There are some changes to our Jr. High, JV and Varsity Football this week.
Good luck to Italy’s Head Coach/AD David Weaver and the Gladiators who will be taking on Hubbard in Jaguar country tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are unbeaten in district play so fan support is paramount! Italy comes off a key 34-27 win over Chilton.
There will be a fan bus for Italy High School students who would like to attend the football game in Hubbard Friday. The bus will leave the football field at 6 on Friday. Permission slips will go home with high school students Tuesday and must be returned, to Mrs. Ballard, by the close of business on Wednesday. Students should pay close attention to the weather for Friday and dress appropriately.
The following are updates for this Thursday’s JH and JV football games (Thursday, October 22nd).
There has been a change in the football schedule for this Thursday, October 15th, 2015.
The Italy High School Athletic Department will be hosting the annual Homecoming Bonfire Wednesday, September 30, behind the Jimmy Davis Memorial Field House, same as last year. The community is asked to start arriving at 7:30 p.m. and then ceremonial lighting of the bonfire will be around 8:30 p.m.
The Mighty Italy Gladiators (0-2) in their menacing new uniforms are ‘All In’ as they have their sites set on the Blooming Grove Lions (1-1) in a non-district, week three showdown Friday night at the Grove. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. Go Gladiators! Carpe Diem!!
The Italy ISD Administration Office will start selling season passes to the home football games beginning Monday, August 24, 2015. The first home game is Friday, August 28th. Passes will be $30.00 each.
Italy ISD Athletic Director/HFC David Weaver has submitted the 2015 Italy Gladiator Varsity Football Schedule, as well as, the JV and JH football schedules. Go Gladiators!
Italy Gladiator Football will mixup its Varsity and JV squads for an intersquad scrimmage this coming Saturday, August 8, starting at 9:00 a.m. to wrap up their first week of two-a-days. Fans are invited to attend the event and there will be a parent meeting in the stands immediately following the action. White Towel Donations Needed!
Italy ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach David Weaver has released a schedule of meeting and practice times regarding Italy Gladiator Football’s two-a-days practices starting next week. Important information for football players and parents.
Coach Weaver would like to remind the community that we still have two camps to take advantage of during the summer. Football Camp is NEXT WEEK, and Volleyball Camp will be the week following. Softball Camp will be during Spring Break this year. It is not too late to sign up! Walk-ups are welcome, and we will take all paperwork and payments on first day of camp.
Catch Italy Gladiators Coby Jeffords and John Byers competing in this summer’s 5th Annual North Texas All-Star Bowl East vs. West Classic tomorrow evening on June 13, 2015, at Pennington Field in Hurst, Texas. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Italy Gladiator Football’s John Byers and Coby Jeffords were selected to compete in this summer’s North American All Stars 5th Annual 2015 North Texas Bowl All-Star football game DFW East vs. West Classic.
The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced has selected senior Gladiator football player Kyle Fortenberry to participate in their 7th Annual 2015 All-Star Victory Bowl to be held at Waco ISD Stadium on June 13. KICK OFF will be at 6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Italy Gladiator senior Cody Boyd who was presented his Academic All-State Certificate this week by Italy Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Charles Tindol.
The Gladiator Football program and AD/HFC Charles Tindol announce Italy’s 2014 All-District award winners for their relentless efforts on the grid-iron this season.
The Italy Gladiators overcome an early touchdown by the Wortham Bulldogs to emerge victorious in the final moments of their district duel this past Friday night, keeping their playoff hopes alive!
Parents and community members— we know you’ll want to come out and support many of our seniors as we recognize their efforts throughout high school. Senior football players, cheerleaders, cross country participants, and band members will be recognized during this Friday night’s football game against Dallas Gateway. Recognition will take place on the football field at 7 p.m. before the game. We hope to see you there.
The Gladiators had momentum coming off a 48-26 win against Dawson but the highly ranked Chilton Pirates defended their home turf with an important district win over Italy.
Enjoy photos and a video from the 2014 Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally. Bonfire coverage is also included in the video.
The Gladiators defeat Dawson 48-26 to win homecoming, quarterback Joe Celis gains 249 yards and scores 3 TDs, Coby Jeffords scores 4 TDs and Kelsey Nelson and Chase McGinnis are crowned the 2014 Italy High School Homecoming Queen and King!!!
The Gladiators feel the sting of the Meridian Yellowjackets after a 48-26 district loss to their old time foes. The Gladiators will no doubt look to rebound in their homecoming matchup against visiting Dawson on Friday.
The Italy Gladiators score their first points of the 2014 season and win their district opener over the Frost Polar Bears 35-19 with senior Gladiator running back Coby Jeffords rushing for 5 touchdowns.
