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2012 LSG Team Preview — Amarillo Sandies

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Amarillo Sandies

Team: Amarillo Sandies (3-4A)

Colors: Black/Gold

1st varsity season: 1908

Stadium: Dick Bivins Stadium (Year Opened: 1950)

Enrollment: 2,062 -- Largest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Odessa
@ Amarillo Tascosa
@ Wichita Falls Rider
Wolfforth Frenship
Stephenville At Snyder
Amarillo Palo Duro **
@ Amarillo Caprock **
Canyon Randall **
@ Canyon **
Dumas **

Coach: Mel Maxfield (2 years) 16-7 record at Amarillo; 190-91-1 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* RB Cole Sanchez 886 yards 8 TDs rushing 1st Team All-District
* WR/DB Ryan Sluder 506 yards 11 TDs receiving 46 tackles 1st Team All-District WR & DB
* K Mason Edmondson 1st Team All-District
* QB Gabe Rodriguez
* DB Alex Alcala 71 tackles
* OL/DL Blake Borger
* WR/DB Brock James
* OL/DL Tanner Crockett

2011 JV Record: 5-5

Notes:
* Are moving down to Class 4A for the first time since 1979
* "Amarillo Golden Sandstorm"

  • Mike Says: The Sandies bring back 12 starters from last years 5A Area round playoff team. The offense should once again put lots of points on the board while the defense has enough coming back to be a force. They are a TOP 25 4A team and should win the district. Look for them to go 7-3 or 6-4 in the regular season. Once in the playoffs, they should go 2 or 3 rounds.
  • Chris Says: Amarillo should be solid this season.  Not only do they bring back a lot of talent, but the Sandstorm drop down to Class 4A.  Expect a Sandie district title and at least three rounds of playoffs.

Last Years Record: 8-4 overall 4-1 District

2011 Games:
vs Midland (6-5) (2OT) (L 17-24)
at Amarillo Palo Duro (2-8) (W 42-21)
vs Wichita Falls Rider (10-4) (W 27-24)
at Midland Lee (6-4) (L 10-26)
vs Odessa (2-8) (W 35-17)
vs Lubbock (0-10)* (W 52-6)
vs San Angelo Central (9-3)* (L 27-28)
at Lubbock Monterey (5-6)* (W 42-21)
vs Amarillo Tascosa (4-7)* (W 34-3)
at Lubbock Coronado (1-9)* (W 42-12)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs El Paso Americas (8-3) (at Midland Grande Comm) (W 35-21) Bi-District
vs Abilene Cooper (9-4) (at Lubbock Jones Stad) (L 14-21) Area

History:
* 75-13-1 vs. all-time vs. Lubbock....on a 38 game winning streak
* All time record: 729-323-22 68.90% 1074 games
* Playoff Years: (50)

1922,1923,1925,1927,1928,1929,1930,1932,1934,1935,1936,1937,1940,1942,1944,1945,1946,1947,1948,1956
1957,1959,1976,1978,1979,1980,1983,1985,1986,1987,1989,1990,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999
2000,2001,2002,2003,2005,2006,2007,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (6) 4-2
1930 Tyler 25, Amarillo 13
1934 Amarillo 48, Corpus Christi 0
1935 Amarillo 13, Greenville 7
1936 Amarillo 10, Kerrville 6
1940 Amarillo 20, Temple 7
1948 2A - Waco 21, Amarillo 0

Last 5 year record: 34-21

Last 10 year record: 68-44

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