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LSG Preview — Arp Tigers

Team: Arp Tigers

District: 19-2A

Coach: Dale Irwin (6 years) 44-24 at Arp (#1 in All Time Wins at Arp); 49-29 overall

Last Years Record: 11-1 overall 5-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Paul Pewitt (9-3) (W 34-21)
at San Augustine (6-4) (W 56-13)
vs Palestine Westwood (6-5) (W 34-14)
at Tatum (5-6) (W 17-7)
at *Garrison (4-6) (W 49-14)
vs *Troup (4-7) (W 31-20)
at *Frankston (6-4) (W 34-6)
at *Elkhart (3-7) (W 42-0)
vs *New London West Rusk (9-3) (W 29-8)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
Won 20-0 vs Teague (4-7) -- Bi-District
Won 21-7 vs Jefferson (3-9) -- Regionals
Lost 26-28 vs Kirbyville (13-1) -- Quarterfinals

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 6

Key Players:
WR/DB Lavocheyn Cooper 1602 yards 17 TDs rushing 7 INTs as DB (2 returned for TD's) Top 20 DB 1st Team All State 73 tackles 3 punts and 3 Kickoffs returned for TD's
WR Clint Copeland 32- 701 yards 5 TDs receiving
RB Michael Wade 500 yards 10 TDs rushing

Notes:
Arp is one of the best teams in 2A for 2009. They may have one of the best athletes in the state with Lavocheyn Cooper. Cooper can score on offense, defense and special teams. They will probably go Division I again this year and it would be good to see another Arp vs. Kirbyville matchup in the Quarterfinals. Expect a 10-0 regular season and a trip to at least the quarterfinals and possibly a state championship.

History:
4 year winning streak
2 consecutive 10+ win seasons
Playoff Appearances (13) 1966,77,84,91,95,96,2000,01,02,03,05,07,08

Championship History: No championship Games

Last 5 year record: 40-17

Last 10 year record: 81-35

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

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