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2010 LSG Preview — Nazareth Swifts

Team: Nazareth Swifts

District: 3-1A DII

Coach: Colby Emery (1 year) 6-5 record at Nazareth; 6-5 Overall Record

Last Years Record: 6-5 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
vs Sunray (9-3) (at DKBV) (L 6-58)
at Olton (10-3) (L 20-28)
vs New Deal (13-1) (L 12-28)
vs Morton (1-9) (W 39-6)
at Lockney (4-6) (L 16-20)
at *Bovina (8-3) (W 43-42)
vs *Vega (2-8) (W 14-7)
at *White Deer (4-7) (W 20-12)
at *Claude (0-10) (W 40-8)
vs *Boys Ranch (5-5) (W 34-6)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Clarendon (8-4) (L 18-25) Bi-District

2010 Schedule
28-Aug @ BIVN vs. Spearman 7:00
3-Sep vs. Claude 7:30
10-Sep @ New Deal 7:30
17-Sep vs. Smyer 7:30
24-Sep @ Morton 7:30
1-Oct vs. Lockney 7:30
8-Oct @ Sudan 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Farwell 7:30*
29-Oct @ Springlake Earth 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Bovina 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 2 Defense: 2

Key Players:
QB SOPH Logan Robb
RB/LB Kevin Lilley
WR Austin Cluck
WR Riley Huseman
WR Landon Schulte
WR JR Terrell Heard
LB Eric Acker 70 tackles
DB Evan Murray

Notes:
The Swifts barely kept their winning streak alive after playing a tough pre-distict schedule. They started off 1-4 under their new coach but finished up with a 5-0 district mark. 2010 may be even tougher keeping that 20 year winning streak alive. Their district is very tough with Springlake-Earth, Bovina and Farwell. They also face a top 5 Division I New Deal team in pre-district play. With only 4 returning starters expect the Swifts to compete for that last playoff spot and go 5-5 or 6-4 in the regular season. If they make the playoffs, the Area round is about as far as they will go.

History:
20 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
2009 ended 4 Consecutive 9+ win seaons
11 CONSECUTIVE Playoff Appearances
Has lost to Stratford 4 times in the Area round since 2003. (2003, 2004, 2005 & 2008) They also have Regular Season losses to them in 2000 & 2001
Playoff Appearances: (17) 1983,1984,1990,1991,1994,1995,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 50-12

Last 10 year record: 93-28

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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