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LSG Preview — Austin Westlake Chaparrals

Team: Austin Westlake Chaparrals

District: 25-5A

Coach: New Head Coach Darren Allman (From 5A Odessa Permian 4-year record 38-11)

For more information on the hiring of Coach Allman go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2009/02/26/westlake-lures-odessa-permian-coach-to-austin

Derek Long Retires 6-year record at Austin Westlake was 54-22

For more information on Derek Longs retirement go to:
http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2009/01/30/chaparrals-coach-retireschaparrals-coach-retires/chaparrals-coach-retires

Last Years Record: 9-5 overall 6-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Cedar Park (6-5) (L 21-31)
vs Lake Travis (16-0) (L 17-38)
at A&M Consolidated (6-5) (L 23-44)
at *Austin Bowie (8-3) (W 49-35)
vs *Pflugerville (8-3) (L 14-21)
at *Bastrop (2-8) (W 49-36)
at *Pflugerville Connally (3-7) (W 56-20)
vs *Austin Anderson (2-8) (W 42-22)
at *Austin High (6-5) (W 42-14)
vs *Austin Akins (1-9) (W 39-3)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
Won W 42-21 vs San Antonio Roosevelt (7-4) -- bi-district
Won 42-7 vs San Antonio Stevens (7-5) -- area
Won 49-23 vs Harlingen (10-3) -- regionals
Lost 21-24 vs San Antonio Clark (13-2) -- Quarterfinals

Returning Lettermen: 35

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 3

Key Players:
QB Tanner Price 2326 yards 20 TDs 61.0%
LB David Durham 6-3, 228, 4.9 85 tackles 10 TFL 5 sacks committed to Ohio State
LB Ellis Glaw 62 tackles
RB/LB Bryce Hager 91 tackles 3 TFL 3 INT's
CB Louie Swope 95 tackles 1 INT 9 PB Committed to SMU

Notes:
The big news at Austin Westlake is the retiring and hiring of head coaches. In a surprise move, Darren Allman left Odessa Permian to take over the Chaparrals. The Chaps have 22 consecutive winning seasons and have had winning seasons 35 years in their 39 year history and this year will be another winning season. They will be the favorites in 25-5A and led by QB Price and a very tough defense they should make a good run into the playoffs. They may not make it to the championship game but a showing in the quarter or semifinals would not be a surprise.

History:
22 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
21 consecutive playoff appearances
All time record: 349-115-7 74.84% (3# all-time in 5A in winning %) 471 games
35 winning seasons in their 39 year history
Playoff Appearances (24) 1979,82,85,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,
02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: Austin Westlake (6) 1-5
1990 4A - Wilmer-Hutchins 19, Austin Westlake 7
1994 5A Division II - Tyler John Tyler 35, Austin Westlake 24
1996 5A Division II - Austin Westlake 55, Abilene Cooper 15
2000 5A Division I - Midland Lee 33, Austin Westlake 21
2001 5A Division II - Lufkin 38, Austin Westlake 24
2006 5A Division I - Southlake Carroll 43, Austin Westlake 29

Last 5 year record: 45-17

Last 10 year record: 104-28

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron

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