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2010 LSG Preview — La Grange Leopards

Team: La Grange Leopards

District: 23-3A

Coach: Matt Kates (1st Year); First Head Coaching Position

To read about the coaching change click here:

Last Years Record: 12-3 overall 3-2 Distirct

2009 Games:
at Lockhart (5-6) (W 47-28)
vs Yoakum (6-6) (W 23-0)
vs Needville (7-4) (W 28-22)
at Gonzales (1-9) (W 47-3)
vs Goliad (1-9) (W 42-0)
at *Bellville (6-4) (W 10-7)
at *Smithville (5-5) (W 45-42)
vs *Giddings (9-2) (L 32-36)
at *Columbus (4-6) (W 28-7)
vs *Sealy (11-1) (L 31-38)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
vs Sweeny (8-3) (W 48-27) Bi-District
vs Edna (8-3) (W 47-8) Area
vs Devine (8-4) (W 36-0) Regionals
vs Sinton (12-2) (OT) (W 34-27) Quarterfinals
vs Carthage (16-0) (L 14-27) Semifinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Lockhart 7:30
3-Sep vs. Yoakum 7:30
10-Sep @ Columbia 7:30
17-Sep @ Sealy 7:30
1-Oct vs. Bellville 7:30
8-Oct @ Giddings 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Navasota 7:30*
22-Oct @ Rockdale 7:30*
29-Oct @ Caldwell 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Smithville 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 4

Key Players:
RB D'vonte Daniels
RB JaQualle Wilson
WR Brandon Wilkerson 70-1,580 receiving, 19 TDs 1st Team All-State TOP 20 WR
WR Darrell Morris 28-376
OL Gavin Grayson

*** Keep up with Wilkerson in the record books here.

Notes:
The Leopards had their best season since 2001 last year. With 7 offensive starter returning that side of the ball should be in good hands if they can find a QB to throw the ball to superstar WR Wilkerosn. New head coach Kates will be focusing on his defense in order to compete in district 23-3A. Their new district is pretty tough but not near as tough at 25-3A was last year with Bellville, Sealy and Giddings be members. Expect the Leopards to fight for that last playoff spot and go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season. Two rounds deep into the playoffs may be as far as they can go.

History:
2 year winning streak
2009 was best season since 2001 (9 years)
All-Time Record : 497-392-39 55.65% 928 total games played
Playoff Appearances: (18) 1938,1946,1965,1974,1975,1979,1986,1987,1988,1996,1997,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2006,2009

Championship History: (3) 2-1
1975 2A - La Grange 27, Childress 6
2000 3A Division II - La Grange 20, Forney 17
2001 3A Division II - Commerce 14, La Grange 11

Last 5 year record: 34-21

Last 10 year record: 82-41

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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