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2010 LSG Preview — Big Spring Steers

Team: Big Spring Steers

District: 5-3A

Coach: Phillip Ritchey (2 Years) 18-8 at Big Spring; 28-19-0 overall record

Last Years Record: 10-3 overall 3-2 District

2009 Games:
vs Snyder (5-5) (W 40-21)
vs Denison (13-2) (W 27-21)
at Pampa (2-9) (W 55-41)
vs Andrews (5-7) (W 49-7)
vs Sweetwater (1-9) (W 48-0)
at *Wolfforth Frenship (7-5) (W 28-14)
vs *Plainview (2-8) (W 49-12)
at *Abilene Cooper (9-4) (L 18-21)
vs *San Ang. Lake View (2-8) (W 43-2)
at *Hereford (11-2) (L 7-14)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Canyon (8-3) (W 21-13) Bi-District
vs EP Irvin (6-6) (W 49-25) Area
vs Everman (11-3) (L 18-49) Regionals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Fort Stockton 7:30
3-Sep @ Wolfforth Frenship 7:30
10-Sep vs. Plainview 7:30
17-Sep vs. Monahans 7:30
24-Sep @ Midland Christian 7:30
1-Oct @ Midland Greenwood 7:30
8-Oct @ Brownwood 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Sweetwater 7:30*
22-Oct @ Abilene Wylie 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Snyder 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
OL Jonathon Molina 2nd Team All-State (4A)
OL Tanner Henry
DE Devonte Lloyd 53 tackles 8 sacks
LB SOPH Maxx Pappajohn
DB Dennis Merworth 87 tackles
DB Mike Menefield

Notes:
The Steers lost a lot of their stars from last years 10-3 Regional playoff team but they drop down to Class 3A. The bad thing is that that drop down into one of 3A's toughest districts with Abilene Wylie, Brownwood and Snyder. Coach Ritchey has the Steers playing their best ball in a long time. They are coming off the best 2 seasons since 1989 and 1990. Expect the Steers to fight for that last playoff spot but it will be tough. They should finish up the regular season at 5-5 or 6-4 and if they make the playoffs they may get to the Regionals.

History:
2 year winning streak under HC Ritchey after having 5 consecutive losing seasons before he arrived
Playoff Appearances (17) 1934,1940,1953,1986,1989,1990,1994,1997,1998,1999,2000,2002,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1953 3A - Port Neches 24, Big Spring 13

Last 5 year record: 28-32

Last 10 year record: 53-63

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
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