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2010 LSG Preview — Crane Golden Cranes

Team: Crane Golden Cranes

District: 2-2A Division I

Coach: Naldo Esparza (4 years) 37-10 at Crane; 37-10 overall record

Last Years Record: 12-2 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
at Roscoe (6-5) (at Sweetwater) (W 41-7)
vs Midland Greenwood (6-4) (W 41-28)
at S.A. Grape Creek (2-8) (W 48-18)
at Muleshoe (10-1) (L 7-21)
vs Wall (7-4) (W 26-20)
at *Kermit (6-4) (W 35-14)
at *Reagan County (1-9) (W 31-6)
vs *Ozona (4-6) (W 38-14)
at *Sonora (7-4) (W 28-14)
vs *Alpine (9-2) (W 48-14)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Idalou (7-4) (2OT) (W 13-7) Bi-District
vs Friona (8-4) (W 43-22) Area
vs Cisco (12-1) (OT) (W 31-28) Regionals
vs Bushland (15-1) (L 28-35) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Van Horn H 7:30
3-Sep @ Midland Greenwood A 7:30
10-Sep @ Fort Stockton A 7:30
17-Sep vs. Coahoma H 7:30
24-Sep @ Wall A 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Alpine H 7:30*
15-Oct @ Colorado City A 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Kermit H 7:30*
29-Oct @ Denver City A 7:30*
5-Nov vs. San Angelo Grape Creek H 7:30

Returning Lettermen: 11

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB JR Dalton DeGraffenreid
RB JR Eric Johnson
DL Alex Shetter 95 tackles
DL JR Nolan Box 51 tackles 3 sacks
DL Jr Marco Vergera 109 tackles 5 sacks

Notes:
The Golden Cranes made a great run last year all the way to the Quarterfinals. With only 11 returning lettermen that will be hard to duplicate, but behind a good group of Juniors they should at least win the district championship. Expect the Cranes to finish the regular season at 8-2 or 9-1 but a bi-district matchup vs. 1-2A teams like Bushland, Muleshoe or Littlefield may be as far as they go.

History:
14 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS -- all 7+ win seasons
all time record: 482-329-32 59.08% 843 games
Playoff Appearances (27)
1947,1955,1956,1958,1960,1961,1962,1963,1967,1975,1983,1985,1986,1989,1990,1996,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: NO CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Last 5 year record: 49-12

Last 10 year record: 97-26

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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