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LSG Preview — Dayton Broncos

Team: Dayton Broncos

District: 19-4A

Coach: Jerry Stewart (13 years) 112-45 at Dayton 144-65-3 Overall

Last Years Record: 13-2 overall 7-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Bay City (3-5) (W 35-7)
at Friendswood (11-2) (L 21-42)
at *Baytown Goose Creek Memorial (1-8) (W 49-0)
vs *Houston North Forest (6-4) (W 48-30)
vs *Crosby (6-5) (W 49-14)
at *Barbers Hill (3-6) (W 46-13)
vs *Galena Park (3-6) (W 40-7)
at *Houston C.E. King (7-3) (W 46-7)
vs *Humble Kingwood Park (1-8) (W 41-0)

Playoffs: Division II Runner-Up
Won 39-28 vs Livingston (6-3) -- Bi-District
Won 42-14 vs Elgin (8-4) -- Area
Won 28-13 vs Rosenberg Terry (6-5) -- Regionals
Won 42-21 vs Brenham (8-5) -- Quarterfinals
Won 31-28 vs Kerrville Tivy (12-3) -- Semifinals
Lost 49-69 vs Sulphur Springs (14-2) -- championship

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
DE Chris Young 6-5, 220, 4.8
DT Tony Hill
LB Evan Brown 55 tackles
LB Jordan Baxter 82 tackles

Notes:
Dayton lost the key players that took them to the Championship game last year but a strong defense and history is on their side. The defense will lead the Broncos this season and with only 1 losing season in the last 12 years, they know how to win football games in Dayton. Dont expect them to make another run to the championship game but they are the top team in 19-4A and should finsish the season with a 7-3 or 8-2 record.

History:
4 year winning streak
only 1 losing season in last 12
13 consecutive playoff appearances
Playoff Appearances (24) 1931,41,42,54,61,66,69,76,77,85,89,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08
Bi-District -- 1942, 54, 66, 69, 76, 77, 85, 96, 97, 99, 2004, 05
Area -- 1989, 2000, 01, 06
Regionals -- 1998, 2003
Quarterfinals -- 1931, 41, 61, 2002
Semifinals -- 2007
RunnerUp -- 2008

Championship History: Dayton (1) 0-1
2008 4A Division II Sulphur Springs 69, Dayton 49

Last 5 year record: 45-18

Last 10 year record: 88-35

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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