedule

SCHOOL  DISTRICT 2013 RECORD RESULT
ArlingtonSeguin  UIL 15-4A   6-5 L, 28-29
Argyle  UIL 10-3A   16-0 L, 21-44
Everman  UIL 8-4A   8-4 W, 38-14
Dallas Spruce  UIL 12-4A   1-9 W, 41-12
Plano John Paul II  TAPPS I-1   1-10 W, 53-27
TCA-Addison  TAPPS I-1   9-3 W, 43-42 (OT)
Dallas Bishop Lynch  TAPPS I-1   3-8 W, 34-24
Plano Prestonwood  TAPPS I-1   12-2 L, 34-36
Argyle Liberty Christian  TAPPS I-1   9-4 W, 41-31
Dallas Bishop Dunne  TAPPS I-1   7-5 L, 16-17
San Antonio St. Anthony  TAPPS I-2   3-8 W, 57-7
Houston St. Thomas  TAPPS I-3   10-1 W, 20-14 (OT)
Argyle Liberty Christian  TAPPS I-1   9-4 W, 55-20
Plano Prestonwood  TAPPS I-1   12-2 W, 24-21
TOTAL    106-65 (.620)  

 

2014 schedule

UPDATED May 5, 2014: Here is Nolan’s schedule for 2014.

DATE  OPPONENT (2013 REC.)  2013 CLASS.  SITE TIME
A29  Everman (8-4)  UIL 8-4A  Nolan  7:30
S5  Lancaster (4-6)  UIL 15-4A  Lancaster  7:30
S12  Saginaw (5-6)  UIL 6-4A  Nolan  7:30
S19  Open
S26  Argyle Liberty (9-4)  TAPPS D-I  Argyle  7:30
O3  Bishop Dunne (7-5)  TAPPS D-I  Nolan  7:30
O10  TCA-Addison (9-4)  TAPPS D-I  Nolan  7:30
O17  Bishop Lynch (3-8)  TAPPS D-I  Dallas  7:30
O24  Prestonwood (12-2)  TAPPS D-I  Plano  7:30
O31  John Paul II (1-10)  TAPPS D-I  Nolan  7:30
N7  Midland Christian (14-0)  TAPPS D-II  Midland  7:30
N15  Division I area  TBD TBD
N22  Division I regional  TBD TBD
N29  Division I state semifinal  TBD TBD
D5  Division I final  Corsicana 7:05

TAPPS Division I all-state

Seven Nolan football players were among the 96 players named to the 2013 TAPPS Division I all-state football team.

Houston St. Thomas had 12 players selected to the teams. Houston St. Pius X, San Antonio Antonian and Austin St. Michael’s each had nine players. Tomball Concordia Lutheran had 8, followed by Nolan and TCA-Addison with seven players each.

There were first-, second- and honorable mention teams named. Each team included 32 players.

The complete team is here: http://tapps.net/wp-content/uploads/FootballAllStateDivI2013-2014.pdf

Here are the Nolan players listed:

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

PLAYER SCHOOL POS. CL.
Brennan Murnane  Nolan Catholic  LB  Sr.
Miles Murray  Nolan Catholic  LB  Sr.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Charlton Nguyen  Nolan Catholic  OL  Sr.

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Max Walker  Nolan Catholic  DL  Sr.
Stephen Jolissaint  Nolan Catholic  DB  Sr.

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

David Authier  Nolan Catholic  OB  Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE

Nick Boudreaux  Nolan Catholic  TE  Jr.

Breakdown by schools (1STD = First-team defense; 1STO = First-team offense; 2NDD = Second-team defense; 2NDO = Second-team offense; HMD = Honorable mention defense; HMO = Honorable mention offense

TOTAL SCHOOL 1STD 1STO 2NDD` 2NDO  HMD  HMO
12  Houston St. Thomas  2  0  3  4  1  2
9  Houston St. Pius X  1  3  1  1  2  1
9  San Antonio Antonian  2  2  0  0  4  1
9  Austin St. Michael’s  1  2  2  2  0  2
8  Tomball Concordia Lutheran  1  1  2  1  1  2
7  NOLAN CATHOLIC  2  1  2  1  0  1
7  TCA-Addison  0  3  0  2  2  0
6  Plano Prestonwood  1  1  2  2  0  0
5  Dallas Bishop Dunne  3  0  0  1  0  1
5  San Antonio Central Catholic  1  0  2  1  0  1
4  Argyle Liberty Christian  2  2  0  0  0  0
4  Brownsville St. Joseph  0  0  0  1  1  2
3  Dallas Bishop Lynch  0  1  0  0  2  0
3  San Antonio St. Anthony  0  0  1  0  1  1
3  Beaumont Kelly  0  0  1  0  1  1
2  Corpus Christi John Paul II  0  0  0  0  1  1
96  TOTAL  16  16  16  16  16  16