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2010 LSG Preview — Newton Eagles

Team: Newton Eagles

District: 10-2A Division I

Coach: Curtis Barbay (35 years) 314-95-6 at Newton (#1 in all time wins at Newton); 314-95-6 overall (#4 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 12-2 overall 4-1 District

2009 Games:
at Corrigan-Camden (8-3) (W 40-21)
vs East Chambers (9-3) (W 32-7)
vs Diboll (2-8) (W 62-21)
at Silsbee (7-5) (W 21-20)
vs Orangefield (4-6) (W 62-40)
vs *Woodville (6-6) (W 34-13)
at *San Augustine (0-10) (W 42-6)
vs *Hemphill (4-6) (W 56-17)
vs *Shelbyville (2-8) (W 59-6)
at *Kirbyville (12-3) (L 26-29)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Buffalo (7-4) (W 40-3) Bi-District
vs Buna (6-5) (W 55-13) Area
vs Linden-Kildaire (8-5) (W 41-29) Regionals
vs Daingerfield (15-1) (L 6-27) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
3-Sep @ Kirbyville A 7:30
10-Sep vs. Corrigan-Camden H 7:30
17-Sep vs. Silsbee H 7:30
24-Sep @ Buna A 7:30*
1-Oct vs. East Chambers H 7:30*
8-Oct @ Woodville A 7:30*
15-Oct @ Warren A 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Hardin H 7:30*
29-Oct @ Anahuac A 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Kountze H 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
QB JR Trevor Holmes
RB Kelvin Bennett HM All-State 1722 yards 9.3 avg 20 TDs
RB Jeremy Jackson 925 yards 11 TDs
DL Krishon Seastrunk 94 tackles 11 sacks
DL Evan Fuller 55 tackles 4 sacks
LB JR Brent Spikes 123 tackles

Notes:
The Eagles are one of the favorites to win it all this season. They have a great opening night matchup at Kirbyville which will be a great one to watch. Newton has a great rushing game led by RB's Bennett and Jackson. Expect them to have their 17th consecutive 8+ win season and go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and then a trip to at least the Quarterfinals. We may get a rematch of the 1998 3A Division II Championship where Newton defeated Daingerfield 21-0.

History:
16 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS (all 8+ win seasons)
All Time Record 469-274-14 62.88% 757 games
Coldspring-Oakhurst Coach Bryan Barbay is Curtis Barbay's son
Anahuac coach Darrell Barbay is Curtis Barbay's son They will be in the same district in 2010-2011
Playoff Appearances (35)
1951,52,53,72,73,74,76,77,78,81,83,84,85,86,87,89,90,91,92,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09

Championship History: Newton (4) 3-1
1974 2A - Newton 56, Spearman 26
1998 3A Division II - Newton 21, Daingerfield 0
2004 2A Division I - Boyd 17, Newton 14
2005 2A Division I - Newton 28, Argyle 20

Last 5 year record: 51-12

Last 10 year record: 100-27

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
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