Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Austin Lake Travis Cavaliers

Team: Austin Lake Travis Cavaliers

District: 25-4A

Coach: Hank Carter (New Coach) 1st Head Coaching Job

To read about the coaching change go to: http://www.lonestargridiron.com/2010/02/12/coaching-changes-austin-lake-travis-2/

Last Years Record: 16-0 overall 6-0 District

2009 Games:
at R.R. Westwood (7-4) (W 55-31)
vs Austin Westlake (13-3) (W 42-21)
at Cedar Park (7-4) (W 54-17)
at Boerne (4-5) (W 52-0)
at *Killeen (9-3) (W 56-31)
vs *Hutto (5-5) (W 57-16)
at *Lampasas (4-7) (W 38-7)
vs *Pflugv. Hendrickson (6-5) (W 58-15)
at *Dripping Springs (2-8) (W 52-0)
vs *Marble Falls (5-5) (W 52-7)

Playoffs: Division I Champions
vs Austin Crockett (4-7) (W 58-7) Bi-District
vs Cibolo Steele (9-3) (W 27-20) Area
vs CC Flour Bluff (11-2) (W 52-13) Regionals
vs SA Alamo Heights (10-4) (W 27-13) QuarterFinals
vs Pearland Dawson (12-3) (W 57-12) SemiFinals
vs Longview (14-2) (W 24-17) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ DKR Austin Westlake 7:30
3-Sep @ Hendrickson 7:30
10-Sep vs. Aledo 7:30
17-Sep vs. Kerrville Tivy 7:30
24-Sep @ Dripping Sprng 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Cedar Park Vandegrift 7:30*
15-Oct @ Cedar Park Vista Ridge 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Leander Rouse 7:30*
29-Oct @ Marble Falls 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Cedar Park 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 24

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB Michael Brewer (son of former Longhorns quarterback Robert Brewer) 258-368 4437 yards 41 TDs 23 TDs rushing Texas Tech Commitment HM All-State TOP 20 QB
WR Conner Floyd 69-1316 12 TDs Rec. HM All-State TOP 20 WR
WR Tanner Gillette 41-753 4 TDs Rec.
WR JR Griffin Gilbert (Garretts brother) 6'5" 43-522 yards 6 TDs Rec.
OL Taylor Doyle Texas Commitment TOP 25 OL
DL Jonathan Roberts
DL Shaquille Marble
LB Austin Williams 176 tackles 5 FF
DB JR Collin Lagasse

Notes:
The Cavliers have won 3 consecutive state championships and are primed for their 4th. They currently have one of the all-time longest winning streaks going with 46 consecutive wins (4th place all-time). QB Michael Brewer did not miss a beat filling in for the great Garrett Gilbert. He has a lot of great targets in Floyd, Gillette and Gilbert. The defense is often overlooked because of how great the offense is but they are one of the best. The only thing that may trip Lake Travis up is that they now have their third head coach in four years. They will have two great pre-district games against Austin Westlake (5A Division I Runner Up) and Aledo (4A Division II Champion). Those two games are a tossup but they should win all the others. Expect them to go 9-1 and make a trip to the semifinals if not another championship appearance.

History:
3 Consecutive 4A Championships
46 consecutive wins (4th place all-time)
6 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS (all 8+ wins...before that no 8 + win season in the 20 years since the school opened in 1984)
Playoff Appearances (7) 2000,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009
6th consecutive playoff appearance
all-time Playoff Record : 20-4
18 consecutive playoff wins
Until 2007, no Lake Travis team had reached the third round of the playoffs. The Cavaliers had just four winning seasons since 1985 and were 0-10 in 2002
“Bonfire Battle” vs Dripping Springs Tigers Lake Travis leads the series 9-7 since 1994 but the Cavaliers have won the last 7 in a row

Bi-District -- 2004, 2006
Area -- 2000, 2005
State Champions -- 2007, 2008, 2009

Championship History: (3) 3-0
2007 4A Division II Austin Lake Travis 36, Highland Park 34
2008 4A Division I Austin Lake Travis 48, Longview 23
2009 4A Division I Austin Lake Travis 24, Longview 17

Last 5 year record: 66-5

Last 10 year record: 84-40

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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