Oct

13

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 13, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The Malakoff Tigers running game is become a dangerous weapon, as Lone Oak learned Friday night.

Coach Jamie Driskell’s Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards, including a four-touchdown, 160-yard effort from junior Damontes Dowell, to power a 41-20 victory over the Buffaloes.

And while Damontes Dowell provided the the zip, cousin Marcus Dowell and quarterback Tate Taylor added the boom with 90 and 70 yards respectively.

Taylor added 80 yards on 6-of-12 passing. Stephan Wolfe also had a 48-yard completion to Terrance Scott on a nifty reverse halfback pass in the second half.

Scott wound up with three catches for 77 yards.

The win was big for the Tigers, keeping them near the top of the District 7-2A standings at 2-1 (5-2 overall). Lone Oak fell to 1-1 in district (4-2).

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Nov

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 19, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

COLLEGE STATION – History closed its book on the Malakoff Tigers’ 2011 season Friday night following a 24-7 area round playoff loss to the East Chambers Buccaneers.

But the Tigers made History stand up and take notice this year. Malakoff finished with a 9-3 record on the year, and is 26-8 in the first three seasons of head coach Jamie Driskell’s tenure, which is his first stint as head coach.

The Tigers three-year run under Driskell is the school district’s best ever, topping the 24-5 record posted by the 1947-48-49 squad. Last season

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Nov

12

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 12, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

GROESBECK – By the fourth quarter Friday night, the playoff monkey on Malakoff’s back looked about the size of King Kong.

Well that’s another empty ape suit gone.

The Malakoff Tigers rallied late to beat Little River Academy 10-3 at Groesbeck Stadium, giving Malakoff its first playoff win since 1998 and Jamie Driskell his first playoff victory ever.

The Tigers (9-2) advance to take on East Chambers next Friday at 7 p.m. at A&M Consolidated in College Station.

The win didn’t come easy. When the third quarter ended

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Nov

07

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 7, 2011

WHAT: Malakoff vs. Little River Academy in bi-district playoff action

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Groesbeck — here is a link to information about the stadium. On the site is a button that will help you map a route.

WHO: The Tigers are playing the Little River Academy Bumblebees, the No. 3 seed from District 12-2A. Here is a link to their Maxpreps page listing their game-by-game results for the year.

HELP: The Malakoff Athletic Boosters are collecting donations to provide a charter bus for the Tigers. According to information released by the Boosters: “Due to budget cuts that school districts across the state have had to implement this year, it is difficult for the school to provide a charter bus for the team, as they have historically done. Please show this team, this staff and this community that we appreciate and support a winning football program in Malakoff by making a donation to the Booster Club’s charter bus drive. Any size donation is appreciated and will help send our Tigers off in style!” Donations can be dropped off at the high school office.

MORE TO COME? Watch The Malakoff News Facebook Page and website for more information — I think playoff shirts and a possible community pep rally are in the works.

Nov

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 4, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

This wasn’t the ending the Malakoff Tigers wanted. With a District 11-2A title on the line, the Tigers stumbled at home against Crockett Friday night, 36-0.

The loss on the final night of the regular season drops the Tigers’ record to 8-2, 4-1 for the year. Crockett improved to 9-1, 5-0.

The Tigers will be traveling to Groesbeck next Friday night to play Little River Academy

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Nov

04

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 4, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

The Malakoff Tigers made school football history by earning their third straight playoff berth this year. Going back to 1927, this season will mark the Tigers’ 13th playoff appearance, with back-to-back showings in 1939-40, 1998-99 and 2005-06.

Locally, fans debated whether Malakoff locked up a playoff spot with last week’s win over Elkhart or two weeks ago by beating Teague. But of this there is no question: Last week’s 48-18 romp over the Elks gave the Tigers the best three-year record in school history at 25-6 (so far).

That puts the modern Tigers ahead of the 1946-47-48 squad,

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