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2010 LSG Preview — Mart Panthers

Team: Mart Panthers

District: 8-1A Division I

Coach: Rusty Nail (4 years) 46-10 at Mart 46-10 Overall

Last Years Record: 9-5 overall 4-1 District

2009 Games:
at Chilton (8-3) (at Waco ISD) (L 16-39)
at Lexington (6-5) (L 14-21)
vs Teague (1-9) (W 63-0)
vs Marlin (1-9) (W 35-0)
vs Goldthwaite (15-0) (L 17-21)
at *Iola (1-9) (W 49-13)
vs *Lovelady (12-1) (L 21-35)
at *Bremond (3-7) (W 21-19)
at *Normangee (5-5) (W 30-26)
vs *Riesel (8-4) (W 41-7)
vs Dawson (8-2) (W 44-0)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Evadale (10-1) (W 60-7) Bi-District
vs Tenaha (12-1) (W 25-22) Regionals
vs Cayuga (14-1) (L 28-42) QuarterFinals

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Chilton 7:30
3-Sep @ Italy 7:30
10-Sep vs. Dallas Life Oak Cliff 7:30
17-Sep @ Rogers 7:30
24-Sep @ Goldthwaite 7:30
8-Oct @ Rice 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Kerens 7:30*
22-Oct @ Riesel 7:30*
29-Oct vs. Malakoff Cross Roads 7:30*
5-Nov @ Cayuga 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 9

Key Players:
QB Holden Strunk
RB Anthony Martin
RB Jakeem Hoffman
OL Gabe Waples
OL Broc Clay
OL Jay Vairetta
DL Levi Hamel
LB D'Shun Kinsey 122 tackles, 11 TFL, 2 fumbles caused, 3 fumbles recovered, 2 blocked kicks 1st Team All-State
LB JR Terrell Pride
LB JR Cody Cobbs
DB JR Hunter Dawson

Notes:
* 16 returning starters from a Quarterfinal team will put Mart at the top of the rankings
* Expect the Panthers to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and then make a run at the championshp
* May be the best team in Region II

History:
7 year Winning Streak
9+ wins 6 consecutive years
All Time Record 655-330-42 1027 games
Playoff Appearances: (40)
1929,30,33,34,36,40,41,46,52,56,57,58,59,60,65,69,76,80,81,82,84,86,87,90,91,92,93,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,04,05,06,07,08,09

Championship History: (7) 3-3-1
1957 1A - Mart 7, White Oak 7
1969 1A - Mart 28, Sonora 0
1986 2A - Shiner 18, Mart 0
1999 2A Division I - Mart 40, Boyd 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2006 2A Division II - Mart 23, Cisco 13
2008 1A Division I - Canadian 38, Mart 7

Bi-District -- 1930, 1933, 1936, 1941, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2007
Area -- 1995, 1997
Regionals -- 1929, 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1980, 1982, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005
Quarterfinals -- 1956, 1958, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2009
Semifinals -- 1976, 1998
Runner Ups -- 1986, 2000, 2008
Co Champions -- 1957
State Champions -- 1969, 1999, 2006

Last 5 year record: 57-12

Last 10 year record: 101-30

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

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