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Live Blog — Denison vs. Wylie East

There’s a lot going on at Munson Stadium tonight. Denison needs a win to stay alive for the playoffs. On Senior Night. On Halloween. During a Pink Out. Will all those factors play a part in the Jackets’ 10-5A match-up against Wylie East? Follow along on the Live Blog or follow me on Twitter @JasonDellaRosa.

Meet the Enemy — Wylie East

With two weeks left in the season, the match-up between Denison and Wylie East is crucial for both sides. Denison needs to win to keep its very slim playoff hopes alive. East can not only end the Jackets’ chances with a win of its own, the Raiders will clinch the final playoff spot for themselves in victory. Last year’s game came down to a blocked extra point in the closing seconds as the difference in a Denison win — it would be quite a trick to have such a drama-filled game again this Friday.

Game Recap — Denison at McKinney North

Denison has played five district games. They have now lost four of them, the latest one to get away coming against McKinney North. And yet, as they head to practice this week, they are still alive for the playoffs with two games left on the schedule. Mr. Blutarsky, if you please: “What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough…The tough get goin’! Who’s with me? Let’s go!”

Live Blog — Denison at McKinney North

The last time Denison made a trip to McKinney, things did not go well. If the Yellow Jackets are going to make the playoffs, they need to leave Ron Poe Stadium with a victory this time around. Follow all of the action between Denison and McKinney North here on the Live Blog or follow me on Twitter @JasonDellaRosa

Meet the Enemy — McKinney North

When Denison welcomed McKinney North to Munson Stadium in the 2013 finale, the Jackets had already sewn up a playoff spot and no worse than a share of the district title while the Bulldogs were fighting for their playoff lives. Now Denison is facing what amounts to a must-win against North if it’s going to keep its postseason chances alive.

Live Blog — 116th Battle of the Ax

It’s that time of year again — the 116th time to be exact. The Sherman Bearcats travel to Munson Stadium to take on the Denison Yellow Jackets in a rivalry game like no other in the state. Will Sherman head south with the Ax? Will Denison keep the trophy for a second straight season? Follow all the action here on the Live Blog or follow on Twitter @JasonDellaRosa.

Live Blog — Denison vs. Wylie

Do you enjoy football? Do you enjoy homecoming? Do you enjoy bad weather? Well if so, this Live Blog is the place for you! Follow all of those things as Denison hosts Wylie in District 10-5A action or keep track of the action on Twitter by following me @JasonDellaRosa

Game Recap — Denison at McKinney

“Put ’em up, put ’em up! Which one of you first? I’ll fight you both together if you want. I’ll fight you with one paw tied behind my back. I’ll fight you standing on one foot. I’ll fight you with my eyes closed… ohh, pullin’ an axe on me, eh? Sneaking up on me, eh? Why, I’ll… Ruff!”

Live Blog — Denison at McKinney

After a one-week hiatus, the Live Blog is back! I hope. If this thing is working, you can follow all of the 10-5A action as Denison travels to Ron Poe Stadium and faces McKinney as both teams are chasing their first district win. If the Live Blog doesn’t work, you can get updates on Twitter by following me @JasonDellaRosa

Game Recap — Denison vs. Lovejoy

There are always several story lines that can come out of any game. The way things were shaping up for the Yellow Jackets, a repeat of last year’s district opener was looking like a very good possibility. You might remember that at this time last season, Denison was able to pull out a dramatic, one-point victory to help spur them to a share of the district title.

Meet the Enemy — Lovejoy

When it comes to word association and Lovejoy, the one word that immediately comes to mind is offense. The Leopards have been prone to producing large amounts of points the past couple of seasons and been relying on that side of the ball to win since their move up in classification.

Game Recap — Denison at Trinity Christian

There was no hangover from a heart-breaking loss. The Yellow Jacket offense made sure of that. A second straight shootout went Denison’s way this time in a big bounce back effort — a 49-38 victory against Trinity Christian-Addison. There have been very few back-to-back offensive outputs like this in program history and it’s almost a shame that the bye week will stunt the momentum the unit has produced. But there are definitely things for the Jackets to work on for the next few weeks as they begin defense of their district title.

Live Blog — Denison at Trinity Christian-Addison

Coming off a heart-breaking loss at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the Denison Yellow Jackets will close out non-district play with a trip to Tom Landry Stadium to face Trinity Christian-Addison. Follow along as Denison tries to get some momentum going into its bye week as District 10-5A action looms. You can also check in on Twitter if you follow @JasonDellaRosa.

Game Recap — Denison vs. Argyle (AT&T Stadium)

There have been very view gut-punch, kick-in-the-pants type games for the Yellow Jackets, especially since I have been covering them full-time starting in 2004. Denison has been the king of doing that to other teams in that span in a variety of ways but the game at AT&T Stadium on Friday against Argyle is definitely near the top of the list.

Live Blog — Denison vs. Argyle (AT&T Stadium)

I can’t remember the last time Denison played a non-playoff game during the day, especially when it takes place on a Friday. But when you get the chance to play at AT&T Stadium — home of the Dallas Cowboys — and the option to do so comes at 2 p.m., there aren’t many schools turning that opportunity down.

Meet the Enemy — Argyle

One thing is certain about Denison’s match-up against Argyle — a coach with the same-sounding name will go home a winner. Jacket fans will hope that Chad Rogers ends the afternoon at 2-0 while the Eagles are looking to extend the winning streak of Todd Rodgers to 18 after a 16-0 run to the Class 3A Division II championship in December.

Game Recap — Denison vs. Frisco Liberty

They came for a football game first and foremost and Denison fans got drama until the final play. But the curiosity about the brand-new Munson Stadium started the evening on a very positive note and the way the Yellow Jackets finished things was extremely positive as it led to a season-opening victory in overtime, a first for any version of the home turf, against Frisco Liberty.

Meet the Enemy — Frisco Liberty

There is no team that can give Sherman a run for its money as the longest tenured opponent on the Denison schedule since the Bearcats have been there every fall since 1931. But it might surprise you to learn that the team with the second-most consecutive appearances would be Frisco Liberty, which is about to grace the Denison schedule for the seventh straight season — every year of Liberty’s existence.