Lone Star Gridiron

2010 LSG Preview — Smithson Valley Rangers

Team: Smithson Valley Rangers

District: 27-4A

Coach: Larry Hill (17 years) 172-49 at Smithson Valley (#1 all time wins in Smithson Valley history); 182-60 overall record (#119 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 6-4 overall 5-3 District

2009 Games:
at Converse Wagner (8-3) (L 6-23)
at Converse Judson (9-3) (W 28-13)
vs *SA Reagan (8-3) (W 17-12)
at *New Braunfels (11-4) (L 13-28)
vs *SA Johnson (5-5) (W 42-7)
at *SA MacArthur (5-5) (W 21-6)
vs *SA Madison (6-4) (L 3-27)
at *SA Churchill (3-7) (W 31-14)
vs *SA Lee (1-9) (W 58-28)
at *SA Roosevelt (7-4) (L 20-24)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Odessa Permian 7:30
3-Sep @ Laredo United 7:30
10-Sep vs. San Antonio MacArthur 7:30
16-Sep @ Converse Wagner 7:00
24-Sep @ Canyon 7:30*
8-Oct vs. Kyle Lehman 7:30*
15-Oct @ San Antonio Alamo Heights 7:30*
22-Oct vs. Schertz Clemens 7:30*
29-Oct @ Lockhart 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Buda Hays Consolidated 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 3

Key Players:
QB JR Parker McKenzie 1015 yards 9 TDs
QB/RB Matt Shelton
WR Matt Hilston 31-388
OL Payton Rion
LB Austin Wood
LB Brandyn Histo

Notes:
* A drop down to 4A should put the Rangers back into the playoff after not making them for the first time in 13 years
* Expect a young (6 starters return) Rangers team to go 7-3 or 8-2 in the regular season and battle Alamo Heights for the district title
* They should go two or three rounds in the playoffs

History:
14 consecutive winning seasons
2009 snapped a 12 consecutive 9+ wins in season streak
10 of the last 13 years they have been in the regional championship game
2009's 6 wins was the least since 1995 (14 years) and snapped a 13 year playoff streak
Head Coach Larry Hill graduated from East Central in 1979 and was a ball boy when he was growing up there.
All-Time Record 215-170-6 55.76% 391 games
Playoff Appearances (14) 1994,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008

Championship History: (3) 0-3
2001 4A Division I - Denton Ryan 42, Smithson Valley 35 - OT
2002 5A Division II - Southlake Carroll 45, Smithson Valley 14
2004 5A Division II - Southlake Carroll 27, Smithson Valley 24

Last 5 year record: 53-12

Last 10 year record: 115-22

By: Chris Doelle & Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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