Monday 10/13  No School  6:00-8:00am       Varsity and JV (Full Pads)

 4:00-5:00pm       Varsity Lift and Film

 4:00-5:00pm       Freshmen (VOLUNTARY) Film and Lift


Tuesday 10/14                   6:45-8:45am       Varsity and JV

3:15-5:15pm       Freshmen

4:00-5:00pm       Varsity Film and JV Lift


Wednesday 10/15   PSAT  6:00-8:00am       Varsity and JV

3:45-5:30pm       Freshmen

4:00-5:00pm       Varsity Lift and Film (and) JV Team


Thursday 10/16                 7:00-8:00am       Varsity

8:15-9:15am       Varsity@ Elementary Schools (reading progra)

8:30am                 JV Jersey pickup

4:00pm                 Varsity Meeting in Locker room

5:00pm                 Varsity Team Meal @ Milestone Church

5:30pm                 JV Gold @ Timber Creek HS, 9th White @KMS

7:00pm                 JV Blue @ Timber Creek HS, 9th Navy @ KMS


Friday 10/17                      7:45am                 Varsity Report to field house

8:20am                 Varsity and JV attend Pep Rally

9:00am                 JV Lift and Varsity Meetings

3:15-4:15pm       Freshmen Film and Lift

7:00pm                 Varsity vs. Timber Creek


Saturday 10/18                  9:00-11:00am     Varsity Run, Film & Lift

Big first half lifts Keller past Central

Keller got off to a fast start in the first half and held on late to defeat Keller Central 44-39 in a District 5-6A game Thursday at Keller ISD Stadium.

Keller running back Tyler Tutt rushed for 105 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Indians (2-3, 1-1 5-6A).

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Keller’s Dillon Smith returned a kickoff 107 yards to give the Indians a two-touchdown advantage early in the third quarter.

The Chargers (3-2, 1-1) made a late charge with two touchdowns by receiver Caleb Cilumba in the fourth quarter. The senior worked free on a 14-yard scoring play midway through the fourth quarter, then moved into position on a fade pattern late in the game for a score to draw Central within five points.

But the effort went for naught as Keller ran out the clock with Tutt and quarterback Caleb Griffin taking control. Griffin ran for 64 yards and completed nine passes for 125 yards and one touchdown.

Keller jumped out to a 30-15 halftime lead, with Tutt scoring all his touchdowns in the first half.

A 1-yard run by Griffin made it 14-6 after the Indians recovered a muffed punt in the first quarter. After a quick three-and-out for Central, Tutt scored his second touchdown on a 1-yard run to make it 20-6.

Keller’s defense was strong in the first half, with defensive lineman Houston Miller and linebacker Garrett Blubaugh combined for four tackles for losses in holding the Chargers to only 122 yards.

Central tried to play catch-up in the second half, and cut the lead to 30-23 on Nick Rischer’s 10-yard TD run. but Smith’s 107-yard return on the ensuing kickoff made it a two-score game again.

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Denton Guyer holds off resilient Keller team 40-33 behind sound running game

ADAM BOEDEKER The Denton Record-Chronicle

Published: 26 September 2014 11:33 PM

Updated: 27 September 2014 01:27 PM

DENTON — It was no coincidence on Friday night when Denton Guyer senior running back Anthony Taylor took three straight handoffs in the closing minutes of Guyer’s District 5-6A opener against Keller before the Wildcats were able to line up in a victory formation and kneel the ball to secure a victory.

That’s because Taylor was one of the few players Guyer coach John Walsh had trust in to close the game out in what ended up being a wildly sloppy second half for the two-time defending state champions in a 40-33 win against Keller.

“He’d kind of been banged up all game,” Walsh said of Taylor, who finished the night with 137 yards on 13 carries and three scores. “I think he had a little bruise early. He’s our horse. I trust him. He’s been in big ballgames. Knock on wood, he hasn’t put the ball on the ground yet this year.”

He was the antithesis of the Wildcats’ offense in the second half on Friday night in a game that was truly a tale of two different halves.

The ninth-ranked Wildcats (3-1, 1-0) took a 30-12 lead into the halftime break and drove down the field with ease to start the second half and extend the lead to 25 points. In fact, when Bryson Casmir hit a 29-yard field goal for Guyer, it gave the Wildcats a 40-19 lead with just nine minutes to play.

That’s when the Wildcats’ wheels began flying off in a hurry.

