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LSG Preview — The Woodlands Highlanders

 

 

 

 

Team: The Woodlands Highlanders

District: 14-5A

Head Coach: Mark Schmid (5 years) 33-23 at The Woodlands (#2 in The Woodlands History) 33-23 Overall

Last Years Record: 9-2 overall 4-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
vs Cypress-Fairbanks (1-8) (W 42-0)
vs Katy (13-3) (W 47-0)
vs Clear Lake (8-3) (W 31-13)
vs Port Arthur Memorial (3-6) (W 42-13)
at *The Woodlands College Park (4-5) (W 42-17)
at *Conroe Oak Ridge (4-6) (W 41-7)
vs *Conroe (6-4) (W 34-10)
vs *Lufkin (7-5) (L 13-15)
at *New Caney (1-8) (W 42-0)

Playoffs: Division I Area
24-6 win over Spring Westfield -- Bi-District
7-21 loss to Round Rock Stony Point -- Area

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 3

Key Players:
JR RB Daniel Lasco 1107 yards rushing 11 TDs
WR Randy Knust 383 yards receiving 4 TDs
OG Chad Lindsay 6-3, 310, 5.3
OG Adam Sibal
LB Perry Cooper
LB Nick Crewe
LB Robert Bouthilet
CB Ryan Clapsaddle 4 INTs
K Ben Pruitt 41 of 41 XP's

Notes:
The Woodlands will battle Lufkin again for the district title. The Highlanders have had winning seasons 10 of the last 11 years and they should get another one this year. They may not have the passing game they had last year (even though they did pretty well in 7 on 7) but their running game should be great. Look for Daniel Lasco to have a great season (1500+ yards) behind that very good offensive line. The defense will also be very tough once again. They feature a very good group of linebackers along with DB Clapsaddle.

History:
all-time playoff appearances: (22) 1981,82,84,85,86,90,91,93,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08
all-time record: 228-116-7 65.95% 351 games
Winning seasons 24 of last 29 years
1-3 vs. Katy since 2005 including 47-0 victory last season

Championship History:
The Woodlands (1) 0-1
2003 5A Division I - Galena Pk North Shore 23, The Woodlands 7

Last 5 year record: 33-23

Last 10 year record: 84-39

 

 

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