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2012 LSG Team Preview — Orange Grove Bulldogs

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Orange Grove Bulldogs

Team: Orange Grove Bulldogs (30-3A)

Colors: Orange/Black

1st varsity season: 1932

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (Capacity: 2,800)

Enrollment: 498 -- smallest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
Odem
@ Raymondville
George West
@ Aransas Pass
Lyford
@ Rockport-Fulton **
@ Sinton **
Corpus Christi West Oso **
@ Robstown **
Ingleside **

Coach: Jerry Bomar (1 year) 8-4 at Orange Grove; 173-124-0 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: A new year which will bring tougher opponents and will also see some familiar faces in the pre-district schedule. Each game will not be an easy one for us as we look to maintain a high level of play week by week. District Outlook: No surprises here, this will be a dog fight to the end. Everyone in this district will be excited and ready to play every Friday Night. Six teams playing for three spots of the playoffs makes for great football and makes each week that much more important. The tradition each school carries will make this an exciting district to be in and will give Friday Night Football Fans their money worth.

Returning Lettermen: 22

Returning Starters: Offense: 7 Defense: 7

Key Players:
* Ruben Lopez-QB-great leadership and good football experience 1st Team All-District RB & DB
* Rayce Gatlin-WR-Great hands and a good nose for the ball 1,220 yards 8 TDs receiving Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* Greg Couvillon-SS-Big time returner in the secondary with great experience and great instinct for ball
* Julian Salas-LB-3 Year starter and outstanding leader. Downhill kid who makes plays at the right time 82 tackles 1st Team All-District
* DL Dillon Herschap 60 tackles 1st Team All-District
* RB/DB SOPH Ricky Martinez

Notes:
* Went 16-24 from 2007-2010

  • Mike Says: The Bulldogs turned things around last year during coach Bomars first season with the team going from 1-9 in 2010 to 8-4 last year. This year they bring 14 starters back from that team. Wide Receiver Gatlin will be one to watch. They will not surprise anyone this year, look for them to go 5-5 or 6-4 for the regular season and battle for that 3rd playoff spot.
  • Chris Says: Orange Grove had a great turnaround last season and it should continue.  While sweeping district is unlikely, the Bulldogs will make the playoffs and be competitive in most their games.  As Class 3A is so loaded with powerful programs, a long run in the playoffs is also unlikely.

Last Years Record: 8-4 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Rockport-Fulton (6-5) (L 13-35)
at Goliad (2-8) (W 38-19)
vs Mathis (7-3) (L 17-21)
vs Taft (4-7) (W 63-28)
at Sinton (9-2) (L 28-33)
vs Lyford (6-5)* (W 43-20)
at Corpus Christi West Oso (3-7)* (W 19-16)
vs Robstown (0-10)* (W 27-0)
at Corpus Christi Miller (4-6)* (W 31-28)
at Raymondville (7-5)* (W 28-20)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs Port Isabel (6-5) (at Edinburg) (W 28-14) Bi-District
vs Wharton (6-7) (at Victoria) (L 7-65) Area

History:
* Playoff Appearances (16) 1947,1976,1977,1982,1983,1989,1994,1996,1998,2000,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 24-28

Last 10 year record: 60-49

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