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2012 LSG Team Preview — Newton Eagles

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Newton Eagles

Team: Newton Eagles (10-2A Division I)

Colors: Purple/White

First Varsity Season: 1915

Stadium: Singletary Stadium (Capacity 2,300)

Enrollment: 300 -- Smallest in the district out of 8 schools

2012 Schedule:
Bridge City
@ Liberty
@ Orangefield
@ Warren **
Kirbyville **
East Chambers **
@ Kountze **
Anahuac **
@ Hardin **
Woodville **

Coach: W.T. Johnston (1 year) 9-3 at Newton; 9-3 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* QB D.J. Dean 1,280 yards passing 672 yards rushing 23 total TDs 46 tackles 5 INTs DIST OFF MVP TOP 35 DB
* RB JR Kevin Shorter 1,250 yards rushing 460 yards receiving 20 total TDs 1st Team All-District
* DL Corey Jenkins 135 tackles 8 sacks 1st Team All-District
* RB JR Brandon Johnson 1,150 yards 16 TDs rushing
* TE Romando Stewart

Notes:

  • Mike Says: The Eagles outscored their opponents by an average of 27 points per game last season. This year they return 14 starters including a great group of runners from that Area playoff team. D.J. Dean is set for a great season on both sides of the ball. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district title. The region has some great competition in Tatum and Franklin. It looks like a trip to at least the Quarterfinals where they went in 2008 & 2009.
  • Chris Says: Newton has a great history of winning football and this year that will be continued.  With 7 starters returning on each side of the ball including three crazy good runners that tallied over 3,000 yard on the ground, the Eagles will again soar.  (Was that too cheesy?  Eagles - soar? Well, you know what I meant. )  On the defensive side of the ball, look for DL, Corey Jenkins to again wreak havoc on opposing offenses.   The Eagles win district again and have another great playoff run.

Last Years Record: 9-3 overall 6-1 District

2011 Games:
vs Kirbyville (2-9) (W 44-19)
at Corrigan-Camden (9-4) (W 49-7)
at Silsbee (8-3) (L 20-21)
vs Buna (7-3)* (W 41-16)
at East Chambers (9-3)* (L 34-39)
vs Woodville (5-6)* (W 43-13)
vs Warren (0-10)* (W 61-0)
at Hardin (3-7)* (W 45-0)
vs Anahuac (6-4)* (W 51-7)
at Kountze (3-7)* (W 69-18)

Playoffs: Division I Area
vs Jefferson (5-6) (at Center) (W 41-20) Bi-District
vs Crockett (11-2) (at Lufkin) (L 27-42) Area

History:
* Ranks #17 in Class 2A All-Time Winning %
* Ranks #29 in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 18 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS (all 8+ win seasons)
* All Time Record 486-281-14 63.12% 781 games
* Playoff Appearances (37) 1951,1952,1953,1972,1973,1974,1976,1977,1978,1981,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1989,1990,1991
1992,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: Newton (4) 3-1
1974 2A - Newton 56, Spearman 26
1998 3A Division II - Newton 21, Daingerfield 0
2004 2A Division I - Boyd 17, Newton 14
2005 2A Division I - Newton 28, Argyle 20

Last 5 year record: 47-16

Last 10 year record: 98-26

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