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2010 LSG Preview — Carrollton Newman Smith Trojans

Team: Carrollton Newman Smith Trojans

District: 9-4A

Coach: Paul Ressa (3 years) 13-20 at Carrollton Newman Smith; 13-20 overall record

Last Years Record: 10-3 overall 6-1 Distirct

2009 Games:
vs Denton Guyer (13-2) (L 28-34)
at Keller Central (3-7) (W 41-21)
vs Irving (1-9) (W 35-3)
at *Highland Park (11-2) (L 35-56)
vs *Carrollton Turner (0-10) (W 48-6)
vs *Rockwall-Heath (7-4) (W 28-14)
at *Greenville (6-4) (W 56-28)
vs *Rockwall (4-6) (W 43-22)
at *Royse City (1-9) (W 55-17)
vs *Richardson Pearce (6-5) (W 70-56)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs Sherman (8-3) (W 56-35) bi-district
vs Dallas Carter (9-3) (W 49-27) Area
vs Longview (14-2) (L 25-28) Regionals

2010 Schedule
26-Aug vs. Keller Central 7:00
3-Sep @ Denton Ryan 7:00
9-Sep @ Keller Fossil Ridge 7:00
24-Sep @ Frisco Liberty 7:00*
1-Oct vs. Frisco Wakeland 7:00*
7-Oct @ Frisco 7:00*
15-Oct @ Carrollton Turner 7:00*
21-Oct vs. Frisco Heritage 7:00*
29-Oct @ Frisco Centennial 7:00*
5-Nov vs. Carrollton Creekview 7:00*

Returning Lettermen: 27

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 8

Key Players:
RB Braxton Bearden 193 yards 2 TDs
WR Alex Wilson
DL Gage Rawlings
DL JR Khalil LeBlanc
LB Jeremy Stallworth 132 tackles 19 TFL 3 sacks 3 INTs 1st Team All-State
LB Zach Smith 97 tackles 15 TFL 4 sacks
LB JR Allen Melson 56 tackles 11 TFL
DB Trai Pickney 54 tackles 2 INTs
DB Jaqueal Walker 45 tackles

Notes:
The Trojans had one of their best seasons in school history in 2009 making the playoffs for the first time in 26 seasons. They didn't win their games by scheduling either as they fought tough opponents and even in their losses showed very well. The Trojans will depend on their defense in 2010 to try and keep things going. The eight returning starters on defense will be led by all-state LB Stallworth. It will be difficult to match their 2009 success but expect the Trojans to go 7-3 or 8-2 in the regular season and a trip to the Area round of the playoffs.

History:
2009 ended a 9 year losing streak and a 26 year playoff drought
Playoff Appearances (2) 1983,2009

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 18-35

Last 10 year record: 25-78

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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