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Team: Newton Eagles

District: 22-2A

Coach: Curtis Barbay (34 years) 302-93-6 at Newton (#1 in all time wins at Newton); 302-93-6 overall

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

2008 Games:
vs Corrigan-Camden (8-2) (L 20-26)
at East Chambers (5-4) (W 42-7)
at Diboll (8-3) (L 35-39)
at Hardin-Jefferson (4-6) (W 46-28)
at *Woodville (3-6) (W 35-13)
vs *San Augustine (6-4) (W 46-7)
at *Hemphill (2-8) (W 48-7)
at *Shelbyville (6-4) (W 47-15)
vs *Kirbyville (13-1) (L 27-42)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
Won 49-0 vs Buffalo (7-4) -- Bi-District
Won 54-14 vs East Chambers (5-4) -- Area
Won 35-21 vs Franklin (8-4) (2OT) -- Regionals
Lost 18-21 vs Daingerfield (15-1) -- Quarterfinals

Returning Lettermen: 28

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Halston Flanigan 1740 yards 19 TDs passing
RB LaRay Alfred 1284 yards rushing

Notes:
Newton will once again be one of the top teams in the state. They gave eventual state champion Daingerfield their best game last year in the playoffs and they look to advance further this year. The offense will put up the points with Flanigan under center and Alfred running the ball. Look for the Eagles to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and battle Kirbyville for the district 22-2A title. They should go to at least the quarterfinals and will be a tough out.

History:
15 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
Barbay All-Time Wins Leader at Newton #8 in Texas History
All Time Record 457-271-14 62.53% 742 games
Playoff Appearances (34) 1951,52,53,72,73,74,76,77,78,81,83,84,85,86,87,89,90,91,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: Newton (4) 3-1
1974 2A - Newton 56, Spearman 26
1998 3A Division II - Newton 21, Daingerfield 0
2004 2A Division I - Boyd 17, Newton 14
2005 2A Division I - Newton 28, Argyle 20

Last 5 year record: 50-13

Last 10 year record: 99-27

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

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