Steers 2021 Football



  • 2019-2020
    Good Morning Steer Family, 
    Your North Side Steers are 5-0 for the 1st time since 1946. The boys played a hard-fought against Poly game but all the hard work throughout practice allowed them to pull away in the end. Please congratulate the boys on their huge accomplishment when you see them. 
    Thank you all for continuing to support the program and helping our boys throughout these unusual times. 
    Joseph B. Turner
    Boys Athletic Coordinator
    Head Football Coach
    Head Boys Track & Field

Johnny Perez - DFW Offensive Player of the Week

DFW Offensive Player of the Week!

Adrian Martinez is DFW Star-Telegram defensive player of the week!

Adrian Martinez
  • 9/28/20

    It is great to say that we traveled to Joshua on Friday and defeated them in a hard-fought game, 36-29. The boys gave their all on the field and the coaching staff kept the energy up the entire game. We are 1-0. Attached you will find our Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Game. Please congratulate them if you have them in your class. #SteersUp
    Now on to some sad news. Our Game vs. Arlington Seguin has been cancelled. Seguin has been shut down for 2 weeks, so it is not on our end. I will be searching for a game this week and will notify everyone as soon as I find one. 

Steers 2019-2020 Football

Varsity Team

    The calls fill up coach’s mailbox, almost to the point where he can’t get back to everyone. Former teammates can’t help but text the guys right in the middle of it. The buzz in the community around North Side High School is unavoidable.nshs steers

    When a drought four decades in the making finally ends, you’re going to feel the love. 

    The Steers, back in the UIL football playoffs for the first time since 1979, are in the midst of creating something special. And they’re not done.

    “They’re aware of the history,” North Side coach Joseph Turner said. “These guys are pretty level-headed. I want to say we’ve done a good job of making sure they keep their heads down and stay focused and keep working hard. 

    “After the season we can sit down and talk about the things we’ve accomplished, the games that we’ve won and the stuff we’ve done, but right now it’s about playing football. We’ll worry about the rest when the season is over.”

    North Side qualified for a playoff spot from District 4-5A with one game left in the regular season. The Steers are 4-1 in league play and 5-4 overall. The regular season finale against Justin Northwest (5-4, 5-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Northwest Texas Stadium also happens to be for the district title.

    “It’s been one of the most exciting seasons with come-from-behind wins,” Turner said. “Even the games we didn’t win, we came back in the second half and put up some good points. The kids have been playing pretty hard. Securing a playoff spot is real, but we’re playing for a district championship Thursday so that speak volumes.”

    Turner didn’t expect to be playing for a title this season, admitting that reaching the playoffs was the team’s foremost focus. Now that they’re in this position, the narrative has changed.

    “We want to accomplish all our goals and play hard and try to win this championship,” junior wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton said.

    The Steers have made a habit of living on the edge this season. Three of their district wins have involved second-half comebacks, including rallying from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Polytechnic 21-20 last week and lock down the playoff berth.

    “We just stay focused and give everything we’ve got for the whole game,” junior quarterback Isaak Rosales said. “We have that mentality to never stop.”

    Turner just wishes they’d get started a little sooner.

    “They play better when their backs are against the wall,” he said. “I’m trying to get them to play better when their back is not against the wall. Just trying to get them to play better for all four quarters. We can’t keep coming from behind to win games because eventually that’s going to bite us.”

    Standing on the practice field earlier this week, Turner took time to reflect on where the program has come since taking over as head coach in 2015 after two years as an assistant.

    Now he’s hearing from former players from the last playoff team 40 years ago who are calling to teamphoto steers 1979 offer their congratulations and share stories from back in their day. Turner has invited those past Steers to games and introduced them to the team.

    The current Steers aren’t immune to what’s going on around them.

    “Trying to make history and make the community proud,” Lofton said. “Our community has really supported us and come out to every game.”

    Turner isn’t banking on a one-year blip on the radar. The Steers are poised to contend for years to come, with as many as 16 starters projected back next season. The lower grades at North Side and feeder middle schools are also seeing a surge in players and talent.

    But that’s down the line. There’s still memories and milestones to create for the 2019 Steers.

    “We’re already headed in the right direction,” Turner said. “Every year we’ve been doing pretty good. We’ve been sending boys to college and our program GPA is high. Our middle schools are winning games. It’s just one year at a time. We’ll worry about the rest later on.

    “I’ll celebrate these guys big time when the season’s over. There’s going to be a big celebration.” 


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  • Yesterday we decided to give the boys a day off from practice and enjoy some hot dogs and kickball. The boys had an amazing time. Game changing plays were made by Esteban Dominguez on the game winning run and Raymond Lopez's diving catch. The picture attached shows just how much fun the boys had the entire time. 
    Thank you all for your support through the 1st 6 weeks. We look to continue our success on the field and in the classroom with your support. 
  • It is with great pleasure that I announce to you all that we have our first Division 1 Football Player!  Da'Wain Lofton has received three Division 1 Offers!  
    Da’Wain made the 2019 Texas Associated Press Sports Editor Class 5A All-State Football Team!
    Please congratulate Da'Wain when you see him. This is great for him, his family, and North Side Football! GoSteers!

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Steers Football
  • Team Coaches

    Joseph Turner, Head Coach

    Ricky Babcock

    Irwin Garcia

    Bret Lane

    Richard Rodgers

    Efrain Sanchez

    Larry Shuck

    Jason Starnes

    Reginald Wheatfall

  • Team Roster