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Team: Goldthwaite Eagles

District: 25-1A

Coach: Gary Proffitt (23 years) 203-75-3 at Goldthwaite (#1 all time wins in Goldthwaite history); 203-75-3 overall

Last Years Record: 10-2 overall 5-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Collinsville (6-5) (at Pennington) (W 24-12)
vs Hamilton (6-5) (W 26-6)
at San Saba (2-8) (W 35-0)
vs Mason (9-4) (W 49-41)
at Merkel (7-5) (L 7-28)
vs *Evant (4-6) (W 75-42)
vs *Chilton (7-5) (W 54-14)
at *Valley Mills (0-10) (W 57-0)
vs *Bosqueville (8-4) (W 48-7)
at *Meridian (7-3) (W 33-26)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
Won 42-10 vs Thorndale (5-6) -- Bi-district
Lost 7-33 vs Shiner (9-2) -- Regionals

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 8

Key Players:
RB Jonathon Williams 1177 yards rushing, 364 yards receiving
RB James Hardin 814 yards rushing
OL Willie Balencia
LB Colton Mitchell 126 tackles

Notes:
Goldthwaite is a TOP 10 Class 1A team again this year. They will have a great running game and will battle Chilton for the district 25-1A title. Being the biggest school in the district, they will be going Division I with another matchup against Shiner in the Regionals looks likely. Early Class 1A Championship prediction : Goldthwaite vs. Quinlan Boles

History:
5 consecutive winning seasons
5 consecutive 9+ win seasons
Playoff Appearances (26) 1963,64,65,67,68,70,82,83,85,86,87,89,90,92,93,94,95,97,98,99,2000,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: Goldthwaite (4) 3-1
1985 1A - Goldthwaite 24, Runge 7
1992 2A - Schulenburg 35, Goldthwaite 20
1993 2A - Goldthwaite 21, Omaha Paul Pewitt 8
1994 2A - Goldthwaite 20, Schulenburg 16

Last 5 year record: 50-10

Last 10 year record: 73-40

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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