Texarkana Texas Sports

The top 5 players in Texarkana last week, but today we focus on people who have connections to the Texarksana region. The Friends University Falcons shared two games with the University of Texas at El Paso in the first round of the Texas A & M - Texas State Football Playoffs.

The Eagles jumped into the lead early, getting Chris McGinty out in the first inning, but fought back with a two-run double by Joe Pearlman that capped a four-run fourth inning that made it a one-run game.

Max Coyt JR, of Hanford, Calif., started the rally with a leadoff double and Paris hit home to put the Falcons in front. After the Eagles scored in the fourth and Pryce Anderson singled, Coffeyville, Kan., on a two-run home run by Nick Puga Jr. (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Ryan Hockett Jr., a victim of the shooting. The Falcons got on the board with two runs in each of the next two innings, with P Bryce Anderson and SO Coffneyville (Kan.), who scored in both the fifth and sixth innings, scoring Pugus's double. Ricky Hocksett JR of Plainville, Kan. The Rangers "starter," Joe "Astros" reliever, had two hits in three at-bats for Friends, but the Falcons got a run back in their end when Pugsa doubled and completed a single by Corona.

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, he moved with his family to Texarkana when he was three years old, and eventually returned to Texas, where he graduated from Texas High School, where his brother Ryan Hockett Jr. played wide receiver.

After moving closer to home to the University of Arkansas in 2008, Mallet was recruited by numerous college teams across the country, but ended up at Texas A & M, where he played for three years. He moved to the NFL Draft in 2011, where he was drafted in the third round by the New England Patriots and stayed in 2013. Mallett was sold to the Houston Texans in 2014, where he still plays. He stayed until 2015, when the Texans sacked him. James played for the Miami Dolphins, the Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and played high school football for the Liberty Leopards and was recruited by several major colleges as a running back. Mallet made his first start in 2009 and after a glittering career with the Razorbacks, where he now holds 16 school records.

Sims was drafted by the Detroit Lions, where he continued to set records and was selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft. Sims attempted a comeback for the Lions in 1988 after a knee injury in 1984, but never fully recovered and never recovered.

Zach Demchenko (SR, Okotoks, Alberta) went six innings with four runs allowed, but the Falcons did the most damage in the seventh inning with three runs on four hits and two walks. Austin Eggleston (SR, Arlington, Texas) struck out on his comebacks and finished with four hits in three innings to complete the win for the Falcons.

It was as tight as the Falcons got against Eagles starter Cole Connolly, who hit five of them on a complete game-winning drive. Vasher was recruited from the University of Texas, where he has played cornerback and punt return since 2001. He earned the nickname "The Interceptor" from Bears fans because he conducted all interceptions there during his tenure.

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