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LSG Preview — Carthage Eagles

Team: Carthage Eagles

District: 18-3A

Coach: Scott Surratt (2 years) 23-5 record at Cathage; 23-5 overall

Last Years Record: 14-2 overall 5-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Kilgore (9-3) (L 20-33)
vs Henderson (1-9) (W 33-3)
at Nacogdoches (6-4) (L 18-21)
vs Jacksonville (3-8) (W 42-21)
vs Atlanta (2-8) (W 42-7)
at *Center (3-7) (W 47-0)
at *Rusk (4-6) (W 50-7)
vs *Jasper (4-6) (W 56-21)
at *Diboll (8-3) (W 62-28)
vs *Huntington (0-10) (W 48-0)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
Won 62-20 vs Tatum (5-6) -- Bi-district
Won 49-14 vs Lorena (7-5) -- Area
Won 55-28 vs Rockdale (9-3) -- Regionals
Won 31-28 vs Gilmer (12-2) -- Quarterfinals
Won 41-14 vs Giddings (11-4) -- Semifinals
Won 49-37 vs Celina (12-4) -- Championship

To hear the audio of the Championship game go to:

http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/23/122008-bonus-celina-vs-carthage

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 5

Key Players:
G Cutter Clinton
G/DL Deshun Williams 2nd Team All State DL 100 tackles 6 sacks 11 TFL
C Kendrick Henderson
TE Trevor Murphy 407 yards 9 TDs receiving
RB O'Bryan Washington 700 yards 7 TDs rushing
LB JR Kendell Thompson 7 TFL 3 INTs
LB Kyle Deaton 126

Notes:
Cathage will feature a very big and good offensive line and a great defense in 2009. They play a lot of 4A teams in pre-district so they are ready when the playoffs come around. Look for the Eagles to finish the regular season with a 8-2 or 9-1 record and finish with at least a trip to the quarterfinals. Maybe even a re-match with Celina in the championship game.

History:
7 consecutive winning seasons
all time record: 483-333-39 58.77% 855 games
Playoff Appearances (25) 1943,44,46,47,54,58,61,78,79,82,83,84,85,90,91,93,94,96,97,98,2002,03,05,07,08

Bi-District -- 1943, 44, 46, 47, 61, 79, 84, 93, 94, 97
Area -- 1990, 96, 98
Regionals -- 1982, 85, 2002, 03, 05, 07
Quarterfinals -- 1954, 58, 78
Semifinals -- 1983
State Runner Up -- 1991
Champions -- 2008

Championship History: Carthage (2) 1-1
1991 4A - A&M Consolidated 35, Carthage 16
2008 3A Divivison II Carthage 49, Celina 37

Last 5 year record: 43-17

Last 10 year record: 65-49

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

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