Howe at Boyd Broadcast Notes

Live broadcast will be played in the box below.  Radio feed will be available inside the stadium on 99.9 FM.


Game number 758 for the Howe Bulldogs.  Howe has a record of 385-348-24 since the first game on Sept. 20, 1935.

Howe is 3-0

The Bulldogs start the season with three wins for the first time since 2015 (beat Bonham 41-14, Sacred Heart, 27-0, and Lindsay, 40-14).  Howe teams that started 3-0:  2018, 2015 (4-0), 2010 (4-0), 1996 (3-0), 1987 (6-0), 1984 (3-0), 1966 (5-0), 1948 (3-0), 1946 (8-0), 1945 (8-0), 1941 (4-0), 1940 (9-0), 1939 (7-0).

Howe Coaches that started 3-0

Howe Head Coach Bill Jehling starts his Bulldogs career at 3-0.  Other Dogs head coaches to do so are Corey Crane (4-0), Davey DuBose (3-0), George Matlock (3-0), Jack Osborn (8-0), John B. Lair (8-0), H.A. McDonald (4-0), Wesley Cox (9-0).

Offensive Attack

Howe accumulated 268 rushing yards last week against Bells.  Howe’s total for 2018 is 920 on 150 carries (6.13 yards per carry).   Howe’s total yardage of 949 by the 157 offensive plays in the first two weeks equals a 6.04 yards per snap.

Streak

Howe now has a 4-game winning streak with the season finale win over Callisburg last year and the three wins to open this season.  The last time Howe won four in a row was a five-game streak in the 2016 season (wins over Whitesboro, Pilot Point, Callisburg, Grandview, and Jefferson).

Thursday

The last time Howe played on a Thursday night was on Nov. 12, 2015 in the bi-district championship against Edgewood.  Howe trailed 27-0 until midway through the second quarter and eventually came from behind 43-33 to win in what was the greatest come-from-behind victory in school history.

On this day in Bulldog History (4-4)

Howe’s first ever game was played on Sept. 20, 1935 at Tioga.  Howe lost their first game, 12-0.

1940, beat Sherman B Team, 12-0
1963, beat Allen, 20-6
1968, lost to Whitewright, 32-13
1985, lost to Celina, 18-7
1991, beat Little Elm, 32-7
1996, beat Honey Grove, 7-0
2013, lost to Gunter, 19-0

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Howe vs. Boyd

Howe is 1-2 overall vs. the Boyd Yellowjackets.  Howe’s win came Oct. 10, 2010 in a 47-20 shootout at Bulldog Stadium.  The first game between the two teams was in the area championship round on Nov. 19, 1998 at Pennington Field in Bedford.  Boyd advanced past Howe, 28-13.  

This is Howe’s first trip to Boyd’s new stadium.  The Dogs played at the old stadium one time back in 2011 and lost 55-6.

 

Finisar to present $25,000 check to Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

Sherman– Finisar will present a $25,000 check to the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:15 PM. The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP) was developed by the Denison Development Alliance, Sherman Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions Texoma in cooperation with thirty (30) local employers, Grayson College, and four school districts.  AMP is offered to 10th-grade students who can enroll in dual credit classes. Eligible students may receive free tuition and books.  Graduates of the program will earn Level I and Level II Manufacturing Certificates.

In a time of low unemployment, local employers are excited about the prospect of “growing their own workforce.” This program offers an introduction to the various components of manufacturing. Employers have committed financial resources as well as mentors to ensure the success of each student. Participating employers have agreed to offer internships and preference in hiring to the graduates.

“Finisar is pleased to be an active participant in the Sherman community and to show our dedication to the local workforce by contributing to the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium,” said Jeff Brown, Finisar General Manager of Texas Operations. “The AMP program provides an early introduction to the world of manufacturing and provides young students with a potential career path that can contribute to their future success in life.”

“The Advanced Manufacturing Program is an amazing opportunity for area youth to earn an education and start a successful career track in high school,” stated Mark Anderson, chair of the Texoma Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.   “The Consortium is grateful for Finisar’s support.”

 

Howe vs. Bells Broadcast Notes 2018

Live broadcast will be played in the box below.  Radio feed will be available inside the stadium on 99.9 FM.

Game number 757 for the Howe Bulldogs.  Howe has a record of 384-348-24 since the first game on Sept. 20, 1935.

