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November 9, 2019, Plano Star Courier

PCA, JPII build momentum for playoffs; East, West falter in season finales

With the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools postseason right around the corner, the Prestonwood Christian and John Paul II football teams closed out the regular season Friday on a winning note.

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November 9, 2019, Plano Star Courier

No playoffs in Plano: Prosper stomps Wildcats, PISD misses postseason

For the first time in three decades, there will be no playoff football in Plano ISD. With Plano East and Plano West having already bowed out of the postseason race, the school district’s hopes rested on Plano Senior, which entered Friday needing a win over second-place Prosper to secure the last playoff spot in District 9-6A.

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November 2, 2019, Plano Star Courier

It’s over: West ends streak with dramatic comeback win over East

As junior Dylan Hayden’s last-ditch, Hail-Mary effort fell into the arms of Plano West senior defensive back John Thomas and Kimbrough Stadium’s horn sounded for the final time Friday night, West seniors Danny Davis and Wyatt Johnson embraced.

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October 31, 2019, Plano Star Courier

East, West renew gridiron rivalry

The final installment of the 2019 Plano ISD rivalries is on tap for Friday, with much to play for for a pair of teams already eliminated from the Class 6A postseason.

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October 31, 2019, Allen American

The Pick-It Line: SLM predicts high school football's Week 10 winners

During high school football season, the Star Local Media sports staff will predict the winners of 10 in-market games each week as part of its annual Pick-It Line.

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October 19, 2019, McKinney Courier-Gazette

McKinney dominates Plano West in homecoming victory

With the pageantry of homecoming in the air, the McKinney football team put together a bounce-back performance against Plano West following last week’s disappointing performance against Plano Senior.

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October 17, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Playoff stakes ramp up for latest Plano-East showdown

Across nearly four decades, high stakes usually accompany the Plano Senior-Plano East football rivalry and Friday’s 38th installment is no different.

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October 11, 2019, McKinney Courier-Gazette

Second-quarter turnover helps Boyd pull away from West, 35-22

For the second straight game, the opportunity for Plano West to end its 30-plus game losing streak appeared to present itself. Instead, once again, the Wolves fell short. McKinney Boyd earned the victory inside Clark Stadium Friday, 35-22, extending the West skid to 32 games.

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October 10, 2019, Plano Star Courier

PISD exits bye week with slew of tough matchups

Although the machinations of the two programs change year to year, there’s no escaping the reality that, until proven otherwise, the McKinney football team has Plano Senior’s number.

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October 3, 2019, Allen American

Element of surprise: Unexpected trends through football’s first half for Plano ISD, Allen

With District 9-6A enjoying the bye week, all eight teams have essentially reached the regular season’s intermission with five games in the books and five more go.

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September 28, 2019, Allen American

Rapid Reaction Podcast: Week 5 High School Football Roundup

With another busy Friday night of high school football in the books, the Star Local Media sports staff breaks down the games they covered in Week Five.

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September 28, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Pair of late Plano scores dooms West in near miss

Plano West was a fourth quarter away from the long-awaited end to its seasons-long nightmare. Instead, as Plano Senior senior wideout Jayden Chambers scampered into the end zone in the middle of the final frame, the sliver of hope building on the West side of Plano began to evaporate.

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September 26, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Wildcats, Wolves renew rivalry in vital 9-6A tilt

In a district teeming with parity among its middle class, Friday’s rivalry installment between Plano Senior and Plano West is pivotal. Both teams surrendered their District 9-6A opener last week, albeit to a pair of formidable opponents in Allen and Jesuit, and the pursuit of that first conference victory looms large in a matchup where neither team can afford an 0-2 start to league play.

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September 21, 2019, Allen American

Rapid Reaction Podcast: Week 4 High School Football Roundup

With another busy Friday night of high school football in the books, the Star Local Media sports staff breaks down the games they covered in Week Four.

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September 20, 2019, Star Local Media

Jesuit cruises past West, 38-3

District 9-6A play started with a thud for a Plano West program working toward finding its footing under first-year head coach Tyler Soukup, as a 38-3 loss at Jesuit ran the program’s losing streak to 30 games.

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September 19, 2019, Star Local Media

PISD faces different challenges in district openers

After sporting a collective 2-7 record through the first three weeks of the season, Plano ISD looks to get on track during the first week of District 9-6A action.

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September 16, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: Revisiting HS Football Preseason Playoff Picks (6A) and Special Guest Caree' Green (Frisco)

With district play looming throughout the Metroplex, Star Local Media revisits its playoff projections from the summer and makes its official postseason predictions for its Class 6A districts.

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September 13, 2019, Plano Star Courier

PISD preps for final tune-ups for 9-6A play; Allen welcomes Coppell

Plano West hasn’t played the easiest of non-district schedules, dropping contests to Frisco Reedy and Flower Mound to run their losing streak to 28 games, and the going doesn't get any easier at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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September 12, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: High School Football Week 3 Preview and Special Guest Marvin Mims (Frisco Lone Star)

Star Local Media previews a few of the week's marquee high school football games, including our reader-voted Game of the Week: Frisco Lone Star vs. Highland Park.

