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2012 LSG Team Preview — McKinney Lions

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — McKinney Lions

Team: McKinney Lions (10-5A)

Stadium: Ron Poe Stadium (Year Opened: 1962)

Enrollment: 2,121 -- smallest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Mansfield Legacy
Frisco Heritage
@ Irving Nimitz
@ North Garland
Denton Ryan
@ Plano **
Plano East **
@ Plano West **
Allen **
@ McKinney Boyd **

Coach: Jeff Smith (2 Years) 4-16 all-time record at McKinney; 4-16-0 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: We have many experienced returners on both sides of the ball that will benefit our team greatly. Our biggest challenge will be moving from 4A into district 10-5A. District Outlook: Allen, Plano East, Plano West and McKinney Boyd.

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* QB-Robert Somborn 2,245 yards 24 TDs passing
* WR/CB-Red Shannon 801 yards rushing 379 yards receiving 8 total TDs
* WR-Connor Fuentes
* WR-JR TV Williams
* OG-David Tachie
* ILB-Dalton Harris
* OLB-Matt Reynolds 108 tackles
* DE-Kennan Samuel
* DT-Troy Taylor
* S-Jontrell Rocquemore

Notes:
* Moving up to Class 5A after a winless season in 4A last year
* 11 game losing streak
* 7 year losing streak (22-50)

  • Mike Says: The Lions have a lot of challenges in front of them. The good news is that they have 15 starters coming back. The bad news is that they are from a 0-10 team. The defense will need to step up after giving up 433 points last season. QB Somborn and WR Shannon will need big years to get more numbers in the W column. Expect them to go 2-8 or 1-9 this season.
  • Chris Says: As mountains to climb go, they don't get much bigger.  An 0-10 team moving up to 5A is bad enough - an 0-10 team moving into District 10-5A is just downright wrong.  Last season they were "in" most of their games so all is not hopeless.  McKinney has a lot of experience returning so that should translate into a couple wins right there.

Last Years Record: 0-10 overall 0-7 District

2011 Games:
at Frisco (10-3) (L 26-39)
at The Colony (4-6) (L 33-54)
vs McKinney Boyd (8-3) (L 28-38)
vs Wylie (4-6)* (L 22-41)
at Rockwall-Heath (11-2)* (L 14-47)
vs Rockwall (3-7)* (L 22-31)
at McKinney North (6-5)* (L 24-34)
vs Richardson Pearce (4-6)* (L 37-38)
at Wylie East (8-3)* (L 27-59)
at Highland Park (12-1)* (L 15-52)

Playoffs: No Playoff Games

History:
* All-Time Record : 533-424-43 57.82% 959 games
* Playoff History : (22) 1926,1936,1958,1962,1963,1965,1966,1967,1973,1979,1982,1983,1985,1986,1991,1993,1994,1996,2000,2004,2008,2009

Championship History: (3) 1-2
1966 3A - Bridge City 30. McKinney 6
1979 3A - McKinney 20, Bay City 7
1986 4A - West Orange-Stark 21, McKinney 9

Last 5 years record: 15-37

Last 10 years record: 35-68

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2 Comments

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  2. tomas candela

    October 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Get well soon Tommy Candela lions need u son

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