Azle football seeks to continue its winning ways

Posted Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Having struggled to compete for a playoff sport for years, Azle last year started to turn it around under head coach Devon Dorris an Azle graduate himself.

The Hornets reached the post season and expectations around the school and community has become high as the 2013 season enters its third week.

“The community, kids and staff all expect to have a good season and do big things,” Dorris said. “Some people don’t really like that, but you aren’t going to have a good program unless you have that. Some people don’t the pressure, but if you don’t have that stuff you aren’t going to have a good program.”

Leading the way so far this season has been quarterback Jamie King who has passed for 447 yards and six touchdowns and picked up another 133 yards and a score rushing. King, a junior, who played on the junior varsity team that went 10-0 a season ago had led his team to 51-34 victories over Burleson and 45-14 over Joshua. He has completed 19 of his 28 passes on the season.

“He’s a good quarterback and we knew we had a good one in waiting last year,” Dorris said. “It’s just last year we had a kid in Korbyn Koiner who was the district offensive MVP. It’s nice the way Jamie has started and hope he can continue it.”

Dorris knows for his team to continue to be successful they have to take it one game at a time with the brutal schedule of District 5-4A.

“Our district is a monster and the games are going to keep getting tougher,” Dorris said. “Jamie has played like we think he can and we just need him to continue that. We have to prepare as if it’s the one game that’s going to make or break you. We have to play week by week and not overlook anyone or you will get beat.”

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