Howe is 2-0

The Bulldogs start the season with two wins for the first time since 2015 (beat Bonham 41-14 and Sacred Heart, 27-0).  Howe teams that started 2-0:  2018, 2015 (4-0), 2014, 2010 (4-0), 1996 (3-0), 1995, 1994, 1987 (6-0), 1985, 1984 (3-0), 1982, 1977, 1973, 1966 (5-0), 1948 (3-0), 1946 (8-0), 1945 (8-0), 1942, 1941 (4-0), 1940 (9-0), 1939 (7-0), 1936.

Howe Coaches that started 2-0

Howe Head Coach Bill Jehling starts his Bulldogs career at 2-0.  Other Dogs head coaches to do so are Corey Crane (4-0), Davey DuBose (3-0), Jim Fryar, George Matlock (3-0), Jack Osborn (8-0), John B. Lair (8-0), Self-coached, H.A. McDonald (4-0), Wesley Cox (9-0), L.B. Morris.

Offensive Attack

Howe accumulated 338 rushing yards last week against S&S.  With Howe’s 314 vs. Ponder, Howe’s total for 2018 is 652 on 95 carries (6.86 yards per carry).   Howe’s total yardage of 681 by the 101 offensive plays in the first two weeks equals a 6.74 yards per snap.

Streak

Howe now has a 3-game winning streak with the season finale win over Callisburg last year and the two wins to open this season.  The last time Howe won three in a row was games was in the 2016 season (wins over Callisburg, Grandview, and Jefferson).

On this day in Bulldog History (3-5)

1962, loss at S&S, 16-0

1973, win over Princeton, 18-14
1979, loss at Aubrey, 12-11
1984, win over S&S, 34-0
1990, loss at Van Alstyne, 12-6
2001, loss at Denton Liberty Christian, 49-9
2007, loss at Durant, 52-12
2012, win at Whitewright, 41-20

Howe vs. Bells History

Howe has played 95 games against opponents other than Bells lately.  The last matchup between the two schools came on Oct. 9, 2009 with Bells winning, 12-6 in Bells.  This is the 48th meeting overall between Howe and Bells.  Howe owns a 34-8-5 record in the series that dates back to Nov. 20, 1936.  Howe won that first matchup at Bulldog Stadium, 19-6.  The Bulldogs won 7 games in a row over Bells from 1945-1962.  Howe then won 8 games in a row from 1979-1994.  Bells has only beaten Howe in back-to-back games once (1964 and 1965).

The Panthers have only won one game at Bulldog Stadium since 1965.  Overall at home, Howe has a 21-4-1 record against Bells.

Date Howe Opp Opp Score W L T
11/20/1936 19 Bells 6 1 0 0
11/5/1937 6 at Bells 6 0 0 1
11/11/1938 1 Bells 0 1 0 0
11/10/1939 20 Bells 25 0 1 0
11/15/1940 47 Bells 6 1 0 0
10/17/1941 0 Bells 24 0 1 0
10/30/1942 33 at Bells 13 1 0 0
11/12/1943 0 Bells 0 0 0 1
10/27/1944 7 at Bells 7 0 0 1
10/19/1945 39 Bells 0 1 0 0
10/11/1946 33 at Bells 0 1 0 0
10/10/1947 35 Bells 0 1 0 0
9/30/1948 24 Bells 0 1 0 0
9/29/1960 38 at Bells 6 1 0 0
10/13/1961 20 Bells 8 1 0 0
11/16/1962 38 Bells 0 1 0 0
11/15/1963 0 at Bells 0 0 0 1
9/18/1964 8 at Bells 21 0 1 0
09/17/65 0 Bells 18 0 1 0
9/16/1966 6 at Bells 2 1 0 0
9/8/1967 32 Bells 14 1 0 0
9/13/1968 28 at Bells 6 1 0 0
9/12/1969 46 Bells 12 1 0 0
10/27/1972 15 at Bells 22 0 1 0
10/26/1973 38 Bells 6 1 0 0
11/10/1978 0 at Bells 0 0 0 1
11/9/1979 12 Bells 6 1 0 0
11/7/1980 18 Bells 6 1 0 0
11/6/1981 21 at Bells 0 1 0 0
10/31/1986 49 Bells 0 1 0 0
10/30/1987 38 at Bells 0 1 0 0
11/9/1990 12 Bells 11 1 0 0
11/8/1991 12 at Bells 7 1 0 0
9/23/1994 20 Bells 14 1 0 0
9/29/1995 6 at Bells 35 0 1 0
10/23/1998 21 at Bells 0 1 0 0
10/28/1999 42 Bells 7 1 0 0
9/29/2000 34 at Bells 14 1 0 0
9/28/2001 20 Bells 10 1 0 0
10/4/2002 14 at Bells 12 1 0 0
10/3/2003 21 Bells 6 1 0 0
10/29/2004 13 Bells 22 0 1 0
10/28/2005 43 at Bells 7 1 0 0
10/6/2006 28 at Bells 6 1 0 0
10/5/2007 42 Bells 16 1 0 0
10/10/2008 44 Bells 0 1 0 0
10/9/2009 6 at Bells 12 0 1 0
9/14/2018 Bells 0 0 0
1049 0 393 34 8 5

