Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Pittsburgh Pirates

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

District: 16-3A

Coach: Robert Manley (3 years) 27-11 record at Pittsburgh; 92-56-0 overall

Last Years Record: 12-2 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
at Jefferson (6-6) (W 21-3)
vs Winnsboro (7-5) (W 50-6)
at Princeton (3-7) (W 41-25)
at Queen City (2-8) (W 55-6)
vs Lindale (6-5) (L 33-43)
vs *Atlanta (3-7) (W 38-13)
at *New Boston (5-4) (W 31-20)
vs *Tex. Liberty-Eylau (6-5) (W 35-12)
at *Mount Vernon (5-5) (W 45-17)
vs *Tex. Pleasant Grove (9-4) (W 42-25)

Playoffs: CLASS 3A Division II Semifinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Quinlan Ford (4-7) (W 53-13) Area
vs Kennedale (11-2) (W 21-17) Regionals
vs Tex. Pleasant Grove (9-4) (W 55-34) Quarterfinals
vs Graham (14-2) (L 20-27) Semifinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Jefferson 7:30
3-Sep vs. Palestine 7:30
10-Sep @ Brook Hill 7:30
17-Sep vs. Atlanta 7:30
24-Sep vs. Tatum 7:30
8-Oct @ Carthage 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Henderson 7:30*
22-Oct @ Gladewater 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Longview Spring Hill 7:30*
5-Nov @ Gilmer 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB Mitch Manley 551 yards 6 TDs rushing 2599 yards 24 TDs passing
RB FRESH Terrance Duffy
WR Nadell Richardson 30-389 3 TDs Rec.
OL Bubba Garcia
RB/DL Billy Hashaway 74 tackles 12 sacks
LB Koe Wetzel 158 tackles
K/P Saul Martinez

Notes:
The Pirates will be fighting for a playoff spot this year playing in what is probably the toughest district in the state. They do return 25 lettermen from a team that made it to the semifinals last season but they lost superstar running back Ted Burns. This years offense will be led by QB Manley who was awesome last year throwing for almost 2600 yards. The defense will be solid with Hashaway and Wetzel. Expect the Pirates to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season and battle for that las playoff spot. It will be tough knocking off Carthage or Gilmer for the top spots in the district.

History:
3 year winning streak after Coach Manley inherited a team that was on a 6 year losing streak
2009's 12 wins was the most since 1980 (30 years)
Won first playoff game since 1988 in 2007
All-Time Record: 416-418-30 49.88% 864 total games played

Championship History: (1) 1-0
1980 3A - Pittsburg 13, Van Vleck 2

Last 5 year record: 32-26

Last 10 year record: 55-55

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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