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2012 LSG Team Preview — Wellington Skyrockets

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Wellington Skyrockets

Team: Wellington Skyrockets (1-1A Division II)

1st varsity season: 1920

Stadium: Powell Field (Capacity: 1000)

Enrollment: 150 — Largest in the district out of 4 schools

2012 Schedule:
Childress
@ Panhandle
@ Memphis
Vega
@ Stinnett West Texas
Quanah
vs. Chilton @ Seymour
@ Shamrock **
@ Booker **
Wheeler **

Coach: Wade Williams (4 years) 42-6 record at Wellington; 115-64-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* QB/DB JR Klark Ashmore 2nd Team All-State QB (AP) & 3rd Team All-State QB (TSWA) & 1st Team All-District DB 165-267 2,665 yards 35 TDs passing
* OL/LB Marcus Garcia 1st Team All-District OL 118 tackles
* TE Chris Rodriguez
* LB JR Edgar Tellez
* DL Corey Black 83 tackles
* RB Smilie Granadoz
* RB Johnny Davis
* DL Beau Breedlove
* DL Ronnie Roberson
* DL Walker Williams

Notes:
* Have had three 1 loss seasons out of the last 4 years

  • Mike Says: The Skyrockets will look for QB Ashmore to light up the skies again. They are set for another great season with 12 starters coming back from last years Semifinals team. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and then make a trip to at least the Quarterfinals. Springlake-Earth will be their main competition in the region.
  • Chris Says: Sometimes it seems like Wellington is the 40 year old playing tackle football with the 3rd graders.  They are the biggest school in a small district – they have amazing talent like LB, Marcus Garcia and QB, Klark Ashmore.  Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair.  The problem with these cakewalk regular season games is lack of experience against similarly talented teams in the playoffs.  For that reason, the Skyrockets will roll through the regular season but falter when they are three or four rounds deep in the playoffs.  If their early games provide a challenge however, this could be a magical season for the Wellington faithful.

Last Years Record: 13-1 overall 4-0 District

2011 Games:
at Childress (6-6) (W 23-7)
vs Hollis, OK (W 39-6)
at Floydada (4-6) (W 40-6)
vs Panhandle (8-3) (W 32-14)
at Clarendon (5-6) (W 34-14)
vs White Deer (1-9) (W 61-33)
at Memphis (6-6)* (W 26-21)
vs Shamrock (0-10)* (W 57-12)
at Claude (5-5)* (W 61-13)
vs Wheeler (6-5)* (W 27-6)

Playoffs: Division II Semifinals
Bye Bi-District
vs Farwell (8-4) (at Canyon Kimbrough) (W 22-14) Area
vs Morton (7-4) (at Canyon Kimbrough) (W 44-7) Regionals
vs Springlake-Earth (7-6) (at Amarillo Bivins) (W 20-14) Quarterfinals
vs Munday (13-3) (at Childress) (L 22-62) Semifinals

History:
* 4 year winning streak (42-6) under Williams (8-12 in the 2 seasons before he arrived)
* Playoff History (21) 1937,1938,1942,1944,1945,1946,1963,1975,1978,1982,1983,1987,1990,1991,1998,2002,2004,2008,2009,2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

Last 5 year record: 47-11

Last 10 year record: 79-30

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