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2012 LSG Team Preview — Crawford Pirates

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Crawford Pirates

Team: Crawford Pirates (11-2A Division II)

Colors: Black/Gold

1st varsity season: 1927

Stadium: Pirate Stadium (Capacity: 800)

Enrollment: 210 -- 6th largest in the district out of 8 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Valley Mills
Whitney
@ Axtell
Buffalo **
@ Centerville **
@ Moody **
Rosebud-Lott **
@ Brucevile-Eddy **
Riesel **
@ Hearne **

Coach: Delbert Kelm (5 years) 44-13 at Crawford (#3 in all-time coaching wins at Crawford; 44-13 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 15

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* RB Hunter Fritscher 1,242 yards 13 TDs rushing 1st Team All-District
* OL Cyle Hickey 1st Team All-District
* RB SOPH Braden Murphy
* OL Rod Ryer
* OL Skyler Tate
* OL JR Chase King 1st Team All-District
* WR Jordan Martin

Last Years Record: 8-3 overall 5-1 District

Notes:
* Will be moving from Region 1 to 3 and will play in that Region for the first time since 1997
* Axtell is the only team on this years schedule that they played last season

  • Mike Says: The Pirates will rely on a solid offensive line and a good backfield this season. Look for them to go 8-2 or 7-3 in the regular season and win the district championship. After that they should go a few rounds into the playoffs. It will be interesting to watch as they play in a new region against all new teams.
  • Chris Says: Its hard to believe Crawford is 8 years removed from their last trip to the state championship - it seems like just yesterday.  In that time, the Pirates have continued to put great teams on the field and notch good records, only missing the playoffs in 2008.  The Pirates will once again be a playoff team as they bring back some good experience on both sides of the ball.  Expect RB, Hunter Fritscher to lead the way on offense behind an experienced offensive line.  If they can get the one-two punch of him and Braden Murphy rocking, it could spell trouble for opponents all season.  Crawford should take the district and the move to Region 3 will make for some interesting matchups come playoff time.

2011 Games:
vs Jarrell (2-8) (W 46-15)
at McGregor (5-5) (L 0-36)
vs Axtell (5-6) (W 21-0)
at Clifton (5-5) (W 35-6)
vs Tolar (4-6)* (W 20-14)
at Hamilton (6-6)* (W 34-7)
vs Hico (7-3)* (W 34-14)
at Millsap (3-7)* (W 28-0)
vs Rio Vista (1-9)* (W 47-0)
at Cisco (14-1)* (L 21-48)

Playoffs: Division II Bi-District
vs Nocona (6-6) (at Springtown) (L 9-21) Bi-District

History:
* Ranks #57 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Ranks #5 in Class 2A All-Time Winning %
* 11 year winnning streak (all 7+ wins)
* All time record: 531-243-30 67.91% 804 games
* Playoff Appearances (34)
1946,1947,1956,1957,1958,1959,1960,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1968,1973,1984,1988,1989,1991,1992
1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (2) 1-1
1994 1A - Thorndale 36, Crawford 13
2004 2A Division II - Crawford 28, Troup 14

Last 5 year record: 44-13

Last 10 year record: 103-19

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