Gainesville Lonestar North

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Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby Cisnerostime » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:46 pm

I know not many people know about this Juvenile correction school but I seen them Play Milford this year and I was really surprised on how respectful they were, and not to mention they’re a pretty good team, they’ll be playing the Tapps D1 State championship game Thursday Dec 6th @ Waco Midway. How awesome would it be for those guys to win a state championship? Could be a huge turning point in many lives on that team.
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby FCSA football » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:34 pm

Real Committed Coaches spend all those many, often thankless hours to try and make a difference in kids lives. Having said that, all too often, for whatever reason, parents don’t show up to cheer them on. I know that in the case of the kids from the state school their parents simply are not able to follow them as they would like, so the kids don’t have much of a cheering section.
So I want to issue a challenge to all six man coaches in the Waco area. We are a little over two hours away from Waco. I’m going to load up our bus with as many of our players that want to go and travel to the game and cheer for the kids from Gainesville.
Anybody willing to commit and join us?
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby freeagent » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:42 pm

About 10 or 15 years ago, ESPN ran a great series on the season of Giddings State School (Now Lonestar South).

Team was doing well in the crowded field TAPPS playoff and the series was pretty good. I remember that their star quarterback was released from detention (his time was completed) about a week before the semi-final game and the TDJC rules would not allow him to play in that game.

Congratulations to all these young men and their coaches. May this opportunity lead to better options for these young men and continued blessings to them and their coaches.
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby Old76er » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:20 pm

freeagent wrote:About 10 or 15 years ago, ESPN ran a great series on the season of Giddings State School (Now Lonestar South).

Team was doing well in the crowded field TAPPS playoff and the series was pretty good. I remember that their star quarterback was released from detention (his time was completed) about a week before the semi-final game and the TDJC rules would not allow him to play in that game.

Congratulations to all these young men and their coaches. May this opportunity lead to better options for these young men and continued blessings to them and their coaches.


Seems to me it would be a serious blow to those who are released. Football is a different sport where you bond and battle with you brothers and to not be able to finish something they started after going through the road many of them have been down just seems extremely unfair. Someone Should take a hard look at this...
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby freeagent » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:22 pm

It's been awhile since I saw the show and the Coach over at Giddings would know the full story, but this is how my feeble mind remembers it.

Let's first remember that this is a prison, and prison rules trump any football rules. If I remember right, the only opportunity for you as a resident to participate in sports is that you have already served a signficant part of your sentence, keep your grades up, and are not a discipline problem elsewhere in the facility. Miss any one of those, you're off the team.

In the case of this young man, and every resident of the facility, there is a release date. It may coincide with their birthdate (and I believe some of these residents take up lodging at adult facilities depending on their crime), or another date set by the courts. This young man had a date just prior to the semifinals game for release. Of course, release is subject to a couple conditions, like don't come back here and don't associate with prisoners or ex-cons, or something like that.

It just happened that his release date was during the week of that game.
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby txhsfb » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:26 pm

FCSA football wrote:Real Committed Coaches spend all those many, often thankless hours to try and make a difference in kids lives. Having said that, all too often, for whatever reason, parents don’t show up to cheer them on. I know that in the case of the kids from the state school their parents simply are not able to follow them as they would like, so the kids don’t have much of a cheering section.
So I want to issue a challenge to all six man coaches in the Waco area. We are a little over two hours away from Waco. I’m going to load up our bus with as many of our players that want to go and travel to the game and cheer for the kids from Gainesville.
Anybody willing to commit and join us?


I'll be at all three games. Not sure if I'll be going as credentialed media or just a fan. If just a fan, I'll be sitting on the home side as there is some rain shelter on the home side and it looks like there's a strong chance of rain. Do we know which team is the designated home team?
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby Mexican Englishman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:21 pm

[quote="Cisnerostime"]I know not many people know about this Juvenile correction school but I seen them Play Milford this year


This is so teed-up for someone. It is killing me!
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby FCSA football » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Whatever is “teed up” let me quote a line from a Beatles song:
“Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be”, these are kids we are talking about so “Let it be”
Sorry I ad libed a little bit there but I think you get the message. They are ALL KIDS, lets cheer them ALL on and leave everything else outside the stadium ok? Just for one game?



Thanks..........
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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby Birdman96 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm

txhsfb wrote:
FCSA football wrote:Real Committed Coaches spend all those many, often thankless hours to try and make a difference in kids lives. Having said that, all too often, for whatever reason, parents don’t show up to cheer them on. I know that in the case of the kids from the state school their parents simply are not able to follow them as they would like, so the kids don’t have much of a cheering section.
So I want to issue a challenge to all six man coaches in the Waco area. We are a little over two hours away from Waco. I’m going to load up our bus with as many of our players that want to go and travel to the game and cheer for the kids from Gainesville.
Anybody willing to commit and join us?


I'll be at all three games. Not sure if I'll be going as credentialed media or just a fan. If just a fan, I'll be sitting on the home side as there is some rain shelter on the home side and it looks like there's a strong chance of rain. Do we know which team is the designated home team?

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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby Mexican Englishman » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:05 am

FCSA football wrote:Whatever is “teed up” let me quote a line from a Beatles song:
“Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be”, these are kids we are talking about so “Let it be”
Sorry I ad libed a little bit there but I think you get the message. They are ALL KIDS, lets cheer them ALL on and leave everything else outside the stadium ok? Just for one game?



Thanks..........

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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby granger » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 am

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Re: Gainesville Lonestar North

Postby granger » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Meant to also add that KUT here in Austin did a story this week on the team.

as a side, I am in it...
http://www.kut.org/post/six-man-football-provides-way-out-texas-juvenile-justice-system
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