Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Albany Lions

Team: Albany Lions

District: 4-1A Division I

Coach: Denney Faith (23 years) 191-84-4 at Albany; 191-84-4 Overall (#83 on the all-time coaching wins list)

To see the all-time coaching wins list go here

Last Years Record: 15-1 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
at Hawley (2-8) (W 31-6)
vs Ranger (0-10) (W 59-0)
at Haskell (9-5) (W 47-18)
vs Eastland (6-5) (W 62-27)
at Anson (3-7) (W 37-7)
vs *Miles (2-8) (W 62-14)
vs *Baird (3-7) (W 42-0)
at *Winters (4-6) (W 28-14)
vs *Cross Plains (4-5) (W 53-0)
at *Bronte (10-2) (W 37-0)

Playoffs: Division II Runner Up
vs Roscoe (6-5) (W 28-7) -- Bi-District
vs Petrolia (4-7) (W 33-6) -- Area
vs Muenster (9-4) (W 41-0) -- Regionals
vs Lindsay (12-2) (W 52-13) -- Quarterfinals
vs Stratford (11-3) (W 28-14) -- Semifinals
vs Cayuga (14-1) (L 24-38) -- Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Roscoe 7:30
3-Sep vs. Tuscola Jim Ned 7:30
9-Sep @ SWTR vs. Merkel 7:30
17-Sep vs. Hamlin 7:30
24-Sep @ Coleman 7:30
1-Oct vs. Winters 7:30
8-Oct vs. Stamford 7:30*
15-Oct @ Olney 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Seymour 7:30*
6-Nov @ Haskell 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 13

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB Leif Johnston 1000 yards 21 TDs passing
RB Aaron Faith 1096 yards 12 TDs
WR Jeremy Corbin 33-501
DL Jonathan Hargrave 21 solos, 33 assists, 18 TFL, 9 sacks, 7 QB pressures, 1st Team All-State
LB JR Cody Petree
LB JR Josh Hudman

Notes:
The Lions will be making another run at the championship in 2010 after making in to the semifinals in 2008 and was the Runner Up in 2009. The offense will be solid with Johnston, Faith and Corbin. The defense brings back 6 starters including all-state DL Hargrave. They should have no problem keeping their streak of 8+ wins for 7 consecutive years alive. Expect the Lions to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and then make a run at the championship. A great bi-district matchup could be against New Deal which would knock out a top 10 team either way.

History:
Current Streak: 8 year winning
8+ wins for 7 consecutive years
8 consecutive playoff appearances
All-Time Playoff Record : 60-34
9-2 playoff record over last 2 seasons
All time record 578-305-30 64.95% 913 games
Playoffs (36) 1930,31,32,34,35,50,51,53,54,55,57,59,60,61,62,63,70,71,73,77,89,91,95,96,97,98,99,2000,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09

Bi-District -- 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1996, 1999, 2002
Area -- 1995, 1997, 2007
Regionals -- 1930, 1951, 1959, 1989, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006
Quarterfinals -- 1957, 1971, 2000, 2003
Semifinals -- 1962, 1963, 2008
State Runner Up -- 1954, 1991, 2009
State Champions -- 1960, 1961

Championship History: (5) 2-3
1954 1A - Deer Park 26, Albany 6
1960 1A - Albany 20, Crosby 0
1961 1A - Albany 18, Hull-Dalsetta 12
1991 2A - Schulenburg 21, Albany 0
2009 1A Division II -- Cayuga 38, Albany 24

Last 5 year record: 55-14

Last 10 year record: 96-35

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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