Keller quarterback Caleb Griffin picked apart the Guyer secondary with quick-hitting, short passes and some sloppy play on offense for the Wildcats kept the Indians in the game late as they pulled to within a touchdown with 2:29 remaining before narrowly missing a recovery on the ensuing onside kick attempt.

“I just think we showed immaturity,” Walsh said. “I’m disappointed. If it’s 30-12 [at halftime], a championship program is going to take care of business in the second half, and they didn’t. We are extremely immature as a football program right now, it looks like.”

The biggest flub for the Wildcats came after Keller (1-3, 0-1) had scored to cut Guyer’s lead to 14 points with 6:38 left in the game. Guyer took possession and started driving down the field with relative ease before they were stopped at the Keller 24-yard line on a snap that went past sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson and resulted in a 43-yard loss with a 15-yard personal foul tacked on to give the Indians the ball at the Guyer 18-yard line. Two plays later, Keller scored to pull within a touchdown.

Keller was aided in the first half by two key Guyer turnovers that the Indians turned into 10 points.

The Indians’ first scoring drive was started after Robinson fumbled to give Keller the ball at the Guyer 41-yard line. The Indians got on the board with a 48-yard field goal from Luke Hogan.

Robinson quickly answered that field goal with a 34-yard scoring strike to Alex Honey, but had another miscue midway through the second quarter.

Driving at the Keller 38-yard line, Robinson’s pass was intercepted by Keller linebacker Garrett Blubaugh and returned 54 yards to the Guyer 18-yard line, where Robinson made a touchdown-saving tackle. But that was only temporary, as Keller quarterback Caleb Griffin found Cameron Johnson for an 18-yard touchdown on the first snap of the drive to pull Keller within 22-9.

“The interception, I’m OK with,” Walsh said. “The play I called wasn’t all that great. The fumbles and the snapping just have to get cleaned up. It’s sloppy — extremely sloppy.”

Robinson finished his night with just 47 yards on the ground to go with 135 passing yards on 11-of-19 passing. He threw for two touchdowns to Alex Honey, who left the game with an injury in the third quarter, and the lone interception.

Walsh said Robinson’s worst statistical night of the season was something he expects to see turned around soon.

“Really, out of the four games we’ve played, I thought he was just OK tonight,” Walsh said. “Not necessarily executing the play, but leading the team and finishing four quarters.

“It’s good to be 1-0 [in district]. We played a really good first half. We played a really crappy second half.”

Guyer’s defense took away the district’s leading rusher by volume in Keller running back Tyler Tutt, who rushed for just 3 yards on seven carries while the Indians totaled just 81 yards on the ground. But Griffin passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns by finding holes in Guyer’s defense.

With pass-heavy Justin Northwest (2-2, 0-1) and quarterback Jesse Drummer awaiting next week, Walsh said there is plenty of reason for concern based on what he saw in Friday’s sloppy victory.

“Sure it’s a concern,” Walsh said. “Northwest throws it real efficiently and throws it a lot. There’s a lot of concern.”

Keller shuts out Rowlett 28-0

The Indians went on the road and  shutout Rowlett  28-0.  Rowlett came into the game undefeated while Keller had lost there last 2 games in the final minutes.  It was a dominate performance by the defense allowing only 2 first downs in the first half and forcing multiple turnovers.  Fewer mistakes this week and controling the ball with a great ground game enabled the Indians to get their first win of the seaon.  The Indians have a bye week and then prepare for the district opener against Denton Guyer.

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Keller wide receiver Cameron Johnson (2) hits the ground

under pressure from Lee defenders in the Thursday opener.

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Keller was set to kick off the 2014 football season in the heat of the Midland afternoon on Thursday. Instead, the Indians were forced off the field due to lightning and didn’t get underway until about 7 p.m.

The Indians then experienced almost every nuance of football. And unfortunately, they experienced a tough 28-26 loss to Midland Lee at Grande Communications Stadium.

They returned a kickoff and a fumble for scores, intercepted passes, completed a pass after a high punt snap to convert a first down and played the first half without a game clock.

“Everything that can happen in a high school football game, happened,” said Keller head coach Carl Stralow. “We just couldn’t overcome the mistakes. Lee is a very good football team and we had them a couple of times. It was a heck of a high school football game.”

When Keller’s Caleb Griffin connected with Cameron Johnson for a 36-yard scoring pass with just under three minutes remaining in the game and trailing by one, Griffin’s two-point pass attempt was intercepted.

