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Reported games for the week of
Friday, October 31 2014
  • Harmony

    0

    White Oak

    0

    AT
    10/25 - 7:00PM
  • Overton

    0

    Mt. Enterprise

    0

    AT
    10/25 - 7:30PM
  • Athens

    44

    Kaufman

    23

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Atlanta

    56

    Center

    13

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Beckville

    7

    Shelbyville

    60

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Carthage

    55

    Brownsboro

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Cayuga

    13

    Alto

    41

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Chapel Hill

    38

    Kilgore

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Como-Pickton

    20

    Honey Grove

    19

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Cooper

    32

    Grand Saline

    6

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Corsicana

    3

    John Tyler

    33

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Dallas Christian

    24

    Bishop Gorman

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Diboll

    38

    Huntington

    30

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Elkhart

    41

    Kemp

    3

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Ennis

    55

    Lufkin

    48

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Frankston

    33

    Elysian Fields

    58

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Garrison

    14

    Crockett

    45

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Gilmer

    49

    Bullard

    7

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Greenville

    17

    Hallsville

    26

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Harleton

    10

    Big Sandy

    0

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Hawkins

    36

    Simms Bowie

    12

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Henderson

    51

    Palestine

    10

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Jacksonville

    14

    Whitehouse

    56

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Jefferson

    27

    Mineola

    30

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Joaquin

    54

    San Augustine

    44

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Legacy Christian Academy

    35

    Brook Hill

    45

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Lindale

    35

    Nacogdoches

    42

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Lone Oak

    42

    Edgewood

    24

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Lovelady

    24

    Groveton

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Mabank

    7

    Van

    51

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Maud

    61

    Fruitvale

    6

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Mt. Pleasant

    6

    Longview

    63

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • New Boston

    31

    Prairiland

    21

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • New Diana

    8

    Arp

    46

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Newton

    44

    Corrigan-Camden

    26

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • North Lamar

    33

    Princeton

    15

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Oakwood

    63

    Trinidad

    98

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Ore City

    21

    Union Grove

    46

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Paris

    15

    Pittsburg

    25

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Paul Pewitt

    13

    Hughes Springs

    28

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Pine Tree

    27

    Sulphur Springs

    47

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Pleasant Grove

    21

    Gladewater

    41

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Price Carlisle

    63

    Grapeland

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Prince of Peace

    12

    Grace

    44

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Rusk

    27

    Fairfield

    69

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Sabine

    41

    Quitman

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Shelton

    19

    All Saints

    35

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Tatum

    45

    Spring Hill

    28

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Teague

    50

    Malakoff

    35

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Tenaha

    57

    Timpson

    19

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Texas High

    41

    Marshall

    14

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Tyler HEAT

    66

    CHANT HomeSchool

    18

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • West Rusk

    14

    Waskom

    49

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Winnsboro

    42

    Redwater

    35

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Winona

    19

    Troup

    58

    AT
    10/24 - Final
  • Tyler Lee

    0

    North Garland

    0

    AT
    10/23 - 7:00PM
Sports

Former Pine Tree football captain weighs in on Fitzhenry, PTISD

KETK
News

POSTED: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 7:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:37am

The following letter was published in the Saturday, October 12, 2013, edition of the Longview News-Journal in light of the recent allegations toward Pine Tree Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Derek Fitzhenry, and recent discrepancies at PTISD:

"First of all, I’m a Pirate. I attended Pine Tree ISD all the way from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

In light of recent (and past) events, I continually find doubt that Pine Tree is the school system my mom (a Pirate herself) and past alumni claim it to be.

As a football player, I had the task of meeting three new head coaches, various assistants, and trying to earn my spot on the team.

I played under coaches Tim Russell, Huey Chancellor and Derek Fitzhenry. I feel it beneficial to share my viewpoint on issues raised by recent events with Coach Fitzhenry. There are certain issues I wish to bring up that apply to the whole Pine Tree community and our school as a whole.

Number 1: Pressure from the community ensures that winning will entail a good football team and build real character. My reply to that would be, what is our expense to obtain this? Too many people in our community believe that winning is the only goal. It’s no longer about character development. We just want to glorify Pine Tree.

Number 2: We have a school board that has ignored many issues and questions already voiced directly related to Fitzhenry. I, as well as many parents, have tried to enlighten our school board on the things that are happening and are getting the cold shoulder in reply. All they want (and now have) is their name on a shiny new stadium. Football isn’t even the only problem our school board ignores. However, that’s another issue.

Number 3: I believe a coach should have good moral standing and treat all players and parents with respect. Many times, I have seen Fitzhenry be demeaning and degrading to other players as well as myself.

On more than one occasion, I was told after coming off the field that I had lost the game for us.

Now, I’m not one to go cry about it, but there is a right way to handle things as a coach and a wrong way. This seemed like the wrong way.

Many of my other coaches have yelled at me, maybe even spat a few expletives, but never in the manner Fitzhenry had. Many of those coaches have gained my utmost respect for the way they handled things on and off the field, but Fitzhenry to me always seemed disrespectful.

In my experiences under Fitzhenry, it always seemed like he was only there when it was required. Most of my high school football career was spent with some outstanding assistant coaches and one position coach who I won’t name (he has my utmost respect and I thank him for what he taught me).

Although I was not in the locker room when the recent events transpired, I believe Fitzhenry is capable of what has been rumored. However, like I said, I wasn’t there and he is innocent until proven guilty.

However, all this being said, it is my personal opinion. I love Pine Tree and I love Pine Tree football but I hate what is happening and how the community views our program.

It’s time to turn around Pine Tree football, but not at the expense of hurting players and losing the true value of why we (at least why I) play football. That is, to build character."

-Tanner Carroll, currently studying at Texas A&M, former Pine Tree Varsity football captain in 2010 and 2011, and member of PTHS Varsity from 2009 - 2011.
 

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