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Team: DeSoto Eagles

District: 11-5A

Coach: Claude Mathis (1 years) 6-6 at DeSoto; 30-25 overall

Last Years Record: 6-6 overall 4-1 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Midland (8-4) (W 48-28)
at Plano (10-2) (L 20-28)
vs Richardson Berkner (7-4) (L 7-10)
vs Duncanville (6-5) (L 20-27)
vs Flower Mound (6-4) (L 27-48)
at *North Mesquite (4-6) (W 32-27)
vs *Tyler Lee (7-5) (W 27-22)
at *Mesquite (5-5) (L 21-42)
at *Mesquite Horn (4-7) (W 35-28)
vs *Tyler John Tyler (6-6) (W 21-17)

Playoffs: Division I Area
Won 40-14 vs Temple (5-6) -- Bi-District
Lost 26-51 vs Dallas Skyline (12-2) -- Area

Returning Lettermen: 32

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 8

Key Players:
QB Ryan Polite 1793 yards 17 TDs passing
RB Marcus Murphy 5-9, 165, 4.5 1274 yards rushing 17 TDs 6.6 avg 41-524 receiving 12.8 avg 6 TDs
WR Darius Terrell 6-3, 195, 4.7 34-577 17.0 avg 6 TDS Committed to Texas
OL Evan Washington 6-5, 285, 5.1 4-star Son of Marvin Washington (11 years NFL) #6 OT Nation
DE Brandon Forge 6-4, 245, 4.8 44 tackles 7 TFL 4 Sacks
LB Zachary Orr 159 tackles (88 solo) 22 TFL 7 fumbles caused 1st Team All-State
LB Byron Hudson 36 tackles 6 TFL 4 sacks
CB Adrian White 5-10, 170, 4.5 55 tackles 5 INT's 8 PB 4-star committed to Texas #2 CB Nation
CB Vincent Eddie 51 tackles 4 INTs 18 PB

Notes:
Even though Desoto is coming off of their worst season in 13 years, their future is bright in 2009. The Eagles are a very talented team which includes two UT committs. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and maybe as far as the quarterfinals in the playoffs. With 16 returning starters and 32 lettermen, the sky is the limit for these Eagles.

History:
2008 snapped a 12 year winning streak
13 consecutive playoff appearances
Playoff Appearances (17) 1971,74,92,93,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 40-20

Last 10 year record: 80-42

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

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