Earlier in the game, Garrett Blubaugh snagged an errant Lee option pitch and ran into the end zone from 11 yards out. That score knotted the score at 7-7.

Johnson had also returned the second half kickoff back 87 yards to put Keller up 14-7.

Tyler Tutt scored the other Keller touchdown, but a missed extra point had Keller trailing 21-20.

After Lee scored late in the fourth quarter, new starting quarterback Griffin led Keller down the field, culminating in the scoring pass to Johnson.

Stralow said Blubaugh had an outstanding game. In addition to his interception and fumble return, he had double-digit tackles.

Tyler Tutt did a good job in his first varsity start in the Keller backfield, Stralow said. “He had some good runs and catches,” he said.

“I’m extremely proud of how we played,” Stralow said. “It’s tough to drive 325 miles from home but we’re coming home a better football team. I just wish we would have won.”

When Keller got out on the field to warm up at 3:15 p.m. for the 4:30 p.m. kickoff, it was over 100 degrees on the field. Lightning forced the two teams into the locker rooms for a several-hour delay. The game concluded about 10 pm.

Keller committed three turnovers in the first half, promting Stralow to say there are still plenty of areas to work on. “And we’ll start to work tomorrow,” he said.

Keller will host Flower Mound on Friday at Keller ISD Stadium at 7:30 pm.

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Keller Football 2014 Preview

High school football preview: Keller Indians

District: 5-6A

Last season: 5-5, 2-5 District 4-5A

Key players: OL Maea Teuhema (6-5, 325); DT Bobby Reynolds (6-3, 260); DE Houston Miller (6-4, 235); LB Garrett Blubaugh (6-2, 215); WR Cameron Johnson (6-1, 170)

The big picture: If the Indians are to return to the postseason for the first time since 2009, the defense will likely have a lot to do with it. Coach Carl Stralow, now in his third season at the helm, said this defense should be the best he’s had. Experience abounds with several three-year starters at key positions along the line and at linebacker. Offensively, Keller must replace seven starters, including its leading rusher and its only passer from a year ago. The quarterback position is still up for grabs. Stralow said a handful of prospects offer some different strengths, but he’s hoping one will take control before breaking camp. Junior Tyler Tutt will start the season as the featured back, and Stralow is encouraged by Tutt’s “tremendous” off-season. It should come as no surprise when many of Tutt’s runs go right, since blue-chip offensive tackle Maea Teuhema is one of the best in the country. With a crop of talented receivers led by last year’s 4-5A Newcomer of the Year Cameron Johnson, it figures that the passing game will probably be more prominent than in previous years. Though anchored on one side, the rest of the offensive line will need to come along to protect whoever delivers the passes. Keller has graduated a number of quality offensive linemen in recent years and this group could eventually do the same, but Stralow asserts, “How they progress is how we progress.”

Quotable: “Our off-season was exponentially better than the last one. I’m really encouraged by how our kids have developed in the weight room and developing physical and mental toughness that’s going to pay dividends this year. … We’ve got several kids on the defensive side that lead by example in their work ethic and how they approach things and how they’ve become seasoned over the last couple of years. There’s nothing that’s going to scare them or freak them out. Nothing will be too big for them.”

— Coach Carl Stralow

“We’re a lot closer as a family. We trust each other more and our work ethic has been phenomenal. This summer we really pushed ourselves in the weight room and on the field. These guys really like to work hard and won’t give up.”

— LB Garrett Blubaugh

Notable: Keller’s two previous freshman classes — those players who are now juniors and sophomores — have gone 8-2 and 7-3.


Keller offensive lineman Maea Teuhema the top-ranked area player on Rivals’ 2015 Top 100


The Rivals Top 100 for the Class of 2015 have been revealed, and five players from the Dallas/Fort Worth area have made the list.

Keller offensive lineman Maea Teuhema, a Texas pledge and younger brother of soon-to-be Texas signee DE Sione Teuhema, is the top-ranked player from the area, No. 17 — the final player on the list to receive a five-star designation. Mesquite Poteet DE/OLB Malik Jefferson is the highest-ranked defensive player from the area, coming in at No. 20. Teuhema, Jefferson and Plano West RB Soso Jamabo (No. 34) are all the second-highest ranked players in their positions from Rivals.

