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Harvell leaves Mildred, coaching
Ready to move on to another chapter in his professional life, Patrick Harvell has resigned as athletic director and head football coach at Mildred. His five seasons off South Highway 287 can be counted among the school’s best on the football field.
2A-DII FINAL: Destination point - Little time to think as Mildred readies for state final
When you get this far into the playoffs, you take the bad, with the good. For Mildred coach Patrick Harvell, it’s the number of requests pouring in. When your team is one of 18 left in the state playing, two in your division, you become a hot commodity. “It’s extremely hectic,” Harvell said Monday morning.
GC Football: Mildred state championship information
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Region II-2A DII SEMIS: Mildred faces red-hot Sonora with chance at school history
For the second straight season, and for only the third time in the school’s history, Mildred will play for a chance to get to the state finals in football. It’s an opportunity coach Patrick Harvell wants his team to understand. Friday, Mildred (12-1) takes on a streaking Sonora team at 7:30 p.m. in Marble Falls. The winner will face the Elysian Fields-East Bernard winner next Thursday at Cowboys Stadium for the Class 2A Division II title.
Top shelf: Mildred QB Shimonek has put up dizzying career numbers
You can’t pull a four-inch thick book off the shelf, blow the dust off the cover and find it on the pages inside. A comprehensive digital database doesn’t exist to prove it. But there is little doubt when Nic Shimonek walks off the field the last time for the Mildred Eagles, he’ll do so owning every significant career passing record in the history of the Golden Circle.
Balancing Act: Mildred’s offense keeps on ticking under Braswell
Legos for one child might lead to a castle. Another may take the same blocks and make an airplane. The fun lies in the mixing and matching and building, and a change in play caller at Mildred hasn’t halted results.
Late-round knockout: Mildred outduels pesky Nocona, 45-35
Patrick Harvell doesn’t know how many kids he’ll have healthy Saturday morning. But he’ll need his trainer to do a yoeman’s effort. The Eagles have another football game to play. Mildred and Nocona went toe-to-toe, but the Eagles scored three of the game’s final four touchdowns after falling behind and limped out of Aledo with a 45-35 Region II-2A Division II championship.
Angry Birds: Mildred’s front four jelling, excelling
Ultimately, the goal remains to win. But when you’re a defensive lineman, personal aspirations mean something. “I want the tackle across me to hate me, or fear me at the end of the game,” junior defensive end Nic Stone said. That’s a sentiment his teammates up front on Mildred’s defensive line can relate to. They all play with an edge, with a little bit of fury, an anger.
GC Football: Mildred, Nocona on similar paths in Region II-2A DII finals
Part of Mildred’s success a year ago stemmed from a group of seniors groomed in Patrick Harvell’s program. It was his fourth year at the helm, their fourth year under him, and expectations loomed large. A year later, it’s a similar situation being played out in Nocona.
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