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2011 2A Daingerfield Tigers Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Daingerfield Tigers

District: 8-2A Division I

Coach: Aric Sardinea (1st year...also first head coaching job)

Last Years Record: 14-1 overall 5-0 District

2010 Games:
vs Arp (6-7) (W 44-14)
at Atlanta (1-9) (W 40-0)
vs Bruceville-Eddy (0-10) (at Corsicana) (W 50-0)
at Tex. Pleasant Grove (6-5) (W 27-14)
vs Gilmer (9-4) (L 18-39)
vs *Hooks (4-6) (W 69-7)
at *Queen City (1-9) (W 78-0)
vs *Redwater (5-5) (W 47-0)
at *New Boston (11-3) (W 42-21)
vs *Pattonville Prairiland (4-6) (W 42-7)

Playoffs: Class 2A Division I Champions
vs Pottsboro (10-2) (W 46-14) Area
vs Grandview (10-2) (W 37-20) Regionals
vs New Boston (11-3) (W 35-7) QuarterFinals
vs Littlefield (12-3) (W 18-9) SemiFinals
vs Cameron Yoe (14-1) (W 33-27) Championship

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* LB Devin Smith 2nd Team All-State (AP & TSWA) 149 tackles 9 sacks 32 TFL
* LB Desmond Heath Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* WR JR Edwin Mims 1st Team All-District 400 receiving yards 7 TDs (could play QB)
* OL John Smith 1st Team All-District
* DL Jesse Hanson 1st Team All-District
* WR Jeremy Godbolt
* WR Darrin Terry
* OL JR Jacoby Simpson
* OL JR Fernando Rodriguez
* DB Ruben Mims
* DB Djon Mims

LSG District Ranking: #2 (behind state ranked #1 New Boston)

LSG Region Ranking: #2

LSG State Ranking: #2

Notes:
The Tigers are the three time defending state champions. They lost a lot of Division I players to graduation but 2011 looks to be another great year. Daingerfield starts off the season at #2 in the state. The problem is that the #1 team (New Boston) is in their district. Everyone in the state will be watching when that game comes around.

History:
* Voted In As The #12 LSG Team Of The Decade (Up 18 spots)
* 3 Consecutive 1 loss seasons that ended with winning a state championship (all 3 losses have been to Gilmer)
* Non-Losing seasons 16 of last 17 seasons
* 4-9 vs. Gilmer since 1994
* All Time Record 544-306-25 63.60% 875 games
* Outscored opponents 632-8 on the way to their 1983 state title. They only allowed 1 TD to Carthage and a saftey to Kilgore
* All-Time Playoff Record : 74-27
* 17 consecutive playoff wins
* 4th consecutive playoff appearance
* playoff appearances (33) 1950,1951,1959,1960,1962,1966,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989
1995,1996,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009,2010

Bi-District -- 1950, 1951, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
Area -- 1982, 1987, 2004
Regionals -- 1960, 1962, 1988, 2007
Quarterfinals -- 1959, 1967, 1986, 1989, 1996, 2000
Semifinals -- 1966, 2002
State Runner Up -- 1984, 1998
State Champions -- 1968, 1983, 1985, 2008, 2009, 2010

Championship History: Daingerfield (8) 6-2
1968 2A - Daingerfield 7, Lufkin Dunbar 6
1983 3A - Daingerfield 42, Sweeny 0
1984 3A - Medina Valley 21, Daingerfield 13
1985 3A - Daingerfield 47, Cuero 22
1998 3A - Division II - Newton 21, Daingerfield 0
2008 2A - Division II Daingerfield 26, Cisco 8
2009 2A Division II Daingerfield 62, Bushland 14
2010 2A Division I Daingerfield 33, Cameron Yoe 27

Last 5 year record: 57-12

Last 10 year record: 99-30

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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