Howe at Muenster 2017



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Game 747 in season 74 for the Howe Bulldogs.  Howe has an overall record of 381-341-24.

This is the second ever match up between Muenster and Howe.  The Bulldogs won a year ago, 37-31, which was the Hornets only regular season loss. Muenster lost to Munday, 40-34 in the third round of the Class 2A playoffs.

The 2017 Hornets are currently ranked #1 in Class 2A, Division II.  They have a perfect 2-0 record and have scored 100 points in their first two games and allowed 14.  (Valley View, 58-14 and at Pilot Point, 42-0).

Muenster Head Coach Brady Carney has a record of 79-14 since taking the Muenster job in 2010.

2010:  12-1
2011:  12-2
2012:  9-4
2013:  12-1
2014:  10-2
2015:  13-2
2016:  11-2

Howe is 0-2 for the first time since 2005.  The Bulldogs are coming off a 37-14 loss to Bowie in which they fumbled and flagged their way from hopes of victory.  Howe has scored 26 points on the season and has allowed 87.  Head Coach Zack Hudson is now 29-21 in Howe.

It is the first time since 2014 that the ‘Dogs have gone consecutive games under 200 yards rushing (vs. Gunter 165 yards, vs. Pottsboro 189 yards).  It is the first time since the beginning of 2015 and the opening game of 2016 that Howe has had back-to-back games of under 300 yards (West Rusk, 295 yards; Gunter 221 yards).

Howe’s freshman quarterback Cirby Coheley has attempted 31 passes in the first two games which are two less than the entire 13-game season a year ago.  His 11 completions are only three behind the 2016 season total.  Howe threw one touchdown pass in 2016; Coheley threw his first of the season on the first drive versus Bowie.

 

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On this date in Howe Bulldogs history

Howe is 1-8 on games played on Sept. 15

1960 – lost to McKinney B, 26-6
1961 – lost to McKinney B, 28-12
1967 – lost to Callisburg, 16-8
1972 – lost to Princeton, 17-0
1978 – lost to Aubrey, 25-0
1989 – lost to Dallas Christian, 49-21
1995 – beat Prosper, 7-0
2000 – lost to Denton Liberty Christian, 21-13
2006 – lost to Durant, OK, 38-0

Howe at Bowie 2017


Huddle video recap

Howe will play Bowie for the second time in school history and the Bulldogs’ first ever game in Bowie.  Last year’s 38-13 win over Bowie at home was the first matchup between the two schools.

The Jackrabbits are 0-1 after losing at Aubrey, 45-0 last Friday night.  Tonight will be their first home game of the season.

Howe is 0-1 after losing to defending state champion Gunter on Friday night. The ‘dogs have started 0-1 in each of the last two seasons vs. Gunter.  Prior to that, it had been since 2012 for Howe to lose the opener, a 49-13 loss at home to Lindsay.

Gunter’s 50 points were the most any Howe team has allowed on an opening night since 1992 when Van Alstyne beat Howe 71-20 at Bulldog Stadium to open the season.

Howe’s 12 points scored was the least amount scored in a season opener since 2013 when Howe scored eight at Lindsay.

Freshman quarterback Cirby Coheley attempted 13 passes last Friday night.  Howe attempted 12 passes in the entire non-district schedule (five games) of 2016.

The game will start at 7:30 pm at Jackrabbit Stadium located at 341 US Hwy 287, Bowie, Texas 76230.  The game will be broadcast live on howeenterprise.com Friday starting at 7 pm with a pre-game show. Spectators at the game can listen to the broadcast on 90.3 FM. The radio frequency is only available inside the stadium.

On this date in Bulldogs history.

Howe is 7-2 in games played on September 8.

9/8/1960, Howe won at Gunter, 34-14
9/8/1961, Howe lost at Van Alstyne, 14-0
9/8/1967, Howe beat Bells, 32-14
9/8/1972, Howe beat Anna, 13-12
9/8/1978, Howe beat Pottsboro, 21-0
9/8/1989, Howe lost at Cooper, 24-22
9/8/1995, Howe won 34-6 at Whitesboro
9/8/2000, Howe won at Princeton, 28-7
9/8/2006, Howe won at Gainesville State School, 15-6

Coaching wins

With a win tonight, Howe Head Coach Zack Hudson would capture his 30th win with the program and move in front of John “Buck” Smith for fourth on the all-time win list for head coaches for the Bulldogs.  The list:

All-time coaching wins

Norman Dickey, 51 (1964-75)
Jim Fryar, 41 (1985-89)
Davey DuBose, 34 (1996-2000)
Buck Smith, 29 (1980-1984)
*Zack Hudson, 29 (2013 -)

All-time coaches .500 or better

Leslie Walden, .900, 18-2 (1938-39)
Wesley Cox, .900, 9-1 (1940)
John B. Lair, .889, 8-1 (1945)
Jack Osborn, .842, 16-3-1 (1946-47)
Cory Crane, .818, 9-2, (2010)
L.B. Morris, .765, 13-4-2 (1936-37)
Self Coached, .750, 3-1-1 (1942)
Jim Fryar, .719, 41-16-1 (1985-89)
Alfred Clayton, .692, 9-4-2 (1943-44)
H.A. McDonald, .667, 6-3 (1941)
Davey DuBose, .630, 34-20 (1996-2000)
Curtis Christian, .600, 12-8 (1960-61)
Barnes Milam, .600, 6-4 (1935)
*Zack Hudson, .592, 29-20 (2013-)
Buck Smith, .580, 29-21-1 (1980-84)

Gunter at Howe 2017



Game video highlights

This is game number 745 in Howe Bulldogs history and Howe has an overall record of 381-339-24 since the initial UIL game in 1935.

