Breaking the Stereotype

Brianna Jones plays football, wrestles way to scholarship

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Brianna Jones has found success in sports that stereotypically were never meant for girls to play.

Jones is breaking barriers as she has thrived in the traditional boy-only sports of football and wrestling.

She enters her senior year at Klein Oak looking to get back to state again for the wrestling team. She has been rewarded for her hard work on the mat, committing to wrestle at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

"It's amazing," Jones said. "I've worked so hard to get to wrestle in college and continue my career. I didn't think I would be able to. All the practice and hard work has paid off."

Of all the players who have come through, McCullough, coach Mark Johnson will always remember Brianna Jones.

"I ran through the middle. I had guys dragging on me but I kept going through," Jones said. "Then I knocked a kid down and finished it."

In Jones' first seventh grade football game, Johnson lined her up at nose tackle – she blew through the line and tackled the quarterback and running back at the same time.

On her first offensive play of that same game, Johnson watched as Jones carried the ball 40 yards, ran over five defenders and scored.

"She's one of my most memorable football players of all time because that girl is tough," Johnson said. "She just went and didn't care. I wish I had a million of them just like her. She's a tough, hard-nosed person."


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Culture, culture, culture.

High school football coaches carry the torch for a school.

Hire the right one and your school can be a beacon of light for the community. The wrong one can make for long fall seasons, and well… unenthusiastic pep rallies.

Jobs are beginning to open in Greater Houston and here is what those respective schools are in need of.

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JOB RANKINGS

No. 1 Hightower Hurricanes

Probably the best job currently open in Houston. Only drawback is that FBISD has so many schools, which stretches the resources. The Hurricanes have a winning tradition and athletes. Just look at their Wall of Fame, pretty impressive. Padriac McGinnis was 38-27 in six seasons. Previous coaches were Cy Ranch's Gene Johnson and Klein's Shane Hallmark. They are in a tough district, but that could get them postseason-ready. Another program that just needs a blue print – a serious scheme on and off the field. Organization and a SERIOUS offseason. Lots of kids in track, which is okay, but teaching a new scheme is paramount. Offense has to catch up quicker than defense.

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No. 2 Aldine Davis Falcons

I like this program. James Showers is out at Davis after opening the school and going 26-27 in five years along with four playoff appearances. Davis has players and a big enrollment. This is a quick fix with the right coach. It's about a PROGRAM -- tying weight room to offseason conditioning to discipline and accountability. This is a good job. Needs an assistant with a PLAN from a power program that has won BIG. Kids believe in winners.


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