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2011 3A Brownwood Lions Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Brownwood Lions

District: 5-3A

Coach: Bob Shipley (2 years) 24-4 at Brownwood; 111-36 All-Time Overall Coaching Record

Last Years Record: 14-1 overall 4-0 District

2010 Games:
at Gatesville (5-6) (W 56-19)
vs Graham (8-3) (W 37-7)
vs Stephenville (8-6) (W 49-16)
at Llano (6-5) (W 54-14)
vs China Spring (6-4) (W 65-14)
at FW All Saints Episcopal (7-3) (W 59-13)
vs *Big Spring (5-5) (W 56-21)
at *Snyder (10-3) (W 61-20)
vs *Sweetwater (4-6) (W 63-6)
at *Abilene Wylie (5-7) (W 45-7)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
vs Iowa Park (8-3) (W 88-24) Bi-District
vs Bridgeport (9-3) (W 61-31) Area
vs Borger (7-5) (W 35-6) Regionals
vs Monahans (13-1) (W 44-14) Quarterfinals
vs Carthage (14-2) (L 28-35) Semifinals

Their game vs. Carthage was voted the LSG #15 Best Game Of The Year

The 88 points scored on Iowa Park was one for the record books

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* DB Kevin Vacarro TOP 25 DB & 2nd Team All-State (AP) & Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 88 tackles
* RB Stehl Ratliff 1104 rushing yards 16 TDs
* OL James Crow
* LB Ethan Horton

LSG District Ranking: #2 (Behind state ranked #13 Snyder)

LSG Region Ranking: #4

LSG State Ranking: #16

Notes:
The Lions made a great run last year all the way to the Semifinals. They only have 7 returning starters but with 25 lettermen they could make another run 2 or 3 rounds deep into the playoffs.

History:
* 2010 was best season since 1978 (33 years)
* 44-25-2 all-time vs. Stephenville
* Coach Shipley turned around a program that was 20-25 the previous 4 years before his arrival
* All Time record: 658-335-34 65.73% 1027 games
* Playoff Appearances: (37) 1953,1960,1962,1965,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971,1974,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983,1985,1987
988,1989,1990,1992,1993,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2009,2010

Championship History: (8) 7-1
1960 3A - Brownwood 26, Port Lavaca 6
1965 3A - Brownwood 14, Bridge City 0
1967 3A - Brownwood 36, El Campo 12
1969 3A - Brownwood 34, West Columbia 16
1970 3A - Brownwood 14, Cuero 0
1977 3A - Dickinson 40, Brownwood 28
1978 3A - Brownwood 21, Gainesville 12
1981 4A - Brownwood 24, Sugar Land Willowridge 9

Last 5 year record: 40-22

Last 10 year record: 77-44

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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