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2010 LSG Preview — Lufkin Panthers

Team: Lufkin Panthers

District: 14-5A

Head Coach: John Outlaw (15 years) 144-42-1 at Lufkin (#1 in all-time wins at Lufkin); 283-85-3 Overall (#12 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 8-3 overall 4-1 Distirct

2009 Games:
vs Tyler Lee (6-6) (W 27-13)
at Tyler John Tyler (12-2) (L 18-27)
at Nacogdoches (3-7) (W 33-0)
vs Longview (14-2) (W 28-14)
vs Mesquite (1-9) (W 28-14)
at *New Caney (2-8) (W 47-6)
vs *Conroe (5-6) (W 36-29)
at *T.W. College Park (4-6) (W 51-20)
vs *The Woodlands (11-1) (L 21-31)
at *Conroe Oak Ridge (5-6) (W 51-7)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Klein (11-4) (L 21-27) Bi-District

(LSG was at the Lufkin/Klein playoff game : Lufkin was down 27-7 in the 4th and was making a comeback and had the momentum. Everyone in the stands and pressbox just knew that if the Panthers got the ball back they would win. Klein went for it on 4th and 1 at their 30 though with 2:11 remaining and made it and held on for a 27-21 victory over Lufkin.)

2010 Schedule
28-Aug @ Tyler John Tyler 7:30
3-Sep vs. Tyler Lee 7:30
10-Sep vs. Nacogdoches 7:30
17-Sep vs. Longview 7:30
24-Sep @ Conroe 7:30*
1-Oct vs. Humble Atascocita 7:30*
8-Oct @ The Woodlands 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Conroe Oak Ridge 7:30*
29-Oct @ Humble Kingwood 7:30*
5-Nov vs. The Woodlands College Park 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 35

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
QB DeAuntre Smiley 796 yards 13 TDS rushing 1409 16 TDs passing TOP 20 QB
RB JR Jamarcus Walker 624 yards 9 TDs
OL Kalandus Hunt
OL JR Connor Groom
LB JR Tommie Mark
DL Darrell Kelly-Thomas TOP 25 DL
DL Jackson Randle
DL Blake Wise-Perry
DB Travoskey Garrett TOP 20 DB

Notes:
The Panthers are set to have another great season and keep their streak of 14 consecutive winning seasons alive. They have tons of D1 talent on both sides of the ball. They will need everything from their 35 returning lettermen to get through a very difficult pre-district schedule against Tyler John Tyler, Tyler Lee, Nacogdoches and Longview. Expec them to finish the regular season at 7-3 or 8-2 and compete with The Woodlands for the district title. Once in the playoffs, if they can get past the bi-district game against the Klein/Spring district then the Panthers could make it as far as the Regionals.

History:
14 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
12 consecutive playoff appearances
won the district title 5 of the last 6 years (2nd in 2009)
Since moving into the Houston-area district before the 2004 season, Lufkin is 33-2 in district games, 26 consecutive wins until they lost to Conroe in 2008. Also lost to The Woodlands in 2009
34-32-4 4-3 playoffs all time vs. Longview 14-5-1 since 1994
1-3-1 vs Longview (1994-1998)
12-2 vs Longview (1999-2009) Including 2 playoff wins
Longview has now lost 8 straight at Lufkin's Abe Martin Stadium
62-21-6 all-time vs. Nacogdoches including 16-0 during 1993-2009
33-15-1 all-time vs. Tyler Lee
26-34-3 1-1 playoffs all-time vs. Tyler John Tyler
36-25-1 2-0 playoffs all-time vs. Marshall
1979 The Lufkin ISD school board unanimously approved the re-naming of Panther Stadium to Abe Martin Stadium in honor of the former coach who brought a football championship to Lufkin High School in 1943
All time record: 625-319-37 65.60% 981 games
all-time playoff appearances: (31)
1936,1937,1938,1940,1942,1943,1944,1945,1946,1947,1954,1960,1962,1977,1979,1986,1988,1994,1995,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (2) 1-1
1943 San Angelo 26, Lufkin 13
2001 5A Division II - Lufkin 38, Austin Westlake 24

Last 5 year record: 49-12

Last 10 year record: 108-23

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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