Another windy afternoon. I took a short flight over the new field, but the wind kept me from big fly overs. I may try again in the morning.
It was a very windy day when I took my drone out last week. I hear they are going to be doing the gladiator head soon, so I will go out and get another video very soon.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club and the Italy ISD Athletic Department appreciates the support that our community gives to our student athletes. They would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring two of our athletes’ participation in upcoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes contests.
Italy Gladiator junior student-athlete Clay Riddle was recently awarded All-State honors as a member of the 2016-2017 Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class 2A All-State Football Team.
Italy High School senior football student-athlete David De La Hoya has recently been selected to participate in the 9th Annual 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game. The game will be played at Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday, June 10, with the kick-off set for 6:30 p.m.
Several Italy Gladiators receive All-District recognition among 2016 2A-1 Region II District 8 voting with junior Clay Riddle earning 1st Team both ways. Seniors Kevin Johnson and David De La Hoya also earned 1st Team honors on offense after the Gladiators made playoffs for a second consecutive season.
Italy Gladiator senior football players Aaron Pittmon and Austin Pittmon have been selected to play for the grey squad of the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Donations can made thru their gofundme.com Help send Pittmon Brothers to Blue-Grey All-American Bowl account. Go Italy!
This article contains field location and an attachment detailing stadium regulations and parking information regarding Friday nights 2A-Division 1 Bi-District Playoff matchup between the Italy Gladiators vs. the Crawford Pirates. There is also a link to pre-order tickets online. Go Gladiators!
Show your support and order your T-Shirt Today! All order forms must be turned into the High School Front Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00pm. A form has been attached with this article or you can fill out a form at the front office. Go Gladiators!
UPDATE! The Italy JV Football Game has been moved to Mart since Bosqueville’s field is under water. Start time will be 6:00 p.m. or immediately following Mart’s one Jr. High game. Go Italy!
I was given permission to fly my drone over the construction site where the new football field is being built at Italy High School. I plan on doing a video of the project as it completes, but wanted to share this raw footage so that everyone can see what is going on now.
The Italy Jr. High Gladiators will only have one game to play on Thursday, September 22, at Dallas Gateway Charter starting at 5:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, the Italy JV Gladiators will travel to Waco Lavega for a 7:30p.m. kickoff. Go Italy!
The deadline for Italy High School Senior Ads is this Friday, September 23, for the homecoming program. These memories last forever and your son or daughter will be thrilled to see the personal recognition!
After opening their 2016 campaign with wins over Valley Mills, 23-2, and Mildred, 41-21, the Italy Gladiators, fueled by 2 defensive touchdowns, shutout Blooming Grove 42-0 to improve their non-district record to 3-0. Go Italy!
The Italy Varsity and Junior High Cheerleaders are now taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts! Orders can be placed through a cheerleader, at Mrs. Ballard’s office in the high school, or by emailing the cheer sponsors.
The Italy Gladiator JV and Varsity football teams will be having a scrimmage this Friday, August 19, in McGregor. Italy will be testing their might against Little River Academy with the JV matchup starting at 5:00 p.m. and immediately followed by the Varsity scrimmage.
Football Season Passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 15, 2015 after 1:00 p.m., in the Administration Office. The price is $30.00 each and includes all home football games.
During their annual Gold and White Scrimmage on Saturday, the 2016 Italy Gladiators put on a solid performance for their fans with one big play after another. Thru the air or on the ground, Italy’s district opponents should beware!
Italy Gladiator Football’s Gold and White Scrimmage will be THIS SATURDAY, August 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Willis Field. Admission will be Towel donations. 2016 Italy Gladiator JV / Varsity Football Schedules are within this article.
Italy’s Clayton Miller represents Italy High School and Gladiator Football during the 8th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game held in Waco on Saturday.
Italy Gladiator Football senior Clayton Miller will be representing the old gold and white in the 2016 8th Annual FCA Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at Waco, ISD – Kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
Italy Gladiator senior Clayton Miller was named a 1st Team All-State Defensive Back for TheOldCoach.com Class 2A Division II All-State Team. Miller becomes the 61st Gladiator to be added to the coveted Golden Wall of Fame.
Enjoy images from the first annual Fall 2015 Sports Banquet hosted by the Italy High School Athletic Department and Booster Club. The event honored Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, Volleyball Teams and Football Teams during a ceremony held inside the Dome.
Five Gladiators were honored on the 2015-2016 UIL Football All-District 10-2A Division II list with senior Clayton Miller being named the district’s Defensive MVP. Clay Riddle and Joe Celis both earned first-team all-district accolades on both sides of the ball.
3:35 p.m. Send-off downtown
7:30 p.m. Kick-off in Joshua at Owl Stadium
Come out and support your Gladiator football team tonight at Dallas Gateway!
The Italy Junior High football game is rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm.
The JV will play Hillsboro immediately following the JH game here in Italy. These changes are being made to make sure we could get the games in prior to the expected rain tomorrow. The games are in Italy.
EDITORS NOTE: Updated 11/4/15 1:10pm
There has been a change to our Jr. High and JV football schedule for this week.
Orders & Payment will be accepted through Friday, November 6.
Shirts will be delivered after Wednesday, November 11.
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.