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Dallas/Fort Worth-area players on Rivals’ 2015 Top 100
17. Maea Teuhema, Keller, OL
20. Malik Jefferson, Mesquite Poteet, OLB
29. DaMarkus Lodge, Cedar Hill, WR
34. Soso Jamabo, Plano West, RB
75. Darrion Daniels, Bishop Dunne, DT

Keller Shakes Slow Start, Cruises Past Keller Timber Creek

By Eric Liles

Special to the Star-Telegram

KELLER — Keller shook off a sluggish first half to pull away from Keller Timber Creek for a 31-13 victory.

The Indians’ Dalton Mills led all rushers with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Cameron Johnson scored two receiving touchdowns and grabbed five receptions for 111 yards.

Keller moved the ball to the Timber Creek 14-yard line on its opening series but came away empty after the Falcons’ Ian Masikini recovered a fumble to end the drive.

The Indians (5-4, 2-4 District 4-5A) stalled on a 16-play drive at the Timber Creek 14, but Christian Perkins made a 31-yard field goal for a 3-0 Keller lead in the second quarter.

Timber Creek’s offense didn’t gain a first down until late in the second quarter, but the Falcons led 7-3 at halftime.

The score came after Deshawn Diggs fumbled after a catch inside Keller territory. Keller recovered but lost possession in a scramble. Diggs recovered at the Keller 7. Timber Creek’s Amon Lindsay ran for a touchdown on the next play.

The Indians started at their own 33 to begin the third quarter and covered the distance in three plays. Mills capped a three-play drive with a 39-yard TD run to open the second half.

Keller stopped a fake punt by Timber Creek, and Hunter McEachern took a pitch from Mills on a flea-flicker and found Cameron Johnson for a 53-yard TD pass at 9:15 in the third quarter.

The Falcons’ Anthony Millsap scored on a 1-yard run on the final play of the third quarter.

Timber Creek (2-7, 1-5) trailed 24-13 after the blocked extra point.

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Keller Rallies to Edge Haltom in OT Behind Running Back’s Timely Plays

Thu 10/17, 7:00pm, Keller ISD Athletic Complex, Keller

By Greg Bogomol

Special to the Star-Telegram

KELLER — Keller running back Dalton Mills rested the entire first half and finished the night with only three carries. Two of those three went for touchdowns, including the game-winner on the first play of overtime to lift Keller to a 34-27 District 4-5A victory over Haltom at the Keller Athletic Complex.

Mills rumbled in from 25 yards out in the overtime and then watched his defense stand firm as Dane Melder picked off a fourth down pass to seal the victory.

With his team trailing 27-20 late in the game, Mills lined up behind center, took the direct snap and darted in from 3 yards out with 1:26 remaining to tie the game at 27.

Haltom (3-4, 1-3), which trailed 14-9 at the half, fought back to take a 20-14 lead with 10:09 to play in the game on a 6-yard run by Israel Walton. Keller (4-3, 1-3) answered 1:29 later when Hunter McEachern found Nick Johnston down the sideline for a 42-yard score. The extra point missed, leaving it tied at 20.

The Buffalos, who carried 62 times for 331 yards led by quarterback Jonathon Armstrong’s 210-yard performance, retook the lead with 5:13 remaining on a 10-yard run by Mario Ramirez.

Haltom finished with 399 yards offense, but Keller’s defense held when it had to, forcing two field goals from Salvador Suarez. His first was from 38 yards in the second quarter and the other from 44 late in the third to cut the lead to 14-12.

McEachern completed 17 of 31 for 235 yards and three touchdowns to lead Keller’s passing attack, including a 41-yard strike to Dillon Smith to give the Indians a 14-3 second-quarter lead.

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Keller Central 23, Keller 20

KELLER — Hunter Morrow connected on a 47-yard field goal with 1:40 left to play as Keller Central (2-3, 1-1 District 4-5A) rallied for a win over Keller (3-2, 0-2).

Morrow made three field goals, with all coming from 40 yards or longer.

K.T. Smeby scored on a 50-yard touchdown for Central with 58 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 20-17. Morrow tied the score at 20 early in the fourth with a 40-yard field goal before hitting on his game-winning kick.

TD on fourth-down direct snap gets Justin Northwest's offense on a roll in 31-17 win over Keller


Published: 27 September 2013 11:52 PM

Updated: 28 September 2013 01:20 AM

KELLER — Facing fourth-and-short with three minutes left in the first half at the Keller 5-yard line, Justin Northwest coach Bill Patterson had two options Friday night: play it safe and kick the field goal, or play the odds and go for a touchdown.

