Author: Matt Davis

+ 11 years in coaching profession + 4 years as Head Coach/JH Athletic Coordinator at Liberty JH, RISD + 2015 JH Coach of the Year, RISD + 8 JH District Championships + 2 Undefeated JH Football Teams + 3 Undefeated JH Track Teams + 1 Undefeated JH Basketball Team Graduate of Texas A&M University, 1992, Bachelor of Arts English/Philosophy. Married to Sarah Davis graduate of Indiana University 2008, Bachelor of Science Business/Management. Three children: Nick, 16, Jr.JJP Football/Baseball; Jordan, 14, Fr. JJP; Colin, 3.

Berkner Freshman Green Win Opener vs Forney

The Berkner Freshman Green team kicked off the nightcap at 7p with an entire-game effort. After a little early back and forth Forney punched in the game’s first score and took a 7-0 lead on the Rams which lasted to halftime. But the second half would tell a different story. The Rams controlled the ball and used a strong ground game to fight back with the first touchdown of their 2017 season. RB Devin Joshua put the Rams on his back and pounded the middle of the field to put the Rams in scoring position where he completed the drive by punching the ball through the middle of the Forney defense and into the endzone. After a special teams miscue allowing the Jackrabbits to return the kickoff for a touchdown the Rams countered with more time-chewing offense and after driving the field again Slot Receiver Kobe Milligan found the front corner of the endzone for his first touchdown. It was then that the Ram defense would treat their fans to the 2 plays of the game with the first coming on an interception by MLB Brian Jaimes. The Rams offense would reward Jaimes by marching the ball to another Kobe Milligan touchdown and an 18-14 lead. The resilient Jackrabbit squad had time left to counter the Rams but it would be Jaimes stepping up again on the Ram defense by picking-off another pass and giving the Rams the control to end the game. The final score was Berkner 18 Forney 14. Your Green team players of the game were Brian Jaimes on Defense and Kobe Milligan plus Devin Joshua on Offense. Your Berkner freshmen will play host to Naaman Forest on Thursday September 7 at Berkner HS. Kickoffs are set for 530 & 7p. We hope to see you at the Rams 2017 home opener. GO RAMS!!!

Berkner Freshman White Drop to Forney 22-8

The Berkner Freshman White football team traveled to Forney high school Thursday for their season opener vs the Jackrabbits. The two teams played a close game through the first 2 1/2 quarters highlighted by a Max Bennett 59yd touchdown run. Also of note was the effort made by Xavieran Dews. Dews’ hard running kept the Rams in the game. In the end, the Jackrabbits took advantage of a few Ram miscues and came away with a 22-8 victory. Players of the game on offense were Max Bennett and Xavieran Dews and on defense Jalen Simpson.

Berkner Freshman Football v Forney 8.31.17

Thursday August 31, 2017 your Berkner Freshman Rams travel to Forney’s City Bank Stadium to take on the Forney Jackrabbits. The stadium address is 1800 College Avenue Forney, Texas 75126 on the campus of Forney High School. The Berkner White team will leave campus at 345p and will have a 530p kickoff. The Berkner Green team will leave campus at 515p and will have a 700p kickoff. We hope to see lots of familiar faces in the stands to cheer both teams off to a 1-0 start. GO RAMS!!!

Berkner Freshman Football

Our Freshman played a great inter squad scrimmage on Saturday. As coaches we feel this group has put in good work and saw good results. This Friday August 25, 2017 your Berkner Ram Freshman Football team will scrimmage Sachse HS at Sachse at 530p. This is a structured practice to run plays and will not resemble a back and forth game-we will feature offensive and defensive focus periods. We hope to see you in the stands!!!!

Sachse High School     3901 Miles Road     Sachse, Texas 75048

Berkner Freshman Football Opens Season

Monday your Berkner Ram Football team opened their season with a long, hot, humid, but nonetheless effective practice. Our Freshman boys will have full workouts Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-9p, Thursday from 4-7p, and Friday from 7-11a. Each day the team will cool off after practice with a trip to the Berkner natatorium. Saturday we will have an inner-squad scrimmage. School begins Monday August 21 and the Freshmen will practice next week Monday through Thursday, all 4 days, from 430-6p. On Friday August 25 we will scrimmage Sachse at Sachse HS after school. Please come out and support our Freshman, JV, and Varsity Berkner Ram football teams!!!

Berkner v Skyline

Your Berkner Rams traveled to Dallas Skyline on Friday to close out the 2-game district set. Coming off their best hit performance of the season the Rams bats posted an additional 8 hits in this second affair. Unfortunately the Rams also left 5 men on base including squandering a 1-out triple by freshman Cole Hill in the top of the 5th inning. Senior Tommy Kramer and freshman Cole Hill each posted multiple hits with zero strikeouts. The Rams lost 4-3.

Skyline v Berkner

The Skyline Raiders traveled to Ram Ballpark Tuesday. Your Berkner Rams welcomed the Raiders with their biggest hit explosion of the season. After squandering a 2-out double by junior Garrett Randall in the bottom of the 1st inning the Rams struck with consecutive 1-out singles by senior Tommy Kramer and sophomore Grant Mootz. Two additional consecutive hits came after the second out of the inning by sophomore Nick McLemore and freshman Cole Hill. Consecutive hits score runs and Berkner closed the inning with two. The bottom of the 4th would see additional singles by Mootz, McLemore, and senior Jack Rouse while mixing in a HBP and walks for Hill, junior Elias Munoz, and Randall extending the Rams lead to 4-0 after 4 complete. With momentum firmly in hand the Rams continued their hitting ways in the bottom of the 5th inning as Kramer, Mootz, and McLemore would all reach base on singles and with a Skyline error in the mix the Rams would plate an additional 3 runs to close the inning at 7-0 which is also where the game would end. Your Berkner Ram players of the game were Grant Mootz and Nick McLemore who were both a perfect 3 for 3 (3 singles) from the dish.

JJ Pearce v Berkner

The JJ Pearce Mustangs traveled to Ram Ballpark on Friday. The Ram ball club honored their most inspirational teachers with a Teacher Appreciation pre-game where each teacher was escorted to the field by the baseball player that nominated them. They were each treated to a warm recognition by the fans, a team-signed baseball, and a free dinner at the game. Thanks teachers for everything you do!!!

As the game got underway on a beautiful Friday night both teams posted 3 scoreless innings. It was again, Berkner, who first broke the 0’s by posting individual runs in the 4th and 5th innings. Continue reading “JJ Pearce v Berkner”

Berkner v JJ Pearce

Last night your Ram baseball team traveled to the other side of 75 for a matchup with JJ Pearce. As has been the case recently the Rams jumped onto the Mustangs early. The Mustangs tried to score in the bottom of the first on a single to left field where senior Trey Verriere gloved the ground ball and fired a shot to sophomore catcher Grant Mootz beating the baserunner by several steps. In the top of the second senior Jordan Barr led off with a base hit and would score after a single by Mootz, staking the Rams to a 1-0 lead. JJP would respond in the bottom of the same frame knotting the score at 1. Our Ram hurler, junior Elias Munoz would battle 4 strong innings and platoon with senior Jack Rouse to keep the Rams within striking distance of the Mustangs. Ultimately, the Rams would struggle at the plate with 12 k’s registered to the Mustang pitchers and the game went to the ponies 4-1. Both clubs face-off again Friday at 730p at Ram ballpark.