Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Recruiting battle for David Blough Heating Up! From Rival's .com

February 18, 2013
In 2011, David Blough earned district newcomer of the year honors after completing 102 of 212 passes for 1,586 yards and 11 touchdowns. It was a rough two-win season for Carrollton (Texas) Creekview, but Blough left his mark.

As a junior in 2012, the 6-1, 195-pound standout raised the bar. He threw for 1,777 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 149 of his 265 passes, and Creekview improved to 5-5 and narrowly missed the playoffs. For his efforts he was awarded first-team all-district honors.

David Blough is receiving attention from several Big 12 programs
It has not always shown up in the win column, but Blough takes great pride in the strides Creekview has made the last two years.

"We have come so far and it comes from hard work," Blough said. "We pride ourselves on discipline and endurance to fight the fight and fight it to the best of our ability. If you ask me or the players or the coaches, I feel like we are the hardest working team in Texas. Being a little undersized, a little not as athletically gifted, we make up for in coaching and commitment and work ethic."

Blough has shown tremendous physical ability in his two years at the helm of the Creekview offense, and he has made a number of highlight reel plays. They are nice but he is most proud of the way he handles himself each and every day.

"That example to never give up. When its going good or when it's the last play of the game we are going to fight to the end. That is something I take a lot of pride in," Blough said. "Being a guy my teammates can look to to give the extra effort or go the extra play or dive for the pylon in the third overtime to get a win. I like showing everything I've worked for on the field. Like one of the SMU coaches said [Saturday] 'You have to play like your hair is on fire every play because you never know when it's going to be your last.'"

The attitude combined with his athletic abilities have made him an attractive prospect to college recruiters. LSU, SMU, Rice, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Baylor, Tulsa, North Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska have all shown interest in the standout signal caller.

Over the weekend he was able to attend the SMU junior day and came away impressed with what he saw in the Mustang program.

"It was fun," Blough said. "It was a blast getting to see the facilities. The coaches were real polite. It's a close knit family and they're trying to get the program back up and contending there. Coach Jones is doing a great job with what he's doing."

Next weekend he plans to visit another Dallas-area program.

"I think next weekend a couple of teammates wanted me to go with them to the North Texas one, so I think I'm going to go with a couple of my boys to North Texas next weekend," Blough said.

Blough has family ties to Baylor (father), Vanderbilt (mother), and Texas A&M (two older brothers), and he admits all were Aggie fans in 2012.

At this point in the process he is staying patient and is excited to see what opportunities lay ahead.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Kenny's Perspectives #16

 It was a very somber day Saturday at Standridge Stadium as the Creekview Mustangs won a hard fought victory over the Keller Timber Creek Falcons. On Friday morning the Mustangs found out that they had lost one of their teammates, senior linebacker Kiet Nguyen who was found dead in his home. As the news came down you can only imagine the pain and sorrow that the team must have been dealing with.  For obvious reasons it was an emotionally packed day. The Mustangs had a candlelight memorial for their fallen brother on Friday night and decided as a team to play the game on Saturday morning as a tribute to him.

    I'm not sure how the team was able to put the news behind them for 48 minutes of football but they sure did.  After getting down in an early hole 7-0 on a 43 yard touchdown by Cedric Dale, the Creekview Mustangs scored 24 unanswered points on a 2 yard TD run by Dylan Kittrell to even the score at 7.  Then Creekview took the lead on a 26 yard FG by Christian Guerra to take a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.  In the second quarter, the Mustangs increased their lead by 10 on a Johnny Jones 20 yard TD run to put Creekview up 17-7 at halftime.  At the third quarter Creekview opened up the scoring on a 64 yard TD pass from David Blough to Dylan Kittrell to put the Mustangs up 24-7.  The TD connection was a thing of beauty from Blough to Kittrell as he used his speed to outrun the Falcon defenders to the end zone.  At the end of the quarter the Falcons got a great punt return that lead them to a Cedric Dale 19 yard TD run before the third quarter ended to bring the score up to Mustangs 24-14.  As final quarter started the Falcons got the ball on a Creekview turnover ending the drive on another TD run by Cedric Dale to bring the Falcons to within three points of the Mustangs.  After a fourth down stop by the Mustangs they got in a great punt that landed the Falcons at their own ten yard.  The Mustangs stopped them and were able to run out the clock albeit a little scary with a fumble that was recovered by the Mustangs to end the game. It was a gut check game that should make you feel proud of what these kids had to overcome to win!