With the wind howling at Keller ISD Athletic Center, Patterson rolled the dice and reaped the rewards. Northwest wide receiver Emmanuel Moore took a direct snap and rushed to the right side for a touchdown, giving Patterson’s team a lead it wouldn’t give up in a 31-17 victory.

“That’s not good coaching, I should have kicked the field goal,” Patterson said. “I don’t know, I just felt like we had a formation that we worked on and we executed. Going up 14-0 at half was big.”

Northwest quarterback Jesse Drummer completed 14 of 18 attempts for 156 yards and one touchdown. The Northwest defense allowed just 74 rushing yards to a Keller team that averaged more than 150 on the ground entering the game.

Northwest (4-0) followed its first scoring drive by holding Keller (3-1) to a three-and-out deep in its own territory. The Keller punt wobbled against a strong headwind, giving Northwest the ball at midfield. Five plays and 51 yards later, wide receiver Brady Byrd hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dusty Cloud to make it 14-0 at the break.

Keller had an opportunity to score in the third quarter when it recovered a Northwest fumble at its 18-yard line with three minutes left. But facing third-and-long, Keller quarterback Hunter McEachern was intercepted in the end zone by Northwest defensive back Parker Kneis. Northwest responded with a score on its following drive — a 51-yard touchdown catch by Chase Morrison to make it 21-0.

Both teams found offensive rhythm in the fourth quarter. Northwest scored on a 27-yard field goal and 45-yard touchdown run from Dennis Adrole — who finished with a game-high 129 yards rushing. Keller also recorded a 30-yard field goal to go along with two receiving touchdowns for Cameron Johnson.

Keller's Revived Football Program is Turning Heads

By Greg Bogomol

Special to the Star-Telegram

No one can remember for sure the last time the Keller Indians started the season 3-0, but the one thing they can be sure of that this week’s game against Northwest, also 3-0 will be one of the biggest in the past decade.

“It doesn’t really matter to us if people think we’re good or not,” head coach Carl Stralow said. “The most important thing for us to convey to the kids is it’s all about us and as long as we think were good that’s all the matters.”

Keller also has found a little extra incentive to play for this season as one of their teammates who would have been one of the leaders and captains wasn’t able to play.

“This group has come together to become a tight knit unit who plays for each other,” Stralow said. “They don’t care who’s getting the yardage or whose getting the credit; they all care about the team and getting the win. We probably got a few wins so far people didn’t think we would get, but it’s been fun.”

The team started to turn heads with its season opening victory over Prosper 24-23 and then knocked off Mansfield 24-7 to go to 2-0, but people around the area and school started believing when they knocked off one of the areas powerhouses Bell 20-0 two weeks ago on the Blue Raiders home turf.

“We have to keep the kids in the present and make their focus on that day and what we are doing,” Stralow said. “We’re letting them know that it’s one game at a time and you can’t look back at what you did. We have to make sure we keep our eye on the task ahead and play the next game one at a time.”

Right now the Indians despite all their success have their sights set on Northwest in a game will most likely go a long way to challenging not only for one of the four playoff spots, but Carroll for the district title.

“I honestly think more than anything, is that this group has decided to come together and play harder than they ever have,” Stralow said. “There just very opportunistic and fight their tails off and that’s the mentality they have. I’m not going to take and credit for our success right now.”

Leading the way on offense has been senior running back Dalton Mills who has rushed for 333 yards on 60 carries and four scores. Stralow noted that teams knew Mills would be the focal point and has pointed to senior quarterback Hunter McEachern as a key to the offense.

“Hunter just wants to win no matter if we throw the ball eight times or 50,” Stralow said. “He does whatever we ask and never complains. His first focus is the team and making sure they win. I couldn’t be happier that he’s our quarterback right now.”

McEachern has completed 21 of 36 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He threw both of his touchdowns in the victory over Bell as he connected on 7 of 13 passes.

“Having used this system last year and over and over in spring it has become easier,” McEachern said. “I just really tried to work my butt of during the off season. The offensive line does a great job of getting me protection when we do pass, but first we’re going to try to run it down your throat. When you stop it were going to throw it so I just try to be as accurate as I can. As long as were winning it doesn’t matter to me, it’s all about helping the team win.”

