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Doherty names head football, wrestling coaches

Sports: Gazette Preps : Football Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

After an abrupt departure by David Joyce merely a month ago, Doherty has found a replacement to lead its football program. The Spartans tabbed Jeff Krumlauf to take over the defending league champs, who went 8-3 last...

Football: Doherty's Joyce heading back to Arkansas

Sports: Gazette Preps : Football Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

When home came calling, David Joyce had to answer. The Doherty football coach, who led the Spartans to one of the greatest seasons in recent program history, is heading back to Arkansas.

The Gazette's Football 3A and Below Peak Performer of the Year: Darius Graves, Harrison

Sports: Gazette Preps : Football Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

Darius Graves was everywhere - literally. The Harrison senior was the anchor of the 2013 squad, and there wasn't one thing he didn't do on the football field for the Panthers, except maybe throw the ball. Graves' incredible season included dominance on offense, defense and special teams, and...

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    Alec Wirtjes has spent plenty of time studying the Air Force Falcons offense. And that was before he decided to play for them. On Friday, Wirtjes told The Gazette he would be signing a letter of intent to play with Air Force on Wednesday, national signing day. "I live right across the street (from the academy)," Wirtjes said. "Since I moved...

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