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2011 4A Smithson Valley Rangers Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Smithson Valley Rangers

District: 27-4A

Coach: Larry Hill (18 years) 182-51 at Smithson Valley (#1 all time wins in Smithson Valley history); 192-62 all-time overall coaching record
(#88 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 10-2 overall 6-0 District

2010 Games:
vs Odessa Permian (4-6) (W 6-0)
at Laredo United (10-2) (W 31-3)
vs SA MacArthur (12-2) (L 20-33)
at San Antonio Wagner (7-7) (W 28-21)
at *N.B. Canyon (6-5) (W 35-14)
vs *Kyle Lehman (3-7) (W 61-18)
at *SA Alamo Heights (10-3) (W 21-0)
vs *Schertz Clemens (4-6) (W 39-0)
at *Lockhart (1-9) (W 49-7)
vs *Buda Hays (6-5) (W 41-0)

Playoffs: Division I Area
vs Uvalde (5-6) (W 48-0) Bi-District
vs Cedar Park (13-1) (L 23-28) Area

Returning Lettermen: 34

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* TE/P Ethan Perry 1st Team All-State (AP) 2nd Team All-State (TSWA) P 42.8-yard average on 26 punts 9 inside 10
* QB Parker McKenzie 1st Team All-District 1658 yards passing 14 TDs
* RB JR Lawerence Mattison 961 rushing yards 13 TDs
* DL JR George Schwanenberg 53 tackles
* LB JR Clayton Mooney
* LB JR Joey Bochat
* OL Nolan Nasis
* OL Jacob Snider
* OL Clayton Chapin
* OL Cody Gregory
* DB Aaron Potter

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 27-4A Champion...ahead of state ranked #26 San Antonio Alamo Heights)

LSG Region Ranking: #3

LSG State Ranking: #11

Notes:
The Rangers have a lot of juniors playing well and that will make them a dangerous team in the future also. They did well since dropping down to 4A last season. Their closest district games were 21 point victories over N.B. Canyon and Alamo Heights. They ran into a very tough Cedar Park team in the Area round last year. This year looks the same as only Cedar Park and Austin Lake Travis rank higher than they do in the region.

History:
* Voted In As The #37 LSG Team Of The Decade
* 15 consecutive winning seasons
* 9+ wins in 13 of last 14 seasons
* 10 of the last 14 years they have been in the regional championship game
* 4-1 vs. Converse Wagner (2006-2010)
* 6-1 vs. San Antonio MacArthur since 2004 (Mac won in 2010)
* All-Time Record 225-172-6 56.58% 403 games
* Playoff Appearances (15) 1994,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2010

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: 50-12

Last 10 year record: 114-22

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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