The Italy Gladiators were off to a strong start against visiting Blooming Grove but injuries turned the tide in favor of the Lions.
The Gladiators begin their 2014 campaign 0-2 after a loss to Maypearl but hope to get on track against the Blooming Grove Lions this coming Friday in what will be Italy’s first home game.
The JV Gladiators showed promise but the visiting Maypearl JV showed up ready to play on Thursday at historic Willis Field in Italy.
The Gladiators gave it their all and battled to the end in a losing effort against Kerens but hope to right their war chariots against rival Maypearl this Friday night.
The Italy ISD has reserved seats available for purchase for the upcoming football season at Willis Field.
The Gladiators received an influx of new players while already relying on younger players to fill their varsity roster. Therefore, Head Coach Charles Tindol played them all in a scrimmage against Palmer’s best. Freshman thru seniors, every Italy player was a varsity Gladiator this past Thursday.
The 2A Italy Gladiators match the 3A Valley Mills Eagles in a pad-popping, hard fought scrimmage with Italy turning question marks about their team into a bunch of these: !!!!!!!!!!!
Italy ISD Athletic Director/HFC Charles Tindol has released the 2014 Gladiator Football schedules. We hope to see YOU at the games!
The Gladiator Football JV and varsity squads will play their first scrimmage tomorrow, Saturday, August 16th. This will be the traditional “White Towel Scrimmage” and they ask that everyone bring a white towel (or two) to donate to the football program. A donation box will be available. Scrimmage starts at 10:00am at the IHS practice field (vs Valley Mills).
With their patchy home field on the mend, the Italy Gladiators are plugging in younger players to fill in gaps at the varsity ranks with two-a-day workouts underway.
The athletic department will be conducting physicals for incoming student-athletes inside the Italy Coliseum Dome on Thursday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. All school bus drivers (Bus Drivers/Coaches/Teachers) will also be required to have a physical and will need to attend.
NOTICE: >>> Midnight Madness cancelled due to field maintenance<<<
George E. Scott Coliseum on the Italy High School campus swells with excitement as senior Zain Byers is surrounded by supporters who were on hand to share in the moment of Byers signing his commitment letter to play collegiate football for the Austin College Kangaroos in Sherman, Texas.
Italy Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Charles Tindol, would like to thank the community for their donations and magazine prescription purchases to help send our four selected senior Gladiator football players to their summer all-star bowl games.
TaMarcus Sheppard and Darol Mayberry will represent Italy in the 6th Annual Super Centex FCA Victory Bowl, as members of the Red Team, while Shad Newman and Zain Byers will be representing Italy during the 3rd Annual North Texas Bowl DFW East/West Classic All-Star game being played at Pennington Field as members of the West Squad.
Gladiator football seniors TaMarcus Sheppard and Darol Mayberry to join 2013 teammates Trevon Robertson and Zain Byers on the coveted Italy Gladiator Football’s All-State Golden Hall of Fame.
Italy Gladiator Football’s Zain Byers and Trevon Robertson were selected as 2013 Class A All-State players by the Associated Press which is based on regular-season performances.
Gladiator discount card available for purchase at the Uptown Cafe-Italy, Varner’s Alon gas station-Italy and inside the Italy Auto Supply store. The $10.00 card offers great deals on meals at several area eateries, coffee and ice cream and/or yogurt shops.
The Italy Gladiator Football team has a few Italy Gladiator 2013 District Champion shirt sizes remaining at a discounted price. The cost has been lowered to $10.00 per shirt and will make great keepsakes or christmas gift, jazz up any trophy case or wall of fame and can even live on forever as part of a school spirited quilt.
The Italy Gladiators dominated their district competition for an undefeated 5-0 district championship and then amassed 32 all-district awards to top the list.
The Collinsville Pirates end Italy’s playoff run before it could really begin after a first-quarter injury to senior Gladiator quarterback, TaMarcus Sheppard, helped sink Italy’s hopes for an area championship.
Fan bus has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
Bi-district burgers and fries fill up bye week with Italy waiting for a winner between Wolfe City and Collinsville.
The 2013 Gladiator Football playoff shirts are ready! Please make plans to come by the Italy High School dome on Thursday, November 21st between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:00pm and pick up your preordered shirt(s).
Inspirational pre-game photos from Italy’s Senior Night pep rally as the Gladiators prepare for playoff battle.
We will not let our guys leave for their first playoff game without a little pep in their step, so we are having send off at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd!
Celebrating Senior Night, the Italy Gladiators take care business and defeat Kerens 33-7 to post an undefeated 5-0 district record and claim the title outright. Playoffs, here we come!!!