Liberty Christian promotes Barton Hundley to head coach

Liberty Christian defensive backs coach Barton Hundley has been named the third head football coach in school history. (Courtesy photo/Liberty Christian)

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Price out, Liberty Christian searching for new coach

Greg Price reacts to a referee call during a game in 2012. Price is out at Liberty Christian after four seasons as the Warriors head coach and 17 years on staff. (The Dallas Morning News file photo)

The second head coach in Liberty Christian football history is out, and the Warriors are searching for a new head coach after Greg Price was fired.

Price is no longer the head coach and athletic director and a search is underway for his replacement. Assistant athletic director Zack Vest is acting as the interim AD.

“I haven’t really been given a real reason yet,” Price said. “The reason that was given to me, which I don’t want to go in to, was only said to me for the first time ever when I was removed. There was no warning or anything. I don’t think the reason given to me was legitimate, personally. It was the first time it’s ever been said to me.”

“I do know Liberty Christian is a special place. My girls have grown up there. My wife and children will still be there because it’s a special place. It’s the only job I’ve ever had. I’m going to miss it. I’m heartbroken and shocked, all at the same time.”

Price took over prior to the 2009 season when he replaced the late Mark Bowles, who started the program and was the head coach for 26 seasons, winning three state championships. Price was on Bowles’ staff starting in 1997 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2003. Price won one state championship with the Warriors, as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2007.

In his five seasons as head coach, Price’s record was 41-23 as the Warriors reached the TAPPS state semifinals in 2010 and 2013 and the state championship in 2009.

Price announced the move on Twitter late Thursday night.

 

 

 

Weekend Recap: Three’s Company

Argyle's Ian Sadler and Brandon Boyzuick celebrate during the Eagles' 45-38 win against Gilmer in the 3A Division II regional semifinals. (David Minton/DRC)

There’s only three weeks left in the high school football season, and after last weekend’s round of games, we still have three teams left in the playoffs.

Guyer cruised to an expected victory, while Argyle announced itself as the frontrunner for the 3A Division II state title and Ryan pulled off one of the most incredible comebacks you will ever see.

Adam Boedeker and I take a look back at those games and Liberty Christian’s loss to Fort Worth Nolan in today’s Weekend Recap.

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Liberty Christian OL Brad Lundblade narrows offer list

A strong case could be made for Brad Lundblade’s supremacy over all other offensive lineman in our area. The senior right guard at Liberty Christian is highly regarded by Warriors head coach Greg Price, and he’s long been fawned over by Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

Lundblade, listed at 6-3 and 287 pounds by Rivals.com, has received 11 FBS offers so far and said he’s been talking to a few Big 12 Conference schools like Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and TCU.

With a couple months before national signing day, it seems he has trimmed his list down to three schools.

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Weekend Recap: Almost the end

Coppell constricted Ryan's offense to 195 yards in a 28-3 win against the Raiders. Still, Ryan clinched its 14th straight playoff berth. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Every year it always feels like things are moving faster, where two months ago feels like two weeks ago.

We’re almost at the end of the regular season before leaves could change colors. But the true sign of a Texas autumn comes in two weeks, when the playoffs start and teams chase state the dream they had since August.

Last weekend, Guyer picked up another easy win, while Ryan and Denton each lost to very good teams. Sanger had a narrow win over winless Bridgeport, while Liberty Christian dropped a close contest to Fort Worth Nolan.

Adam Boedeker and I delve into all of those games in today’s Weekend Recap.

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Game Changers: Oct. 22

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Last week, Denton and Guyer picked up easy wins in District 5-4A play, while Ryan suffered its first loss of the season against Hebron.

If you missed it, don’t worry. We have highlights. You know what else we have? We have Adam Boedeker in a tie.

That’s right. Our dear, bearded friend, Adam, makes his debut on this week’s episode of Game Changers. That alone is a reason to watch. So now is a great time to hit play if you haven’t done so already.

 

Weekend Recap: Florence gets No.200

Ryan head coach Joey Florence and the Raiders celebrate their 13-10 win over Flower Mound Marcus last Friday. Florence earned his 200th career coaching victory. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

There were multiple moments on Friday night where some of the area’s strongest figures looked vulnerable.

For most of Friday night, it looked as if Ryan head coach Joey Florence had to wait another week to notch his 200th head coaching victory. Over in Trophy Club, Guyer and Texas-bound quarterback Jerrod Heard struggled against a vastly improved Nelson squad.

But at the end of the night, Florence and Heard both finished with a win. Other area schools also picked up key wins last Friday night. Adam Boedeker and I take a look back at last weekend’s action.

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Weekend Recap: (almost) everybody’s a winner

Guyer posted a big 35-14 win over Colleyville Heritage to cap a very emotional week following the death of fellow Guyer student and teammate Nate Maki. (David Minton/DRC)

If you’re a fan of area high school football (and I’m going to go ahead and assume that’s the case since you’re here), there was plenty to cheer about following last weekend’s round of high school games.

It was the first time since the final week of the 2010 regular season that all three Denton ISD high schools won the same week. Only two area schools, Sanger and Krum, couldn’t pick up their first wins of the season.

But as for everybody else, there were plenty of positives when the weekend’s action was all wrapped up. Adam Boedeker and I break down last weekend’s games. Continue reading

Friday’s Playoff Preview

Denton and Guyer play in a doubleheader Friday night, and if both teams win, they will square off next week at UNT's Super Pit. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle) (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

The amount of area teams left in the basketball postseason has trickled down to six, with five teams on the boys side and two on the girls side.

In Class 2A boys action, Ponder and Sunnyvale tipped off at 7 p.m., with the winner going on to face either Whitesboro or Peaster. But with the exception of that contest, there’s four very interesting contests going on tomorrow: a Denton-Guyer doubleheader, a rematch between Argyle and Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins,  Krum girls in the 3A regional tournament and both Liberty teams in action.

Here’s a closer look at tomorrow night’s games.

 

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