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Team: Arlington Bowie Volunteers

District: 4-5A

Coach: Kenny Perry 30-8 at Arlington Bowie (3 years); 58-44 overall

Last Years Record: 11-2 overall 6-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Trotwood Madison, OH (at Texas Stad) (W 48-0)
at South Garland (5-6) (W 35-6)
vs Dallas Skyline (12-2) (L 29-35)
at Fort Worth Wyatt (3-7) (W 62-0)
vs *Arlington Martin (4-7) (W 38-12)
at *Mansfield (8-5) (W 51-0)
vs *Arlington Lamar (5-5) (at UTA) (W 38-22)
at *Arlington (8-5) (W 42-20)
vs *Arlington Sam Houston (3-7) (W 56-13)
at *Mansfield Summit (3-7) (W 35-14)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
Won 36-10 over Richland -- Bi-District
Won 56-35 over Midland -- Area
Lost 20-43 to Wylie -- Regionals

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 2

Key Players:
QB Deric Davis
WR Montra Nelson
DT Diamonte Wheeler 37 tackles 7 TFL
DE Donovan Vestal 34 tackles 9 TFS 6 sacks
DE Shadrack Ombui 46 tackles

Notes:
Coach Perry has led an amazing turnaround at Bowie. His worst season (7-4 in 2006) produced as many wins as the best season in the schools history (7-3 in 1982). It will be very tough for the Volunteers to have another double digit win season this year with on 5 total starters returning. One area they will not have to worry about is defensive line where they return 3 very solid players. District 4-5A is not going to be a really rough district in 2009 though and they will probably fight for the title against Arlington. Look for them to finish around 7-3 for the season and then another run to the regionals is possible.

History:
3 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
30-8 over last 3 seasons under HC Kenny Perry -- 30-109 in previous 14 seasons
Before Perry -- Bowie had 2 winning seasons in 22 seasons
Playoff Appearances (3) 2006,07,08
Had not won a playoff game in 26 years before the 2007 season

Last 5 year record: 32-26

Last 10 year record: 43-65

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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