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2012 LSG Team Preview — New Deal Lions

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — New Deal Lions

Team: New Deal Lions (2-1A Division I)

1st varsity season: 1935

Stadium: Lion Stadium (Faubion Memorial Field)

Enrollment: 198 -- Largest in the district out of 5 schools

Coach: Ron Mays (16 years) 135-45 at New Deal; 135-45 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 19

Key Players:
* RB JR VJ Gamez 1st Team All-District 862 yards 11 TDs rushing
* OL/DL Samuel Abercrombie 1st Team All-District
* OL JR Christian Howard 1st Team All-District
* DL Aaron Mares 1st Team All-District
* LB Andrew Alaniz 1st Team All-District
* DB Michael Mota 1st Team All-District
* OL Eric Garcia
* QB Kyler Bean
* LB Abraham Villarreal 64 tackles
* ATH SOPH Demetrius Jackson
* DL Logan Broadus
* OL/DL SOH Tanner Dewbre

Notes:
* Have a 81-14 record since dropping down to 1A in 2004
* Last years 7-4 record was their worst since dropping down

  • Mike Says: The Lions are looking for RB Gamez to have a big season on the offensive side of the ball. The defense will need to step up after giving up 109 points in 4 district games last year. Look for them to go 7-3 or 6-4 in the regular season and come in 2nd in the district. Once in the playoffs, they should go 1 or 2 rounds.
  • Chris Says: New Deal is the "real deal" and have absolutely rolled teams since their drop to Class 1A.  Look for it to continue through their regular season if the defense can step up to the challenge.  The Lions will be a playoff team, but not a threat for a state title.

Last Years Record: 7-4 overall 2-2 District

2011 Games:
vs Clarendon (5-6) (W 29-28)
at Tulia (1-9) (W 28-7)
at Nazareth (0-10) (Forfeit, lack of players) (W 1-0)
vs Seagraves (3-7) (W 42-7)
vs Farwell (8-4) (W 14-0)
at Shallowater (11-3) (L 6-42)
vs Sundown (11-1)* (L 14-40)
at Tahoka (4-6)* (W 49-21)
vs Olton (7-4)* (L 23-28)
at Hale Center (2-8)* (W 21-20)

Playoffs: Division I Bi-District
vs Seymour (10-4) (at Sweetwater) (L 6-20) Bi-District

History:
* Ranks #31 in Class 1A All-Time Winning %
* 37-4 in district play since dropping to 1A in 2004
* 10 year winning streak
* 15 consecutive non-losing seasons
* 8-1 vs. Tahoka since 1998
* Playoff Appearances (25) 1940,1947,1950,1958,1960,1962,1971,1972,1975,1978,1979,1982,1987,1997,1998,1999,2000,2004
2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 49-10

Last 10 year record: 91-22

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