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2012 LSG Team Preview — Arp Tigers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Arp Tigers

Team: Arp Tigers (10-2A Division II)

1st varsity season: 1932

Stadium: Bill Herrington Tiger Stadium (Capacity: 1,000)

Enrollment: 278.5 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Tatum
Omaha Paul Pewitt
@ Elysian Fields
Troup
Garrison **
@ West Rusk at Longview **
Frankston **
@ Union Grove **
Hawkins **
@ Winona **

Coach: Dale Irwin (9 Years) 72-35-0 (#1 in all-time wins at Arp); 72-35-0 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: We have to have some young kids step up for depth. We have a chance to be as good as we have been in a while on defense but our offense will have to catch up. District Outlook: Arp, Frankston, Garrison, West Rusk Should be the teams 1-4.

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* Michael Roberson FS-WR-QB 7 INT'S last year 2 returned for TD's. 10 TD's receiving. Could play some QB if our younger prospects don't pan out 1st Team All-State DB (TSWA & AP) & 1st Team All-District WR 96 tackles 10 PB's
* Mikechell Potts OLB-RB-WR Two way starter for 3 years. Jack of all Trades. 50 solo tackles 2 INT'S. 9 rec 173 yds 1 td. 119 rushes 825 yds rushing 13 rush TD's 1st Team All-District RB & LB
* Cory Ayers G-DT 3 year starter also. 56 tackles 2 caused fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.
* TE Sam Stroupe 1st Team All-District
* OL/LB Mason Bobbitt 1st Team All-District LB
* WR/DB Michael Roberson
* RB/LB JR John Hawkins 75 tackles
* TE/LB Jeremy Shelton 49 tackles
* RB/DB SOPH Marcalas Johnson
* OL Dimitri Bowie
* OL Keifer Bell
* OL Brandon Perez
* DB Jonathan Guerva

Notes:
* Have had 10+ wins 4 of the past 5 seasons (Went 6-7 in 2010 to end a 5 year winning streak)
* Have made it to at least the Quarterfinals 4 of the past 5 seasons (Went to the Regionals in 2010)

  • Mike Says: The Tigers are looking to have another great season. A 10+ win season might be a little difficult though with their pre-district schedule that includes Top 10 2A DI Tatum and Top 5 2A DII Elysian Fields. All-State player WR/DB/QB Roberson will be exciting to watch. He and Potts will probably never come off the field. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and then advance to at least the Regionals again.
  • Chris Says: Coach Dale Irwin's Arp teams do one thing you can count on - win.  This year will be no exception.  The other thing they do, and people may argue this is why they win, is to schedule strong opponents in their pre-district schedule.  Once again, it appears that the Tigers will get to relax a bit when they get down to their 10-2A Division II games.   Adding Garrison to the district will be the biggest challenge as they move up to 2A after a couple of great seasons in 1A.  Arp should take the title and still be playing by the Quarterfinals or Semis.

Last Years Record: 10-3 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Daingerfield (10-4) (L 25-32)
at Paul Pewitt (8-4) (W 46-20)
vs Center (4-7) (W 34-30)
at Palestine Westwood (3-7) (W 28-27)
vs Gladewater (5-5) (L 13-21)
vs Frankston (4-7)* (W 46-28)
at Joaquin (5-5)* (W 43-12)
vs Gladewater Union Grove (3-7)* (W 53-0)
at Winona (1-9)* (W 54-6)
vs New London West Rusk (4-7) ()* (W 44-24)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Rogers (10-2) (at Teague) (W 52-20) Area
vs Corrigan-Camden (9-4) (at Buffalo) (W 41-21) Regionals
vs Lexington (11-3) (at Waco ISD) (L 20-47) Quarterfinals

History:
* All time record 409-350-16 53.81% 775 games
* Playoff Appearances (16) 1966,1977,1984,1991,1995,1996,2000,2001,2002,2003,2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 49-16-0

Last 10 year record: 79-39-0

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