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2013 LSG Team Preview — Abilene Eagles

2013 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Abilene Eagles

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Team: Abilene Eagles (2-5A)

Colors: Black/Gold

Enrollment: 2,157.5 -- 8th largest in the district out of 9 schools

Stadium: P.E. Shotwell (Capacity 15,075)

2013 Schedule:
Aug. 30, 2013 LEWISVILLE HEBRON
Sep. 6, 2013 AT DUNCANVILLE
Sep. 13, 2013 AMARILLO TASCOSA
Sep. 20, 2013 AT ODESSA PERMIAN
Sep. 27, 2013 SAN ANGELO CENTRAL
Oct. 4, 2013 AT ABILENE COOPER
Oct. 11, 2013 MIDLAND LEE
Oct. 17, 2013 AT LUBBOCK CORONADO
Oct. 25, 2013 ODESSA
Nov. 8, 2013 AT MIDLAND

Coach: Steve Warren (17 years) 160-50 at Abilene (#1 In All-Time Wins at Abilene); 178-72 All-Time Coaching Record

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense:  3 Defense: 3

Key Players:
* DL Jake McMillion DIST DEF MVP AP Honorable Mention All-State TSWA 3rd Team All-State TOP 30 Pre-Season All-State Texas committ 14 sacks 52 tackles
* DL JR Miguel Espinoza DIST SOPH OF THE YEAR 7 sacks
* OL Josh Hunter 2nd Team All-District
* DL Gabriel Jordan

2012 JV Record: 6-4

Notes:
* LSG Pre-Season Ranking
* 14 consecutive playoff years
* 48-2 in district play since 2004
* Coach Shotwell is the only coach in UIL history to claim state championships at three different schools- Abilene, Breckenridge and Longview

  • Mike Says: The Eagles had another dominating season last year. This year will be a little more difficult with only 6 starters coming back and none of those being in the skill positions. Their strength will be in the trenches though especially on the defensive line which is led by DL Jake McMillion. Look for them to go 8-2 or 9-1 in the regular season and their game against rival Cooper should be for the district championship. Another 2 to 3 rounds in the playoffs this year for the Eagles.
  • Chris Says: Abilene graduated almost all of their starters off an excellent team.  But don't be alarmed, they do have a lot of experience returning.  For the past 14 years the Eagles have been in the playoffs and this will make it 15 in a row.  Expect them to drop at most 2 regular seasons games with Abilene Cooper being the most likely because of their intense rivalry.  The retooled Eagles should last 3 rounds deep again.

Last Years Record:  Overall 12-1 District 8-0

2012 Games:
at Lewisville Hebron (6-5) (W 13-10)
vs Duncanville (3-7) (W 26-8)
at Amarillo Tascosa (1-9)* (W 49-7)
vs Odessa Permian (5-6)* (W 44-14)
at San Angelo Central (6-5)* (W 35-6)
vs Abilene Cooper (9-3)* (W 31-27)
at Midland Lee (6-4)* (W 31-17)
vs Lubbock Coronado (2-8)* (W 49-0)
at Odessa (1-9)* (W 44-6)
vs Midland (5-5)* (W 28-21)

Playoffs: Division II Regionals
vs El Paso Montwood (8-3) (Odessa's Ratliff) (W 34-15) Bi-District
vs Arlington Lamar (6-6) (Arlington's Maverick) (W 53-34) Area
vs Hewitt Midway (13-1) (Justin Northwest) (L 31-34) Regionals

History:
* 14 year winning streak
* 12 consecutive years of 8+ wins
* 12-65 in previous 8 years before Warren became HC
* All-Time Playoff Record : 65-24
* 17-5 playoff record since 2007
* Has gone to the regional round of the playoffs 9 of the last 10 years
* 12-2 in bi-district playoff game since 1999
* All time record: 644-363-32 63.52% 1039 games
* Playoff Years: (31) 1920,1921,1922,1923,1927,1928,1931,1933,1936,1937,1949,1954,1955,1956,1957,1958,1959
1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012

Bi-District — 1933, 1937, 2000, 2008
Area — 2001, 2002
Regionals — 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012
Quarterfinals — 1936, 1949, 1958, 1959, 1999, 2011
Semifinals — 1920, 1921, 1957, 2007
State Runner Up — 1922, 1927
State Champions — 1923, 1928, 1931, 1954, 1955, 1956, 2009

Championship History: (9) 7-2
1922 Waco 13, Abilene 10
1923 Abilene 3, Waco 0
1927 Waco 21, Abilene 14
1928 Abilene 38, Port Arthur 0
1931 Abilene 13, Beaumont 0
1954 4A - Abilene 14, Houston S. F. Austin 7
1955 4A - Abilene 33, Tyler 13
1956 4A - Abilene 14, Corpus Christi Ray 0
2009 5A Division II -- Abilene 28, Katy 17

Last 5 year record: 56-10

Last 10 year record: 109-24

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  1. JESSE GONZALES

    August 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

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