Darius Grant, 66, blocks a Centerpoint defender as Leo Dominguez breaks for a long gain in De Queen's pre-season scrimmage. The Leopards outscored the visitors 30-8. To read the complete article, please see the Aug. 27 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Aug 25, 2015, 17:29
Carter Rivas tees off in De Queen's match with Ashdown and Spring Hill. For complete results of the match, please see the Aug. 20 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Aug 18, 2015, 18:21
Cirilo Resendez carries the ball during De Queen football practice. Resendez is one of several possible running backs for the Leopards. For more on local football, please see the Aug. 13 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Aug 12, 2015, 11:29
Lions work on the basics
Horatio's Theo Ramsey tries to run by a tackler in a Lion drill. Horatio will scrimmage Dierks Aug. 24. For more on local football, please see the Aug. 13 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Aug 12, 2015, 11:24
Horatio is installing a new offense one step at a time, starting with the center and guards.
Aug 4, 2015, 18:03
DHS grad joins Leopard staff
Leopard Secondary Coach Joe Parson.
The latest member to join the De Queen football coaching staff is former Leopard player Joe Parson.
Joe Parson was born in Texarkana but grew up in De Queen He attended De Queen schools K through 12. As a Leopard he played on the state finalist team of 1998 "I played O-line and D Line," he said.
After graduating from DHS, he took a circuitous route to coaching. "I went out in the real world," he said.
To read the complete article, please see the Aug. 6 edition of The De Queen Bee. Aug 4, 2015, 17:57
Football practice a week away
De Queen defensive co-ordinator Jarrod Fannin applies new lines to the Leopard practice field..
A week before the opening of preseason football practice De Queen head coach Justin Kramer was upbeat but busy.
There is always work to be done as the first day of practice approaches. He said he had about 17 things on his to-do list, and had completed three that day.
The day began with the Leopard coaches lining the practice field. Kramer explained the field will be divided into a green zone and red zone. The green zone, running north and south on the west end of the practice field, will be regulation width and 50 yards long. The red zone, going east and west on the east end, will have the red zone 20 yards to the goal and the end zone.
Both the senior and junior high teams practice at the same time with one working on offense while the other works on defense. Previously one squad was on the practice field while the other was down the hill on the stadium floor.
Splitting the practice area is designed to allow senior and junior squads to practice side by side. One reason is to stay off the playing field as long as possible to allow the new turf to take root.
There should be other advantages as well.
To read the complete article, please see the July 30 edition of The De Queen Bee. Jul 28, 2015, 17:05