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HS Football Roundup: Spring Games, New Coach

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Rider HS football held its annual Spring Game Thursday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

After a scoreless first half, the White team pulled away to defeat the Black 26-8.

White Team quarterback Desmond Jackson threw two touchdown passes to Cody Taylor and ran for another score in the win.

Quartez Carter ran for the other White score, while Willie Cherry had a long touchdown run for the Black Team's only offensive points. Josh Hatch also scored a defensive 2-point conversion after White's second touchdown to get Black its first points.

Wichita Falls High School will hold its Spring Game Friday at 6:30, also at Memorial Stadium.

Hirschi's New Coach Settling In

New Hirschi High School football coach and athletic coordinator Danny Youngs has finished two days on the job in Wichita Falls, and says he's pleased by what he's seen so far.

"Today we got to do a little offseason [workouts] with the football kids, they worked really hard, proud of them," Youngs said. "The effort that they gave was great, and I see a lot of promise there."

He knows the Huskies are coming off their most successful season in years, but that they're also graduating 20 seniors off of last year's roster.

"We've lost the seniors, which was a big class from that," said Youngs. "But there's still a lot of good kids here that were a part of that success."

He said he was drawn to Hirschi partly by what he saw during the track and field season, when Hirschi had some great showings.

"I really just liked the way the kids acted," Youngs said. "They reminded me a lot of the Kennedale kids, and I saw the kids and the way they competed the last two years, really, and I was really impressed with them.

"I thought, 'You know, those are the type of kids that you can win with.' And in my philosophy, and what I believe in football-wise, I think those are the type of kids you can win with."

Youngs and the Huskies will open summer 2-a-days on August 4th, and open the season August 29th at Memorial Stadium against Bowie.