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2011 5A Odessa Permian Panthers Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Odessa Permian Panthers

District: 3-5A

Coach: Gary Gaines (2 years) 12-10 coached at Odessa Permian from 1986-1989 and had a 46-7-1 record 58-17-1 at Odessa Permian (#3 all-time in coaching wins at Odessa Permian); 127-91-6 all-time overall coaching record
(#265 on the all-time coaching wins list)

Last Years Record: 4-6 overall 0-5 District

2010 Games:
at Smithson Valley (10-2) (L 0-6)
at Bethel, WA (W 39-21)
vs Cedar Hill (8-4) (at Abilene) (W 53-42)
vs Amarillo Tascosa (6-6) (W 24-13)
at Lubbock Monterey (2-9) (W 38-0)
vs *Midland (11-2) (L 7-41)
at *Abilene Cooper (11-2) (L 27-34)
vs *Midland Lee (6-4) (L 13-20)
vs *Odessa (5-6) (L 21-38)
at *Abilene (9-4) (L 14-42)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

Returning Lettermen: 19

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* WR Van Powell 1st Team All-District
* DL JR Christian LaCouture
* OL Landon Weeden
* OL Paul Gore
* DL Haeston Wood
* DB JR Clay Adams
* DB JR Jorrian Wilson

LSG District Ranking: #5 (Just behind state ranked #90 Midland Lee)

LSG Region Ranking: #28

LSG State Ranking: #91

Notes:
The Panthers were cruising along in pre-district play with a big win over Cedar Hill and then district play began. They finished the season 0-5 in district play. They have a pretty good Junior class coming up. Look for them to fight for that fourth playoff spot with Midland Lee behind Abilene Cooper, Abilene and Midland.

History:
* 43-9-1 series vs. Odessa 3-4 in last 7 though
* 11-6 vs. Midland since 1994
* 2010 ended a 4 year winning streak
* All time record: 477-135-12 77.40% 624 games
* Playoff Appearances (29)
1960,1965,1968,1970,1972,1973,1975,1977,1978,1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1987,1988
1989,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1998,2006,2007,2008,2009

Championship History: Odessa Permian (11) 5-5-1 (Tied for 1st in All-Time appearances in Championship

History)
1965 4A - Odessa Permian 11, San Antonio Lee 6
1968 4A - Austin Reagan 17, Odessa Permian 11
1970 4A - Austin Reagan 21, Odessa Permian 14
1972 4A - Odessa Permian 37, Baytown Sterling 7
1975 4A - Port Neches-Groves 20, Odessa Permian 10
1980 5A - Odessa Permian 28, Port Arthur Jefferson 19
1984 5A - Odessa Permian 21, Beaumont French 21
1985 5A - Houston Yates 37, Odessa Permian 0
1989 5A - Odessa Permian, 28, Aldine 14
1991 5A Division II - Odessa Permian 27, San Antonio Marshall 14
1995 5A Division I - Converse Judson 31, Odessa Permian 28

Last 5 year record: 45-16

Last 10 year record: 70-41

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

One Comment

  1. Bob Scott

    August 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Please tell me that we aren’t playing Broken Arrow again this year…

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