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2010 LSG Preview — Kirbyville Wildcats

Team: Kirbyville Wildcats

District: 18-3A

Coach: Jack Alvarez (10 Years) 83-37 all-time record at Kirbyville (#1 in all-time wins at Kirbyville); 93-48-0 all-time overall record

Last Years Record: 12-3 overall 5-0 District

2009 Games:
at Diboll (2-8) (W 62-20)
vs Jasper (8-3) (L 22-31)
at West Orange-Stark (8-3) (OT) (L 20-21)
at Liberty (3-7) (W 37-0)
vs Hardin-Jefferson (4-6) (W 28-14)
at *Shelbyville (2-8) (W 38-0)
vs *Hemphill (4-6) (W 49-0)
vs *Woodville (6-6) (W 49-7)
at *San Augustine (0-10) (W 46-0)
vs *Newton (12-2) (W 29-26)

Playoffs: Division I Runner Up
vs Corrigan-Camden (8-3) (W 51-28) Bi-district
vs Anahuac (8-3) (W 28-7) Area
vs Arp (12-1) (W 27-15) Quarterfinals
vs Comfort (8-6) (W 60-7) Semifinals
vs Pilot Point (15-0) (L 18-35) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Coldspring 7:30
3-Sep vs. Newton 7:30
10-Sep vs. Vidor 7:30
17-Sep vs. Bridge City 7:30
24-Sep vs. Wills Point
1-Oct @ West Orange-Stark 7:30
8-Oct @ Huntington 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Jasper 7:30*
29-Oct @ Diboll 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Center 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 8

Key Players:
RB LaFrederick Ford 2571 yards 35 TDs 2nd Team All-State (2A) TOP 30 RB
RB/WR/DB Caleb Cucancic 245 yards 5 TDs rushing 15-401 6 TDs REc. 94 tackles
OL Kyle Roth
OL Josh Amaimo
OL Donte Thomas
DL JR Will Tyler 112 tackles
DB Justin Keene 108 tackles 5 INTs

Notes:
* Strong pre-district schedule against Newton, West Orange Stark and Wills Point
* Played in the 2A Championship game during their 2 year stay in Class 2A
* RB Ford is one of the best in the state...can he make it to 3000 yards in his SR. year
* Expect the Wildcats to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district title
* If they were still in 2A this would be a top team....Even in 2A they are one of the best Division II teams in Region III
* Expect a run to at least the Quarterfinals

History:
8 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
3 consecutive 11+ win seasons
2008's 13 wins was most in school history
Coach Alvarez took over a team that went 0-20 in the previous 2 years
all-time Playoff Record 23-14
Playoff Appearances (15) 1930,1934,1970,1971,1985,1986,1987,1988,2002,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Bi-district -- 1934, 1988, 2002
Area -- 1986, 1987, 2006
Regionals -- 1930, 1970, 1971, 1985, 2004, 2005, 2007
Runner Up -- 2008, 2009

Championship History: (1) 0-1
2008 2A Division I Muleshoe 48, Kirbyville 26
2009 2A Division I Pilot Point 35, Kirbyville 18

Last 5 year record: 52-14

Last 10 year record: 83-37

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

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