Vikings playing in college

UPDATED 4:45 p.m. Nov. 14: Here’s an update on some former Nolan Catholic Vikings who are playing college football. Stats and records are through Nov. 14, 2014. If you know of a former Viking still playing in college, send a note to @nolancatholicfb:

CLASS OF 2010

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. School
Tanner Smith TE 6-3 237 Sr. North Texas
Tanner has 2 catches for 9 yards and one touchdown for the Mean Green, who are 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the West Division of Conference USA. Smith’s touchdown came against Big Ten school Indiana.

CLASS OF 2011

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. School
John Ratliff WR 6-1 186 Jr. Mississippi
John has 1 catch for 5 yards for the Rebels, who are 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference West Division. Mississippi is currently No. 10 in the College Football Playoff rankings.

CLASS OF 2012

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. School
Shane Garza LB 6-1 185 Jr. British Columbia
Shane, playing just six games, was eighth on the team with 15.5 tackles and he had 2 tackles for loss. The Thunderbirds finished 2-6 in the Canada West Athletic Association.
Nathan Rackley OL 6-6 264 Jr. Doane College (Neb.)
Nathan had surgery in the fall and is taking a redshirt season. The Tigers, an NAIA school, are 6-3 overall and 6-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

CLASS OF 2014

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. School
David Authier FB 6-3 225 Fr. Kansas State
David is redshirting this season fpr the Wildcats, who are 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12. Kansas State is No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Andrew Tittor WR 6-3 187 Fr. E. Texas Baptist
Andrew is redshirting this season for the Tigers, who are 4-5 on the season and 1-3 in the American Southwest Conference.

Nolan in season openers

UPDATED: Nov. 15, 2014: The Vikings began their 53rd season of high school football on Aug. 29 against Everman.
Nolan is now 17-34-2.
Nolan is 5-6 in its last 11 openers.

Here’s a breakdown of Nolan’s 53 previous season openers:

vs. public schools in openers: 11-29-2

vs. private schools in openers; 6-5

season openers at Doskocil Stadium (opened in 1987): 4-8

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 Everman 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 17-34-2

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