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2011 4A Friendswood Mustangs Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Friendswood Mustangs

District: 24-4A

Coach: Steve Van Meter (19 years) 143-74-1 at Friendswood (#2 in All Time Wins at Friendswood); 143-74-1 all-time overall coaching record
(#221 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 13-2 overall 5-1 District

2010 Games:
at Angleton (7-4) (W 49-28)
vs West Orange-Stark (8-3) (W 35-34)
at Houston Stratford (6-5) (W 24-14)
vs Channelview (1-9) (W 58-20)
at *Galveston Ball (1-9) (W 55-22)
vs *Pearland Dawson (8-5) (W 34-27)
at *La Marque (11-4) (W 55-41)
vs *Manvel (11-3) (W 41-37)
at *Santa Fe (7-3) (L 20-21)
vs *Texas City (5-5) (W 35-28)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
vs Richmond Foster (6-5) (W 24-19) Bi-District
vs Houston Wheatley (6-6) (W 50-6) Area
vs Humble (11-2) (W 35-13) Regionals
vs Montgomery (12-2) (W 49-28) Quarterfinals
vs Lake Travis (14-2) (L 3-24) Semifinals

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* RB Jonathan Johnson Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 1589 rushing yards 539 receiving yards 19 total TDs
* LB Matt Lewis 1st Team All-District
* DB Jordan Wood 6 INTs 1st Team All-District
* OL Seaver Myers
* TE Trevor Stevens
* QB SOPH Hayden Gardner

LSG District Ranking: #4 (behind state ranked #5 Manvel, #9 La Marque and #10 Pearland Dawson)

LSG Region Ranking: #6

LSG State Ranking: #18

Notes:
The Mustangs only bring back 18 lettermen but will be a team to beat once again. They are ranked #18 in the state but only #4 in their very tough district. They will be tested once the playoffs come around. RB Johnson is a threat on offense and will be fun to watch.

History:
* 8 year winning streak
* 2008--1st district title since 2001, 1st regional title since 1973...2010 3 straight regional titles
* 4-9 since 1998 vs. La Marque but have won the last 3 though
* all time record: 351-228-11 60.42% 590 games
* Playoff Appearances (18) 1963,1969,1970,1972,1973,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2003,2004,2006,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: (1) 1-0
1973 2A - Friendswood 28, Hooks 15

Last 5 year record: 48-15

Last 10 year record: 81-35

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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