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3-0 Here We Go

Keller’s quick start

Carl Stralow just needed some time.

Keller’s second-year head coach has gotten that, and things seems to be clicking for the Indians, who improved to 3-0 with last week’s 20-0 win over Hurst L.D. Bell.

“Any time you have more time around kids, you know what they’re more capable of doing,” Stralow said. “A year helps that. We are different in play-calling and offense and defense to match this particular group of kids.”

With Friday’s victory, Keller matched its 2012 win total. The Indians were opportunistic in getting there. Bell outgained Keller 355-193 in total yardage, but Keller forced five fumbles and recovered three.

“We’re not getting any style points,” Stralow said. “We’re just about ready to print shirts that say ‘Win ugly, win often.’ ”

Stralow said his team still needs to “clean up” each segment of its game. The Indians will get a chance to do that during this week’s bye.

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DMN: Defensive player of the week (9/15): Keller’s Houston Miller


Staff Writer

Published: 15 September 2013 07:57 PM

Updated: 15 September 2013 07:58 PM

What he did: Miller led the Keller defensive front in a 20-0 victory against Hurst L.D. Bell, which had scored 39 and 49 points in its first two games. Keller was outgained by more than 150 yards, but staunch goal-line stands and turnovers gave Keller the victory.

Who he is: A 6-4, 220-pound sophomore defensive end.

The stats: 8 tackles, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery and a blocked field goal.

He said it: “We have a lot of pride in our defense. It means a lot to us to pitch a shutout, and show the team last year we lost by only a field goal to, that this year we’re not anything to mess with. It also means a lot for me being a sophomore, and the coaches having the trust in me to do what I do.”

Coach said it: “His future is bright. That young man will definitely help our program over the next several years. He is a good football player, and has a chance to be a great one here shortly. We don’t win if we don’t create turnovers in that game. ” — Carl Stralow

Did you know?

Miller attended the “Top Gun” football camp last summer, held in Dublin, Ohio. The camp, run by Football University, is reserved for top athletes from across the nation who qualify in regional camps. Miller said he’s working to earn a college scholarship, and he dreams of someday playing in the NFL.

Honorable mention

Garrett Blubaugh 




17 tackles, 1 FF 


Turnovers help Keller blank L.D. Bell

Fri 9/13, 7:30pm, Pennington Field, Bedford

By Shawn Smajstrla

Special to the Star-Telegram

BEDFORD — Keller was opportunistic in spoiling Hurst L.D. Bell’s homecoming Friday night at Pennington Field.

The Indians played stellar red-zone defense and took advantage of four Blue Raiders fumbles en route to a 20-0 road victory despite being outgained 355 yards to 193.

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Bell (2-1) dominated the first half statistically, outgaining the Indians 216-77, but found itself trailing by a touchdown. The Raiders fumbled four times in the half, losing three.

The first came on Bell’s second possession, which started at its own 6-yard line. The Raiders drove to the Keller 25, but quarterback Colson Romano was sacked and fumbled.

The Bell defense forced Keller to punt, but Johnny Leon mishandled the punt and the Indians pounced on it at the Raiders’ 46.

Keller (3-0) took advantage of the mistake. Four plays later McEachern connected with Brandon Poyser for a 26-yard touchdown to make it 7-0.

The Raiders again threatened on the ensuing drive. Fua Sapoi ran 42 yards to the Keller 1. But the Indians’ defense stiffened. Twice Bell was turned back, and on third down a botched exchange led to the Raiders’ third turnover of the half.

Keller again kept the Raiders off the board in the third quarter by blocking a 39-yard field-goal attempt. The next Bell possession resulted in another turnover. Romano hit T.J. Hardy for what looked to be a big play, but a Keller defensive back jarred the ball loose.

The Indians capitalized again. This time McEachern connected with Connor Killian from 6 yards to make it 13-0 after a missed PAT.

Keller secured the victory when running back Dalton Mills completed a fourth-down jump pass to Sione Teuhema for a 7-yard touchdown to make it 20-0 with 2:10 to play. The touchdown was set up by the Indians’ biggest play of the night, a 45-yard run by Poyser.

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Great start in 2013 for the Indians!

By Kevin Casas

Special to the Star-Telegram

KELLER — After the offense sputtered on its first two possessions, Keller needed a spark to get rolling Thursday night.

The Indians found it on defense, as outside linebacker and Texas recruit Sione Teuhema recorded three sacks and three more tackles for loss in a 24-7 nondistrict victory over Mansfield at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.

