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2012 LSG Team Preview — Tyler John Tyler Lions

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Tyler John Tyler Lions

Team: Tyler John Tyler Lions (16-4A)

1st varsity season: 1908

Enrollment: 1,873 -- largest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
Lufkin
@ Lancaster
@ Tyler Lee
@ Mesquite Horn
Nuevo Leon Mexico
@ Corsicana **
@ Lindale **
Jacksonville **
@ Nacogdoches **
Whitehouse **

Coach: Ricklan Holmes (1st Year); First Head Coaching Job

Dereck Rush Leaving

Returning Lettermen: 26

Returning Starters: Offense: 9 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* QB Greg Ward 1st Team All-State (TSWA) DISTRICT MVP .729 completion % 3,596 yards 32 TDS passing Committed to Houston TOP 30 QB
* WR Fred Ross 1st Team All-State (TSWA) 93 catches 1,264 yards 13 TDs receiving TOP 30 WR Committed to Oklahoma State
* OL Chris Mobley 1st Team All-District
* DL Tyus Bowser Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) TOP 30 DL 63 tackles
* LB Richard Gipson 1st Team All-District 128 tackles
* WR Darion Flowers 58 catches 1,006 yards 8 TDs receiving
* DB Traven Johnson TOP 25 DB
* WR Justice Liggins
* RB/WR Dequante Woods
* RB JR Reggie Gipson
* OL Emmanuel Terrazas
* OL Cornelius Davis
* OL Chris Starling
* DL Deandre Miller
* DB Terry Ausborne
* DB Elliot Hart
* DB Traven Johnson

Notes:
* Have enjoyed their stay in Class 4A going 23-6 over the last 2 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Lions will be a state favorite in 2012. They Started off 0-3 last year but that was due to their tough scheduling. They will have just as tough a pre-district schedule this year which will surely make a few of our Games Of The Week. Quarterback Greg Ward was one of the most accurate passers last year. His favorite receiver is Fred Ross who is also coming back. These two along with WR Flowers will put up big numbers this year. The defense is no slouch either with DL Bowser and LB Gipson stepping up. They have 16 starters coming back from last years Semifinals team. The only question mark is how will they do with a new head coach. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and then at least a trip to the Quarterfinals. Dallas Highland Park wants revenge from last years epic game in the Regionals. This is a loaded team and will be one to watch.
  • Chris Says: Tyler John Tyler is bringing back a ton of talent to an already very good team and nobody will be happier than "Mighty" Mike Wright.  Don't get me wrong, I like the Lions, but this is a team that has always held a special place in Mike's heart.  It will be good to see them make another great postseason run if for no other reason that to watch Mike pick them as a Game of the Week every week.  🙂   They are going to be fun to watch this year.

Last Years Record: 11-4 overall 7-0 District

2011 Games:
at Lufkin (9-2) (L 31-34)
vs Longview (11-2) (L 22-38)
vs Tyler Lee (1-9) (L 30-39)
at Hallsville (5-6)* (W 65-6)
vs Nacogdoches (1-9)* (W 55-17)
at Longview Pine Tree (1-9)* (W 52-14)
at Whitehouse (5-6)* (W 42-14)
vs Marshall (2-8)* (W 56-35)
at Kilgore (9-5)* (3OT) (W 55-49)
vs Jacksonville (4-6)* (W 28-17)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
vs Texarkana Texas (7-4) (at Tyler Rose) (W 46-14) Bi-District
vs Pflugerville Hendrickson (9-3) (at Hewitt Midway) (W 56-42) Area
vs Highland Park (12-1) (at Waco ISD) (W 42-39) Regionals
vs Sherman (10-4) (at Dallas Ford) (W 45-21) Quarterfinals
vs Hewitt Midway (12-3) (at Corsicana) (L 20-51) Semifinals

The Regional Playoff Game vs. Dallas Highland Park was voted #10 in our 2011 Games Of the Year

History:
* Rose City Rivalry vs. Tyler Lee 7-13 since 1994 2-13 since 1999 John Tyler leads the overall series 28-27-1
* 34-28-3 1-1 playoffs all-time vs. Lufkin
* 7-11 all-time including 2-10 in last 12 games since 1994 vs. Longview
* Coach Rush has gone 35-8 in last 3 seasons after going 7-15 in 1st 2
* All time record: 647-358-43 63.79% 1048 games
* Playoff Appearances: (31) 1930,1931,1933,1935,1938,1939,1941,1946,1955,1956,1959,1973,1978,1981,1985,1990
1991,1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2005,2006,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (5) 3-2
1930 Tyler John Tyler 25, Amarillo 13
1955 4A - Abilene 33, Tyler John Tyler 13
1973 4A - Tyler John Tyler 21, Austin Reagan 14
1994 5A Division II - Tyler John Tyler 35, Austin Westlake 24
2000 5A Division II - Katy 35, Tyler John Tyler 20

Last 5 year record: 42-23

Last 10 year record: 50-57

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Tyler John Tyler Lions Brotherhood Members

  • Justice Liggins WR class of 2013
  • Richard Gipson LB class of 2013
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