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Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Transfer Portal Creates New Hope For Players

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

April 17, 2019

A major change in college football has arrived, and players now have more power than ever. In October of 2018, The NCAA introduced the Transfer Portal, a new system that allows college athletes to contact and transfer schools without being blocked by the school they currently attend. Making the decis...

Defense Tackles Offensive Spotlight

Defense Tackles Offensive Spotlight

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

March 26, 2019

In a league where offense and scoring points is slowly becoming the focus of a team, defense is proven to be just as important in a team’s success. Many believe that the most important position on a football field is the quarterback, but senior Eduardo Garcia, who played lineman on the varsity team, thi...

The Importance of a Kicker

The Importance of a Kicker

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

February 25, 2019

There were seven seconds left on the clock, everything had come down to this one play. After seven months of training, and a very long and hard fought season, Patriots’ kicker Adam Vinatieri takes the field for what might be the biggest moment of his life. Lined up on the 31 yard line, he takes his ...

Super Bowl 53 Match-up: Rams vs. Patriots

Super Bowl 53 Match-up: Rams vs. Patriots

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

January 29, 2019

We are slowly but surely reaching the most watched television event of the year, the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is a championship game in which the winners of the National Football Conference and American Football conference go head-to-head to take home the most prestigious award in football, the ...

2018 NFL Draft Grades

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018

Every year during the NFL offseason, there is a draft held for college football's most elite talent from around the country to be drafted and play for an NFL team. This year, there were a lot of good players who were drafted by different teams, some essential to a championship, while others are ke...

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Dropping the Ball on Dez Bryant

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 15, 2018

531 catches, 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns. These are stats for NFL star Dez Bryant, who  was recently released from the Dallas Cowboys. While these stats are impressive, there has been a major decline in his production over the last three years. In the 2014 season,  Bryant amassed 88 catches for 1,320 yards ...

Dakota Norris

Dakota Norris

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

January 9, 2018

"On New Years we cook steak and watch football with the family, it's great," Dakota Norris, 10, said.

Protesting Injustice: Kaeper-kneel

Protesting Injustice: Kaeper-kneel

Michael Chambers, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Since the 2016-2017 NFL season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has kneeled during the national anthem to protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Since May 2017, Kaepernick has been a free agent, and has yet to be signed despite proving to be a capable NFL starter and leading the 49ers to...

Lilian Nguyen

Lilian Nguyen

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 23, 2017

"The Seniors will obviously win because [of] seniority," Lilian Nguyen, 12, said. "It's our last year, so it makes sense."

Don Card

Don Card

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 22, 2017

"Over the holidays, we host a motorcycle soccer tournament at our farm," Football coach, Don Card said. "We play soccer on motorcycles, hence the name."

A New Era for Raider Football

A New Era for Raider Football

Michael Chambers, Reporter

October 31, 2017

Each year, there’s something special about the beginning of football season. This year at North is particularly special. With a new offensive coordinator and 14 sophomores on the varsity football team, the 2017-2018 Raiders are looking to make a new identity for themselves. The Raider football team...

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Braedon Harris, Reporter

February 21, 2017

National Signing Day, Feb. 1, is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA. This year, five North Garland athletes signed a letter.   Seniors Conner Dagen, Kofi Obeng, Jaylon Ray, Garrick Hubbard an...