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2012 LSG Team Preview — La Marque Cougars

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — La Marque Cougars

Team: La Marque Cougars (24-3A)

Colors: Blue/Gold/White

Facebook: Go Cougars!!

1st varsity season: 1938

Stadium: Etheredge Stadium

Enrollment: 741 -- 3rd largest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
Galveston Ball
@ Texas City
Coldspring-Oakhurst
@ Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated
Houston St. Pius X
Sweeny **
Houston Sunnyside **
@ Dallas Bishop Lynch
Columbia **
@ Stafford **

Coach: Mike Jackson (1 year) 11-3 at La Marque; 129-79-2 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* DL Lawrence Montegut 1st Team All-District
* DB JR Reggie Franklin Newcomer of the Year
* LB Michael Parker 1st Team All-District DL
* DB DeVon Heyward 1st Team All-District
* RB Leonard Brooks
* RB SOPH Ladarrian Ellis-Jones
* QB/LB Byron Walker
* QB/WR Demun Mercer Transfer from Houston Chavez

Notes:
* Are going to Class 3A for the first time since 1963
* They made it to the Championship game 2 years ago and followed that up with a run to the quarterfinals last year.

  • Mike Says: The Cougars will be a favorite to win it all this year. Coach Jackson returns 7 starters from the top defense in 24-4A. He also has 3 Offensive linemen off the top offense in 24-4A. His skill kids on offense are young but fast. The main competition in district play will come from a few tough ones in West Columbia and Sweeny. Surprisingly, the Cougars will go Division II in the playoffs having less enrollment than West Columbia. They will play a very tough schedule that will feature a non-district game against Coldspring-Oakhurst. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and win the district title. Once in the playoffs it gets fun with regional competition coming from Coldspring-Oakhurst, West Orange-Stark, Navasota and Waco La Vega.
  • Chris Says: I cant remember when a team had more hype about dropping down in class and the La Marque Cougars have over dropping down to Class 3A.  Most pundits are already writing them in for the state championship game.  These Cougars will do exceptional this year, but they are going to have to earn a trip to the state championship.  Class 3A is absolutely loaded with talented teams and if they do make it to a title game, they will have earned it.

Last Years Record: 11-3 overall 5-1 District

2011 Games:
at Rosenberg Terry (9-2) (L 21-22)
at Houston Wheatley (5-7) (W 75-6)
vs Houston Sterling (4-6) (W 60-0)
at Freeport Brazosport (1-9) (W 68-3)
at Manvel (15-1)* (L 14-29)
vs Santa Fe (3-7)* (W 34-0)
at Friendswood (4-7)* (W 63-21)
vs Texas City (4-6)* (W 47-22)
at Galveston Ball (0-10)* (W 38-16)
vs Pearland Dawson (12-3)* (W 35-28)

Playoffs: Division II Quarterfinals
vs Rosenberg Terry (9-2) (at Alvin Memorial) (W 31-25) Bi-District
vs Houston Sharpstown (8-4) (at Clear Creek) (W 46-7) Area
vs Beaumont Ozen (7-6) (at Baytown Stallworth) (W 18-6) Regionals
vs Manvel (15-1) (at Galena Park) (L 35-38) Quarterfinals

History:
* Ranks #7 (Up 7 spots from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Ranks #6 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* "Battle by the Bay" vs. Texas City
* "Clash Of The Causeway" vs. Galveston Ball
* 2-2 all-time vs. Pearland Dawson
* 10-4 vs. Friendswood since 1998
* 2-4 vs. Manvel 1-1 in Quarterfinal Playoff Games
* All-Time Record: 534-235-17 69.02% 786 games
* Playoffs: (34) 1952,1953,1954,1955,1956,1959,1960,1962,1963,1975,1980,1985,1986,1987,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994
1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2010,2011
* All-Time Playoff Record : 86-29
* 70-12 playoff record Since 1993

Bi-District — 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1975, 1985
Area — 1987, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2007
Regionals — 1980
Quarterfinals — 1952, 1959, 1960, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2011
Semifinals — 1963
State Runner Up — 1986, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2010
Champions — 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2006

Championship History: (10) 5-5
1986 5A - Plano 24, La Marque 7
1993 4A - Stephenville 26, La Marque 13
1994 4A - Stephenville 32, La Marque 17
1995 4A - La Marque 31, Denison 8
1996 4A Division II - La Marque 34, Denison 3
1997 4A Division II - La Marque 17, Denison 0
1998 4A Division II - Stephenville 34, La Marque 7
2003 4A Division II - La Marque 43, Denton Ryan 35 - OT(3)
2006 4A Division II - La Marque 34, Waco 14
2010 4A Division II - Aledo 69, La Marque 34

Last 5 year record: 38-22

Last 10 year record: 103-30

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