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2012 LSG Team Preview — Tarkington Longhorns

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Tarkington Longhorns

Team: Tarkington Longhorns (22-3A)

Enrollment: 585.5 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
Huntington
Hardin
@ Hardin-Jefferson
at Houston Sam Houston
@ Cleveland **
Coldspring-Oakhurst **
at Shepherd **
Splendora **
@ Huffman Hargrave **
Liberty **

Coach: Brandon Carpenter (2 years) 1-19 record at Tarkington; 1-19 all-time coaching Record

Coaches Comments: This season will be a growth spurt year. The Horns have some key players who gained valuable varsity experience last year and a good group of newcomers who were successful at the sub-varsity level. Melding those players together should result in better play on the field this fall. Pre-Season District predictions: 1) Coldspring-Oakhurst 2) Huffman 3) Cleveland 4) Liberty 5) Tarkington 6) Splendora 7) Shepherd Liberty may challenge Huffman and Cleveland for a playoff spot.

Returning Lettermen: 16

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 5

Key Players:

  • Laramie Nash/RB-DB/Jr.-Last year's leading rusher and scorer, should be a key offensive weapon both rushing and receiving this year
  • Colton LaFrance/OL-LB/Sr.-One of the top performers on the offensive and defensive lines last year. The unquestioned team leader will anchor this year's offensive line
  • Steven Soles/TE-LB/Sr.-Transitioned this spring from outside linebacker to middle linebacker, will be counted on to lead this year's defense 41 tackles
  • SOPH Hunter Johnson QB
  • R.J. Lang FB
  • Nathan Walker OL
  • Jeremiah Taylor TE

Notes:
* Have been through a tough stretch going 7-51 over the last 6 seasons
* Have not made the playoffs since 1956

  • Mike Says: The Longhorns are trying to climb up out of Class 3A's cellar. They have had a rough go at it for a while and they may continue this year. Expect them to go 1-9 or 2-8 this year.
  • Chris Says: Tarkington as no place to go but up.  If Nash can continue to run well behind the likes of Colton LaFrance, the Longhorns should win a few games this season.

Last Years Record: 0-10 overall 0-6 District

2011 Games:
vs Huntington (1-9) (L 20-41)
at Hardin (3-7) (L 12-21)
at Kountze (3-7) (L 20-50)
vs Hull-Daisetta (4-6) (L 18-41)
vs Coldspring-Oakhurst (14-1)* (L 8-67)
at Huffman Hargrave (9-3)* (L 0-56)
vs Liberty (7-3)* (L 8-63)
at Shepherd (1-8)* (L 14-34)
vs Splendora (3-7)* (L 8-49)
at Cleveland (7-4)* (L 12-70)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

History:
* Playoffs (1) 1956

Championship History: No championship Games

Last 5 year record: 5-44

Last 10 year record: 17-80

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