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2010 LSG Preview — El Campo Ricebirds

Team: El Campo Ricebirds

District: 23-4A

Coach: Bob Gillis (12 yars) 96-36-2 record at El Campo; 125-50-2 overall Record

Last Years Record: 9-3 overall 3-1 Distirct

2009 Games:
at Clute Brazoswood (10-4) (L 24-27)
vs Houston Westside (8-3) (W 24-15)
at Victoria Memorial (4-6) (W 31-17)
vs Wharton (2-7) (W 49-12)
vs West Columbia (2-7) (W 41-7)
at *Richmond Foster (5-6) (W 42-9)
vs *Rosenberg Terry (7-3) (W 28-6)
at *Bay City (1-9) (W 40-13)
vs *Lamar Consolidated (4-6) (L 10-14)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Santa Fe (6-5) (W 38-10) Bi-District
vs Houston Yates (10-2) (W 28-7) Area
vs Dayton (11-3) (L 16-17) Regionals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Waller 7:30
3-Sep @ Houston Westside 7:30
17-Sep @ Wharton 7:30
24-Sep @ Angleton 7:00*
8-Oct vs. Richmond Foster 7:30*
15-Oct @ Rosenberg Terry 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Bay City 7:30*
29-Oct @ Brazosport 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
RB D'Vonte Wells
RB JR Devin Parks
WR/LB Shaquille Edwards
OL/DL JR Joey Hunt

Notes:
* One of the smallest schools in Class 4A
* Expect the Ricebirds to rely on a strong running game to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season
* They should make the playoffs behind Angleton for sure
* Once in the playoffs they will go one or two rounds

History:
4 consecutive 8+ win seasons
All time record: 601-300-38 66.03% 939 games
The Bay City-El Campo rivalry is the states longest running
#1 consecutive years played 89 years 1920-2009
#1 in all time games the two schools have met 104 times, El Campo holds a slight 53-43-8 edge.
This series started in 1911 with a 0-0 tie, El Campo jumped off to a 13-0-4 advantage before Bay City won for the first time

(13-6) in 1924. El Campo now has a 3-year winning streak.
Playoff Appearances: (29)
1926,1927,1930,1931,1936,1944,1945,1946,1947,1948,1949,1957,1963,1967,1971,1989,1990,1991,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2003,2004,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1967 3A - Brownwood 36, El Campo 12

Last 5 year record: 37-18

Last 10 year record: 68-44

By: Chris Doelle & Michael Wright
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