Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Arp Tigers

Team: Arp Tigers

District: 9-2A Division II

Coach: Dale Irwin (7 years) 56-25 at Arp (#1 in All Time Wins at Arp); 61-30 overall record

Last Years Record: 12-1 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
vs Paul Pewitt (9-3) (W 51-7)
vs San Augustine (0-10) (W 54-6)
vs Alto (8-3) (W 35-0)
at Palestine Westwood (5-5) (W 31-14)
vs Tatum (6-5) (W 54-7)
vs *Garrison (9-3) (W 68-28)
at *Troup (2-8) (W 48-14)
vs *Frankston (5-5) (W 55-0)
vs *Elkhart (1-9) (W 47-0)
at *N.L. West Rusk (8-3) (W 21-14)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Franklin (8-3) (W 37-0) Bi-District
vs Jefferson (6-6) (W 14-7) Regionals
vs Kirbyville (12-3) (L 15-27) Quarterfinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Daingerfield 7:30
3-Sep vs. Omaha Paul Pewitt 7:30
10-Sep @ Center 7:30
17-Sep vs. Palestine Westwood 7:30
24-Sep @ Gladewater 7:30
8-Oct @ Frankston 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Joaquin 7:30*
22-Oct @ Gilmer Union Grove 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Winona 7:30*
5-Nov @ West Rusk 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 16

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
QB JR Kyle Copeland 1891 yards 19 TDs passing 531 yards 12 TDs rushing
RB/LB JR Kasey McClendon 660 yards 10 TDs
WR Andrew Brown
WR SOPH Michael Roberson
OL Dylan Stainback
OL JR Bryan McKnight
OL Zach Howard
DL Jamie Warren HM All-State 60 tackles 5 sacks
DL Cody Rosenberg
DL J.C. Bernhart
LB Seth Stroupe 80 tackles
DB Delvin Bagley
DB Andrew Brown

Notes:
* Lost to Kirbyville in the Quarterfinals for the 2nd year in a row. This year Kirbyville moves to 3A while Arp is in 2A Division II
* Led by JR's and SOPHs so expect the Tigers to be a top team for the next few years also
* Expect the Tigers to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and win the district title
* They should battle Refugio in the semifinals to determine who plays in the championship game
* Have an interesting matchup vs. defending 2A Champion Daingerfield on opening weekend

History:
5 year winning streak
3 consecutive 10+ win seasons
Playoff Appearances (14) 1966,1977,1984,1991,1995,1996,2000,2001,2002,2003,2005,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: No championship Games

Last 5 year record: 49-12

Last 10 year record: 88-31

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

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