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2011 3A Henderson Lions Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Henderson Lions

District: 16-3A

Coach: Dickey Meeks (5 Years) 24-31-0 all-time record at Henderson; 216-164-7 all-time overall coaching record
(#52 in all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 13-2 overall 3-2 District

2010 Games:
vs Mount Pleasant (1-9) (W 47-19)
at Longview Pine Tree (1-9) (W 41-0)
at Kilgore (3-7) (W 31-21)
vs Center (5-6) (W 46-25)
at Tex. Liberty-Eylau (8-3) (W 37-13)
vs *Longview Spring Hill (4-6) (W 34-25)
at *Pittsburg (6-4) (W 35-32)
vs *Carthage (14-2) (L 33-43)
vs *Gilmer (9-4) (L 28-29)
at *Gladewater (3-7) (W 52-7)

Playoffs: Division I Champions
vs Paris North Lamar (6-5) (W 49-12) Bi-District
vs Lindale (8-4) (W 42-28) Regionals
vs Lucas Lovejoy (11-2) (W 36-14) Quarterfinals
vs Alvarado (12-2) (W 20-13) Semifinals
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (13-2) (W 28-21) Championship

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* WR Lamarcus Brown 3rd Team All-State (TSWA) 53-725 receiving yards 18 total TDs
* QB Del Barnes Honorabel Mention All-State (TSWA) & DIST OFF MVP 2703 passing yards 28 TDs
* LB Trey Jones 1st Team All-District
* DB Rome Pollard 1st Team All-District 47 tackles
* DL Jordan Leake 42 tackles
* WR JR Patrick Brown
* RB Jay O'Neal
* OL Anthony Brister
* OL Nick Siler
* DL JR Traevon Roquemore
* LB Stephen Reese 81 tackles
* DB Arquez Walton

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 16-3A Champions ahead of state ranked #6 Carthage and #10 Gilmer)

LSG Region Ranking: #1

LSG State Ranking: #3

Notes:
The Lions enjoyed their first season in class 3A after being in 4A for the past 30 years. They surprised everyone and won their first ever state championship. With 12 starters coming back that includes QB Barnes and WR Brown, they are a favorite to go back. A re-match with Tyler Chapel Hill looks to be a good bet.

History:
* 2010 was best season in the schools history
* 7-10 vs. Carthage since 1994 including 3 losses in a row
* all time record: 495-366-54 57.05% 915 games
* All-Time Playoff Record: 21-17
* Playoff Appearances (18) 1953,1968,1972,1973,1982,1987,1989,1990,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,2000,2001,2002,2003,2010

Bi-district -- 1987, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003
Area -- 1990, 1993, 1995, 2002
Regionals -- 1982, 1989, 1992
Quarterfinals -- 1953, 1972
Semifinals -- 1968, 1973
Champions -- 2010

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2010 3A Division I - Henderson 28, Tyler Chapel Hill 21

Last 5 year record: 24-31

Last 10 year record: 49-60

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By: Michael Wright
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