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2012 LSG Team Preview — Abilene Eagles

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Abilene Eagles

Texas high school football

Team: Abilene Eagles (2-5A)

Colors: Black/Gold

Enrollment: 2,157.5 -- 8th largest in the district out of 9 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Lewisville Hebron
Duncanville
@ Amarillo Tascosa **
Odessa Permian **
@ San Angelo Central **
Abilene Cooper **
@ Midland Lee **
Lubbock Coronado **
@ Odessa **
Midland **

Coach: Steve Warren (15 years) 148-49 at Abilene (#1 In All-Time Wins at Abilene); 166-71 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 9

Key Players:
* OL Chantz Anderson
* DB Nate Kittley
* QB Evin Abbe Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 2,909 yards 23 TDS passing TOP 45 QB
* WR Keevan Lucas Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) 68 catches 939 yards 10 TDS receiving TOP 40 WR Committed to Tulsa
* OL Ethan Miko 1st Team All-District
* DL JR Jake McMillon 1st Team All-District TOP JR
* LB Tyler Lackey Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* LB Charles McGill 1st Team All-District
* DB Xavier Johnson 1st Team All-State (AP), 3rd Team All-State (TSWA)
* DB Conlan Aguirre 1st Team All-District
* DB Hunter Holcomb
* LB Brandon Seely
* DL Taz Sims
* RB Marcel Porter 1,017 yards 14 TDs rushing
* WR Grant Alexander

2011 JV Record: 2-6-1

Notes:
* Coach Shotwell is the only coach in UIL history to claim state championships at three different schools- Abilene, Breckenridge and Longview

  • Mike Says: The Eagles had an impressive record last year considering the competition they faced. The 4 teams that they lost to had a combined record of 48-7 and all of them made it to at least the Regionals. Coach Warren has now led the Eagles to a 10+ win season for the 8th time in his 15 year career. Last years Eagle team featured a high flying offense led by QB Evan Abbe. Abbe is back this year but the Eagles will try to avoid so many shootouts where their games averaged 63 points per game last year. They bring back 9 defensive starters led by LB Lackey and DB Johnson. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district championship. They will go Division II in the playoffs and are a threat to win it all. Expect a trip to at least the Quarterfinals.
  • Chris Says: Abilene brings back almost all of their starting defense as well as a few good players on offense.  I expect more success from the Eagles.  They won't be a state title game, but they should escape regular season with only a couple losses and then go three or four rounds deep in postseason.

Last Years Record: 10-4 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
vs El Paso Hanks (3-7) (W 77-13)
at Euless Trinity (12-1) (L 17-34)
vs Booker T. Washington, OK (W 49-7)
vs Harlingen (13-1) (at Heroes Stadium, SA) (2OT) (L 44-45)
vs Longview (11-2) (at Birdville FAAC) (L 28-35)
at Odessa (2-8)* (W 63-20)
vs Midland Lee (6-4)* (W 49-34)
vs Midland (6-5)* (W 30-14)
vs Abilene Cooper (9-4)* (W 62-6)
at Odessa Permian (6-5)* (W 42-14)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Arlington (6-5) (at Abilene Shotwell) (W 35-30) Bi-District
vs El Paso Montwood (9-3) (at Midland Grande Comm) (W 35-18) Area
vs Mansfield (11-2) (at Shotwell Stad) (W 25-22) Regionals
vs Mansfield Timberview (12-3) (at Denton Collins) (L 6-32) Quarterfinals

History:
* Ranks #26 (Up 1 spot from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 13 year winning streak
* 11 consecutive years of 8+ wins
* 19-31-1 all-time vs. Abilene Cooper
* 12-65 in previous 8 years before Warren became HC
* All-Time Playoff Record : 63-23
* 15-4 playoff record since 2007
* Consecutive Years in Playoffs: 13
* Has gone to the regional round of the playoffs 8 of the last 9 years
* 11-2 in their last 12 consecutive bi-disctrict playoff game since 1999
* All time record: 632-362-32 63.04% 1026 games
* Playoff Years: (30) 1920,1921,1922,1923,1927,1928,1931,1933,1936,1937,1949,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1959
1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Bi-District — 1933, 1937, 2000, 2008
Area — 2001, 2002
Regionals — 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Quarterfinals — 1936, 1949, 1958, 1959, 1999, 2011
Semifinals — 1920, 1921, 1957, 2007
State Runner Up — 1922, 1927
State Champions — 1923, 1928, 1931, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2009

Championship History: (9) 7-2
1922 Waco 13, Abilene 10
1923 Abilene 3, Waco 0
1927 Waco 21, Abilene 14
1928 Abilene 38, Port Arthur 0
1931 Abilene 13, Beaumont 0
1954 4A - Abilene 14, Houston S. F. Austin 7
1955 4A - Abilene 33, Tyler 13
1956 4A - Abilene 14, Corpus Christi Ray 0
2009 5A Division II -- Abilene 28, Katy 17

Last 5 year record: 57-11

Last 10 year record: 107-25

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