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2012 LSG Team Preview — Gregory-Portland Wildcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Gregory-Portland Wildcats

Team: Gregory-Portland Wildcats (30-4A)

1st varsity season: 1935

Enrollment: 1,360 -- 3rd largest in the district out of 7 schools

2012 Schedule:
Laredo Johnson
@ Alice
Corpus Christi Carroll
@ Rockport-Fulton
@ Beeville **
Victoria East **
@ Port Lavaca Calhoun **
Corpus Christi Calallen **
@ Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway **
Victoria West **

Coach: Matt Anastasio (1 year) 6-5 at Gregory-Portland; 6-5 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: This will be the second season in Coach Anastasio's system. The kids are understanding both sides of the ball better. Calallen, G-P, Calhoun will be fighting it out for the district championship.

Returning Lettermen: 23

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* RB/LB JR Devin Bisby 1,600 yards 17 TDs rushing as a soph and will continue to be the one we give the ball to Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* RB Ryan Starcher
* RB Joseph Chavez
* DB Chris Williams
* DB Mickie Erwin - Leader of the defense 123 tackles 7 INTs Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* DB Travis Geiser
* QB Brandon Gonzales
* LB Aaron Estrada - All-District returner to lead the front 7
* OL Brandon Michaels - Returner to lead the "Hogs" on the OL 1st Team All-District
* OL Steven Rocha
* LB Aaron Gonzales 87 tackles 1st Team All-District
* LB JR Marco Navarro
* LB SOPH Gilbert DeLeon

Notes:
* coach Anastasio graduated from Gregory-Portland in 1990
* Went 6-5 while making the playoffs under their new coach Anastasio after going 36-15 in previous 4 seasons

  • Mike Says: The GP Wildcats should have no problems earning their 6th consecutive winning season this year. RB Bisby will be a busy person on offense while DB Erwin will be the leader on defense. Expect them to go 6-4 or 7-3 in the regular season and make the playoffs in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th spot behind Calallen. They will go Division I even with an enrollment under 1,400. A trip to the Regionals is not out of the question.
  • Chris Says: Gregory-Portland is a team that brings back a lot of talent to a new system put in my former GP graduate Matt Anastasio.  He not only has a lot of bodies returning that understand what he is trying to do on the field, he brings back talent like Devin Bisby who lit things up last season running the ball as a Sophomore.   The Wildcats are in a tough-as-nails district with teams like Corpus Christi Calallen and Port Lavaca Calhoun, but regardless of where they end up in district, will be a very tough out come playoff time.  With so many good teams moving up to Class 5A or dropping down to Class 3A, it appears that Class 4A is wide open this season so anything could happen.

Last Years Record: 6-5 overall 3-2 District

2011 Games:
vs Port Neches-Groves (7-4) (at Rosenberg) (L 0-42)
at CC Calallen (13-2) (L 0-21)
at Corpus Christi Carroll (4-7) (W 40-15)
vs Rockport-Fulton (6-5) (W 24-13)
vs Floresville (4-6)* (W 17-7)
at Port Lavaca Calhoun (12-1)* (L 19-40)
vs Victoria East (7-5)* (L 14-28)
vs Victoria West (2-8)* (W 16-14)
at Beeville Jones (6-6)* (W 42-35)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs San Antonio Brackenridge (9-2) (at SA Alamo) (W 53-15) Bi-District
vs CC Flour Bluff (8-5) (at CC Flour Bluff) (L 13-14) Area

History:
* 11 winning seasons in the last 12 years
* 5 year winning streak
* 30-25-1 all-time record vs. Corpus Christi Calallen including playoff loss in 2010
* 21-18-1 vs. Corpus Christi Carroll since 1972 in the "Battle Of The Bridge"
* 15-3 vs Rockport-Fulton since 1994 including an 11 game winning streak
* All time record: 500-290-26 62.87% 816 games
* Playoff Appearances: (38) 1957,1969,1970,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988
1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (1) 0-1
1971 3A - Plano 21, Gregory-Portland 20

Last 5 year record: 42-20

Last 10 year record: 87-38

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