Bobcat Football Summer Info

From the Desk of Coach David Plunk
I hope you are having a great summer, at the same time I also hope you have been preparing for the
upcoming season. Start of the 2016 football season is quickly approaching and expectations for this
season are extremely high. It’s time for everyone to buy in As One. There are several details you need
to be prepared to cover in the next few weeks. Below is a list of important dates, events and
information. Important Dates:  July 25th – 10:00‐12:00 equipment pickup for all incoming Jr and Sr’s. o Prior to equipment pick up go to our website at Click on the link
Athletic Physical Forms and download the forms. o Bring all required paper work signed when you pick up your equipment. o Paper work must be signed and turned into the athletic office before equipment will be
issued.  July 26th – 10:00 – 12:00 equipment pickup for all incoming Freshmen and sophomores
o Prior to equipment pick up go to our website at Click on the link
Athletic Physical Forms and download the forms. o Bring all required paper work signed when you pick up your equipment. o Paper work must be signed and turned into the athletic office before equipment will be
issued.  July 25‐26‐27 ‐ Football camp for all 7th‐8th‐9th grade football players
o Registration 8:00‐8:30
o Cost $20.00
o Camp time 8:30‐11:00
 July 25‐26 ‐ Football camp for 6th grade and under athletes
o Camp will focus entirely on football fundaments. o Registration 6:00–6:30
o Cost $20.00
o Camp time 6:30‐8:30
 July 29th – Physicals for any incoming 7th‐9th‐11th grade athletes ** o UIL rules require all incoming 7th‐9th‐11th grade athletes to have a physical on file
prior to participation. o Location – High School field house
o Time ‐ 9:00 – 12:30
o Cost $10.00
o Physicals can be obtained by your personal doctor or the doctor of your choice. This is
just an option we provide for the student athletes.
 August 1st ‐ 7:30 all high school football players report 9th‐12 grade
o Practice 1 – 8:00‐10:00
o Break 10:00‐10:30
o Practice 2 – 10:30‐12:30
o All other practice times and dates are listed on the attached calendar.  August 4th – Bobcat Night of Champions – all JV and Varsity Football Players
o Location : High School Cafeteria
o Time : 5:30 – 8:00
 August 12th – Scrimmage vs Henderson
o Location – 9th/JV and Varsity will play at Hallsville Bobcat Stadium
o Time ‐ 9th/JV 5:30 ‐ Varsity 7:00
 August 11th ‐ Media Day and Family Picture Day. (Varsity Players only)  August 18th – Community Pep Rally
o Location : Bobcat High School Practice Field and Student Parking Lot
o Time 6:00 PM
 August 19th – Scrimmage vs Kilgore
o Location – 9th/JV and Varsity will play at RE St John Stadium in Kilgore
o Time ‐ 9th/JV 5:30 ‐ Varsity 7:00
 August 22nd – First Day of School  August 25th – 9th/JV vs Carthage
o Location ‐ Hallsville
o Time : 9th 5:30 / JV 7:00
 August 28 ‐ Varsity @ Whitehouse 7:30
Informational Items:
Items provided by the athletic program: all high school football players will be provided the following
items:  Lock and a locker  Practice Shorts and T‐Shirt  Shoulder Pads, helmet, thigh and hip pads, knee pads, mouth piece, and practice jersey  Adidas game cleats (varsity players only) ‐ Sub varsity players will be given cleats if needed. They will not be new cleats.  Game jersey and game pant for game competition. The Hallsville Athletic Program has signed an agreement to be an Adidas Program. As part of this
program we get a 35% discount on all footwear (cleats) and a 40% discount on all clothing and apparel. This is a great opportunity for you to save money. If you wish to purchase additional items for your son, below is a list of items I will order. (Note: the prices are at our cost)
 Go to website
 With your order please list the athletes name and order size. For any additional information visit our website at and join our Facebook page
Hallsville Bobcats Athletics. Thank you
David Plunk
Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
Hallsville ISD
(903) 668‐5990 ext. 4129

Ladycat Soccer

The Ladycat soccer playoff game vs Forney on Friday, March 24th @ 7PM in Mineola.  The Ladycats will be the visiting team and tickets are $5 for adult, $3 for children and can be purchased at the game. Good luck, Ladycats!

Varsity Ladycat Softball & Bobcat Varsity Baseball games will be broadcast LIVE on Bobcat Radio 104.9FM.  Tune in on your radio dial or at

Bobcat Baseball Update

HALLSVILLE 8, NACOGDOCHES 1: HALLSVILLE — Ty Meissner and Logan Durrett drove in two runs apiece, and five Bobcat pitchers saw action on the hill — limiting Nacogdoches to a couple of hits — as Hallsville notched an 8-1 non-district win over the Dragons. 

Carson Chapman tripled and doubled for the Bobcats, and Meissner, Tye Smith, Durett and Colton Oney all doubled. Oney and Meissner had two hits apiece, and Smith, Michael Hawes, Mason Oxsheer and Matt Wyman all drove in runs. 

Blaine Parker and Mason Higginbotham both struck out three and walked one in two innings of work. Tyler Daniel, Cooper Rawls and Meissner all worked one inning, with Daniel fanning two.

Bobcat Radio is looking for underwriters for the Ladycat Softball and Bobcat Baseball games.  Underwriting one of the games is a low-cost way of supporting Bobcat Radio, a non-profit, non-commercial educational radio station and a way to get the name of your business heard by KQAT listeners.  Listeners will gain a positive image of your company and supporting Bobcat Radio shows that your organization is interested in contributing to the quality of education in Hallsville and of life in Hallsville and the surrounding communities.  Questions?  Call 903-668-5994.

