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Team: Ganado Indians

District: 27-1A

Head Coach: Mike Rabe (3 years) 13-20 at Ganado 13-20 Overall

Last Years Record: 9-4 overall 3-2 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Bloomington (1-8) (W 44-6)
at Nixon-Smiley (3-7) (W 22-14)
at Vanderbilt Industrial (10-2) (L 14-42)
vs Danbury (4-5) (W 34-22)
at *Somerville (3-6) (W 30-6)
vs *Shiner (9-2) (L 21-42)
at *Burton (8-3) (W 17-15)
vs *Louise (3-6) (L 7-28)
at *Flatonia (6-3) (W 17-14)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
Bye -- Bi-District
21-6 win over Chilton -- Area
23-14 win over Mason -- Regionals
14-7 win over Falls City -- QuarterFinals
7-42 loss to Cayuga -- SemiFinals

Returning Lettermen: 12

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 5

Key Players:
QB/DB Donovan Foster TOP 50 DB, 558 yards passing 3 TDs as QB
RB Kevin Smith 1812 yards rushing 21 TDs
DB Ross Rakowitz 8 INTs

Notes:
Ganado will battle Shiner for the 27-1A distric title this year. They would love to buid their program back up to where it was in the late 1990's and early 2000's. They were able to get 9+ wins 8 of 9 years (1995-2003) and they had 8 wins in the year they did not have at least 9. They will have one of 1A's best offensive backfields with Foster and Smith. The Indians have a very good shot at meeting up with Cayuga once again in the semifinals.

History:
Was 4-16 in 2A in previous 2 years before dropping to 1A in 2008
Made the state semifinals for the 3rd time in school history in 2008
Playoff Appearances (16) 1939,42,43,59,67,82,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,05,08

Last 5 year record: 24-30

Last 10 year record: 73-46

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

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