   As the game ended, both teams had silent moment for Kiet Nguyen. It could be felt throughout the stadium that while this had been a great game it had meant so much more than that on this particular day.  As the fitting tributes were coming to a close and the pure raw emotions of losing someone dear to you were being recognized everything was put into perspective on what life really is!  My heart and prayers go out to the Nguyen family and the Mustang football team.  I cannot even fathom what you are feeling or going through at this time.  I pray that your hearts will mend and that you will continue to play the rest of the season for your fallen brother.  At least for this one Saturday morning game you gave him the ultimate gift.  It was a hard fought victory where your hearts will never be questioned again!  Congrats!

   RIP Kiet Nguyen

Kenny Matthews Newman Smith Class 85'

Friday, September 7, 2012

SAGINAW @ CREEKVIEW by Austin Kimball

September 7, 2012

        The Creekview Mustangs (1-0) are at home for the first time in 2012, they will play the Saginaw Rough Riders (1-0) at Standridge stadium this Friday.

        Creekview, who defeated Chisolm Trail last Friday 46-0, hope to continue their dominance against an improved Saginaw team; the Rough Riders are coming off a big 28-7 win over The Colony in week one.

        Creekview hopes to keep the ground game going, they gained over 300 yards rushing against Chisolm Trail; senior running back Johnny Jones led the field with 134 yards on only 13 carries – Jones was the Mustang’s leading rusher in 2011 as well. 

       Rough Riders are returning 17 starters from last season, ten of eleven starters on defense alone. Experience can be overrated, however, as Saginaw gave up over 30 points a game (average) in 2011, leading to a 1-9 finish.

      The two undefeated teams will face each other this Friday; game time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


September 5, 2012

       The Creekview Mustangs opened the 2012 in Ft. Worth against the Chisolm Trail Rangers, in the Rangers’ inaugural varsity football season. The Mustangs won 46-0.

        Creekview showed dominance on the ground last Friday, rushing for 328 yards on only 46 carries. The Mustang’s leading rusher from 2011, led the field again with 134 rushing yards, averaging over 10 yards per carry.

         Returning starting QB David Blough needed few attempts to prove he was the same Blough from last season; he completed 8 of his 13 pass attempts for 118 yards and three TD’s. He also ran for 21 yards. Blough threw for 1034 yards in 2011, with nine total TD’s.

          Senior wide out Dylan Kittrell had an unexpected breakout performance, scoring three TD’s (two receiving, one rush), and catching three passes for 60 yards. Kittrell had one catch all of last season.

          Creekview as a team gained over 500 yards of total offense, while shutting out the opposing Rangers. The Mustangs look toward their next game against Saginaw, who are coming off a 28-7 win over  The Colony.

          Saginaw will meet Creekview at Standridge on Friday, September 7.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

10-4A CFB-ISD Schools Creekview and Newman Smith start the 2012 season 1-0

                                                    Randy Edwards
 The Creekview Mustangs had little trouble with Saginaw Chisholm Trail Friday night. Chisholm Trail who is competing in their first year of varsity football had no answer for Creekview. The Mustangs offense were led by quarterback David Blough who completed 8 out of 13 for 118 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed 4 times for 21 yards and a touchdown. Dylan Kittrel added 1 rushing touchdown and 3 receiving touchdowns. Creekview rushed the ball 46 times for 328 yards led by Johnny Jones who carried the ball 13 times for 134 yards. Creekview finished with over 500 yards total offense.  Creekview's defense was led by Cameron Adkins who had 6 solo tackles and one fumble recovery.
  Creekview takes on Saginaw (2-0) this Friday Sept. 7th  at Standridge Stadium at 7:30pm. Saginaw is coming off two impressive wins beating Haltom 48-17 and The Colony 28-7.

