2016-17 Division I football alignments

UPDATED NOV. 18, 2015: Midland Christian drops to Division II and Parish Episcopal joins Division I for TAPPS Division I District I football for the next two seasons.

TAPPS: 11-man football Division I district alignment:

District 1

Addison Trinity Christian

Argyle Liberty Christian

Dallas Bishop Lynch

Dallas Bishop Dunne

Dallas Parish Episcopal School

Fort Worth Nolan Catholic

Plano John Paul II

Plano Prestonwood Christian

District 2

Brownsville St. Joseph

San Antonio Antonian

San Antonio Central Catholic

San Antonio St. Anthony Catholic

District 3

Beaumont Kelly Catholic

Houston St. Pius X

Houston St. Thomas H.S.

Katy Pope John XXIII

Tomball Concordia Lutheran


El Paso Cathedral High School


Nolan-St. Thomas history

Luke Alves breas free for a 33-yard TD run against Houston St. Thomas in a 2011 playoff game. (2011/Dick Kirby photo)

Luke Alves breaks free for a 33-yard TD run against Houston St. Thomas in a 2011 playoff game. (2011/Dick Kirby photo)

UPDATED Nov. 23, 2015: Nolan and Houston St. Thomas have met seven times — all in the playoffs. The Eagles lead the series, 5-2. Every game has  been a low-scoring, defensive slugfest.

Nov. 21, 2015 — (St. Thomas 17, Nolan 0) — In Houston, the Eagles’ defense limited Nolan to 151 yards and eight first downs in the game at Granger Stadium.  Michael Keating ran for one score and threw a touchdown pass for St. Thomas.

Nov. 23, 2013 — (Nolan 20, Houston St. Thomas 14 (OT) — In Teague, Texas, Luke Alves scored on a 7-yard run in overtime to win the TAPPS Division I regional final. Stephen Jolissaint’s 55-yard interception return for a touchdown and Grant Muehlstein’s extra point with 2:53 left in the fourth quarter forced the extra period.

Nov. 26, 2011—(Nolan 7, St. Thomas 3) — In Temple, Texas the teams COMBINED for 265 yards of total offense. Nolan sophomore Luke Alves scored the only TD on 33-yard run in second quarter. The combined 10 points scored remains the lowest combined point total in one game for Nolan and its opponent since the Vikings defeated then-Denton Liberty Christian 6-2 on Sept. 25, 1998.

Nov. 16, 2002—(St. Thomas 24, Nolan 10) –– In Houston, St. Thomas never trailed in the game at Granger Stadium. Steven Schoeffield rushed for 92 yards and two scores for the Eagles. Nolan’s TD came on a 70-yard pass from Andrew Oliver to Ross Oliver.

Nov. 17, 2001—(St. Thomas 24, Nolan 0) — In Houston. the teams COMBINED for 319 yards of total offense. Stephen Lemrond kicked 3 FGs for the Eagles in the game at Granger Stadium.

Dec. 2, 1972—(St. Thomas 7, Nolan 2) — In Fort Worth, the teams COMBINED for 313 yards of total offense in the TCIL 3A state championship. Nolan led 2-0 in the fourth quarter after DL Jeff MacDonald sacked the Eagles QB in the end zone, but Dan Arleth scored on a 3-yard TD run and St. Thomas made a late defensive stand to win it at Handley Field.

Nov. 27, 1971—(St. Thomas 20, Nolan 0) — In Houston, St. Thomas got TDs from Del Leatherwood, Larry Martin and Hank Dentler in the game at Delmar Stadium. Horace Ivory, coming off a school-record 296 rushing yards against Bishop Dunne, was held to 51 yards in his final game as a Viking before a college (Oklahoma) and professional (New England/Seattle) career.

200-yard rushing games

UPDATED NOV. 16, 2015: Sophomore Rory Mitchell rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in Nolan’s 45-31 win Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.

Hard to believe it occurred on a day the Vikings had a 286-yard passer and a 254-yard receiver.

