Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Houston Stratford Spartans

Team: Houston Stratford Spartans

District: 17-4A

Coach: Eliot Allen (8 Years) 53-32 (#2 in all-time wins at Houston Stratford); 53-32 overall record

Last Years Record: 8-3 overall 6-1 District

2009 Games:
vs Aldine MacArthur (0-10) (W 34-0)
at Spring (2-8) (W 38-31)
vs Cypress Woods (11-3) (L 14-35)
at *Alief Taylor (9-4) (W 29-28)
at *Houston Memorial (9-4) (L 6-20)
vs *Alief Hastings (5-5) (W 37-14)
vs *Houston Northbrook (0-10) (W 42-0)
vs *Hou. Spring Woods (1-9) (W 38-6)
at *Alief Elsik (6-5) (W 21-7)
vs *Hou. Strake Jesuit (5-5) (W 28-9)

Playoffs: Division II bi-district
vs Katy (14-2) (L 14-49) bi-district

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Houston Memorial H 7:00
3-Sep vs. Langham Creek H 7:00
10-Sep vs. Friendswood H 7:00
24-Sep @ Montgomery A 7:30*
1-Oct vs. Houston Northbrook H 7:30*
8-Oct @ Magnolia A 7:30*
15-Oct @ Houston Spring Woods A 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Magnolia West H 7:30*
29-Oct @ Waller A 7:30*
4-Nov vs. Brenham H 7:00*

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB Terrence Louis
RB JR Rod Taylor
WR Derwin Amboree
OL Hootan Ziary
OL Michael Gipson
DL JR Jarvis Pruitt
DB Matt Sherrard
DB Hayden Smith
DB JR Kelvin Rainey
DB JR A.J. Justice

Notes:
The Spartans will be moving down to Class 4A for the first time since 1979 this season. They are on a 4 year winning streak and should continue that with the drop in classification. They will rely on a good secondary to keep them in the district title hunt against Brenham and Montgomery. Expect the Spartans to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season and then go one or two rounds into the playoffs.

History:
4 year winning streak
Playoff Appearances (12) 1978,1980,1982,1983,1987,1988,1992,1993,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (2) 1-1
1978 4A - Houston Stratford 29, Plano 13
1987 5A - Plano 28, Houston Stratford 21

Last 5 year record: 37-18

Last 10 year record: 62-43

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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