Football

Coach Scott Parr's Navarro Bulldogs scrimmage Rezolution Prep Academy at 10 am Friday, Aug., 16, at Corsicana's Tiger Stadium. Navarro will open its 2019 season next Thursday, Aug. 22, against Georgia Military College at Davenport Field in Milledgeville, Ga.    ...

By MIKE MONTFORT  --- LINDALE -- Southwest Junior College Football Coaches believe they play in the NJCAA's toughest conference, but believe the league is in need of a national championship to break a 10-year drought and re-establish its strength. Not since Navarro won the 2010 NJCAA Championship in the Citizens Bank Bowl game at Pittsburg, Ks., has an SWJCFC team played for the title. Parity has set in for the eight-team league.  For two seasons now, all eight found themselves battling for the four post-season positions in the final week of regular seasons.  Heading into the final set of regular-season games last year, there was an outside possibility of a five-way tie. Polls issued Friday during Media Day at Garden Valley Golf Resort suggest the balance of power may be another tug-of-war. Coaches and media agreed that coach Ryan Mahon's Blinn Buccaneers were the favorites, but some polling indicators suggest the matter may be up for debate. In the coaches poll, four teams received first-place votes.   Reigning league champion Kilgore, led by first-year head coach Willie Gooden, was picked second overall, despite receiving five first-place ballots.  Six voting points separated Blinn, Kilgore and third-place NEO.  Five points separated Tyler, TVCC and Navarro for the fourth-...

A compilation of team and individual, career and single-season records are included in a 20-page Southwest Junior College Football Record Book linked here. The SWJCFC records also include championship games as well as member appearances and participation in NJCAA Bowls, including the league-affiliated C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl in Waco. The SWJCFC organized in 1996, and will begin its 24th year of play in August, 2019. Navarro Sports Information Specialist Mike Montfort continues to collect data for the ongoing project.  Corrections, additions, suggestions or documentations may be sent to  mikemontfort@att.net PDF LINK:   SWJCFC Record Book (1996-2018)...

Navarro Football hosts a free Youth Camp for Grades K-5 at Tiger Stadium before the Bulldogs' Spring Game on Saturday, April 27. Participants will get an opportunity between 8:30 and 9:30 am to work on skills and drills with the Bulldogs. The hour-long youth camp precedes the Bulldogs' 10 am scrimmage that will conclude 2019 spring workouts. Donations will be accepted to support youth sport scholarships at The Corsicana YMCA. Following the Spring Game, coaches will return to campus to host the second of two Scouting Combines this spring.  Participants and prospects with NJCAA eligibility remaining register for the 2 pm combine at the Wolens Special Events Center.  Cost of the combine is $30 cash.  Participants will be measured and tested in the 40-yard dash, pro shuttle, and other specific or non-specific drills.  ...

Navarro Football has set its two spring scouting combine dates, head coach Scott Parr announced Monday. The first session will be 1 pm Saturday, March 2, with registration at The Wolens Special Events Center. A second session has been scheduled for 2 pm Saturday, April 27. Cost for either session is $30 cash.  ...