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2010 LSG Preview — Kilgore Bulldogs

Team: Kilgore Bulldogs

District: 14-4A

Coach: Mike Wood (1st year); First Head Coaching Job

To read the article about longtime head coach Mike Vallery retiring click here:

Last Years Record: 5-6 overall 3-2 Distirct

2009 Games:
at Carthage (16-0) (L 17-29)
vs Hallsville (3-7) (W 20-14)
vs Marshall (9-4) (L 14-41)
at Gilmer (15-0) (L 27-70)
vs Palestine (6-5) (W 38-24)
at *Lindale (6-5) (W 55-44)
vs *Henderson (5-5) (L 27-38)
at *Whitehouse (3-8) (W 35-30)
vs *Jacksonville (7-4) (L 10-28)
at *Nacogdoches (3-7) (W 48-28)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Marshall (9-4) (L 7-44) Bi-District

2010 Schedule
3-Sep @ Corsicana 7:30
10-Sep vs. Henderson 7:30
17-Sep @ Mount Pleasant 7:30
24-Sep @ Marshall 7:30*
1-Oct vs. Longview Pine Tree 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Jacksonville 7:30*
15-Oct @ Hallsville 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Nacogdoches 7:30*
29-Oct @ Tyler John Tyler 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Whitehouse 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 7

Key Players:
QB JR Riley Toler 770 yards passing
RB JR Ladarius Anthony HM All-State 1508 yards 24 TDS
WR Robert Morgan 24-392 2 TDs
WR Keith Wright
OL Pat Colbert 3 star Committed to Baylor TOP 25 OL
DL JR Chris Paige

Notes:
The Bulldogs missed the 3A cutoff by only 4 students. With that they will once again be relying on a very young pool of players to lead them. Last season 11 starters were Sophomores. The Bulldogs are now looking for that experience to pay off. With a good run in the playoffs RB Anthony could reach 2000 yards in 2010. Expect them to fight for that final playoff spot and finish the regular season at 5-5 or 6-4. Their district will be very tough with games against Marshall, Tyler John Tyler and Whitehouse.

History:
2009 ended 14 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
all time record: 472-315-30 59.61% 817 games
Playoff Appearances (22) 1953,1956,1957,1959,1987,1988,1991,1992,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: 1-0
2004 4A Division II - Kilgore 33, Dallas Lincoln 27 - OT(2)

Last 5 year record: 40-18

Last 10 year record: 89-32

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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