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2010 LSG Preview — Abilene Wylie Bulldogs

Team: Abilene Wylie Bulldogs

District: 5-3A

Coach: Hugh Sandifer (24 years) 211-80-4 at Abilene Wylie (#1 all-time in coaching wins at Abilene Wylie; 211-80-4 Overall (Ranks #47 on the All-Time Coaching Wins List)

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

2009 Games:
vs Vernon (1-9) (W 37-7)
vs Wolfforth Frenship (7-5) (W 21-7)
at Waco La Vega (7-5) (W 46-29)
vs Canyon (8-3) (W 41-24)
at *Brownwood (10-3) (W 41-21)
at *Snyder (5-5) (W 17-0)
vs *Breckenridge (1-9) (W 35-7)
at *Graham (14-2) (L 10-13)
at *Sweetwater (1-9) (W 47-7)

Playoffs: Division I Runner Up
vs Lubbock Estacado (6-5) (W 24-7) Bi-District
vs Andrews (5-7) (W 42-0) Regionals
vs Burkburnett (8-4) (W 39-21) QUarterfinals
vs Lucas Lovejoy (12-2) (W 31-27) Semifinals
vs Gilmer (15-0) (L 26-43) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. La Vernia
3-Sep @ Stephenville 7:30
10-Sep vs. Graham 7:30
17-Sep @ Waco 7:30
24-Sep @ Lucas Lovejoy 7:30
1-Oct vs. Lubbock Estacado 7:30
8-Oct @ Sweetwater 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Big Spring 7:30*
29-Oct @ Snyder 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Brownwood 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 1 Defense: 2

Key Players:
QB Colin Harris
RB/LB Joseph Nasser 434 yards 84 tackles
DL Michael McMickle 35 tackles
DL Nick Ruiz 31 tackles 5 sacks
LB Derek Morrow 122 tackles

Notes:
* Only 3 starters return from last years Runner Up team
* They will play a very tough pre-district schedule
* Expect the Bulldogs to go 6-4 or 7-3 and compete for the district title
* They may be the best team in Division I in Region I so a trip to the Semifinals looks good

History:
16 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
10 consecutive 9+ win seasons
10+ wins 5 of the last 6 seasons (9 in 2006)
16 consecuvite playoff appearances
All time record: 393-282-20 57.99% 695 games
Has claimed at least a share of 11 straight district titles
All-Time Playoff Record 40-21
10-3 playoff record over last 3 years
Playoff Appearances (22)
1949,1951,1984,1987,1990,1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Bi-District — 1949,1951,1987,1997,2001
Area — 1984,1992,1996
Regionals — 1990,1995,1998,1999,2002,2006
Quarterfinals — 2005
Semifinals — 1994,2003,2007,2008
Runner Up — 2000, 2009
State Champions — 2004

Championship History: Abilene Wylie (3) 1-2
2000 3A Division I - Gatesville 14, Abilene Wylie 10
2004 3A Division I - Abilene Wylie 17, Cuero 14
2009 3A Division I - Gilmer43, Abilene Wylie 26

Last 5 year record: 53-14

Last 10 year record: 107-27

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

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