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2010 LSG Preview — Tyler John Tyler Lions

Team: Tyler John Tyler Lions

District: 14-4A

Coach: Dereck Rush (3 years) 19-17 record at Tyler John Tyler; 19-17 Overall Record

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

2009 Games:
at Texarkana Texas (7-4) (W 41-17)
vs Lufkin (8-3) (W 27-18)
vs Arlington Lamar (6-5) (W 39-22)
at Wichita Falls Rider (2-8) (W 53-13)
vs Lewisville (2-8) (W 70-6)
at *Mesquite Horn (6-5) (W 59-28)
at *Mesquite (1-9) (W 52-17)
vs *North Mesquite (4-6) (W 34-6)
vs *Tyler Lee (6-6) (L 17-28)
vs *DeSoto (9-3) (W 41-40)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Copperas Cove (8-3) (W 49-21) Bi-District
vs Lake Highlands (9-3) (W 53-46) Area
vs Klein Collins (12-1) (W 37-24) Regionals
vs Klein (11-4) (L 7-31) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
28-Aug vs. Lufkin 7:30
3-Sep @ Longview 7:30
10-Sep @ Tyler Lee 7:30
24-Sep vs. Hallsville 7:30*
1-Oct @ Nacogdoches 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Longview Pine Tree 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Whitehouse 7:30*
22-Oct @ Marshall 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Kilgore 7:30*
5-Nov @ Jacksonville 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 2 Defense: 5

Key Players:
QB David Bush 3 star Committed to TCU
RB Damarcus Humber
WR Ben Gordon
OL Fred Smith
OL Martin Perez
DL JR Eric Davis
DL Kelland Gipson
LB Antjuan Lee 64 tackles
DB Chris Hackett Committed to TCU
DB Tristan Wade

Notes:
The Lions made a great run in 5A last season before getting upset by Klein in the Quarterfinals. This season they are dropping down to class 4A for the first time in 31 years (1979 when Class 4A was the largest classification). They will rely heavily on converted QB Bush who scored 16 TDs as a RB/WR last season. The Lions are a district favorite but will get competition from Marshall and Whitehouse. They play a very tough pre-district schedule with games against Lufkin, Longview and Tyler Lee. Expect them to go 7-3 or 8-2 in the regular season and then make a run at the championship in the playoffs. An interesting bi-district matchup would be against Top 20 Texarkana Texas High.

History:
2009 snapped a 3 year non-winning streak....most wins in a season since 2000.
Rose City Rivalry vs. Tyler Lee 6-12 since 1994 1-12 since 1999
34-26-3 1-1 playoffs all-time vs. Lufkin
Coach Rush has gone (1-9 to 6-6 to 12-2 in his 3 years)
All time record: 617-350-41 63.24% 1008 games
Playoff Appearances: (29) 1930,1931,1933,1935,1938,1939,1941,1946,1955,1956,1959,1973,1978,1981,1985,1990,1991,1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2005,2006,2008,2009

Championship History: (5) 3-2
1930 Tyler John Tyler 25, Amarillo 13
1955 4A - Abilene 33, Tyler John Tyler 13
1973 4A - Tyler John Tyler 21, Austin Reagan 14
1994 5A Division II - Tyler John Tyler 35, Austin Westlake 24
2000 5A Division II - Katy 35, Tyler John Tyler 20

Last 5 year record: 31-27

Last 10 year record: 55-59

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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