High School: Dallas Adamson

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 24, 2011
8/24/11
12:01
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (3-7, 0-7). Coach: Josh Ragsdale.
  • Dallas Carter (6-6, 5-2), lost in DI area. Coach: Scott Jackson.
  • Dallas Kimball (9-3, 6-1), lost in DI area. Coach: Carlton Nelson.
  • Dallas Molina (5-5, 2-5). Coach: Charles Deville.
  • Dallas Pinkston (4-6, 2-5). Coach: Gerald Jones.
  • Seagoville (6-5, 4-3), lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Andy Gutierrez.
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (10-2, 6-1), lost in DII area. Coach: Kendall Miller.
  • North Dallas (5-5, 3-4). Coach: Brad Peirson.
THE BIG QUESTION: Will the Kimball’s bout with South Oak Cliff on Sept. 30 decide the 11-4A title?

After strong showings in 2010, Kimball and South Oak Cliff are the favorites to win District 11-4A. And in a district without much depth, upsets will be few and far between.

That places a huge emphasis on Kimball and South Oak Cliff’s game Sept. 30 at Sprague Stadium.

After missing the playoffs in 2009, Kimball stormed back into the postseason behind its class of 2013, a loaded group that shouldn’t have any problem getting Kimball back into the playoffs as juniors.

South Oak Cliff regularly produces some of the best athletes in the area. This year's batch includes a workhorse running back in Paul Franklin and six returning starters on defense, making the Golden Bears a threat yet again.

The one wild card in the district may be Carter. The storied Cowboys return 11 starters from a young team that rebounded from a rough start to finish third in the district in 2010.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

RB Qwaii Clark, QB Frank Mata, QB Keith Jackson, Adamson; QB Eddie Parrish, RB Jordan Griffin, DE Courtney Arnick, Carter; DE Andre Carter, QB Traveon Thibodeaux, RB Teriyon Gipson, Kimball; QB Miguel Ortiga, RB Shaquille Jones, WR Jacob Sandoval, Molina; WR Devonte Green, QB Roland Hyder, LB Trevon Roy, Pinkston; RB Kaillion Hughey, RB Dontrail Russell, WR Ashton Rosebud, Seagoville; RB Paul Franklin, WR Corey Callicut, QB Jevon Valentine, South Oak Cliff; WR Sean Miles, QB Jesse Garcia, RB John Jones, North Dallas.

DID YOU KNOW?

Only two of the teams that made the playoffs in 2009 made it in 2010 -- South Oak Cliff and Carter. … Scott Jackson steps in as head coach of Carter for the departed Allen Wilson. … Kimball DT Justin Manning is the younger brother of former Kimball standout DeMarcus Granger. The junior will likely be highly recruited in 2013.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. Kimball
  2. South Oak Cliff
  3. Carter
  4. Seagoville

Arkansas signee Abron powering Seagoville

February, 10, 2011
2/10/11
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Dallas Seagoville (15-8, 6-4) is holding its own in a deep and talented District 11-4A.

Arkansas signee Devonta Abron is leading the way for the Dragons. The power forward averages 27.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, giving Seagoville an inside presence that few teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can match.

With Dallas Kimball (27-1, 10-0) at the top of the 11-4A standings, Seagoville’s chances for a district title have vanished, but it’s in good shape to return to the playoffs despite what stands to be a close finish.

Seagoville is in third place, but Dallas Carter (13-11, 6-5) and Dallas Pinkston (13-13, 5-6) are right on its heels.

A favorable remaining schedule gives Seagoville an advantage over Carter and Pinkston. Seagoville faces South Oak Cliff (16-6, 9-1) on Thursday, but it wraps up the regular season with North Dallas and Dallas Molina, the bottom two teams in the district.

Carter, already a half game behind Seagoville, finishes with South Oak Cliff and Dallas Adamson. Pinkston is 1.5 games behind

Seagoville still has Kimball on its schedule.

Arnick, Dallas Carter rolling through 11-4A

January, 20, 2011
1/20/11
10:00
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Senior post ShaQuita Arnick has Dallas Carter eyeing a long postseason run in 2011.

The Memphis signee is one of the most consistent scorers in the area, averaging 19.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

No. 10 in the ESPN Dallas girls 4A rankings, Carter (14-5, 7-0) has excelled as a result. It’s zoomed through District 11-4A play, but faces a stiff test against second-place South Oak Cliff (12-10, 6-1) on Thursday.

Carter beat South Oak Cliff, 62-51, to open 11-4A play on Dec. 7.

Carter has been on a roll since playing in the DeSoto Rotary Classic. It lost to DeSoto, Dallas Skyline and Austin Westlake at that tournament, but its only loss since has been to Class 5A power Irving MacArthur.

Arnick has led the way. She’s scored at least 20 in Carter’s last two games -- wins over Dallas Adamson (80-36) and Dallas Pinkston (62-32).

District 11-4A football season preview

August, 23, 2010
8/23/10
10:32
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DISTRICT 11-4A
  • Dallas Adamson (4-7, 3-4 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Josh Ragsdale
  • Dallas Carter (9-3, 7-0 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Allen Wilson
  • Dallas Kimball (3-6, 3-4 in 11-4A). Coach: Carlton Nelson
  • Dallas Molina (1-9, 1-6 in 9-5A). Coach: Charles Deville
  • Dallas Pinkston (5-6, 4-3 in 11-4A) lost in DII bi-district. Coach: Gerald Jones
  • Seagoville (2-8, 2-5 in 11-4A). Coach: Norman Thompson
  • Dallas South Oak Cliff (9-3, 6-1 in 11-4A) lost in DI area. Coach: Kendall Miller
  • North Dallas (3-7, 1-6 in 11-4A). Coach: Meredith Hamilton

THE BIG QUESTION: Can a young Dallas Carter team reload quickly enough to compete in 2010?

With a storied program that regularly produces NFL players, the Carter Cowboys never lack talent, but with few experienced seniors, the team will have to rely on young talent in 2010.

Returning just five starters, Carter has to find a new QB among candidates Jordan Jackson and Eddie Parrish and fill crucial holes along the offensive line.

The youth movement could open the door for rivals Dallas South Oak Cliff and Dallas Kimball to compete for the 11-4A title, keeping Carter from winning the district crown for the first time since dropping to 4A two years ago.

South Oak Cliff has the best shot at unseating Carter as it returns the bulk the team that went 9-3 in 2009 and continues to blossom under head coach Kendall Miller.

While Kimball is coming off a dismal 3-6 season plagued with off-the-field issues, key players return for new head coach Carlton Nelson, who looks to get the Knights back in the playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Oak Cliff QB Semaj Riley and RB Barron Perry comprise what may be the best backfield in the district. … Kimball DT Isiah Norton is committed to Baylor. … North Dallas RB Geremy Alridge returns after rushing for 1,062 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.

DID YOU KNOW?

After playing powerhouses Garland, Dallas Skyline and Tyler Lee in nondistrict over the past few years, Kimball has toned down its nondistrict schedule in 2010, playing Dallas Bryan Adams, Dallas Madison and Dallas Lincoln. … Josh Ragsdale is the new head coach at Adamson after serving as defensive coordinator for the past three seasons. … Dallas Molina drops down from 5A in 2010.

PROJECTED PLAYOFF TEAMS
  1. South Oak Cliff
  2. Carter
  3. Kimball
  4. Pinkston

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