 

Margo Estep, 1947-2018

Margo T. Huffman Estep was born February 14, 1947 in Menominee, MI to Ann Huffman and the late James Huffman. She is a graduate of Menominee High School and attended beauty school in Green Bay, WI. She left this earthly world to be with her heavenly father after battling nearly four years of stage 4 colon cancer. She was a resident of Melissa, TX at the time of her passing.

Margo met Bill Estep in 1971. She was in a bowling league at the local bowling alley when Bill, who was on a business trip, happen to walk in. As their eyes met across the room, she would always say, “It was love at first sight.” She married the love of her life, on February 26, 1972 in Jackson, MS and enjoyed 46 years of marital bliss. She became an instant mom to her step-son Michael D. Estep, and shortly after, she and Bill had one daughter, Candace Michelle Estep Simmons. During this time she owned her own beauty shop in Jackson, MS and the family enjoyed horse showing. In 1975, the family moved to Howe, TX and became business owners to a small welding supply company. Together they built their business from one declining location to three companies with a total of five locations, Industrial Welding Products in Sherman, TX, Atoka, OK and Madill OK, Grand Oxygen in Paris, TX and Wichita Welders Supply in Wichita Falls, TX. Together they worked and built the companies into prosperous businesses and sold to Airgas, Inc. in 1995. Shortly after the sale, they began traveling the US with “Ig” in their motor coach, traveling about six months each year for the next 20 years. Along these journeys, they met many friends and shared fond memories. She became a Maw Maw, in 1991, to Devin “Gator” Lynn Hargrove. And in 2016, she became a Great Maw Maw to Easton Lane “Scooter” Hargrove.

Margo was an active member of First Melissa Church in Melissa, TX. She enjoyed participating in activities with her Sunday School Class and helped start the Hope Cancer Comfort Ministry group. She also helped with the Melissa Food Pantry until her health declined. In her spare time, she enjoyed making jewelry; her specialty was beading bracelets. Her jewelry was spectacular, but she rarely sold pieces. She would make a necklace or a bracelet and then give to people, friends, family, and anyone who made an impact on her. It was her way of saying thank you to those she loved.

Margo was known as a loving, caring, nurturing, friendly, Christian woman with a sense of style and known for her beautiful unique hair. She was known for the best potato salad, dill pickles, and homemade ice cream. She enjoyed being outdoors and working in her flower beds and vegetable garden. She enjoyed traveling throughout the years, but one of her favorite things was spending time with her family and especially her grandson and great-grandson.

Margo is survived by her husband, Bill Estep of Melissa, TX; step-son, Michael Estep of Austin, TX; daughter, Candace Simmons and husband Jeff of Melissa, TX; mother, Anne Huffman of Menominee, MI; sisters, Judy Semrau and Gloria Huffman both of Menominee, MI; brother, John Huffman and wife Mary of Menominee, MI; grandson, Devin Hargrove and wife Brittany of Sherman, TX; great-grandson Easton Hargrove; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by father, James Huffman and brother-in-law Gene Semrau.

Margo’s legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with as well as those she reached but never met. Help her kindness, loyalty and compassion continue by making a donation to or volunteering at the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the First Melissa Church, in Melissa, TX; with Pastor Trey Graham, officiating. Interment will follow at Akers Cemetery, in Sherman, TX. Al Guin, Jesse Hauptrief, Wayne Jones, Tim Lowe, James Simmons, and Ken Swires, will serve as Pallbearers. The family will receive friends Friday, at Scoggins Funeral Home, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne, TX; 75495. 903-482-5225.
You may sign the online register book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.

