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2010 LSG Preview — Idalou Wildcats

Team: Idalou Wildcats

District: 2-2A DII

Coach: Johnny Taylor (21 years) 176-62-3 at Idalou (#1 in all-time wins at Idalou); 176-62-3 overall record (#137 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 7-4 overall 5-2 Distirct

2009 Games:
vs Seminole (8-4) (L 6-7)
at Levelland (1-9) (W 28-0)
vs Lubbock-Cooper (3-7) (W 17-0)
at *Shallowater (7-3) (W 10-7)
vs *Denver City (5-5) (W 14-9)
at *Post (8-4) (L 9-14)
vs *Littlefield (10-2) (L 16-35)
at *Lubbock Roosevelt (4-6) (W 41-27)
vs *Abernathy (3-7) (W 30-21)
at *Slaton (2-8) (W 32-0)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Crane (12-2) (2OT) (L 7-13) Bi-District

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Cooper 7:30
3-Sep vs. Littlefield 7:30
10-Sep @ Friona 7:30
17-Sep vs. Lubbock Roosevelt 7:30
1-Oct vs. Stanton 7:30*
8-Oct @ Hawley 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Post 7:30*
22-Oct @ Forsan 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Anson 7:30*
5-Nov @ Coahoma 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 7

Key Players:
QB JR Alec Estes 1198 yards 6 TDs passing
RB JR Kale Johnson
TE/LB Brent Turner 133 tackles 5 INTs HM All-State LB 1st Team All-District TE and LB
DL JR Riley Payne
LB JR Bryce Schilling
DB Tyler Dowdy 45 tackles

Notes:
The Wildcats have 15 starters returning from a young 2009 team that finished 7-4. They will be young again this year but they are now Juniors and will look to make it 5 of 6 years to have at least 10 wins in a season. The Wildcats are one of the favorites to win it all in the newly created Division II of Class 2A. Expect them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and make it to at least the quarterfinals. A game they have circled early in the season is vs. Littlefield which is one of the best teams in Class 2A Division I.

History:
10 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
10+ win seasons 4 of last 5 years
19 consecutive non-losing seasons (2 5-5 seasons)
9+ wins 8 of last 10 seasons
All Time Record 434-262-18 62.04% 714 games
Playoff Appearances (29)
1948,1952,1958,1959,1960,1961,1965,1977,1978,1979,1984,1985,1987,1988,1992,1993,1994,1996,1998,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: NO CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Last 5 year record: 54-12

Last 10 year record: 100-23

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
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