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2012 LSG Team Preview — Van Alstyne Panthers

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Van Alstyne Panthers

Team: Van Alstyne Panthers (6-2A Division I)

Colors: Blue/White

Stadium: Panther Stadium (Capacity: 3,500)

Enrollment: 422 -- 4th largest in the district out of 7 schools

Coach: Mikeal Miller (3 years) 27-8 at Van Alstyne; 27-8 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL/K JR Connor Mayes Honorable Mention All-State OL (TSWA) & 1st Team All-District K TOP JR
* OL Alex Mayes Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA) TOP 30 OL Committed to Minnesota
* LB Alex Cole
* DL C.J. White Committed to Grambling State
* DB Cameron Litzkow

Defensive Formation: 3-4

Notes:
* Are moving down to Class 2A after going 34-12 the last 4 seasons in Class 3A

  • Mike Says: The Panthers will use a strong offensive line led by the Mayes brothers, Connor and Alex. With them up front, the running game should be a good one. The defense led by DL White will need to improve after giving up over 30 points per game last year. Look for them to make the playoffs as the 2nd or 3rd team in the district and finish the regular season at 6-4 or 7-3.
  • Chris Says: The drop to Class 3A will help Van Alstyne, but there are a couple factors that will be working against them as well.  Their JVs record of 2-8 does not bode well for the players moving up to Varsity and with only 4 offensive and 5 defensive starters returning, those new players will have to step up fast.  They will also go into postseason without a lot of experience against playoff-caliber teams - that could mean and early postseason exit.

Last Years Record: 9-4 overall 3-1 District

2011 Games:
at Princeton (7-5) (L 21-28)
at Melissa (13-1) (L 25-63)
vs Nevada Community (0-10) (W 70-28)
at Frisco Lone Star (4-6) (W 37-14)
at Farmersville (3-7) (W 62-55)
vs Brownsboro (1-9) (at Royse City) (W 28-21)
vs Celina (11-1)* (L 34-54)
at Bonham (5-5)* (W 28-14)
vs Commerce (8-3)* (W 35-28)
at Anna (2-8)* (W 40-29)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs Whitesboro (7-4) (at Little Elm) (W 40-14) Bi-District
vs Princeton (7-5) (at McKinney) (W 28-0) Area
vs Gilmer (13-1) (at Forney) (L 14-46) Regionals

2011 JV Record: 2-8

History:
* Ranks #53 in Class 2A All-Time Winning %
* 4 year winning streak (34-12)
* All time record: 489-385-32 55.74% 906 games
* Playoff History (25) 1947,1949,1950,1955,1958,1962,1963,1971,1973,1975,1984,1985,1986,1991,1992,1993,1998,1999,2001,2004,2005,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: (1) 0-1
2001 2A Division I - Blanco 16, Van Alstyne 0

Last 5 year record: 36-20

Last 10 year record: 59-49

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