Posts Tagged ‘football’

Super Bowl XLV Party Crashers

Posted by    |    February 7th, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Heather Morris from Glee

I received a top-secret phone call last Thursday.  The mission – should I chose to accept it – was to hit the town Saturday night and try to crash all of the hottest Super Bowl parties the night before the Big Game.  I would be given a new tricked-out 2011 Ford Explorer to drive and a savvy posse of fellow-crashers. There were no tickets and no special access. The challenge was to drive up in a great car, bullshit our way into these exclusive events and document our journey.

I’ve always liked a challenge…  In college, my friends and I had a rule. Never stand in line, never pay cover and never pay for drinks.  It worked great when I was 20.  But could I still compete with a bevvy of the city’s hottest gals who were ALL out on the same night?

My co-horts in crime and I met up for dinner at Villa-O Saturday evening to formulate our plan of attack. We came up with a list of the most high-profile parties and decided to start at the top and work our way down to see where we could get in. (more…)

Legends of Charity celebrates NFL on Fox

Posted by    |    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

After a long week of icy roads, freezing temperatures and a slew of canceled Super Bowl events…  The NFL on FOX on-air team was honored tonight at the seventh annual Legends for Charity dinner to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Hilton Anatole.  The dinner celebrated the broadcasting and professional football careers of the NFL on FOX on-air talent while showcasing the lifesaving research and treatment done at St. Jude.

“The group award this year – which varies from the original concept of selecting an individual who has not only excelled in their field but for their personal commitment to making a difference in the lives of others – was done to celebrate the difference the network – The NFL ON FOX – is making through their creation of the FOX Sports Supports program,” said Mr. Summerall. ” It was a perfect way to celebrate their selection of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

NFL on Fox Team


Scots Amazing Season Ends, 45-21

Posted by    |    December 1st, 2010 at 7:52 am

Before the 2010 Highland Park Football campaign began, know-it-all media types were forecasting that this team would be lucky to go 7-3. The Scots had too little experience and too many good teams to play, not the least of which was the area’s #1 ranked team, Everman. From that first game until tonight, the gutsy gang whose motto was “Whatever It Takes” piled up thrilling win after thrilling win. At least three of the games — Everman, Sherman, and Wiley — will go down among the most exciting Scots games ever. This team kept alive our incredible 63-game home winning streak. It gave us a joyous Homecoming victory. It earned Highland Park an extra playoff game at Highlander which delighted local fans. This team earned a District 10-4A Championship, then a Bi-District Championship, then an Area crown. It celebrated the extraordinary success of its coach, Randy Allen, with his record-setting 135th win as HP’s leader. And lastly, tonight, it gave our team and our band, cheerleaders, Belles, and fans a truly singular experience of playing in Cowboy Stadium.


The Sound of Music

Posted by    |    November 10th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

It’s the 45th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music, my favorite movie of all time and the inspiration for my middle name, Maria.  I’m not sure if it’s my long-time infatuation with Austria or my desire for adventure and mild chaos but, this year, my family and I are hosting a foreign exchange student from Austria.   His name is Flo and he attends HPHS, as does my son, and will remain with us until May.  He’s been a wonderful addition to our family and we absolutely love having him with us.  Seems to my husband and me that Flo’s pretty much stepped into a dream life in Highland Park, complete with with pretty girls, Belles, parties, American football, new friends, Belles and the best host family a fella could ask for. 


Perfect! HP Wins 42-24 to Finish Undefeated

Posted by    |    November 5th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

The season has not been boring for the 2010 edition of the Highland Park Scots, so why should the finale be any different? Playing the McKinney Lions away, HP had all it could handle for three-and-a-half quarters before pulling away to win, 42-24. As the clock ran out, Blue & Gold Nation exploded in cheers and the sidelines erupted as students and players celebrated the extraordinary accomplishment of a perfect 10-0 regular season and another District 10-4a Championship. Full video coverage on the way!

Scots Win Homecoming Game, 35-28

Posted by    |    October 16th, 2010 at 12:59 am

The HP Scots are now 7-0 thanks to another exciting win, this one over rival J.J. Pearce in front of a huge Homecoming crowd at Highlander Stadium. HP was up 35-14 but the Pearce Mustangs came roaring back late in the fourth quarter. A full video report is coming next week featuring all the Homecoming activities, including more on the Homecoming Queen nominees, pictured above with their dads.

