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2012 LSG Team Preview — Crandall Pirates

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Crandall Pirates

Team: Crandall Pirates (14-3A)

Facebook: Go Pirates!!

Colors: Black/Gold

Enrollment: 852 -- 2nd largest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Brownsboro
@ Celina
Seagoville
@ Glen Rose
Ferris
@ Wilmer-Hutchins
Wills Point **
@ Kaufman **
Emory Rains **
@ Quinlan Ford **

Coach: Todd John (1st year); 1st Head Coaching Position

Coaches Comments: Experience will help but with the transition of a new head coach implementing new schemes may hinder the Pirates. District Outlook: Kaufman, Wills Point

Returning Lettermen: 12

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* Ryan Long All State QB/DB his sophomore year 1,200 yards 14 TDs passing
* Nate Banks rushed for 1200 yards as a sophomore
* Garrett York, big phyiscal
* Devon Burris, good feet and hands
* Jason Bryant, will play at numerous positions
* Brendon Gilbert WR
* Ty Cook LB
* Vryston Crosby DL

2011 JV Record: 9-1

Notes:
* Have gone 11-10 over the last 2 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Pirates should make it back to the playoffs this year. On defense the front line will head up the unit while on offense the QB and RB positions will be highlighted. Look for them to go 6-4 or 5-5 for the regular season with a strong group of JV players coming up. They will probably come in 3rd in the district behind Wills Point and Kaufman.
  • Chris Says: Crandall is on the upside of a rebuilding swing.  They don't return a lot of starters, but the Pirates bring back some proven talent on offense and some quality defensive experience as well.   New Head Coach Todd John also adds some veterans of the Junior Varsity squad that went 9-1 last year.  Expect Crandall to sneak into the playoffs and then continue their learning curve with an early exit.

Last Years Record: 4-6 overall 2-3 District

2011 Games:
vs Dallas Life Oak Cliff (6-5) (W 49-19)
vs Commerce (8-3) (L 24-27)
vs Brownsboro (1-9) (W 21-14)
vs Van (10-2) (L 7-36)
at Wilmer-Hutchins (7-4) (L 13-18)
at North Forney (10-2)* (L 21-41)
vs Kemp (0-10)* (W 55-7)
at Kaufman (5-6)* (L 13-31)
vs Mabank (4-6)* (W 35-28)
at Ferris (3-8)* (L 28-41)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

History:
* playoff History (22) 1962,1967,1969,1970,1971,1975,1983,1984,1985,1991,1993,1994,1998,1999
2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2010

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 24-27

Last 10 year record: 52-55

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