TxDOT Road Report for the week of Sept. 10, 2018

Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson Counties during the week of Sept. 10, 2018. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

Sherman Area (Grayson, Fannin Counties): District seal-coating operations are complete in Grayson and Fannin Counties. Be prepared for mobile operations as crews are working on restriping the roadways.

FM 1417, Grayson County: from SH 56 to SH 11 and from FM 691 to US 82.  Watch for mobile operations as the striping crews place striping along the pavement between SH 56 and US 75.  Watch for traffic shifts as workers widen the roadway from FM 691 to US 82.

US 75 asphalt repairs, Grayson County: from FM 131 to Shepard Drive. Watch for temporary night-time only lane closures as workers perform joint repairs at the bridges within the project limits.

US 75 debris pickup, Grayson County: from Collin County line to Oklahoma State line.  Watch for mobile operations as workers pick up debris from the roadway every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the day-time.

SH 56 landscaping project, Grayson County: from North Union St. to Center Street in Whitesboro. Watch for temporary day-time only detours as crews are working on curbs, gutters, sidewalks, curb ramps, and installing new vegetation and irrigation.

SH 11, Grayson and Fannin County: from US 69 to SH 121.  Watch for traffic shifts and occasional one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 1629, Fannin County: from SH 121 to SH 78. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 1752, Fannin County: from US 82 to FM 898. Watch for temporary one-lane closures as workers rehab and widen the roadway.

FM 816 & Recreation Road 3, Fannin County: from Fannin-Hunt County line to SH 78 on FM 816, and from FM 273 eastward for two miles on Rec. Road 3 south of Lake Bonham. Watch for temporary lane closures as workers install safety treatments on fixed objects.

CR 4526 at Tributary to Bois D’arc Creek, Fannin County: CR 4526 is closed at the bridge crossing at the tributary to Bois D’arc Creek while crews are replacing the bridge structure.

Howe vs. S&S Broadcast Notes

Live broadcast will be played in the box below.  Radio feed will be available inside the stadium on 99.9 FM.

Game number 756 for the Howe Bulldogs.  Howe has a record of 383-348-24 since the first game on Sept. 20, 1935.

Howe is 1-0

The Bulldogs start the season with a win for the first time since 2015 (beat Bonham 41-14).  Howe is now 9-3 on opening night since 2007 and 24-15 since 1980.

Howe is  9-7 lifetime in games played in August.  The first August game was a 26-6 loss to Honey Grove at home on Aug. 30, 2002.

Howe Coaches that started 1-0

Howe Head Coach Bill Jehling starts his Bulldogs career with a win.  Others to do so were Zack Hudson (9-5 over Lindsay in 2013), Joe Watson (18-7 over Collinsville in 2011), Corey Crane (26-12 over Collinsville in 2010), Davey DuBose (8-0 over Whitesboro in 1996), Jim Fryar (32-6 over Coppell in 1985), Buck Smith (14-0 over Sanger in 1980), Curtis Christian (34-14 over Gunter in 1960), Arthur Boyle (32-0 over Sadler in 1958), George Matlock (7-6 over Denison B in 1948), Jack Osborn (6-0 over Sherman B in 1946), John B. Lair (13-0 over Van Alstyne in 1945), Self-coached (40-0 over Denison B in 1942), H.A. McDonald (32-0 over Celina in 1941), Wesley Cox (12-0 over Sherman B in 1940), L.B. Morris (12-0 over Sherman B in 1936).

Offensive Attack

Howe accumulated 314 rushing yards last week against Ponder.  Howe’s most rushing yards in 2017 was 257 (vs. Van Alstyne).  Howe’s 331 total yards was also the most since the slot-T days other than last year’s 362 vs. Van Alstyne.  The last time Howe rushed for more than 314 yards was the area championship game in 2016 against Jefferson (458 rushing yards).

Streak

Howe now has a 2-game winning streak with the season finale win over Callisburg last year and Friday night’s win over Ponder.  The last time Howe won back-to-back games was in the 2016 playoffs (wins over Grandview and Jefferson).

