Mason coach Kade Burns steps down to take Principal role

After ten years of coaching Texas HS Football with Thorndale and Mason with two state championships to his credit, Mason coach Kade Burns has stepped aside as head football coach to take the school’s Principal role. Over the last eight seasons, Burns has been in charge of the Mason Punchers where he has an astounding 100-9 record including a 24-7 record in the playoffs.

In his first season with the Punchers in 2011, he guided Mason to an undefeated 15-0 record for their first state championship. His 2011 team surrendered an average of 11 points a game while scoring 51. They held opponents to single digits a total of eight times with four of them being in the shutout variety. In the state championship game against Stamford, they outlasted the Bulldogs in a shootout 62-40, which is one of the highest scoring games in Texas HS Football State Championship history.

Fast forward to 2018, and the team in which Burns led in his final game against the New Deal Lions, wrote the story on how it began with the school. A prolific offense combined with a stunning defense. The Offense scored 44 points a game while the defense only surrendered an average just seven points. In 2018, the Punchers held opponents to single digits in 13 of 16 games.

In total, six of the eight seasons at Mason under Burns resulted in an undefeated regular season at the very minimum. 

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