Bobcat Powerlifting Update

The Bobcats attended the Region 3 Division 1 regional Powerlifting meet in Lindale on March 4. Please Congratulate these athletes for another outstanding job and performance.

Kain Gala - 1st place in the 114lb class
Simon Shuler - 1st place in the 123lb class.

Both of these lifters will advance to the State Meet in Abilene on March 25th!!!

Cecil Johnson also did an outstanding job in the 275lb class.

Thanks for the support

Coach Lasseter

District 16-5A All-District Team - Girls

Pine Tree's Marissa Gary was named Player of the Year, while Hallsille's Maddison Ford garnered Newcomer of the Year honors in voting for the District 16-5A All-District Basketball Team for 2016-17. 

Other superlative honors went to Sulphur Springs' Kaylee Jefferson (Offensive MVP) and Autumn Tanton (Defensive MVP).

Sulphur Springs' Jeff Chapman was named Coach of the Year.

The teams were voted on by the district's coaches.



Sulphur Springs: SoDavia Porter and Tori Moore; Texas High: Antonia Porter; Mount Pleasant: Sakaria Grant, Shakyra Hutchings and Jordan Dickerson; Greenville: Brittani Gilstrap; Hallsville: Addison McDermott and Brooklyn Taylor; Pine Tree: Jordan Fuller; Marshall: Lajaccie Tuck.



Sulphur Springs: Daieyshia Pruitt and Sheretta Hill; Pine Tree: Trynitee Washington and Amreenique Williams; Texas High: Mia Wilson, Vicki Willis and Unique McBride; Greenville: Amauri Barrett; Marshall: Courtnee Shead; Hallsville: Hannah Brown.

District 16-5A All-District Team - Boys

Pine Tree freshman JJ Sparkman was selected Newcomer of the Year by league coaches, while Mount Pleasant dominated the postseason accolades in voting for the District 16-5A All-District Basketball Team for 2016-17. 

Mount Pleasant's James Moore earned MVP honors, while Dorian Glinton shared Offensive MVP with Texas High's Quan Hampton.

Sulphur Spring's Victor Iwuakor garnered Defensive MVP and Mount Pleasant's Joey Chism was named the loop's Coach of the Year.

Voting was conducted by the district's coaches.



Marshall: Kris Dunn and Corteze Hurd; Mount Pleasant: Josh McGill, Kevin Savage and Buddy McGill; Sulphur Springs: Keaston Willis and Ke'Ontae Dunn; Pine Tree: Eric Hawkins; Texas High: Tevailance Hunt; Hallsville: Blaine Parker and Kameron Fitzpatrick.



Pine Tree: Nick Noll, Kenny Jackson and Trey Williams; Hallsville: Brendarian Dawson; Marshall: Carrington Love; Texas High: Curtis Camp and Lavon Brown; Mount Pleasant: Holden Davis; Sulphur Springs: Michael Jefferson and Dane Rutherford; Greenville: Cadamion Hale.



Pine Tree: Will Harris, Eric Hawkins and Josh Nafrady; Hallsville: Shadd Berg, Cameron Bullock, Matt Mowery, Chris Timberlake, Kameron Fitzpatrick, Brendarian Dawson and Blaine Parker; Marshall: Ethan Davison, Ben Tackett, Tahj Washington, Corteze Hurd, Marje Smith, Sa'lah Smith and Carrington Love; Mount Pleasant: Holden Davis and James Moore; Texas High: Quan Hampton, Lavon Brown, Caleb Wilson and Jordan Ray; Sulphur Springs: Bryson Lynn, Keaston Willis, Xavier Cork, Michael Jefferson and Dane Rutherford.

Ladycat Softball & Bobcat Baseball RESCHEDULED

Ladycat Softball games have been canceled for Friday, March 24th.  Varsity Ladycats will play Saturday, March 25th at 1PM.  JV will not be playing.

Varsity Boys Baseball has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 25th, as follows:

Varsity @ 4PM

JV @ 6PM

9th @ PT @ 1PM

Coach Brad Blalock will broadcast both the Ladycats  & Bobcats LIVE on Bobcat Radio 104.9FM.  Listen anywhere in the world at
or by calling 903-668-5990, ext. 2121.

Track & Field Update

There are so many emotions through the course of a track meet. The excitement of a personal best. The disappointment of not getting a better mark or time. The pain of pushing your body to the limits. The joy of the competition. The comradery of a team. The love of this sport! Proud of our kids for pushing through tonight and competing and representing our school! ALL 4 DIVISIONS took home 1st place!!!

Coach Drennon Planning to Bring Success to All Sports

Drennon said he's wasting no time in helping Hallsville be successful in all sports. 

"I hope they're excited about what we're planning on doing," Drennon said of the Hallsville student-athletes. "We're going to try to build a program together and try to bring a little more unity among all of our sports. We'll build that through our off-season programs and have everybody in the weight rooms in the off-season, working together and not have us in separate off-season programs.  For the complete story in the Longview News Journal, click HERE.  

Tommy Miller Relays - March 31st

The 10th annual Tommy Miller Relays we be Friday, March 31st at Bobcat Stadium. Field events start at 1:30pm and running events will start at 5:00pm. The Bobcats are off the a strong start with the JV boys winning the Mavs Relays in Marshall and the VAR boys winning the Panther Relays in Bullard. The Ladycats are also off a to strong start with the JV girls winning both the Mavs Relays and Panther Relays and the VAR girls winning the Panther Relays. Come out and support your Bobcats and Ladycats next Friday night, March 31st, at Bobcat Stadium!

Lindale Relays Results

For a complete list of results from the Lindale Relays on March 23, 2017, click HERE.