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2012 LSG Team Preview — Palestine Westwood Panthers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Palestine Westwood Panthers

Team: Palestine Westwood Panthers (11-2A Division I)

1st varsity season: 1961

Enrollment: 448 -- largest in the district out of 6 schools

2012 Schedule:
Mineola
@ Huntington
Brownsboro
@ Malakoff
Groesbeck
@ Franklin **
Teague **
@ Trinity **
@ Elkhart **
Crockett **

Coach: Roger Mays (1 years) 3-7 at Palestine Westwood; 3-7-0 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: Dropped from 3A to 2A this year. We graduated 23 out of 34 players from last season, so we will have many holes to fill. Excited about our skill positions. Expect strong playoff push. Very strong district including playoff-rich Crockett and Franklin. Teague seems to be very deep and athletic. All 3 playoff contenders could make deep runs.

Returning Lettermen: 11

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 3

Key Players:
* Keke Hicks - Will be heavily relied on to play multiple offensive positions 860 yards rushing
* Aaryon Robinson - Powerful Running Back
* Dra Ross - Defensive leader 68 tackles
* Pedro Umanzor - Kicker, Very Accurate, Reliable
* FB Nick Hicks
* DL JR Ashton Reeves
* WR/DB Clayton Luce
* OL/DL LaRodney Brown

Notes:
* Dropping to Class 2A Division I
* The most wins in any season over the last 12 years is only 7 (7-5 in 2007)

  • Mike Says: The good news is that the Panthers are dropping down a classification. The bad news is that even though they are the largest school in the district by almost 100 students they only bring back 11 lettermen and 7 total starters. They will try for that last playoff spot but it will be tough with Franklin, Crockett and Teague in the district. Look for them to go 5-5 or 6-4 in the regular season.
  • Chris Says: Palestine dropped down at just the right time.  They only managed three wins last year and graduated most of their experience.  The drop to Class 2A will help them improve their regular season record, but the folks at the 2A level are not just going to roll over for them.  I don't see the Panthers as a playoff team this year, but Coach Roger Mays has just started and has the potential to build something over the next couple of years.

Last Years Record: 3-7 overall 1-4 District

2011 Games:
vs Tyler Chapel Hill (15-0) (L 23-74)
at Frankston (4-7) (W 20-14)
at Bullard (8-5) (L 18-36)
vs Arp (10-3) (L 27-28)
vs Rusk (4-8) (W 31-28)
at Madisonville (3-7)* (L 7-24)
at Fairfield (10-1)* (L 14-39)
vs Groesbeck (2-8)* (L 16-34)
at Mexia (2-9)* (W 35-28)
vs Palestine (7-4)* (L 23-41)

Playoffs: No Playoffs

History:
* Playoff History: (4) 1989,1992,2007,2008

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 21-32

Last 10 year record: 34-69

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