2011 2A Idalou Wildcats Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Idalou Wildcats

District: 2-2A Division II

Coach: Don Long (1st year); First Head Coaching Job

Longtime Head Coach Johnny Taylor (22 years) Retires

Last Years Record: 12-3 overall 6-0 District

2010 Games:
at Lubbock-Cooper (9-4) (OT) (L 23-29)
vs Littlefield (12-3) (L 21-28)
at Friona (3-7) (W 28-14)
vs Lubbock Roosevelt (6-4) (L 17-21)
vs *Stanton (10-2) (W 23-0)
at *Hawley (2-8) (W 54-0)
vs *Post (3-7) (W 48-6)
at *Forsan (4-6) (W 61-0)
vs *Anson (3-7) (W 62-0)
at *Coahoma (7-4) (W 14-6)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
BYE Bi-District
vs Alvord (7-5) (W 33-3) Area
vs Crawford (11-1) (W 42-6) Regionals
vs Holliday (9-4) (W 20-3) QuarterFinals
vs Paul Pewitt (10-4) (W 17-0) Semifinals
vs Lexington (14-1) (W 20-3) Championship

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* DL Matthew Sales 1st Team All-State (TSWA) & Honorable Mention All-State (AP) 149 tackles
* DL Riley Payne 2nd Team All-State (TSWA) 115 tackles
* WR/LB Bryce Schilling DIST POY 90 tackles
* DL Dakota Sparks 1st Team All-District 130 tackles
* QB Alec Estes 1123 yards passing 13 TDs

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 2-2A Division II Champion)

LSG Region Ranking: #1 (Just ahead of state ranked #6 Holliday)

LSG State Ranking: #5

Notes:
The Wildcats are set to make another run at the championship under a new coach. Their defense will be solid again and they will be needed to duplicate another championship. Their defense only gave up 27 points during district play and the playoffs (11 games). Look for rematches with Holliday (quarterfinals) and Omaha Paul Pewitt (Semifinals) this season.

History:
* Voted In As The #41 LSG Team Of The Decade
* 11 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
* 10+ win seasons 5 of last 6 years
* 20 consecutive non-losing seasons (2 5-5 seasons)
* 9+ wins 9 of last 11 seasons
* 4-5 vs. Littlefield since 2002…3 year losing streak
* All-Time Playoff Record : 31-28
* 43-4 in playoff games since 2006
* All Time Record 446-267-18 62.24% 731 games
* Playoff Appearances (30)
1948,1952,1958,1959,1960,1961,1965,1977,1978,1979,1984,1985,1987,1988,1992,1993,1994,1996,1998,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010

Bi-District — 1958, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009
Area — 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1996
Regionals — 1948, 1952, 1959, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2005
Quarterfinals — 2006, 2007, 2008
Championship — 2010

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2010 2A Division II – Idalou 20, Lexington 3

Last 5 year record: 57-11

Last 10 year record: 103-23

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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