The senior’s play helped give Keller (2-0) better field position in the second quarter, enabling quarterback Hunter McEachern and running back Dalton Mills to get the offense going.

“My job is just to do what I can to get the offense in situations to succeed,” Teuhema said. “I never know what the coaches are going to call on defense, but on all the sacks, their offense was kind of confused on what we were doing.”

What Keller did was ride that confusion to short-field success, running only 44 plays for 212 yards and six possessions that started in Mansfield territory. The Tigers drop to 0-2.

McEachern and the Indians struggled in the first two offensive series of the game before Teuhema dropped Mansfield quarterback Caleb Evans at the end of the first quarter.

That helped Keller take the ball at the start of the second quarter on the Mansfield 31-yard line.

McEachern capped that six-play drive with a 17-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0.

Another strong defensive stop led to a Christian Perkins 36-yard field goal before Teuhema chased Evans again around left end.

The 15-yard loss led to more great field position and Mills capped a six-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown run for a 17-0 lead.

“We’ve started slow two weeks in a row now, and I can’t really put my finger on why,” Keller coach Carl Stralow said. “We’re just going to run the ball here, we’re not going to hide that. We’re just going to line up and hit you with it.”

Keller ran 33 running plays and threw 11 passes, but only three of those passes were downfield.

Evans completed 10 passes for 141 yards to lead the Tigers.

Keller Wins 2013 Season Opener!

After taking an impressive lead in the first half, the Indians fought hard to hang on for the win against Prosper with a final of 24-23.

Senior running back Dalton Mills led the way with 2 touchdowns and 190 yards rushing on 25 carries. Brandon Poyser also scored a TD on a run in the first quarter to put Keller up 7-0. Senior kicker Christian Perkins sealed the early lead with a 47 yard field goal in the second half. The score at the half was 17-7 Keller.

But, Prosper was not going to back down easily. After scoring late in the first half and putting on an impressive passing display in the second half, the Eagles scored a touchdown late in the fourth to come within 1 of tying the ballgame with just seconds left on the clock.

However, after a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for celebrating after the TD, Prosper was pushed back to kick a 35 yarder for the PAT. In a dramatic finish, the Eagles missed the kick to send Keller to the win column for their first outing of the 2013 season!

Board Approves Carl Stralow as New Head Football Coach


Keller ISD’s Board of Trustees approved March 8 the hiring of Carl Stralow as the new head football coach of Keller High School.

Carl Stralow joins KHS and Keller ISD after serving as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator at Colleyville Heritage High School since 2007. Prior to that he was the Defensive Coordinator at Coppell High School for seven years and served as Assistant Head Coach at Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Fla. from 1988-2000.

KISD Athletics Director Bob DeJonge said Stralow brings to Keller a great deal of coaching experience and a history of success at every level.

“Coach Stralow is a passionate, committed, and energetic leader, and I believe our students will benefit greatly from his guidance and experience,” DeJonge said. “Keller ISD and the Keller High School community are very excited to welcome him to our family.”

Stralow holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and Secondary Physical Education Certification in the state of Texas.


Ryan vs. KELLER, originally scheduled for 10/22/2015, has been rescheduled for 10/24/15 at 1 p.m. at Keller ISD Stadium.

Keller rallies for overtime win over Keller Timber Creek

Keller rallies for overtime win over Keller Timber Creek

Fri 10/16,7:00pm,Keller ISD Athletic Complex, Keller

By Eric Liles

Special to the Star-Telegram

Why Keller won: Down 38-30 with three minutes left, the Indians moved 80 yards in nine plays with Tyler Tutt scoring on a 4-yard run with 36 seconds to play. Tutt’s 2-point conversion pass to Houston Miller forced overtime where Luke Hogan won it with a 40-yard field goal.

Key players: Tutt ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Timber Creek’s Braxton Washington led all rushers with 186 yards.
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Key stat: Keller’s Landry Hutchins returned a kickoff 75 yards for a TD and Liam Ardigo went 103 yards for another score.

Records: Keller 5-2, 2-2 5-6A; Timber Creek 1-5, 1-3


KHS running back Tyler Tutt has been nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week award, presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Wells Fargo. Vote now!


KHS running back Tyler Tutt has been nominated for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Week award, presented by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Wells Fargo. Vote now! Poll closes Friday at noon.

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