Football Night in Park Cities: HP wins, Ponies fall

Posted by    |    September 24th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Two wild, exciting games tonight. At Highlander Stadium, the HP Scots held strong against a furious second half comeback by Rockwall to win 37-30. Senior wide receiver Dalton Stogner was brilliant, with three huge touchdown catches. Senior QB Jake Howeth passed and ran for scores, while also making numerous stellar plays in the secondary. The top-ranked Scots improved to 4-0.

Over at Ford Field, the SMU Mustangs hosted TCU, now ranked #4 in the nation. The Ponies gave the Horned Frogs ALL they could handle for three and a half quarters, but TCU pulled away late to win 41-24. The game was highly touted by SMU fans and according to one former SMU player who attended, “was a fantastic fight that reminded you of the old Southwest Conference battles these teams had. Just great football.” The best news? You+Dallas film crews captured incredible footage of both games which will be on the site this week!

Scots’ Wild Ride Ends in Victory, 43-42

Posted by    |    September 10th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Park Cities EMTs went house-to-house defibrillating residents who were listening to the HP vs Sherman Bearcats game tonight, as the Scots took their fans on a cardiac-arresting thrill ride that ended in a miraculous 43-42 victory. The game had everything: huge touchdown bombs, onside kicks, clutch interceptions, heart-breaking mistakes, and a world-class comeback by the Boys in Blue & Gold. You+Dallas videographers got it all and the highlights are coming late Monday.

HP Scots Muy Bueno vs. Monterey Tec, 56-30

Posted by    |    September 4th, 2010 at 12:52 am

High hopes for the home opener were exceeded in more ways than the score. Let’s start with an awesome new tradition, a “victory march” from the new Big Red Barn (a.k.a., “Multi-Purpose Activity Center”) across Grassmere into the stadium. Led by the HP Band’s bagpipe corps, the team walked arm-in-arm through a gauntlet of cheering fans into Highlander. The players had teenage macho pre-game scowls on their faces, but any parent could see they were loving the adoration. Pure gold (and blue).

Despite a 24-hour bus ride from Monterey, the boys from across the border started strong. They were, after all, the top high school team in all of Mexico for the past three years. But the fiesta ended quickly with Jake Howeth going 12-14 passing while Preston Miller zipped inside and outside for 150 yards. Then, in the second half, Brady Burgin came in and showed us why he’s got his own fan club. Burgin went 12-for-16 and two touchdowns. Receivers Dalton Stogner, Colin Stringer, and William Morris were Venus flytraps, catching everything in sight. Gotta give some love to senior DB Brant Green who snagged two interceptions at key times.

The Belles rocked halftime with the best routine ever, the purple-hoop-wavy-thing. Good spirit, although the Scotsmen were getting tired carrying those 900-pound HPHS flags every 8, count ‘em 8 touchdowns. The price of success! Talked with a wonderful family from Mexico after the game who said our team “played with vigor and with honor.” Es verdad. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Scots Win a Thriller, 27-21

Posted by    |    August 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

In the waning days of a hot Texas summer, Highland Park and Everman served up a scorcher at SMU’s Ford Field tonight. In a rock ‘em, sock ‘em back-and-forth battle, the Scots showed incredible character to prevail over one of the state’s highest ranked teams. It was everything you want in a high school football game. Some observations:

1. Jake Howeth is a mega-stud. He literally did it all: passing, running, tackling, and he even served up an incredible 62-yard punt when it was desperately needed.

2. Our defensive secondary played like hosses. Brant Green, Blake Poston, Holt Pearlman and Nick Mouch kept a very speedy set of Everman receivers in check and applied some bodacious hits.

3. Our coaching staff is the hidden ace in every game. They have our players so prepared. At the end of the game, as the Bulldogs had breakdowns, miscues, and loss of focus, the Scots stayed disciplined.

4. Fan support was off the charts. The Blue & Gold Nation PACKED the west side of the stadium, outnumbering the Everman crowd 50-1, and stayed loud and proud the whole game. What a magnificent start to the season! Look for some great video from the You+Dallas team coming this week.