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2012 LSG Team Preview — Houston Yates Lions

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Houston Yates Lions

Team: Houston Yates Lions (23-3A)

Colors: Crimson/Gold

1st varsity season: 1967

Enrollment: 1,000 -- Largest in the district out of 8 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Houston Wheatley
Houston North Forest
Houston Madison
Houston Sterling **
@ Houston Scarborough **
Houston Worthing **
@ Houston Furr **
Houston Washington **
@ Houston Kashmere **
Houston Jones **

Coach: Ronald Miller (4 years) 30-16 at Houston Yates (#3 In All-Time Wins at Houston Yates); 30-16 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* DB Ikeena Ozz 4 INTs Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* RB Arthur Lockett 1,634 yards 25 TDs rushing DIST Offensive MVP
* OL Lafrance Harris 1st Team All-District
* DB Josh Simmons 1st Team All-District
* WR/DB JR Dalford Green 4 INTs
* OL Dante Fisher
* OL Titus Bryant

Notes:
* Have gone 16-8 over the last 2 seasons
* Drop down to Class 3A for the first time in their history (1967)

  • Mike Says: The Lions are another one of those very good teams dropping for 4A down to 3A. The key to their success will be RB Lockett on offense and DB Ozz on defense. They should roll through their district on the title. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season. Once in the playoffs, they will go Division I and their bi-district opponent will probably be West Columbia which will be very tough.
  • Chris Says: Houston Yates has managed to consistently put a winning team on the field despite a lot of changes in the Houston Independent School District.  Last year, they ran into the Manvel buzz saw, but both went in separate directions after the UIL realignment.  The Lions bring back a lot of experience and drop down to Class 3A.  Expect that to translate into another very strong season and a district championship.  After that, they will have to fight it out in one of the toughest classifications in Texas high school football so who knows how far they can go.

Last Years Record: 7-5 overall 5-1 District

2011 Games:
vs Houston Washington (6-5) (L 13-14)
vs Bay City (3-7) (L 6-12)
vs Houston Madison (6-5) (L 7-28)
vs Houston Wheatley (5-7) (W 18-16)
at Houston Davis (0-10)* (W 49-7)
vs Houston Sharpstown (8-4)* (L 21-30)
at Houston Reagan (7-5)* (W 27-13)
vs Houston Waltrip (5-6)* (W 26-6)
at Houston Sterling (4-6)* (W 24-20)
at Houston Austin (2-8)* (W 47-14)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs Houston Kashmere (7-4) (at Hou. Del Mar) (W 35-14) Bi-District
vs Manvel (15-1) (at Pasadena Mem) (L 18-53) Area

History:
* Ranks #2 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* 12 winning seasons out of the last 13
* All time record: 395-123-12 75.66% 530 games
* 35 consecutive playoff appearances
* Playoff Years: (39) 1969,1970,1971,1972,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993
1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (3) 1-2
1981 5A - Richardson Lake Highlands 19, Houston Yates 6
1985 5A - Houston Yates 37, Odessa Permian 0
1992 5A Division II - Temple 38, Houston Yates 20

Last 5 year record: 40-18

Last 10 year record: 83-37

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