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2011 5A DeSoto Eagles Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: DeSoto Eagles

District: 11-5A

Coach: Claude Mathis (3 years) 26-12 at DeSoto; 51-34 all-time overall coaching record

Last Years Record: 11-3 overall 4-1 Distirct

2010 Games:
at Leander (7-6) (W 56-35)
vs Arlington Bowie (7-4) (W 49-21)
vs Miramar, FL (OT) (W 42-41)
vs R.R. Stony Point (14-1) (L 29-46)
at NOAH Homeschool (Tulsa, OK) (W 49-18)
at *North Mesquite (5-5) (W 30-20)
vs *Tyler Lee (2-9) (W 42-28)
at *Mesquite Horn (9-5) (W 61-47)
at *Mesquite (1-9) (W 54-35)
vs *Longview (10-5) (L 35-38)

Playoffs: Division I Quarterfinals
vs Bryan (6-5) (W 68-28) Bi-District
vs Dallas Skyline (9-3) (W 38-0) Area
vs Austin Bowie (8-5) (W 56-24) Regionals
vs R.R. Stony Point (14-1) (L 48-72) Quarterfinals

Returning Lettermen: 28

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* DB Bryson Echols TOP 25 DB & 1st Team All-State (AP) & 2nd Team (TSWA) 55 tackles 5 INTs (2 TDs) 17 PB's
* OL Curtis Riser TOP 30 OL 1st Team All-District
* RB Devin Rushing TOP 25 RB 1st Team All-District
* DL Michael Richardson TOP 30 DL 1st Team All-District 5.5 sacks
* LB Alexander Lyons TOP 20 LB 1st Team All-District 158 tackles 13 TFL
* RB JR Dontre Wilson
* OL JR Sergio Phillips
* DB SOPH Nick Orr
* QB Raheem Wilson
* LB JR Taylor Young 13 TFL

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 11-5A Champions...ahead of state ranked #12 Longview)

11-5A District Preview

LSG Region Ranking: #1

LSG State Ranking: #4

Notes:
The Eagles are one of the most talented teams in the state. They have as many as five top Division I players. Look for them to get a rematch with Round Rock Stony Point in the Quarterfinals and then maybe go up against either Euless Trinity or Allen in the Semifinals. They Will play Douglass Oklahoma in the Herbstreit Classic this year.

History:
14 consecutive non-losing seasons and playoff appearances
Playoff Appearances (19) 1971,1974,1992,1993,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 45-19

Last 10 year record: 84-39

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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