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2010 LSG Preview — Stephenville Yellow Jackets

Team: Stephenville Yellow Jackets

District: 8-4A

Head Coach: Joe Gillespie (2 years) 19-7 at Stephenville; 19-7 Overall Record

Last Years Record: 9-3 overall 7-0 Distirct

2009 Games:
at Aledo (15-1) (L 16-20)
at Denton Guyer (13-2) (L 14-45)
vs Brownwood (10-3) (W 35-0)
vs *Mansfield Legacy (8-4) (W 31-7)
vs *Mansfld Timberview (5-5) (W 31-0)
at *Joshua (2-8) (W 42-7)
vs *Everman (11-3) (W 44-17)
at *Granbury (1-9) (W 31-3)
vs *Arlington Seguin (4-7) (W 49-21)
at *Crowley (3-7) (W 42-7)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs FW Polytechnic (6-5) (W 62-13) Bi-District
vs Aledo (15-1) (OT) (L 23-26) Area

2010 Schedule
27-Aug @ Aledo 7:30
3-Sep vs. Abilene Wylie 7:30
10-Sep @ Brownwood 7:30
17-Sep vs. Lewisville Hebron 7:30
24-Sep vs. Mesquite Horn 7:30
8-Oct @ San Angelo Lake View 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Waco University 7:30*
21-Oct @ Killeen 7:00*
29-Oct @ Waco Midway 7:30*
5-Nov vs. Waco 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 8

Key Players:
QB JR Connor Washington 2223 yards 19 TDs
RB James Myles 1856 yards 28 TDs rushing 465 yards 3 TDs receiving HM All-State TOP 30 RB
OL Austin Melvin
OL D.J. Vandenberge
DL JR Russell Cole
LB Jarod Slemmons
LB JR Padyn Giebler
DB JR Alavion Edwards

Notes:
The Yellow Jackets return 15 starters from last seasons 9-3 Area playoff team. RB Myles is a big back who could go for 2500 yards this season. Expect Stephenville to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and win the district title. They have an interesting opening week game vs. defending Division II Champion Aledo who the Yellow Jackets lost a close one too in OT in the Area round last season. The Ville's 3 losses last season were to a very good Denton Guyer and twice to Aledo. They are one of the better Division II teams this season and will compete with Everman and Aledo for the Region I championship.

History:
21 consecutive winning seasons
6 consecutive 9+ wins
17 of the last 21 seaons 9+ wins
3-3 vs. Wichita Falls Rider since 2004, 1-3 in playoffs 2-0 in regular season
5-4 vs. Aledo since 2004 including a playoff loss in 2009, 0-3 though in last 3 games
All time record: 545-352-28 60.43% 925 games
all-time playoff appearances: (27)
1924,1929,1930,1933,1936,1940,1952,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: (4) 4-0
1993 4A - Stephenville 26, La Marque 13
1994 4A - Stephenville 32, La Marque 17
1998 4A Division II - Stephenville 34, La Marque 7
1999 4A Division II - Stephenville 28, Port Neches-Groves 18

Last 5 year record: 51-12

Last 10 year record: 93-26

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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