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2011 5A Pearland Oilers Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Pearland Oilers

District: 24-5A

Coach: Tony Heath (14 years) 133-38 at Pearland (#1 in all-time wins at Pearland); 133-38 all-time overall coaching record
#244 on the all-time coaching wins list

Coach Heath was voted in as LSG's 5A Coach Of The Year

Last Years Record: 16-0 overall 7-0 District

2010 Games:
vs Houston Madison (6-5) (W 35-14)
at Fort Bend Kempner (5-6) (W 41-27)
vs Houston Memorial (9-6) (W 49-42)
at *Clear Springs (8-3) (W 40-38)
vs *Clear Lake (4-6) (W 35-18)
at *Dickinson (6-6) (W 44-31)
vs *Clear Creek (9-4) (W 35-28)
at *Clute Brazoswood (4-6) (W 27-23
at *Clear Brook (5-5) (W 48-25)
vs *Alvin (1-9) (W 62-23)

Playoffs: Division I Champions
vs Fort Bend Kempner (5-6) (W 28-13) Bi-District
vs Beaumont West Brook (8-4) (W 51-22) Area
vs Cypress Creek (9-4) (W 54-7) Regionals
vs Katy (13-1) (W 38-35) QuarterFinals
vs SA Stevens (11-4) (W 51-21) Semifinals
vs Euless Trinity (15-1) (W 28-24) Championship

Their game vs. Katy was ranked #9 in LSG's Games Of The Year

Their championship game vs. Euless Trinity was ranked #5 in LSG's Games Of The Year

Returning Lettermen: 27

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* LB Kendall Ehrlich Honorable Mention All-State (AP) 1st Team (TSWA) 150 tackles
* TE Cole Staudt 1st Team All-District
* OL Fermin Sanchez 1st Team All-District
* RB Jackie Robinson 446 rushing yards 5 TDs
* LB Daquan Roberts
* LB Juan Trujillo
* QB JR Jake Garner
* RB JR Adam Saunders
* DL JR Tyler Helaire

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 24-5A Champions)

24-5A District Preview

LSG Region Ranking: #3 (Behind state ranked #3 Katy and #8 Galena Park North Shore)

LSG State Ranking: #9

Notes:
The Oilers made a surprising run to the state title last year. They bring back 27 lettermen from that team but must replace the QB, RB and WR that led them. Coach Heath has made a dramatic change in Pearland since he arrived and this season will once again be another winning season for the Oilers.

History:
* Ranks #34 in LSG's Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 12 Consecutive 8+ win seasons
* 9-90 in 10 years before Heath became HC
* Playoff Appearances (15) 1950,1962,1986,1997,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
* Playoff Record : 22-14
* 9-2 playoff record since 2008

Bi-District — 1962, 1986, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2009
Area — 2003, 2007
Regionals — 1950, 2000, 2002
Quarterfinals — 2008
Semifinals — 2001, 2006
Champions -- 2010

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2010 5A DIVISION I - Pearland 28, Euless Trinity 24

Last 5 year record: 58-9

Last 10 year record: 101-18

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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