A look at 200-yard rushing games in Nolan’s history:


Yds. Player Opponent Date
296 Horace Ivory vs. Dal. Bish. Dunne N19, 1971
295 Richard Holmes vs. Tyler T.K. Gorman O26, 1990
291 Craig Morgan vs. FW Christian A26, 2005
284 Luke Alves vs. Dal. Lynch O18, 2013
284 Richard Holmes vs. Dal. St. Mark’s O4, 1991
275 Craig Morgan vs. Ferris O14, 2005
274 Miguel Ybarra vs. Waco Reicher O17, 1986
273 Sean Dugan vs. Dallas Christian O6, 2000
250 Alex Sauza vs. Argyle Liberty S24, 2010
250 Richard Holmes vs. Aledo S13, 1991
248 David Moser vs. Dal. Bishop Lynch O7, 2011
246 Alex Sauza vs. TCA-Addison N20, 2010
245 John Davis vs. Gainesville St. Sch N7, 1997
229 Horace Ivory vs. Bridgeport O1, 1971
227 Craig Morgan vs. FW Christian A26, 2005
226 Rory Mitchell vs. Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
223 Glenn Duncan vs. Dublin S22, 1967
219 Alex Sauza vs. John Paul II O29, 2010
210 Eric Alvarez vs. Saginaw S12, 2014
209 Steve Chenevert vs. Cen. Catholic O11, 1975
208 Mike Dauphin vs. SA Cen. Catholic O21, 1972
206 Luke Alves vs. Argyle Liberty N29, 2013
206 Sean Dugan vs. FW All Saints O8, 1999
203 Sean Dugan vs. Bishop Lynch O27, 2000
200 Alan LeDoux vs. Hou. St. Pius X N 27, 2004

Playoff passing record

UPDATED NOV. 16, 2015: Jacob Walden’s 286 passing yards were a school record for a playoff game, eclipsing Robert Ratliff’s 281 yards against Houston St. Pius X on Dec. 1, 2007.

Walden was an efficient 15 of 20 for 286 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-31 win over Argyle Liberty on Nov. 14, 2015.

Walden nearly became just the fourth passer in school history to reach 300 yards passing in a game.


Yds Player Opponent Date
329 Joel Nearing vs. FW All Saints O8, 1999
320 Tom Howard vs. Jesuit N17, 1973
304 Daniel Tarsha vs. Arl. Grace Prep, S1, 2000
286 Jacob Walden Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
283 Ricky Mills vs. TCA-Addison O25, 1996
282 Robert Ratliff vs. Dal. St. Mark’s S5, 2008
281 Robert Ratliff vs. Hou. St. Pius X D1, 2007
268 Landon Russell vs. Prestonwood O25, 2013
266 Robert Ratliff vs. Argyle Liberty A31, 2007
266 Joel Nearing vs. Little Elm S17, 1999

Adam Moore’s big day

UPDATED NOV. 16, 2015: Adam Moore shattered the previous school record for receiving yards in a game in the win over Argyle Liberty on Saturday Nov. 14, 2015.

Moore had eight catches for 254 yards and three touchdowns. The  254 receiving yards is now the most in school history in one game. Will Gallagher had the previous record with 172 receiving yards against Houston St. Pius X on Nov. 25, 2006.


Rec. yds. Player Opponent Date
254 Adam Moore Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
172 Will Gallagher vs. Hou. St. Pius X N25, 2006
170 Will Gallagher vs. Arg. Liberty, A31, 2007
167 Mike Agnew vs. Dal. Lynch, O13, 1989
166 JP Boudreaux vs. TCA-Addison N29, 2008
165 Clarence Johnson vs. WF Notre Dame N22, 1968
163 Will Gallagher vs. Lake Worth S21, 2007
151 Thomas Krsak vs. Bish. Dunne S19, 1997
150 Jeff Sakowski vs. FW Christian A29, 2003
148 Andre Gunter vs. Gainesville St. N8, 1996

Moore’s 3 touchdown receptions tied the school record for most in a game, accomplished 10 other times — most recently by Amyn Maloney in 2010.


Rec. TDs Player Opponent Date
3 Adam Moore vs. Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
3 Amyn Maloney vs. Argyle Liberty S24, 2010
3 Will Gallagher vs. Lake Worth S21, 2007
3 Will Gallagher vs. Hou. St. Pius N25, 2006
3 Drew Gavin vs. Gainesville St. Sch. O27, 2006
3 Will Gallagher vs. Dal. Bish. Lynch O13, 2006
3 Jeff Sakowski vs. FW Christian A29, 2003
3 Jordan Rihani vs. Bishop Dunne S22, 2000
3 John Pastusek vs. Gainesville State N5, 1999
3 Andree Gunter vs. TCA-Addison O6, 1995
3 Jeff Waters vs. Dal. St. Mark’s O9, 1981

And his eight catches tied for fourth most in a game.


