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Mason Sticks with Puncher Family

Champs Make Coaching Change

The Mason Punchers won the Class 2A Division I State Championship last year with a big win over New Deal. This was their 3rd Championship game since 2011. They won the title in 2011 against Stanford and was the Runner up in 2014 against Canadian.

The big news at Mason for this next season is that they will have a new Head Coach. Kade Burns will be the schools new principal. He will be replaced by Michael McLeod.

Coach Burns was the Puncher Head Coach since 2011. He had a coaching record of 100-9-0 in those 8 season. Before that, he was the Head Coach at Thorndale where he went 15-6 during his 2 seasons there. He was also and assistant at Monahans.

His dad Melvin was the Punchers Head Coach (1971-1977,1984-1988) compiling a 101-32-1. Kade is a graduate of Mason. His 115-15-0 all-time coaching record puts him in tie for 411th place all-time.

Michael McLeod was the Puncher Defensive Coordinator for the past 6 years. He played College ball at Angelo State and is a Mason graduate. This will be his first Head Coaching job.

PUNCHER HIGHLIGHTS

all time record: 633-385-35 1,053 games

Playoff Appearances (40) Tied for 26th place all-time
1931,1954,1957,1958,1959,1961,1962,1972,1974,1976,1980,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988
1989,1990,1991,1993,1994,1995,1996,1999,2000,2001,2003,2004,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
2013,2014,2015,2016,2017,2018

Championship History: (3) 2-1
2011 Class 1A Division I -- Mason 62, Stamford 40
2014 Class 2A Division I -- Canadian 34, Mason 7
2018 Class 2A Division I -- Mason 44, Stamford 6


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2004 Mason - The Punchers had a great season only losing one regular season game (Ozona) before finally falling in the third round of the playoffs to Holliday.

2014 Mason - The Punchers rolled through the regular season without much challenge and continued to shine in the postseason despite a scare by Refugio in the Quarterfinals. They came up one game short though falling to Canadian in the Championship.

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