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Team: Abilene Wylie Bulldogs

District: 2-3A

Coach: Hugh Sandifer (23 years) 199-78-4 at Abilene Wylie 199-78-4 Overall

Last Years Record: 11-3 overall 5-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Vernon (5-6) (W 14-6)
vs Liberty Hill (14-1) (L 25-28)
at Wolfforth Frenship (13-1) (L 21-26)
vs Waco La Vega (12-3) (W 22-20)
at Canyon (6-5) (W 35-21)
vs *Brownwood (3-7) (W 31-28)
at *Snyder (8-4) (W 18-14)
at *Breckenridge (1-9) (W 30-19)
vs *Graham (3-7) (W 34-7)
at *Sweetwater (10-3) (W 14-0)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
Won 21-10 vs Lubbock Estacado (3-8) -- Bi-District
Won 28-16 vs Seminole (7-5) -- Regionals
Won 24-21 vs China Spring (12-1) -- QUarterfinals
Lost 38-39 (2 OT) vs Prosper (14-1) -- Semifinals

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Matt Preston 1409 yards 15 TDs passing 480 yards 7 TDs rushing
DT Sal Tonche 82 tackles 5 sacks
LB Andy Linn 124 tackles

Notes:
Abilene Wylie does not have a lot of starters returning but they do have 26 lettermen which should mean another great season for the Bulldogs. They play is one of the states toughest districts and every game is a game of the week. To go along with that Wylie plays one of the toughest pre-district schedules also. Last year they played Liberty Hill (14-1), 4A Wolfforth Frenship (13-1) and Waco La Vega (12-3). When it comes playoff time, this team has been tested and has earned every win. Coach Sandifer is going for his 200th win to begin the season so a big LSG salute goes out to him. This will be a great team to watch this year. Expect them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the season and then make a another run at the championship.

History:
15 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
9 consecutive 9+ win seasons
15 consecuvite playoff appearances
All time record: 381-280-20 57.42% (#36 in 3A in all time winning %) 681 games
Playoff Appearances (21) 1949,51,84,87,90,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: Abilene Wylie (2) 1-1
2000 3A Division I - Gatesville 14, Abilene Wylie 10
2004 3A Division I - Abilene Wylie 17, Cuero 14

Last 5 year record: 53-15

Last 10 year record: 103-29

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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