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2012 LSG Team Preview — Grapeland Sandies

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Grapeland Sandies

Team: Grapeland Sandies (10-1A Division I)

1st varsity season: 1925

Stadium: Grapeland Sandies Stadium (Capacity: 1200)

Enrollment: 154 -- Smallest in the district out of 6 schools

Coach: Jerry Richards (2 years) 7-14 at Grapeland; 7-14 All-Time Coaching Record

Coaches Comments: Speed and Quickness will be asset; Good skill players; Depth could be a problem. Got to stay healthy. District Outlook: 1.San Augustine 2.Alto 3.Grapeland 4.Shelbyville 5.West Sabine 6.Cushing

Returning Lettermen: 16

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* Demetri Walker-S/RB JR 85 tackles
* Patrick Walker-WR/QB Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* Hunter Collins-LB/RB
* Daniel Vasquez-LB/WR
* Jayson Johnson SOPH OL
* Quaderius Whitt DB
* Jivarro Thompson JR WR/LB

Defense: 4-2-5

* Have gone 12-19 over the last 3 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Sandies will look for a big season out of Patrick Walker. They made the playoffs last year with a 4-6 record and return 15 starters from that team. Look for them to go 4-6 or 5-5 in the regular season and compete for that 3rd playoff spot.
  • Chris Says: Grapeland doesn't bring back a lot of bodies, but most of them have starter level experience.  Don't look for the Sandies to light up the regular season this year anymore than they did in 2011, but they should make it into the playoffs.  That returning playoff experience may be enough to take them past bi-district, but not a lot further.

Last Years Record: 4-7 overall 3-2 District

2011 Games:
at Centerville (8-3) (L 25-55)
vs Trinity (3-7) (W 21-14)
vs Lovelady (11-2) (L 19-46)
at Elkhart (3-7) (L 26-45)
at Buffalo (6-4) (L 14-59)
vs Shelbyville (4-6)* (W 49-24)
at Timpson (1-9)* (W 39-38)
vs Garrison (12-2)* (L 12-55)
vs Cushing (2-8)* (W 53-7)
at Alto (8-4)* (L 36-62)

Playoffs: Division I Bi-District
vs Big Sandy (9-4) (at Athens) (L 24-25) Bi-District

* Ranks #50 in Class 1A All-Time Winning %
* All-Time Record: 396-388-35 50.49% 819 games
* Playoff Years: (21) 1936,1941,1943,1954,1968,1973,1974,1975,1977,1978,1988,1989,1991,1992,1998,2001,2004,2006,2007,2008,2011

Championship History: (1) 1-0
1974 1A - Grapeland 19, Aledo 18

Last 5 year record: 26-29

Last 10 year record: 50-56

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