Lone Star Gridiron

LSG Preview — Pearland Oilers

Team: Pearland Oilers

District: 22-5A

Coach: Tony Heath (12 years) 109-35 at Pearland (#1 in all-time wins at Pearland); 109-35 overall

Last Years Record: 12-1 overall 7-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Houston Madison (8-3) (at Reliant Stad) (W 35-20)
vs Fort Bend Kempner (4-5) (W 41-14)
at *Pasadena (1-8) (W 59-0)
at *Pasadena Sam Rayburn (2-7) (W 59-0)
vs *La Porte (8-5) (W 42-6)
vs *Pasadena Memorial (4-6) (W 63-28)
at *Pasadena South Houston (3-5) (W 50-7)
vs *Deer Park (8-2) (W 20-9)
at *Pasadena Dobie (4-5) (W 42-3)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
Won 39-15 vs Baytown Sterling (6-4) -- Bi-District
Won 34-28 vs Clear Lake (8-3) -- Area
Won 35-7 vs Katy Taylor (8-5) -- Regionals

For audio of the Pearland vs. Katy Taylor game go to:

http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/01/113008-katy-taylor-vs-pearland

Lost 21-38 vs Fort Bend Hightower (13-1) -- QuarterFinals

For audio of the Pearland vs. Fort Bend Hightower go to:

http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2008/12/07/120708-bonus-hightower-vs-pearland

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 2

Key Players:
OL Ian Gray Committed to Baylor
CB Jeff Phillips
DB Claudius Smithers
DE Trevor Sealy
RB Dustin Garrison
QB Trey Anderson
LB Alex Deason 49 tackles

Notes:
Pearland should have no trouble once again winning the district 22-5A district title on their way to another 10+ win season. They are missing the big playmakers that they had last year but their offensive line and defense will be great as always. Expect the Oilers to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and then go to at least the regional playoffs.

History:
10 Consecutive Winning seasons
4 Consecutive 10+ win seasons
8 Consecutive 9+ win seasons
Pearland vs. North Shore 1-5 since 2002 met up in the playoffs 4 consecutive years 2004-2007 1-3
has made two appearances in the state semifinals since 2001
9-90 in 10 years before Heath became HC
Playoff Appearances (13) 1950,62,86,97,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 53-9

Last 10 year record: 102-21

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

What are your thoughts?