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Fun and memories score a touchdown at Meet the Team

by Robert Avery for the Houston Chronicle

We learned two things from Saturday night’s second annual Meet the Team Football Festival at Clyde Abshier Stadium.

The Football Festival taught us that A, the city is really, really ready for another season of high school football and B, Deer Park High School boys soccer coach Jerry Hurtado has a second career waiting for him as an auctioneer.

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Deer Park hands Flynn first win in spectacular fashion 52-48

By Robert Avery

Austin Flynn will never forget his first game back in Clyde Abshier Stadium in 17 years.


Deer Park High School’s new head football coach watched the Deer erupt for 41 second-half points, consuming a 23-point deficit in the process as the club stunned Clear Creek 52-48 Friday night.

The unlikely victory wasn’t assured until Coltin Bedford stepped in front of a Hunter Smith pass along the Deer Park sidelines with just seconds left. Smith, who threw for 151 yards and three touchdown passes, had rolled right on a fourth-down, do-or-die play but only found Bedford, who was mobbed by his teammates.

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Effort among Deer Park’s top priorities for Saturday morning scrimmage

After 10 days of fall practice and all the hitting, tackling and running around with your teammates, Deer Park’s varsity football team finally gets to see new faces to do that tackling with.

Saturday morning at 11, Deer Park will scrimmage Summer Creek High School at Humble ISD’s Turner Stadium. Turner Stadium is located on the campus of Humble High School.

No scrimmage this weekend will feature two head coaches with more butterflies than Deer Park head coach Austin Flynn and Summer Creek’s Kenny Harrison. Read more at the Houston Chronicle.

Flynn ready to tackle his first spring football practice

By Robert Avery for the Houston Chronicle

Austin Flynn, Deer Park High School’s new head football coach, would like to believe that finding players for his first team will be easier than finding a new home.

Since getting the job vacated by the retiring Chris Massey earlier this year, Flynn has been house-hunting like crazy. Shortly after getting the job, he joked that he is the only Class 6A head football coach still living with his parents until his family can find the right house. Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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