   Newman Smith took on 2011 playoff team McKinney North and appeared to have opening game jitters getting outscored 17-0 in the first half. The Trojans got a hold of those nerves and ended up shutting down McKinney North in the second half . Quarterback Cole Brewer and Andy Wordlaw torched McKinney North out of the pistol formation much of the game and appeared to be unstoppable running the option time after time. Quarterback Cole Brewer rushed 18 times for 88 yards while running back Andy Wordlaw  21 times for 90 yards. The Trojans scored 21 unanswered points for a come from behind 21-17 victory.
    The Trojans travel to Little Elm (0-1)  for another non district contest. Little Elm is coming off a 57-56 loss to 2011 regional finalist Sherman. Little Elm will be the second 2011 playoff qualifier in as many weeks and should prove to be another good test for the Trojans. Newman Smith and Little Elm square off this Friday at Little Elm Stadium at 7:30pm.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kenny's Perspectives #13

Kenny's Perspectives #13

Well, I hope you all are enjoying your summer here in Dallas. Lord knows it can't be
as bad as last year's!

On Monday June 18, 2012 I got the wonderful opportunity to visit three out of the four Carrollton schools that have a summer training program for their athletes. Needless to say there is a ton of hard work and dedication that is being put into those workouts. It made me reflect on what I did just a mere 28 years ago when I was a high school athlete. I can surely say that the conditioning is much better these days. It’s not that we did not do hard work back in the day but the masses that participate are so much larger than before. That made me realize that if you want to compete on the high school level in an athletics program in this day and age you had better bring your yearlong training regiment with you.

The irony of seeing Newman Smith, Carrollton Creekview and Carrollton Ranchview was that their programs and training workouts are very different but in the end it is all based on hard work and pushing yourself to the highest levels. The inner competition between teammates was wonderful to watch and the encouragement to push each other was outstanding. When I walked away from our last stop, I had such a better appreciation of what it takes to compete and the willingness of all the athletes to participate.

I have to remember that all of these athletes are young adults with summer jobs or summer school classes. They all have to make sacrifices in their lives to be there for their teammates. Getting up to run at 6:00am on a Monday morning during summer vacation does not seem ideal to the average teenager. In fact, I would say not many of us would do that especially if you are in high school. The one thing that became clear to me was that they were all there to work hard not just to put in their time and punch the clock. Everyone from the females to the coaches were all participating at such a level that there wasn’t anyone who even took plays off during the drills. There were even injured players who participated in anything that they could do even when they had a built in excuse to not participate.

In the end, we are not sure how much the hard work will pay off until their seasons begin. However they are all off to a great start this summer in their respective summer training sessions which should make fans of all these schools pretty proud!

Kenny Matthews

Newman Smith '85

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kenny's Perspectives Newman Smith @ Creekview

Well, the Battle of Carrollton was resolved last Friday night at Standridge Stadium with Newman Smith's thrilling come from behind win! Smith quarterback Nikunji Patel marched the Trojans down the field with just under 2 minutes left in the fourth with the go ahead 1 yard TD run by Andy Wordlaw with 41 seconds left for the Smith win 20-17. The highlight of the play was Patel's 29 yard pass to Newman Smith Trip Abbot with to the Creekview one yard.  This was a highly competitive game between the two rivals which had three lead changes and numerous opportunities for both sides to win.

It was a pleasure to watch the two teams face off last Friday and play a hardnosed "clean" football game.  Sometimes it is hard when they are bitter rivals but this is a testament to the two coaches, Paul Ressa of Smith and Jay Cline of Creekview. It was also nice to have a thrilling game to the end the football season for both clubs. Newman Smith and Creekview both finish with identical 2-8 records. Yes, very disappointing seasons for both teams but a lot of young players played on both teams. Each of the respective coaches will be looking for something to build on for next year. I hope you did not miss the game but if you did please go to the http://www.fridaynightglory.com/ website and catch the stream of the game. It's worth the watch!

Again, congrats to the Carrollton schools this year for allowing us to cover your games and bring some different perspectives to the table. We hope next year to expand our coverage and make it even better. To everyone who was involved it was a pleasure covering the football season!

Now that football season is over we are here for the winter sports. Break out the coats and support your local Carrollton teams in the winter. We will get some information and coverage of those sports to you very soon. So please keep checking our site for future new news!

Thank you for your time this year it was a blast!

Kenny Matthews- Newman Smith Class of 85'