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September 7, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Flower Mound starts slow, finishes fast vs. Plano West

Senior quarterback Blake Short accounted for 345 yards of total offense and tossed four touchdown passes to three different receivers, leading Flower Mound to a 38-10 win over Plano West Friday night.

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September 5, 2019, Allen American

PISD seeks bounce-back showings in Week 2; Allen welcomes out-of-area power

Last year, the first-ever meeting between the Plano Senior and El Paso Eastwood was billed as a rare encounter between El Paso and Dallas football. Thursday’s meeting takes on the backdrop as one of the state’s most high-profile meetings in Week Two.

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August 29, 2019, Allen American

Opening night: Plano ISD, Allen, Lovejoy football teams ready for Week 1 bouts

The 2019 high school football season kicks off tonight and includes a pair of openers for Plano East and Plano West, who begin their campaigns on the road.

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August 26, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Reasons for Plano ISD football fans to be excited for this season

Another year of high school football is mere days away, and as is typically the case in August, fans don’t have to look far to find reasons for positivity about the upcoming season. Everybody is undefeated, after all.

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August 24, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Summer Q&A Series: Soukup excited about potential of 2019 West group

As the 2019 football season approaches, the Star Local Media sports staff will be checking in with area coaches to discuss topics ranging from their outlook for their respective seasons and how they celebrate victory to what they consider the most notable part of their summer.

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August 22, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: 2019 Football Preview - 9-6A (Allen, Plano ISD, McKinney ISD, Prosper)

Star Local Media continues its preview of the upcoming football season by discussing what’s ahead on the gridiron in District 9-6A.

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August 18, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Wolves open fall practice with renewed commitment to their ‘why’

When the stretching lines broke down and the Plano West football team surrounded head coach Tyler Soukup to begin practice Thursday, his opening statement was simple one – don’t forget why you’re here.

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August 4, 2019, Allen American

Six Questions for District 9-6A: Week 10

The 2018-19 high school sports year was rife with new challenges for Allen, Plano ISD and McKinney ISD, which made the move to District 9-6A and welcomed Prosper and Jesuit along for the ride. The result was another year of quality athletics from several of the most prominent programs in the state.

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July 28, 2019, Allen American

Six Questions for District 9-6A: Week 9

The 2018-19 high school sports year was rife with new challenges for Allen, Plano ISD and McKinney ISD, which made the move to District 9-6A and welcomed Prosper and Jesuit along for the ride. The result was another year of quality athletics from several of the most prominent programs in the state.

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July 26, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Plano product Tyler back on board at West

A Plano Senior alum, new Plano West offensive coordinator Stephen Tyler is intimately familiar with Plano ISD. Before following former West assistant coach Kelly Mercer to Longview Spring Hill, his last job before being brought on this offseason to direct the Wolves’ offense under new head coach Tyler Soukup, Tyler spent a decade inside the district at Renner Middle School, Jasper High School and West.

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July 25, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: Summer Questions Series (Things to Look Forward to, Bold Predictions)

Star Local Media pulls two more entries from its ongoing summer “Questions” series to discuss various storylines leading up to the 2019-20 athletics year.

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July 22, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Moody joining Soukup in challenge of righting West

New Plano West defensive coordinator Todd Moody has been around. The next stop in his lengthy coaching career – he’s fond of telling those he works alongside that his gray hair didn’t come from a box – has brought him to the Wolves, where he’ll take over a defensive unit that gave up an average of more than 44 points a season ago.

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July 21, 2019, Allen American

Six Questions for District 9-6A: Week 8

The 2018-19 high school sports year was rife with new challenges for Allen, Plano ISD and McKinney ISD, which made the move to District 9-6A and welcomed Prosper and Jesuit along for the ride. The result was another year of quality athletics from several of the most prominent programs in the state.

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July 19, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: 2019 Summer Questions Series (First-Year Head Coaches)

Star Local Media pulls another entry from its ongoing summer “Questions” series to discuss various storylines leading up to the 2019-20 athletics year.

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May 25, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Energy and growth: Soukup, West close first chapter of 2019

When new Plano West head coach Tyler Soukup took over the job in February, his first steps were clear – he aimed to instill a commitment to a mindset of growth, mental toughness and energy that he felt the program lacked.

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May 17, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Wolves close book on first spring under Soukup with spring game

The Plano West football team put the finishing touches on its first spring under new head coach Tyler Soukup Thursday, as the Wolves split into Blue and White teams to do battle at Clark Stadium.

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May 17, 2019, Allen American

PODCAST: Spring Football Primer

As high school football teams continue spring workouts, Star Local Media discusses some offseason storylines in advance of several programs' spring games this month.

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February 22, 2019, Plano Star Courier

SOUKUP SIGNS ON
New West HC excited for challenge of restoring Wolves to relevancy

Two years, one month and 22 days after the Plano West football team won its last game – a 38-21 decision over McKinney on Sept. 22, 2016 – head coach Scott Smith resigned his post at the helm of the program.

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February 20, 2019, Plano Star Courier

Soukup named new Plano West head football coach

Tyler Soukup, who served as Hebron's offensive coordinator last season, was appointed the new head football coach and athletic director for Plano West Senior High School at Tuesday's Plano ISD school board meeting.

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