Rec. Player Opponent Date
11 Jeff Sakowski vs. FW Christian Aug. 29, 2003
10 Tony Scaletta vs. Dal. St. Mark’s Oct. 9, 1982
9 Patrick Rich vs. Everman Sept. 14, 2012
9 JP Boudreaux vs. TCA-Addison Nov. 29, 2008
9 Will Gallagher vs. Hou. St. Pius X Dec. 1, 2007
8 Adam Moore vs. Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
8 Amyn Maloney vs. Argyle Liberty Sept. 24, 2010
8 Ross Gallagher vs. Dal. St. Mark’s Sept. 5, 2008
8 Will Gallagher vs. TCA-Addison Oct. 28, 2005
8 Ryan Simonak vs. Little Elm Sept. 17, 1999
8 Sean Turner vs. Pilot Point Sept. 18, 1992
8 Mike McCloud vs. Jesuit Nov. 17, 1973

And to top it off, his 81-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was among the longest in school history:


Yds. Player Opponent Date
95 Andre Gunter vs. TCA-Addison O25, 1996
95 Richard Holmes vs. Kennedale S2, 1988
93 Phil Farco vs. Kennedale S6, 1991
92 Richard Holmes vs. First Baptist S29, 1990
92 Paul Brandimarte vs. Waco Reicher O19, 1962
88 Clarence Johnson vs. WF Notre Dame N. 22, 1968
87 Ben Nichols vs. Dallas Jefferson S24, 2004
87 Jeff Sakowski vs. Denton Liberty O3, 2003
85 Trey King vs. FW Brewer S12, 1980
82 Steve McWilliams vs. Waco Reicher O22, 1977
81 Adam Moore vs. Argyle Liberty N14, 2015
80 Will Gallagher vs. Argyle Liberty S1, 2006

Record day for offense

UPDATED NOV. 15, 2015: Nolan’s 532 yards of offense in its 45-31 win over Argyle Liberty on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015  was the most offensive yards in a playoff game in school history and tied for fifth in school history for the most yards in any game. Here are the games Nolan has reached or exceeded 500 yards of total offense:

Date Opponent Yards
N4, 2011 TCA-Addision 620
O8, 1999 FW All Saints 586
O21, 2011 Bishop Dunne 567
S27, 2013 John Paul II 535
N14, 2015 Argyle Liberty 532
O28, 2011 John Paul II 532
O8, 2010 Bishop Lynch 531
O3, 2008 Bishop Dunne 526
O22, 2010 Bishop Dunne 520
O25, 2013 Prestonwood 518
O17, 1986 Waco Reicher 514
S9, 1988 Houston Northwest Aca. 500

2015 schedule

The 2015 football schedule

Date Opponent Classification Notable
A28 at Everman UIL 8-5A Bulldogs (9-5) reached 5A-II Region I final in 2014
S4 vs. Lancaster UIL 14-5A Tigers (7-4 in 2014) visit Doskocil for the first time..
S11 at Saginaw UIL 5-5A  Rough Riders (2-8) struggled in 2014.
S25 vs. Argyle Liberty TAPPS I-1 Warriors (7-5) snapped seven-game losing streak to Vikings in 2014.
O2 at Bishop Dunne TAPPS I-1 Defending champs (12-1, 6-1 in 2014) have won two straight from Nolan after dropping 13 consecutive.
O9 at TCA-Addision TAPPS I-1 Trojans (6-6, 3-4 in 2014) have new head coach
O16 vs. Bishop Lynch TAPPS I-1 This will be the 56th meeting between Friars (8-5, 4-3 in 2014) and Vikings.
O23 vs. Prestonwood TAPPS I-1 5 of the 7 meetings between the Lions (10-4, 5-2 in 2014) and Vikings have been decided by 7 points or less.
O30 at John Paul II TAPPS I-1  Cardinals (0-10, 0-7 in 2014) still looking for first win over Nolan.
N6 vs. Midland Christian TAPPS I-1  Mustangs (7-5, 4-3) last played at Doskocil in 1998.
N13-14 Area playoff
N20-21 Regional playoff
N27-28 State semifinal
D5 State championship