Fired up Yellowjackets
Special to The Ellis County Press
FERRIS – The start of a new school year brings the anticipation of a new year of athletic competition with it. It’s no secret that football is a large part of almost every Texas high school’s athletic program.
Ferris High School is no exception, but the 2011 football season brings with it an even higher level of anticipation.
This year marks a couple of important firsts for the program and the Independent School District.
Along with a new press box, upgraded seating in some areas and a new entrance to the football stadium, the Yellowjackets are under the direction of a new athletic director and football coach, Aaron Emeyabbi.
Emeyabbi came to Ferris from Irving’s Nimitz High School where he was an offensive line coach.
A graduate of Southeastern Missouri State University, he coached football and track and taught World History. Coach Emeyabbi is excited about the new football season and the additions to the stadium.
Nine new coaches have been hired and the team is younger overall than last year’s squad.
Emeyabbi wanted to take the football program in a different direction, so the Jackets are focusing more on the throwing side of the game than the running, but the run game will still play a vital role.
His goal is to get the students, parents and fans fired up about Ferris Yellowjackets football.
The firing up has already begun on the practice field and will continue under the lights in the Jackets’ first home game, Friday, Aug. 26 at Yellowjackets Stadium.