THE BULLDOGS ENORMOUS SUCCESS

The Bulldogs are 24-8 in their last 32 games.  The teams that have beaten Howe in those last eight losses had a combined record of 95-15 and three state championships and 30 playoff games.

2014:  27-21 loss to Leonard (9-2, lost to eventual state champ Waskom in the second round).
2014:  71-21 loss to Waskom (15-1, eventual state champions).
2015:  49-7 loss at Pottsboro (11-1, two-round playoff team).
2015:  31-14 loss to New London West Rusk (12-2, lost to eventual state champ Waskom in the third round).
2016:  42-14 loss at Gunter (16-0, eventual state champion).
2016:  35-7 loss to Pottsboro (11-3, lost in the fourth round to eventual state champion Mineola).
2016:  39-36 loss at Van Alstyne (7-4 record, lost in the first round of the playoffs to Sunnyvale).
2016:  21-7 loss to Mineola (14-2, eventual state champion).

HOWE’S INCREDIBLE RECORD-SETTING OFFENSE

In 2016, Howe averaged 385.31 total yards per game, which is the most in school history.  The Dogs rushed for 4,473 of the total 5,009 yards which was also most in school history.  They broke the previous high record of 4,535 (377.92 yards per game) which was set in 2015.

Howe’s offense ranked fourth all-time in school history with 30.92 points per game.  The most ever is 34.17 set in 2015.

Since 2013, Howe has averaged over 28.69 points per game.  That has never before happened in a three-year period in Howe’s 73 seasons.

Since 2013, Howe has 26 wins.  That also has never happened in a three-year period in Howe’s 73 seasons.

HOWE’S DEFENSE SINCE HUDSON’S ARRIVAL

Prior to the arrival of Head Coach Zack Hudson, Howe gave up 38.10 points per game on defense which was worst in school history.  In Hudson’s first year, the Bulldogs improved by 139 points allowed, giving up 24.2 points per game.  In 2015, in his third year of implementing his defense, the ‘Dogs gave up 14.42 points per game which was the least amount since 2000 and ranked 29 of the 72 Howe defenses.  In 2016, Howe gave up 21.77 points per game in arguably the toughest district in any district in the state.

HOWE VS. GUNTER HISTORY

The is matchup #32 with Gunter.  Howe leads the overall series with Gunter, 18-13-0 and have outscored the Tigers, 604-579.

The Bulldogs were 17-1 until 2000, but lost 11 straight to the Tigers.  The streak ended in 2015 with a  21-19 win.  Prior to 2015, Howe’s had been waiting since  10/17/1997 when Howe traveled to Gunter and won, 26-23 which is the last game Howe has won at Gunter.

Howe’s last win at Bulldog Stadium vs. Gunter happened in 2015, a 21-19 barn-burner.  Prior to Howe’s home win in 2015, the last home win vs. Gunter was a 21-7 victory on 10/18/1996.

11/1/1935 31 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 6
10/30/1936 18 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 6
11/19/1937 7 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 6
11/4/1938 43 at Gunter 0
11/17/1939 6 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 0
10/25/1940 54 at Gunter 7
10/10/1941 33 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 6
10/12/1944 20 at Gunter 6
10/12/1945 26 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 0
10/18/1946 20 at Gunter 0
10/17/1947 34 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 0
10/14/1948 25 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 0
10/22/1958 0 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 42
10/15/1959 34 at Gunter 6
9/8/1960 34 at Gunter 14
10/27/1960 48 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 6
10/18/1996 21 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 7
10/17/1997 26 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 23
10/27/2000 14 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 15
10/26/2001 6 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 12
10/22/2004 6 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 34
10/21/2005 7 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 42
9/29/2006 8 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 35
9/28/2007 0 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 55
10/3/2008 0 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 49
10/2/2009 7 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 47
9/21/2012 27 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 42
9/20/2013 0 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 19
10/10/2014 14 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 33
10/9/2015 21 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX 19
8/26/2016 14 at Gunter Tiger Stadium, Gunter, TX 42
9/1/2017 Gunter Bulldog Stadium, Howe, TX
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All-time coaching wins

Norman Dickey, 51 (1964-75)
Jim Fryar, 41 (1985-89)
Davey DuBose, 34 (1996-2000)
Buck Smith, 29 (1980-1984)
*Zack Hudson, 29 (2013 -)

All-time coaches .500 or better

Leslie Walden, .900, 18-2 (1938-39)
Wesley Cox, .900, 9-1 (1940)
John B. Lair, .889, 8-1 (1945)
Jack Osborn, .842, 16-3-1 (1946-47)
Cory Crane, .818, 9-2, (2010)
L.B. Morris, .765, 13-4-2 (1936-37)
Self Coached, .750, 3-1-1 (1942)
Jim Fryar, .719, 41-16-1 (1985-89)
Alfred Clayton, .692, 9-4-2 (1943-44)
H.A. McDonald, .667, 6-3 (1941)
Davey DuBose, .630, 34-20 (1996-2000)
*Zack Hudson, .604, 29-19 (2013-)
Curtis Christian, .600, 12-8 (1960-61)
Barnes Milam, .600, 6-4 (1935)
Buck Smith, .580, 29-21-1 (1980-84)

ON THIS DAY IN BULLDOGS HISTORY

9/1/2006, Howe lost at Blue Ridge, 36-13