Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Harlingen Cardinals

Team: Harlingen Cardinals

District: 31-5A

Coach: Manny Gomez (3 years) 29-8 record at Harlingen; 29-8 Overall Record

Last Years Record: 12-1 overall 7-0 District

2009 Games:
vs McAllen (7-4) (W 59-20)
at Edcouch-Elsa (4-6) (W 35-3)
vs San Benito (6-5) (W 35-6)
at *Edinburg North (9-4) (W 61-17)
vs *Edinburg (6-6) (W 39-0)
at *PSJA Memorial (3-7) (W 63-7)
at *P.S.J.A (3-7) (W 45-12)
vs *Edin. Economedes (4-6) (W 49-14)
vs *PSJA North (11-2) (W 42-14)
vs *Harlingen South (0-10) (W 66-7)

Playoffs: Division I Regionals
vs San Benito (6-5) (W 41-21) Bi-District
vs SA Southwest (10-1) (W 21-14) Area
vs Austin Westlake (13-3) (L 13-42) Regionals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Brownsville Lopez 7:30
4-Sep @ Corpus Christi Carroll 7:00
10-Sep @ San Benito 7:30
24-Sep @ Edinburg 7:30*
1-Oct vs. Harlingen South Lopez 7:30*
8-Oct vs. PSJA North 7:30*
14-Oct @ Edinburg North 7:00*
22-Oct vs. Edinburg Economedes 7:30*
28-Oct @ PSJA 7:00*
5-Nov vs. PSJA Memorial 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 2

Key Players:
QB Nathan Webb
RB JR Brian Blake
WR Chris Villarreal
WR JR Randy Bermea
WR SOPH Omar Hunter
K Grant Gorman

Notes:
The Cardinals will probably win the district title and may be the best team in the Valley but they are not a state-wide top team like last season. With only 7 starters coming back from last years Regional team they will not be as good but they will come close to the same results. Expect the Cardinals to finish the regular season at 8-2 or 9-1 and then another trip to the Regionals where they will fall to a Central Texas team again.

History:
10 year winning steak
36 of last 38 seasons were winning seasons
0-3 vs. Austin Westlake in the playoffs all 3rd round (42-13 in 2009, 49-23 in 2008 and 45-15 in 2003).
"Battle Of The Arroyo" vs. San Benito #2 All-Time consecutive Years played Harlingen vs. San Benito, 1923-09
All time record: 586-285-37 66.58% 908 games
Playoff Appearances: (33) 1929,1930,1931,1932,1947,1949,1950,1972,1973,1976,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 45-16

Last 10 year record: 86-33

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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