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2012 LSG Team Preview — Mart Panthers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Mart Panthers

Team: Mart Panthers (12-1A Division I)

Colors: Purple/Gold

First Varsity Season: 1912

Stadium: Mart I.S.D. Athletic Complex (Opened in 2008)

Enrollment: 169.5 -- Smallest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
Teague
Dallas St. Mark's
Riesel
@ Rogers
@ Goldthwaite
Chilton
Axtell **
@ Jewett Leon **
Valley Mils **
@ Bosqueville **

Coach: Rusty Nail (6 years) 70-15 at Mart (#4 in all-time coaching wins at Mart); 70-15 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 20

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 8

Key Players:
* DB Quentin Bryant
* QB/LB SOPH DeNerian Thomas Honorable Mention All-State WR & DB (TSWA)
* LB SOPH Collin Nail Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* RB/LB FRESH D'Marcus Cosby

Notes:
* 24-5 over last 2 seasons
* Have made it to at least the Quarterfinals in each of the last 4 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Panthers will be led by 2 sophomores as QB Thomas heads up the offense and LB Nail is the leader on defense. They lost to Stamford in the Semifinals last year and they may meet up with them again this year but this time in the championship game. They are due since they have been making it to the championship game every 2 years since 2006. They bring back 20 lettermen that includes 16 starters. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season.
  • Chris Says: Mart may be the smallest school in District 12-1A Division I, but nobody told them.  All they do is win!  The Panthers bring back a lot of experience with 8 starters on each side of the ball returning off an 11-0 team that made it to the Semis last season.  Once again, they will roll through district and not only another strong playoff run, but Head Coach Rusty Nail thinks this is a team that can matchup with some of his best squads.  What does that mean?  It means we can expect to see Mart in the state championship game again!

Last Years Record: 11-3 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
at Chilton (8-5) (W 47-6)
vs Italy (7-4) (W 21-8)
at Dallas Life Oak Cliff (6-5) (W 62-6)
vs Rogers (10-2) (L 42-43)
vs Goldthwaite (7-5) (L 17-20)
vs Rice (4-6)* (W 28-6)
at Kerens (4-7)* (W 35-0)
vs Riesel (8-4)* (W 32-0)
at Malakoff Cross Roads (2-8)* (W 42-0)
vs Cayuga (4-6)* (W 34-0)

Playoffs: Division I SemiFinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Collinsville (8-4) (at Mansfield Newsom) (W 33-12) Area
vs Clarksville (10-2) (at Whitehouse) (W 33-28) Regionals
vs Muenster (12-1) (at Aledo) (W 35-29) QuarterFinals
vs Stamford (13-3) (at Brownwood) (L 28-47) SemiFinals

History:
* Ranks #13 (Up 3 spots from 2011) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* Ranks #1 in Class 1A All-Time Winning %
* 9 year Winning Streak
* 9+ wins 8 consecutive years
* 6-2 vs. Rogers Since 1994
* All Time Record 679-335-42 66.29% 1056 games
* All-Time Playoff Record : 91-33
* 22-4 in playoff games since 2006
Playoff Appearances: (42)
1929,1930,1933,1934,1936,1940,1941,1946,1952,1956,1957,1958,1959,1960,1965,1969,1976
1980,1981,1982,1984,1986,1987,1990,1991,1992,1993,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001
2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Bi-District -- 1930, 1933, 1936, 1941, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1981, 1992, 1993, 2007
Area -- 1995, 1997
Regionals -- 1929, 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1980, 1982, 1987, 2001, 2004, 2005
Quarterfinals -- 1956, 1958, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 2009
Semifinals -- 1976, 1998, 2011
Runner Ups -- 1986, 2000, 2008
Co Champions -- 1957
State Champions -- 1969, 1999, 2006, 2010

Championship History: (8) 4-3-1
1957 1A - Mart 7, White Oak 7
1969 1A - Mart 28, Sonora 0
1986 2A - Shiner 18, Mart 0
1999 2A Division I - Mart 40, Boyd 7
2000 2A Division II - Celina 21, Mart 17
2006 2A Division II - Mart 23, Cisco 13
2008 1A Division I - Canadian 38, Mart 7
2010 1A Division I - Mart 28, Goldthwaite 7

Last 5 year record: 55-14

Last 10 year record: 101-30

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