On this day in Bulldog History (3-4-1)

1962, lost to Van Alstyne, 30-12
1973, beat Anna, 12-0
1979, tied Pottsboro, 14-14
1984, beat Coppell, 8-2
1990, lost to Leonard, 27-12
2001, lost to Princeton, 20-6
2007, lost to Gainesville State School, 26-25
2012, beat Chisum, 40-12

Howe vs. S&S History

This is the 34th meeting between Howe and S&S.  Howe leads the series, 23-10 and has dominated by outscoring the Rams, 841-387.   Howe played one game vs. Sadler before consolidation back in 1958; Howe won 32-0.

The Bulldogs won 11 in a row over the Rams from 1983-1993 and pitched six-straight shutouts from 1984-1992.  The Bulldogs set a school record 76-points on October 4, 1991. It was a 14-0 S&S shutout over Howe that ended the streak in 1996.

Since the 8-year domination by Howe, the ‘Dogs are 6-3 vs. S&S going back to 1997.

Howe is 11-5 overall at S&S with the last loss coming in 2007 (28-24).  The ‘Dogs are 8-2 at S&S since 1983.  The Bulldogs have shutout S&S eight times which is the second most of any opponent (Bells 14).

Howe vs. S&S Game History

9/22/1961 28 S & S 6 1 0 0
9/14/1962 0 at S & S 16 0 1 0
9/13/1963 0 S & S 16 0 1 0
11/13/1964 19 at S & S 36 0 1 0
11/12/1965 0 S & S 12 0 1 0
11/18/1966 0 S & S 34 0 1 0
11/17/1967 27 at S & S 12 1 0 0
10/18/1968 44 S & S 6 1 0 0
10/17/1969 32 at S & S 8 1 0 0
11/13/1970 33 at S & S 14 1 0 0
11/12/1971 27 S & S 12 1 0 0
10/1/1982 0 at S & S 32 0 1 0
9/30/1983 34 S & S 19 1 0 0
9/14/1984 34 S & S 0 1 0 0
9/13/1985 17 at S & S 6 1 0 0
10/24/1986 34 at S & S 7 1 0 0
10/23/1987 42 S & S 0 1 0 0
10/21/1988 36 at S & S 0 1 0 0
10/27/1989 48 S & S 0 1 0 0
10/5/1990 27 S & S 0 1 0 0
10/4/1991 76 at S & S 0 1 0 0
10/30/1992 18 at S & S 0 1 0 0
10/29/1993 20 S & S 6 1 0 0
11/8/1996 0 S & S 14 0 1 0
11/7/1997 43 at S & S 10 1 0 0
11/10/2000 33 S & S 0 1 0 0
11/9/2001 14 at S & S 15 0 1 0
10/25/2002 20 S & S 2 1 0 0
10/24/2003 14 at S & S 13 1 0 0
11/3/2006 20 S & S 30 0 1 0
11/2/2007 24 at S & S 28 0 1 0
10/24/2014 49 at S & S 33 1 0 0
10/23/2015 28 S & S 0 1 0 0
9/7/2018 at S&S 0 0 0
Total 841 0 387 23 10 0

 

 

 

Downtown Howe to shut down Oct. 27 for two big events

The Howe Area Chamber of Commerce and Keep Howe Beautiful will be shutting down both Haning Street and O’Connell Streets in the downtown area on the evening of Oct. 27.  The chamber is hosting the second annual “Downtown Howe-lloween Festival” while at the same time, Keep Howe Beautiful will be hosting the “Howe Texas Chili Cook-Off” as a fundraiser for the outdoor flower garden area at Summit Gardens (the 1893 building that once was the First Christian Church).

The chili cook-off will begin on O’Connell Street at 4 pm while the trick-r-treaters will arrive on Haning Street at 6 pm.  Both events are planned to go to or past sundown.

The chamber is allowing vendors to set up downtown for a $10 fee for one parking space.  There is no charge for patrons.  The chili cook-off will see a $20 entry fee for chili cookers and a $5 tasting fee for patrons.  First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded for the best chili cookers.

Keep Howe Beautiful is seeking sponsors for the chili cook-off at $150 each which will grant them a printed 3’x5′ banner at the event and on the baseball fields during the spring season.

For information on the chili cook-off, contact KHB President Donna Wormsbaker at djwormsbaker@verizon.net.

For information on the Howe-lloween event, contact Monte Walker at mwalker@cityofhowe.org.

(Click Photos for Facebook events).